31.0345 Signer by mark and person unable to sign.

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On paper documents, certificates in sections 31.0342, 31.0343 and 31.0344 of this chapter may be used for signers by mark or persons physically unable to sign or make a mark if:

(1) for a signer by mark, the notary and 2 witnesses unaffected by the document observe the affixation of the mark, both witnesses sign their own names beside the mark, and the notary writes below the mark: “Mark affixed by (name of signer by mark) in presence of (names and addresses of 2 witnesses) and undersigned notary under section 31.0320(d) of the Notarial Act of 2007″; or

(2) for a person physically unable to sign or make a mark, the person directs the notary to sign on his or her behalf in the presence of the person and 2 witnesses unaffected by the document, both witnesses sign their own names beside the signature, and the notary writes below the signature: “Signature affixed by notary in presence of (names and addresses of person and 2 witnesses) under section 31.0320(e) of the Notarial Act of 2007″.

History: 2008, PL 30-18.