Alaska Statutes.
Title 44. State Government
Chapter 50. Notaries Public
Section 60. Duties.
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AS 44.50.060. Duties.

A notary public shall

(1) when requested, demand acceptance and payment of foreign and inland bills of exchange, or promissory notes, protest them for nonacceptance and nonpayment, and exercise the other powers and duties that by the law of nations and according to commercial usages, or by the laws of any other state, government, or country, may be performed by notaries;

(2) take the acknowledgment or proof of powers of attorney, mortgages, deeds, grants, transfers, and other instruments of writing, and give a certificate of the proof or acknowledgment, endorsed on or attached to the instrument; the certificate shall be signed by the notary in the notary's own handwriting;

(3) take depositions and affidavits, and administer oaths and affirmations, in all matters incident to the duties of the office, or to be used before a court, judge, officer, or board in the state; a deposition, affidavit, oath, or affirmation shall be signed by the notary in the notary's own handwriting, and the notary shall endorse after the signature the date of expiration of the notary's commission.

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