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Evidence Code - EVID

DIVISION 11. WRITINGS [1400 - 1605]

  ( Division 11 enacted by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299. )

CHAPTER 1. Authentication and Proof of Writings [1400 - 1454]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299. )

ARTICLE 3. Presumptions Affecting Acknowledged Writings and Official Writings [1450 - 1454]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299. )

1450.
  

The presumptions established by this article are presumptions affecting the burden of producing evidence.

(Enacted by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299.)

1451.
  

A certificate of the acknowledgment of a writing other than a will, or a certificate of the proof of such a writing, is prima facie evidence of the facts recited in the certificate and the genuineness of the signature of each person by whom the writing purports to have been signed if the certificate meets the requirements of Article 3 (commencing with Section 1180) of Chapter 4, Title 4, Part 4, Division 2 of the Civil Code.

(Enacted by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299.)

1452.
  

A seal is presumed to be genuine and its use authorized if it purports to be the seal of:

(a) The United States or a department, agency, or public employee of the United States.

(b) A public entity in the United States or a department, agency, or public employee of such public entity.

(c) A nation recognized by the executive power of the United States or a department, agency, or officer of such nation.

(d) A public entity in a nation recognized by the executive power of the United States or a department, agency, or officer of such public entity.

(e) A court of admiralty or maritime jurisdiction.

(f) A notary public within any state of the United States.

(Enacted by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299.)

1453.
  

A signature is presumed to be genuine and authorized if it purports to be the signature, affixed in his official capacity, of:

(a) A public employee of the United States.

(b) A public employee of any public entity in the United States.

(c) A notary public within any state of the United States.

(Enacted by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299.)

1454.
  

A signature is presumed to be genuine and authorized if it purports to be the signature, affixed in his official capacity, of an officer, or deputy of an officer, of a nation or public entity in a nation recognized by the executive power of the United States and the writing to which the signature is affixed is accompanied by a final statement certifying the genuineness of the signature and the official position of (a) the person who executed the writing or (b) any foreign official who has certified either the genuineness of the signature and official position of the person executing the writing or the genuineness of the signature and official position of another foreign official who has executed a similar cetificate in a chain of such certificates beginning with a certificate of the genuineness of the signature and official position of the person executing the writing. The final statement may be made only by a secretary of an embassy or legation, consul general, consul, vice consul, consular agent, or other officer in the foreign service of the United States stationed in the nation, authenticated by the seal of his office.

(Enacted by Stats. 1965, Ch. 299.)

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