A public officer of integrity who is appointed by the state, and whose function it is to serve the public as an impartial witness, administer oaths, to attest and certify, by hand and official seal, on certain classes of documents, to give them credit and verify authenticity. They verify the identity of the signer, but not the veracity of the document. A document so certified is said to be “notarized.”
Government Glossary: (of Assembly or Senate) - at author’s request, bill is placed on the Inactive File for several reasons: 1) author does not have sufficient votes for passage; 2) when vetoed by Governor; 3) bill is defeated, reconsideration of vote is granted, and author sends bill to inactive file until the time is opportune to bring it up for another vote; 4) bill has been superseded by another or author decides not to move bill after it reaches floor.
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