FACSIMILE SIGNATURES

Any authorized officer may file a manual signature with the Office of the Secretary of State. An "authorized officer" means any official of this state or any of its departments, boards, agencies or other instrumentalities, any county, municipality as defined in the Municipal Code [Chapter 3 NMSA 1978], school district, other district, educational institution or any other governmental agency, political subdivision or instrumentality of registrar, paying agent or transfer agent with the United States whose signature to a public security or instrument of payment is required or permitted by statute or charter or the ordinance, resolution or other official action authorizing the public security;

Any authorized officer, after filing with the Secretary of State his manual signature certified by him under oath, may execute or cause to be executed with a facsimile signature in lieu of his manual signature:

A. any public security, provided that at least one signature required or permitted to be placed thereon by statute, charter or the ordinance, resolution or other official action authorizing the public security shall be manually subscribed; and

B. any instrument of payment. Upon compliance with the Uniform Facsimile Signature of Public Officials Act [6-9-1 to 6-9-6 NMSA 1978] by the authorized office, his facsimile signature has the same legal effect as his manual signature.