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Georgia State Code
Title      24
Chapter       4  
Section Navigation     1 ... 20         21 ... 41    
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Section<<< 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 60 61 62 >>>  
Title 24, Chapter 4, Section 47 (24-4-47)

(a) A written finding of presumed death made by officers or employees of the United States authorized to make such findings pursuant to any law of the United States or a duly certified copy of such finding shall be received in any court, office, or other place in this state as evidence of the death of the person therein found to be dead, and the date, circumstances, and place of his disappearance.

(b) An official written report, record, or duly certified copy thereof, that a person is missing, missing in action, interned in a neutral country, beleaguered, besieged, or captured by an enemy, dead, or alive, made by an officer or employee of the United States authorized by any law of the United States to make the same shall be received in any court, office, or other place in this state, as evidence that such person is missing, missing in action, interned in a neutral country, beleaguered, besieged, or captured by an enemy, dead, or alive, as the case may be.

(c) For the purposes of subsections (a) and (b) of this Code section, any finding, report, record, or duly certified copy thereof, purporting to have been signed by an officer or employee of the United States as is described in this Code section shall prima facie be deemed to have been signed and issued by such an officer or employee pursuant to law, and the person signing same shall prima facie be deemed to have acted within the scope of his authority. If a copy purports to have been certified by a person authorized by law to certify the same, such certified copy shall be prima-facie evidence of his authority so to certify.

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