The Office of Notary Public in Louisiana – Leaves of absence
§131. Grant of leave of absence; suspension of prescription. A. The secretary of state on behalf of the governor may grant leave of absence to notaries public for a period not exceeding thirty-six months, to date from the day the leave is granted.
B. Absence from the state suspends the running of prescription against the notary.
§132. Notaries in military service, leave of absence. A leave of absence may be granted by the secretary of state on behalf of the governor to any notary public upon his application to the secretary of state in writing certifying that he is a member of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or any other branch of the military service of the United States, or of the state of Louisiana, and stating the expiration date of his bond.
§133. Notaries in military service, period of leave. The period of the leaves of absence granted in accordance with R.S. 35:132 shall date from the day the leave is granted and shall terminate sixty days after the date of discharge of the notary from the military service of the United States or the state of Louisiana.