7.1 Background

Although the following ruling of the Attorney General was made in connection with the certification of claims by the State Comptroller, the Office of the Auditor of State has ruled that the same regulation applies to signatures by authorized University personnel on requisitions, vouchers, time tickets and similar documents. This ruling is as follows:

A person's signature on certification of claims "may be affixed by stamp or other mechanical means as long as the instrument used is in his general possession and control, is applied by himself or by another with his authority, and is intended by him to constitute his signature."