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S.B. 154 Enrolled
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill establishes that documents may be self authenticated by affixing one's
10 signature to the document under penalty of perjury.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . allows a person to authenticate documents by attesting that the document is true and
14 correct under penalty of perjury.
15 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 46-5-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
23 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24 Section 1. Section 46-5-101 is enacted to read:
25 46-5-101. Self-authentication of documents.
26 (1) If the Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, or Evidence, require or
27 permit a written declaration upon oath, an individual may, with like force and effect, provide
28 an unsworn written declaration, subscribed and dated under penalty of this section, in
29 substantially the following form:
30 "I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under criminal penalty of the State of Utah that the
31 foregoing is true and correct.
32 Executed on (date).
34 (2) A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor if the person knowingly makes a false
35 written statement as provided under Subsection (1).
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