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First Substitute H.B. 251

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 11:36 AM by lerror. -->

Representative Kay L. McIff proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Kay L. McIff

Senate Sponsor: John L. Valentine

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill makes amendments to the Judicial Code.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    allows an unsworn written declaration to be signed electronically.
             13      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             14          None
             15      Other Special Clauses:
             16          None
             17      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             18      AMENDS:
             19           78B-5-705 , as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 119
             21      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             22          Section 1. Section 78B-5-705 is amended to read:
             23           78B-5-705. Unsworn declaration in lieu of affidavit.
             24          (1) If the Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, or Evidence require or
             25      permit a written declaration upon oath, an individual may, with like force and effect, provide

             26      an unsworn written declaration, subscribed and dated under penalty of this section, in
             27      substantially the following form:
             28          "I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under criminal penalty of the State of Utah that the
             29      foregoing is true and correct.
             30          Executed on (date).
             31          (Signature)".
             32          (2) In any court H. [ action ] filing .H , if a statute or court rule permits an affidavit
             32a      or other declaration
             33      upon oath, an individual may, with like force and effect, provide an unsworn written
             34      declaration in the form listed in Subsection (1) H. [ , as long as the individual files the declaration ]
             34a      including .H
             35      using the court's efiling system.
             36          [(2)] (3) A person who knowingly makes a false written statement as provided under
             37      Subsection (1) is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

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