First Substitute H.B. 251
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:
15 Other Special Clauses:
17 Utah Code Sections Affected:
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).
32 (2) In any court action, if a statute or court rule permits an affidavit 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), as long as the individual files the declaration
35 using the court's efiling system.
37 Subsection (1) is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
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