Law:Title 6. Miscellaneous Provisions from Chapter 132. Unsworn Declarations (Texas)

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Chapter 132. Unsworn Declarations

Section  132.001.  Use By Inmates In Lieu Of Sworn Declaration.

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), an unsworn declaration made as provided by this chapter by an inmate in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or in a county jail may be used in lieu of a written sworn declaration, verification, certification, oath, or affidavit required by statute or required by a rule, order, or requirement adopted as provided by law.

(b)  This chapter does not apply to an oath of office or an oath required to be taken before a specified official other than a notary public.

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 1049, Sec. 60, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87, Sec. 25.011, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section  132.002.  Requirements Of Declaration.

An unsworn declaration made under this chapter must be:

(1)  in writing; and

(2)  subscribed by the person making the declaration as true under penalty of perjury.

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 1049, Sec. 60, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.



Section 132.003.  Form Of Declaration.

The form of a declaration under this chapter must be substantially as follows:

"I, (insert name and inmate identifying number from Texas Department of Criminal Justice or county jail), being presently incarcerated in (insert Texas Department of Criminal Justice unit name or county jail name) in _______________ County, Texas, declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.  Executed on (date).  (signature)"

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 1049, Sec. 60, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87, Sec. 25.012, eff. September 1, 2009.


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