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SD House Bill 1082

Notary Law Update: SD House Bill 1082

State: South Dakota

Summary:

House Bill 1082 allows a law enforcement officer, in lieu of verification under oath, to sign a statement printed or written on a complaint or summons for a Class 2 misdemeanor or a petty offense under penalty of perjury.

Signed:  March 13, 2015

Effective:  July 01, 2015

Chapter: 134

Affects:

Amends Sections 23-1A-5 and 23A-2-1 of the South Dakota Codified Laws

Changes:
  1. Allows a law enforcement officer, in lieu of verification under oath, to sign the following statement printed or written on a complaint or summons for a Class 2 misdemeanor or a petty offense on a uniform traffic ticket: "I declare and affirm under the penalties of perjury that this complaint or summons has been examined by me, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, is in all things true and correct."
Analysis:

House Bill 1082 continues a trend across the country of allowing various persons, in this case law enforcement officers, to sign certain sworn statements under penalty of perjury instead of under oath before a Notary or notarial officer authorized to administer oaths.

Read the bill text.

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