2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 41 - OATHS AND AFFIDAVITS
Section 41:1-4 - Oath taken with hand on instead of kissing scriptures


NJ Rev Stat § 41:1-4 (2013) What's This?

41:1-4. Oath taken with hand on instead of kissing scriptures
It shall not be necessary to the solemnity or obligation of an oath administered in any court of justice or any legal proceeding, civil or criminal, in this state, for the person taking the oath to kiss the holy scriptures, but the taking of such oath, while the hand shall be held upon the book, shall answer all the purposes and requirements of the law, any usage or custom to the contrary heretofore notwithstanding. If any persons so sworn shall swear falsely they shall be guilty of perjury as though the book had been kissed.


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