2009 Texas Code
CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE
TITLE 6. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 132. UNSWORN DECLARATIONS  

CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE

TITLE 6. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 132. UNSWORN DECLARATIONS

Sec. 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.

Sec. 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.

Sec. 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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