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Texas Government Code - Section 602.002. Oath Made In Texas

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§ 602.002. OATH MADE IN TEXAS. An oath made in this state may be administered and a certificate of the fact given by: (1) a judge, retired judge, or clerk of a municipal court, in a matter pertaining to a duty of the court; (2) a judge, retired judge, senior judge, clerk, or commissioner of a court of record; (3) a justice of the peace or a clerk of a justice court; (4) a notary public; (5) a member of a board or commission created by a law of this state, in a matter pertaining to a duty of the board or commission; (6) a person employed by the Texas Ethics Commission who has a duty related to a report required by Title 15, Election Code, in a matter pertaining to that duty; (7) a county tax assessor-collector or an employee of the county tax assessor-collector if the oath relates to a document that is required or authorized to be filed in the office of the county tax assessor-collector; (8) the secretary of state; (9) an employee of a personal bond office if the oath is required or authorized by Article 17.04 or by Article 26.04(n) or (o), Code of Criminal Procedure; (10) the lieutenant governor; (11) the speaker of the house of representatives; (12) the governor; (13) a legislator or retired legislator; (14) the attorney general; (15) the secretary or clerk of a municipality in a matter pertaining to the official business of the municipality; or (16) a peace officer described by Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, if: (A) the oath is administered when the officer is engaged in the performance of the officer's duties; and (B) the administration of the oath relates to the officer's duties. Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 19, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 325, § 1, eff. May 29, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 638, § 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 653, § 1, eff. June 18, 1999; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 514, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 986, § 1, eff. June 15, 2001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 568, § 1, eff. June 20, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1171, § 1, eff. June 20, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, § 9.015, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

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