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54-102. How administered. All oaths shall be administered by laying the right hand upon the Holy Bible, or by the uplifted right hand.

History: G.S. 1868, ch. 72, ยง 2; October 31; R.S. 1923, 54-102.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

1955-56 survey of Kansas law, Newell A. George, 5 K.L.R. 231, 232 (1956).

Perjury in Kansas, 13 W.L.J. 479, 483, 484 (1974).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Administering of oaths for marriage license, alternative therefor. 2000-42.

Uniform electronic transaction act does not authorize the use of unsworn electronic digitally signed complaint or supporting affidavit; court rule exception. 2008-4.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Section cited in prosecution for making false affidavit. State v. Kemp, 137 K. 290, 292, 20 P.2d 499.

2. False criminal complaint issued without formal compliance with section; perjury conviction upheld. State v. Anderson, 178 K. 322, 327, 285 P.2d 1073.

3. Failure to verify chemical test refusal report on oath (8-1001) prior to 1985 amendment invalidated challenged suspension. Dewey v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue, 11 K.A.2d 72, 73, 713 P.2d 490 (1986).

4. Lien statement valid notwithstanding the absence of statutory formalities. Double S, Inc. v. Northwest Kansas Prod. Cred. Ass'n, 17 K.A.2d 740, 743, 744, 843 P.2d 741 (1992).


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