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§ 17-105. Oath or affirmation

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCommercial Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Commercial Law
Title 17. Disposition of Abandoned Property (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Definitions; General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Commercial Law, § 17-105
§ 17-105. Oath or affirmation
(a) A requirement in this title that a document be under oath means that the document shall be supported by a signed statement made under the penalties of perjury that the contents of the document are true to the best of the knowledge, information, and belief of the individual making the statement.
(b) The oath or affirmation shall be made:
(1) Before an individual authorized to administer oaths, who shall certify in writing to have administered the oath or taken the affirmation; or
(2) By a signed statement that:
(i) Is in the document or attached to and made part of the document; and
(ii) Is expressly made under the penalties for perjury.
(c) If the procedures provided in subsection (b)(2) of this section are used, the affidavit subjects the individual making it to the penalties for perjury to the same extent as an oath or affirmation made before an individual authorized to administer oaths.
(d) A document made under oath shall be signed:
(1) For a corporation, by an officer of the corporation authorized to do so;
(2) For a sole proprietorship, by its owner; or
(3) For a partnership, by a partner authorized to do so.


Added by Acts 1992, c. 225, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1992.
MD Code, Commercial Law, § 17-105, MD COML § 17-105
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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