S508 - Civil Procedure/Deponent Declaration. (SL 2019-147)
Session Year 2019
Overview: S.L. 2019-147 clarifies the process for the taking of depositions in civil actions. It provides that a deponent who lacks government identification necessary to be put on oath may testify upon signing a declaration that the testimony is given under penalty of perjury. It also clarifies the items required to be in a deponent's declaration and specifies that preparing a transcript under this section does not constitute the unauthorized practice of law.
The act became effective October 1, 2019, and applies to depositions taken on or after that date.