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House Bill No. 5445

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-58

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF OATHS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 1-24 of the general statutes, as amended by section 22 of public act 95-283, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

The following officers may administer oaths: (1) The clerks of the Senate, the clerks of the House of Representatives and the chairmen of committees of the General Assembly or of either branch thereof, during its session; (2) state officers as defined in subsection (t) of section 9-1, judges and clerks of any court, family support magistrates, justices of the peace, commissioners of the Superior Court, notaries public, commissioners appointed by the Governor to take acknowledgment of deeds, town clerks and assistant town clerks, in all cases where an oath may be administered, except in a case where the law otherwise requires; (3) commissioners on insolvent estates, auditors, arbitrators and committees, to parties and witnesses, in all cases tried before them; (4) assessors and boards of assessment appeals, in cases coming before them; (5) commissioners appointed by governors of other states to take the acknowledgment of deeds, in the discharge of their official duty; (6) the moderator of a school district meeting, in such meeting, to the clerk of such district, as required by law; (7) the first selectman, in any matter before the board of selectmen; (8) the Chief Medical Examiner, Deputy Medical Examiner and assistant medical examiners of the Office of the Medical Examiner, in any matter before them; (9) registrars of vital statistics, in any matter before them; (10) any chief inspector or inspector appointed pursuant to section 51-286; (11) registrars of voters, deputy registrars, assistant registrars, and moderators, in any matter before them; (12) special assistant registrars, in matters provided for in subsections (b) and (c) of section 9-19b and section 9-19c; (13) the Commissioner of Public Safety and [the chief, acting chief, superintendent of police, major, captain, lieutenant, sergeant and corporal] ANY SWORN MEMBER of any local police department or the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety, in all affidavits, statements, depositions, complaints, or reports made to or by any member of any local police department or said Division of State Police or any constable who is under the supervision of said commissioner or any of such officers of said Division of State Police and who is certified under the provisions of sections 7-294a to 7-294e, inclusive, and performs criminal law enforcement duties; (14) judge advocates of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, law specialists of the United States Coast Guard, adjutants, assistant adjutants, acting adjutants and personnel adjutants, commanding officers, executive officers and officers whose rank is lieutenant commander or major, or above, of the armed forces as defined in section 27-103 to persons serving with or in the armed forces as defined in said section or their spouses; (15) investigators, deputy investigators, investigative aides, secretaries [and] clerical assistants SOCIAL WORKERS, SOCIAL WORKER TRAINEES, PARALEGALS AND CERTIFIED LEGAL INTERNS employed by or assigned to the Public Defender Services Commission in the performance of their assigned duties; (16) bail commissioners, assistant bail commissioners and secretaries and clerical assistants employed in the office of the Bail Commission in the performance of their assigned duties; (17) juvenile matter investigators employed by the Judicial Department in the performance of their assigned duties; (18) the chairman of the Connecticut Siting Council or his designee; (19) the presiding officer at an agency hearing under section 4-177b; and (20) family relations counselors of the Family Division of the Superior Court, support enforcement officers and investigators employed by the Department of Social Services Bureau of Child Support Enforcement and the Judicial Department in the performance of their assigned duties.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved May 7, 1996. Effective May 7, 1996.

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