CHAPTER 8b
UNIFORM UNSWORN FOREIGN DECLARATIONS ACT

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Sec. 1-65aa. Short title: Uniform Unsworn Foreign Declarations Act.
Sec. 1-65bb. Definitions.
Sec. 1-65cc. Applicability.
Sec. 1-65dd. Effect of unsworn declaration.
Sec. 1-65ee. Required medium for unsworn declaration.
Sec. 1-65ff. Form of unsworn declaration.
Sec. 1-65gg. Uniformity of application and construction.
Sec. 1-65hh. Relation of act to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act.

      Sec. 1-65aa. Short title: Uniform Unsworn Foreign Declarations Act. Sections 1-65aa to 1-65hh, inclusive, may be cited as the "Uniform Unsworn Foreign Declarations Act".

      (P.A. 10-33, S. 1.)

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      Sec. 1-65bb. Definitions. As used in sections 1-65aa to 1-65hh, inclusive, and section 53a-156:

      (1) "Boundaries of the United States" means the geographic boundaries of the United States, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

      (2) "Law" includes the United States Constitution or a state constitution, a federal or state statute, a judicial decision or order, a rule of court, an executive order, or an administrative rule, regulation or order.

      (3) "Record" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.

      (4) "Sign" means, with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:

      (A) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol; or

      (B) To attach to or logically associate with the record an electronic symbol, sound or process.

      (5) "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

      (6) "Sworn declaration" means a declaration in a signed record given under oath. "Sworn declaration" includes a sworn statement, verification, certificate or affidavit.

      (7) "Unsworn declaration" means a declaration in a signed record that is not given under oath, but is given under penalty of perjury.

      (P.A. 10-33, S. 2.)

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      Sec. 1-65cc. Applicability. Sections 1-65aa to 1-65hh, inclusive, apply to an unsworn declaration by a declarant who at the time of making the declaration is physically located outside the boundaries of the United States whether or not the location is subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. Sections 1-65aa to 1-65hh, inclusive, do not apply to a declaration by a declarant who is physically located on property that is within the boundaries of the United States and subject to the jurisdiction of another country or a federally recognized Indian tribe.

      (P.A. 10-33, S. 3.)

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      Sec. 1-65dd. Effect of unsworn declaration. If a law of this state requires or permits use of a sworn declaration, an unsworn declaration meeting the requirements of sections 1-65aa to 1-65hh, inclusive, has the same effect as a sworn declaration.

      (P.A. 10-33, S. 4.)

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      Sec. 1-65ee. Required medium for unsworn declaration. If a law of this state requires that a sworn declaration be presented in a particular medium, an unsworn declaration must be presented in that medium.

      (P.A. 10-33, S. 5.)

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      Sec. 1-65ff. Form of unsworn declaration. An unsworn declaration under sections 1-65aa to 1-65hh, inclusive, shall be in substantially the following form:

      I declare under penalty of perjury under the law of Connecticut that the foregoing is true and correct, and that I am physically located outside the geographic boundaries of the United States, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

Executed on this .... day of .... (month), .... (year),

at .... (city or other location, state), .... (country).

.... (printed name)

.... (signature)



      (P.A. 10-33, S. 6.)

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      Sec. 1-65gg. Uniformity of application and construction. In applying and construing the provisions of sections 1-65aa to 1-65hh, inclusive, consideration shall be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact such uniform provisions.

      (P.A. 10-33, S. 7.)

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      Sec. 1-65hh. Relation of act to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. Sections 1-65aa to 1-65hh, inclusive, modify, limit and supersede the federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, 15 USC Section 7001, et seq., except that nothing in sections 1-65aa to 1-65hh, inclusive, modifies, limits or supersedes Section 101(c) of said act, 15 USC Section 7001(c), or authorizes electronic delivery of any of the notices described in Section 103(b) of said act, 15 USC Section 7003(b).

      (P.A. 10-33, S. 8.)

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