Texas Government Code

Sec. § 602.002
Oath Made in Texas


An oath made in this state may be administered and a certificate of the fact given by:

(1)

a judge, retired judge, or clerk of a municipal court;

(2)

a judge, retired judge, senior judge, clerk, or commissioner of a court of record;

(3)

a justice of the peace or a clerk of a justice court;

(4)

an associate judge, magistrate, master, referee, or criminal law hearing officer;

(5)

a notary public;

(6)

a member of a board or commission created by a law of this state, in a matter pertaining to a duty of the board or commission;

(7)

a person employed by the Texas Ethics Commission who has a duty related to a report required by Title 15, Election Code, in a matter pertaining to that duty;

(8)

a county tax assessor-collector or an employee of the county tax assessor-collector if the oath relates to a document that is required or authorized to be filed in the office of the county tax assessor-collector;

(9)

the secretary of state or a former secretary of state;

(10)

an employee of a personal bond office, or an employee of a county, who is employed to obtain information required to be obtained under oath if the oath is required or authorized by Article 17.04 or by Article 26.04 (Procedures for Appointing Counsel)(n) or (o), Code of Criminal Procedure;

(11)

the lieutenant governor or a former lieutenant governor;

(12)

the speaker of the house of representatives or a former speaker of the house of representatives;

(13)

the governor or a former governor;

(14)

a legislator or retired legislator;

(14-a)

the secretary of the senate or the chief clerk of the house of representatives;

(15)

the attorney general or a former attorney general;

(16)

the secretary or clerk of a municipality in a matter pertaining to the official business of the municipality;

(17)

a peace officer described by Article 2.12 (Who Are Peace Officers), Code of Criminal Procedure, if:

(A)

the oath is administered when the officer is engaged in the performance of the officer’s duties; and

(B)

the administration of the oath relates to the officer’s duties; or

(18)

a county treasurer.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 19, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 325, Sec. 1, eff. May 29, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 638, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 653, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 1999; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 514, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 986, Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 568, Sec. 1, eff. June 20, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1171, Sec. 1, eff. June 20, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 9.015, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 372 (S.B. 397), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 907 (H.B. 1285), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 3 (H.B. 79), Sec. 6.05, eff. January 1, 2012.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 66 (S.B. 435), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1250 (H.B. 4181), Sec. 30, eff. June 14, 2019.
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