ORS 44.320
Authority to take testimony and administer oath or affirmation

Every court, judge, clerk of a court, justice of the peace, certified shorthand reporter as defined in ORS 8.415 (Definitions for ORS 8.415 to 8.455) or notary public is authorized to take testimony in any action or proceeding, as are other persons in particular cases authorized by statute or the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure and is authorized to administer oaths and affirmations generally, and every such other person in the particular case authorized. [Amended by 1979 c.284 §81; 1989 c.1055 §13; 1997 c.249 §21]

Notes of Decisions

Where there was no specific statutory authority for administration of oath by Release Assistance Officer, defendant could not be convicted of perjury for false statements under oath administered by that official. State v. Flamer, 54 Or App 17, 633 P2d 860 (1981)


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