28-915.01. False statement under oath or affirmation; penalty; applicability of section.

(1) A person who makes a false statement under oath or equivalent affirmation, or swears or affirms the truth of such a statement previously made, or makes a false statement in an unsworn declaration that meets the requirements of the Uniform Unsworn Foreign Declarations Act, when he or she does not believe the statement to be true, is guilty of a Class I misdemeanor if the falsification:

(a) Occurs in an official proceeding; or

(b) Is intended to mislead a public servant in performing his or her official function.

(2) A person who makes a false statement under oath or equivalent affirmation, or swears or affirms the truth of such a statement previously made, or makes a false statement in an unsworn declaration that meets the requirements of the Uniform Unsworn Foreign Declarations Act, when he or she does not believe the statement to be true, is guilty of a Class II misdemeanor if the statement is one which is required by law to be sworn or affirmed before a notary or other person authorized to administer oaths.

(3) Subsections (4) through (7) of section 28-915 shall apply to subsections (1) and (2) of this section.

(4) This section shall not apply to reports, statements, affidavits, or other documents made or filed pursuant to the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act.

Source:Laws 1987, LB 451, § 4; Laws 2007, LB464, § 1; Laws 2013, LB79, § 1; Laws 2017, LB57, § 2.
Effective Date: August 24, 2017

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