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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1A: Statements containing declaration relative to penalties of perjury; verification; false statements

Section 1A. No written statement required by law shall be required to be verified by oath or affirmation before a magistrate if it contains or is verified by a written declaration that it is made under the penalties of perjury. Whoever signs and issues such a written statement containing or verified by such a written declaration shall be guilty of perjury and subject to the penalties thereof if such statement is wilfully false in a material matter.