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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Oaths and Affirmations Act is amended by
5changing Section 2 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 255/2)  (from Ch. 101, par. 2)
7    Sec. 2. Affidavits and depositions. All courts, and judges,
8and the clerks thereof, the county clerk, deputy county clerk,
9the Secretary of State, notaries public, and persons certified
10under the Illinois Certified Shorthand Reporters Act of 1984
11may, in their respective districts, circuits, counties or
12jurisdictions, administer all oaths of office and all other
13oaths authorized or required of any officer or other person,
14and take affidavits and depositions concerning any matter or
15thing, process or proceeding commenced or to be commenced, or
16pending in any court or before them, or on any occasion wherein
17any affidavit or deposition is authorized or required by law to
18be taken.
19    The same functions may be performed by any commissioned
20officer in active service of the armed forces of the United
21States, within or without the United States. Oaths, affidavits
22or depositions taken by or affirmations made before such
23officers need not be authenticated nor attested by any seal nor



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1shall any instruments executed or proceedings had before such
2officers be invalid because the place of the proceedings or of
3the execution is not stated.
4(Source: P.A. 90-294, eff. 8-1-97.)