Chapter 21: Crimes And Punishments

PART II.--PROHIBITED CONDUCT

Article 38: Crimes Affecting Governmental Functions

Statute 21-3805: Perjury. (a) Perjury is intentionally, knowingly and falsely:

      (1)   Swearing, testifying, affirming, declaring or subscribing to any material fact upon any oath or affirmation legally administered in any cause, matter or proceeding before any court, tribunal, public body, notary public or other officer authorized to administer oaths;

      (2)   subscribing as true and correct under penalty of perjury any material matter in any declaration, verification, certificate or statement as permitted by K.S.A. 53-601 and amendments thereto; or

      (3)   subscribing as true and correct under penalty of perjury any statement as required by K.S.A. 75-5743, and amendments thereto.

      (b) (1)   Perjury is a severity level 7, nonperson felony if the false statement is made upon the trial of a felony charge.

      (2)   Perjury is a severity level 9, nonperson felony if the false statement is made in a cause, matter or proceeding other than the trial of a felony charge or is made under penalty of perjury in any declaration, verification, certificate or statement as permitted by K.S.A. 53-601 and amendments thereto.

      History:   L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-3805; L. 1982, ch. 132, § 4; L. 1989, ch. 93, § 2; L. 1992, ch. 298, § 52; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 99; L. 1994, ch. 291, § 35; L. 1997, ch. 182, § 86; July 3.