(1) A person is guilty of perjury in the second degree when he makes a material false statement which he does not believe in a subscribed written instrument for which an oath is required or authorized by law with the intent to mislead a public servant in the performance of his official functions.
(2) Perjury in the second degree is a Class A misdemeanor.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 523.030

  • Material false statement: means any false statement, regardless of its admissibility under the rules of evidence which could have affected the outcome of the proceeding. See Kentucky Statutes 523.010
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Public servant: means :
    (a) Any public officer or employee of the state or of any political subdivision thereof or of any governmental instrumentality within the state. See Kentucky Statutes 523.010

Effective: January 1, 1975
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 192, effective January 1, 1975.