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Public Official Oath Of Office

Concerning the swearing of a public official oath of office.
2018 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

Forms of oath or affirmation for public office - option to swear by the everliving God - uplifted hand. When a person is required to take an oath or affirmation for a public office or position, in addition to allowing the person to do so by swearing or affirming the oath, the act allows the person to opt to swear by the everliving God. The act requires the person swearing the oath of office to do so with an uplifted hand.

The act is contingent upon House Bill 19-1138 being enacted and becoming law.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/01/2018 Signed Act PDF
    05/17/2018 Final Act PDF
    05/09/2018 Rerevised PDF
    05/08/2018 Revised PDF
    04/24/2018 Reengrossed PDF
    04/23/2018 Engrossed PDF
    04/13/2018 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details