CHAPTER 309

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 606

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE RELATING TO THE OATH OF OFFICE FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PUBLIC OFFICERS. ASSEMBLY AND PUBLIC OFFICERS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Article XP/ of the Constitution of the State of Delaware by entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof a new Section which shall read as follows: striking Y1 in its "Sl. Form of Oath for Members of General Assembly and Public Officers Members of the General Assembly and public officers executive and Judicial, except such inferior officers as shall be by law exempted, shall, before they enter upon the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation:

'I, (name) do proudly swear (or affirm) to carry out the responsibilities of the office of (name of office) to the best of my ability, freely acknowledging that the powers of this office flow from the people I am privileged to represent. I further swear (or affirm) alwa.Ys to place the public interest above any special or personal interests, and to respect the right of future generations to share the rich historic and natural heritage of Delaware. In doing so I will always uphold and defend the Constitutions of my Country and my State, so help me God.'

No other oath, declaration or test shall be required as a qualification for any office of public trust."

Approved June 23, 1986.