CHAPTER 194

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 50

AN ACT CONCURRING IN A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, RELATING TO THE OATH OF OFFICE FOR MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND PUBLIC OFFICERS.

WHEREAS, an Amendment to the Constitution of the State of Delaware was proposed in the 133rd General Assembly, being Chapter 309, Volume 65, Laws of Delaware, as follows:

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 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 XIV of the Constitution of the State of Delaware by striking §1 in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof a new Section which shall read as follows:

IL Form of oath for members of General Assembly and public officers. Members of the General Assembly and all public officers executive and judicial, except such 'nferior officers as shall be by law exempted. shall, before they enter upon the duties of their respected 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) always 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.'"

NOW, THEREFORE:

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. The said proposed Amendment is hereby concurred in and adopted, and shall

forthwith become a part of the Constitution of the State of Delaware.

Approved July 1, 1987.