2013 Regular Session



Official Oaths - Educational Course Requirement (Maryland Oath of Office Affirmation Act)

Sponsored by:

Delegate Dwyer


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Health and Government Operations

Synopsis:Requiring that, before taking the oath of office, an individual elected or appointed to an office take a specified course on the oath of office, the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights, and the Maryland Declaration of Rights that is offered by an institute of higher education or a specified nonprofit organization; and requiring that the course include 6 hours of instruction and specified content and materials, and use, under specified circumstances, the 1828 Edition of Webster's Dictionary when defining terms.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Dwyer, Boteler, Glass, Impallaria, Kipke, McConkey, McDonough, W. Miller, Norman, Ready, Schuh, Stocksdale, Vitale, and Wood
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2013
Health and Government Operations  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):State Government - Agencies, Offices, and Officials
Local Government - Generally
Narrow Subject(s):Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Higher Education -see also- Comm Colleges; Med Schools; etc.
Historical Matters
Nonprofit Organizations
Public Officials -see also- Atty Gen; Compt; Coun Admin; etc
Statutes:Article - State Government

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