• Current through October 23, 2012

Each personnel authority of an agency of the District shall designate a person to administer the oath of office to each employee of that agency. The oath shall be as follows:

"I, (employee's name) do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the laws of the United States of America and of the District of Columbia, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and will faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter."

(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 408, 25 DCR 5740; Apr. 30, 1988, D.C. Law 7-104, § 36(a), 35 DCR 147.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-604.8.

1973 Ed., § 1-334.8.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 2-139, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 1-601.01.

Law 7-104 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 7-346, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 24, 1987 and December 8, 1987, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 22, 1987, it was assigned Act No. 7-124 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.