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54-106. Form of oath to be taken by officer. All officers elected or appointed under any law of the state of Kansas shall, before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, as follows:

"I do solemnly swear [or affirm, as the case may be] that I will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Kansas, and faithfully discharge the duties of ______. So help me God."

History: G.S. 1868, ch. 72, ยง 6; October 31; R.S. 1923, 54-106.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Perjury in Kansas, 13 W.L.J. 479, 484 (1974).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Filling vacancy in state representative office; resignation of legislator; notice; member-elect. 90-137.

Mentioned opinion that held oath under 54-106 is applicable to planning commission and board of zoning appeals members. 2008-15.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Taking of oath is requisite to statutory qualification. The State, ex rel., v. Stewart, 90 K. 778, 135 P. 1182.

2. An assessment of constitutionality is inherent in legislative policy making as section K.S.A. 54-106 implies. State ex rel. Morrison v. Sebelius, 285 K. 875, 887, 889, 179 P.3d 366 (2008).


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