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upon the duties of such office, shall take and

fession, or denomination, of which he is a

subscribe to the following oath or affirma-

member, generally esteem the most effectual

tion, the parenthetical language being op-

confirmation by the attestation of the Divine

tional: " (In the presence of Almighty God)


I,............... do swear (or affirm) that I

will support the Constitution of the United

Art. I, sec. 6. Every person elected, or

States; that I will be faithful and bear true

appointed, to any office of profit or trust,

allegiance to the State of Maryland and sup-
port the Constitution and laws thereof; and

under this Constitution, or under the Laws,
made pursuant thereto, shall, before he

that I will, to the best of my skill and judg-

enters upon the duties of such office, take

ment, diligently and faithfully, without par-
tiality or prejudice execute the office

and subscribe the following oath, or af-
firmation: I, ..................... do swear, (or

of.............. according to the Constitution

affirm, as the case may be), that I will

and laws of this State." No other oath or af-

support the Constitution of the United

firmation shall be required. Should any
person elected or appointed to an office of
profit or trust refuse or neglect to take the
oath or affirmation, then such office shall be

States; and that I will be faithful and bear
true allegiance to the State of Maryland,
and support the Constitution and Laws
thereof; and that I will, to the best of my

vacant, and shall be filled as prescribed by
this Constitution or by law.

skill and judgment, diligently and faithfully,
without partiality or prejudice, execute the

office of ..................... according to the Con-

stitution and Laws of this State (and, if a

Governor, Senator, Member of the House of

Delegates, or Judge), that I will not di-

rectly or indirectly, receive the profits or

any part of the profits of any other office

during the term of my acting as ....................

Sec. 7. Every person, hereafter elected,

or appointed, to office, in this State, who

shall refuse, or neglect, to take the oath,

or affirmation of office, provided for in the

sixth section of this Article, shall be con-

sidered as having refused to accept the said

office; and a new election, or appointment,

shall be made, as in case of refusal to

accept, or resignation of an office; and any

person violating said oath, shall, on con-

viction thereof, in a Court of Law, in

addition to the penalties now, or hereafter,

to be imposed by Law, be thereafter in-

capable of holding any office of profit or

trust in this State.

Section 9.02. Conflict of Interest.

The General Assembly shall prescribe by

law a code of ethics, and provide for the reg-

ulation of conflicts of interest, for all elect-

ed state officers.

Section 9.03. Limitation on Holding Office.

Declaration of Rights, Art. 35. That no

No person shall hold at the same time

person shall hold, at the same time, more

more than one office of profit created by this

than one office of profit, created by the

Constitution or the laws of this State, except

Constitution or Laws of this State; nor shall

as may be prescribed by law.

any person in public trust receive any

present from any foreign Prince or State,

or from the United States, or any of them,

without the approbation of this State. The

position of Notary Public shall not be con-



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