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§ 10905. Oath of office, violation of oath and penalty

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 11 Pa.C.S.A. CitiesEffective: January 25, 2016

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 11 Pa.C.S.A. Cities
Part V. Third Class Cities (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 109. City Officers and Employees (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 25, 2016
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 10905
Formerly cited as PA ST 53 P.S. § 35905
§ 10905. Oath of office, violation of oath and penalty
(a) Oath required.--Each officer of the city, whether elected or appointed, shall, before entering upon the officer's respective duties, take and subscribe an oath or affirmation of office pursuant to 53 Pa.C.S. § 1141 (relating to form of oaths of office).
(b) Oath as qualification.--An individual who refuses to take the oath shall be deemed not to have met the qualifications to hold office.
(c) Violation.--An individual who violates the individual's oath:
(1) commits a misdemeanor; and
(2) upon conviction shall be:
(i) sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 or to imprisonment for not more than one year, or both; and
(ii) subject to forfeiting office in accordance with section 10901 (relating to appointment, removal and prohibition).


2015, Nov. 24, P.L. 242, No. 67, § 1, effective in 60 days [Jan. 25, 2016].
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 10905, PA ST 11 Pa.C.S.A. § 10905
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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