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The 2000 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 876
Criminal Anarchy, Treason, And Other Crimes Against Public Order
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Section 876.05, Florida Statutes 2000

876.05  Public employees; oath.--

(1)  All persons who now or hereafter are employed by or who now or hereafter are on the payroll of the state, or any of its departments and agencies, subdivisions, counties, cities, school boards and districts of the free public school system of the state or counties, or institutions of higher learning, and all candidates for public office, are required to take an oath before any person duly authorized to take acknowledgments of instruments for public record in the state in the following form:

I, _____, a citizen of the State of Florida and of the United States of America, and being employed by or an officer of _____ and a recipient of public funds as such employee or officer, do hereby solemnly swear or affirm that I will support the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Florida.

(2)  Said oath shall be filed with the records of the governing official or employing governmental agency prior to the approval of any voucher for the payment of salary, expenses, or other compensation.

History.--s. 1, ch. 25046, 1949; s. 22, ch. 83-214.