2011 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:141 — Time limitation on oath and bond; failure to comply
CHAPTER 4. QUALIFICATION BY TAKING OATH AND
PART I. TIME FOR QUALIFICATION
§141. Time limitation on oath and bond; failure to comply
A. Each public officer, within thirty days after receipt of his commission or within thirty days after receipt of his commission certificate, whichever is later, shall take the oath of office prescribed by law, and give bond, when required, and file the same in the proper office in the manner required by law.
B. Subject to the time limitation set forth in Subsection A of this Section, a public officer may take his oath of office at any time after he receives his commission or commission certificate. An oath taken prior to the date shown on the commission shall be deemed to have been taken on and shall be effective on and after the date on which the term of office for which the oath is taken commences. In cases where the office is one for which no date for term of office is set, an oath taken prior to the date on the commission shall be deemed to have been taken on and shall be effective on and after the date on the commission.
C. Failure to comply with the requirements of this Section shall create a vacancy in the office, and the vacancy shall be filled in accordance with law as in other cases of vacancy.
Amended by Acts 1979, No. 652, §1; Acts 2003, No. 320, §1.
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