PA 16-217—sHB 5279

Public Safety and Security Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING OATHS TAKEN BY PERSONS EMPLOYED OR ASSOCIATED WITH CIVIL PREPAREDNESS ORGANIZATIONS

SUMMARY: This act reduces, from annually to once every two years, the frequency with which anyone appointed to serve in a town's civil preparedness organization must take the following loyalty oath:

I . . . do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the state of Connecticut, against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.

By law, each town must establish or join with other towns to establish a local civil preparedness organization in accordance with the state civil preparedness plan and program. The organization performs civil preparedness functions within its territorial limits (CGS 28-7).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2016

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