TITLE 22
General Assembly

CHAPTER 22-3
Organization of General Assembly

SECTION 22-3-8


§ 22-3-8 Form of engagement of legislators.

The following shall be the form of engagement to be taken by the senators and representatives: You being chosen to the place of (naming the office) in the general assembly, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you will be true and faithful to this state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations; that you will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of this state, and that you will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of your office, to the best of your abilities, according to law; so help you God. (Or: this affirmation you make and give under peril of the penalty of perjury.)

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 19, § 19; G.L. 1909, ch. 25, § 18; G.L. 1909, ch. 25, § 33; P.L. 1910, ch. 640, § 34; G.L. 1923, ch. 24, § 34; G.L. 1923, ch. 24, § 35; P.L. 1930, ch. 1526, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 301, § 35; G.L. 1956, § 22-3-8.)