5502.34 Disqualification for subversive activities - registration and oath required.

No person shall be employed or associated in any capacity in any position or agency established under sections 5502.21 to 5502.51 of the Revised Code who advocates or has advocated a change by force or violence in the constitutional form of the government of the United States or of this state or who has been convicted of or is under indictment or information charging any subversive act against the United States or this state. Each person who is appointed to serve in any position in emergency management or in an agency for emergency management, before entering upon the person's duties, shall register, in writing, the person's name, address, and any other necessary information pertaining to the person's qualifications and choice of type of service and shall take an oath before the executive director of the emergency management agency or local emergency management director or deputy director, or any other person authorized to administer oaths in this state, which oath shall be as follows:

"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 Ohio, against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will obey the orders of the governor of the state of Ohio; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.

"And I do further swear (or affirm) that I do not advocate, nor am I a member of any political party or organization that advocates, the overthrow of the government of the United States or of this state by force or violence; and that during such time as I am engaged in emergency management employment or activities, I will not advocate nor become a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or of this state by force or violence."

Cite as R.C. § 5502.34

History. Effective Date: 09-29-1999