Actual Statement Of Nunan Bill
STATE OF NEW YORK–NO. 910 INT. 837
Introduced by Mr. Nunan–read twice and ordered pruned, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Public Education.
To amend the education law, in relation to oath or affirmation to be taken by students in certain universities, colleges, and normal schools.
The People of the State of New York. represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
Sec. 1. Chapter twenty-one of the laws of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act relating to education, constituting chapter sixteen of the consolidated laws," as such chapter was amended by chapter one hundred and forty of the laws of nineteen hundred ten, is hereby amended by inserting therein a new section, to follow section seven hundred and nine, to read as follows:
Sec. 709a. Oath to support federal and state constitutions to be taken by students in universities, colleges, and normal schools. On and after September first, nineteen hundred thirty-five, every student admitted to a university college, normal school, or other institution of higher education supported in whole or part by public funds, shall take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the constitution of the United States of America and the constitution of the state of New York as a student of (here insert name or designation of university, college, normal school or other institution)."
The oath shall be administered by a judge or justice or other person authorized to take oaths and acknowledgments and the principal officer of the university, college, normal school, or other institution after having made a record or notation of the oath in the books or records of the university, college, normal school or other institution shall forward the original thereof to the commissioner of education. The commissioner of education shall prescribe the form of the oath or affirmation shall be subscribed upon blanks to be furnished by him. It shall be unlawful to admit any student to any university, college, normal school or other such institution unless and until he has taken the oath herein prescribed. This section shall not be construed to require a person to take such oath more than once while a students [sic] is at the some educational institution.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect immediately.