Public Chapter 125
SENATE BILL NO. 280
Substituted for: House Bill No. 1534
AN ACT Toamend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 18, relative to the oath of office for county officers.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 8-18-109, is amended by adding the following new paragraph at the end of the section:
Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the county executive, the county clerk, or a judge of any court of record in the county may administer the oath of office for any elected or appointed official. The oath of office for any county official required to file an oath may be administered at any time after the certification of the election returns, in the case of elected officials, or after appointment, in the case of appointed officials. Even though an official may file an oath before the scheduled start of a term of office, he or she may not take office until the term officially begins.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.