Prior to the adoption of 17169 on 02/04/2002, Section 7-20 read as follows.


    No person shall be employed or associated in any capacity with the Columbia Disaster Preparedness Organization who advocates or has advocated a change by force or violence in the constitutional form of the government in the United States, or has been convicted of or is under indictment or information charging any subversive act against the United States. Each person who is appointed to serve in the organization shall, before entering upon his duties, take an oath, in writing, before a person authorized to administer oaths in this state, which oath shall be substantially 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 Missouri 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. 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 a member of the City of Columbia Disaster Preparedness Organization, 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.

(Code 1964, § 6.080; Ord. No. 10457, § 1, 2-18-85)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo § 44.115.