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THE ATTORxNEY GENERAL
CRAWFORD C. MARTIN
A us-I, TEXAS 78711
January 8, 1970
Honorable Donald C. Klein, P.E.
Texas State Board of
Registration for Pro-
Austin, Texas 78701
Opinion No. M-548
Re: Whether the substitution
of the word "affirmed" for
"sworn upon oath" meets
the legal requirements of
Section 13 of the Texas
Engineering Practice Act.
Dear Mr. Klein:
In your recent letter, you presented the following
"In a recent application to your Board for
registration as a Professional Engineer, an applicant
changed the wording of the required affidavit by
crossing out 'sworn upon oath' and wrote in the
word 'affirmed. '"
You requested an opinion from this office to advise you
whether the substitution of the word "affirmed" for "sworn upon
oath" meets the legal requirements of Section 13 of the Texas
Engineering Practice Act, Article 3271, Vernon's Civil Statutes.
67 Corpus Juris Secundum 4, Oaths and Affirmations,
Section 2 states:
"An oath is an appeal by a person to God to
witness the truth of what he declares and an impreca-
tion of Divine punishment or vengeance on him if
what he says is false, and its purpose is to secure
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