31. Every public officer or employee failing to give, continue or renew any security, when he is obliged to do so, shall ipso facto forfeit his office or employment; but such forfeiture shall not void any act done by him while he held such office.
The Government may extend the time for giving security, if it appears that it is insufficient owing to special circumstances.
It may also, in any case in which the failure to give security has not arisen from wilful neglect, release the forfeiture and reinstate the officer or employee who has so forfeited his office.
R. S. 1964, c. 12, s. 31; 1999, c. 40, s. 117.