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L 5846

MAY 17 1932

LAWS OF DELAWARE.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.

CHAPTER 1.

AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION PROPĆSED.

AN ACT to propose an Amendment to Section 17 of, Anicle 2 of the

Constitution of this State.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, (two-thirds
of each house deeming it necessary and concurring herein, and
by and with the approbation of the Governor):

SECTION 1. That the following amendment be and the Amendment
same is hereby proposed to the Seventeenth Section of Article tion of Arci
II of the Constitution of this State, as altered by an amend-censeigflichte
ment proposed in and by an act passed April 3d, 1873, and proposed.
ratified by an act passed January 28th, 1875, viz:

Strike out of said Section 17, as altered and amended as Chapter 352,
aforesaid, the words following: "The Legislature shall have Chapter 1,
power to enact a general incorporation act to provide incor- Volume 15.
poration for religious, charitable, literary and manufacturing
purposes, and for the preservation of animal and vegetable
food, building and loan associations, and for draining low
lands; and no attempt shall be made in such act or otherwise
to limit or qualify the power of revocation reserved to the
Legislature in this section."

And insert in lieu thereof the words following:

"The General Assembly shall also have power, by con- Provision
current vote of two-thirds of each branch thereof, to enact Incorpora-
general laws providing for the creation of municipal or

tion Act.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.

Exception. private corporations, excepting railroad and canal companies;

Provided that the power of revocation in this section reserved
shall apply to corporations created under general laws in the
same manner and to the same extent as to those created by
special acts of the General Assembly; And provided, also,
that this amendment shall not affect any general incorpora-
tion acts heretofore enacted, nor any corporation created
thereunder."

amendment
in two or
more news-
papers.

Secretary of SECTION 2. That the Secretary of State be and he is
fishtine pub- hereby directed, after the Governor shall have approved of
proposed

the above proposed amendment and this act, duly to publish
the above proposed amendment and this act in two or more
newspapers in this State, for the consideration of the people,
at least three and not more than six months before the next
general election of representatives in this State.

Passed at Dover, March 28, 1883.

CHAPTER 2.

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION PROPOSED.

Const

AN ACT proposing Amendments to th

ion for the purpose of
Increasing the Number of Senators and Representatives in the Gen-
eral Assembly.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met ; (two-
thirds of each house deeming it necessary and concurring,
and by and with the approbation of the Governor):

SECTION 1. That the following amendments be and the
tions Article same are hereby proposed to the Second and Third Sections
2 Constitu- of the Second Article of the Constitution of this State:

First, Strike out the third clause of the said Second Sec-
tion reading thus: “There shall be seven Representatives
chosen in each county, until a greater number of Represent-
atives shall by the General Assembly be judged necessary;

Second and
Third Sec-

tion amend.
ed.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.

officer.

and then, two-thirds of each branch of the Legislature concurring, they may by law make provision for increasing their number," and in lieu thereof substitute and adopt the following, viz: “The House of Representatives shall consist of Representatwenty-five members, eleven of whom shall be chosen from Number inNew Castle County, seven from Kent County and seven from creased. Sussex County. Provided, that, of the eleven Representa- Proviso, tives from New Castle County, four shall be chosen by the to New Cascitizens residing in the City of Wilmington, and seven by the the County. citizens residing in the residue of said county. At each bi- Presiding ennial session of the House of Representatives, the person who was Speaker of the House of Representatives at the time of its next preceding adjournment sine die shall preside, or, if absent or disqualified, the person who was Speaker pro tempore at the time of said adjournment, and give a casting vote if the Representatives be equally divided, until its Tie. Speaker and other officers shall be duly chosen and qualified.”

Second, Strike out the third clause of the said Third Section reading thus: “There shall be three Senators chosen in each county. When a greater number of Senators shall by the General Assembly be judged necessary, two-thirds of each branch concurring, they may by law make provision for increasing their number; but the number of Senators shall never be greater than one-half, nor less than one-third of the number of Representatives," and in lieu thereof substitute and adopt the following, viz: “There shall be four Senators Senators. chosen from each county. Provided, that of the four Senators creased! from New Castle County, two shall be chosen by the citizens Proviso. residing in the City of Wilmington and two by the citizens Applicable residing in the residue of said county. At each biennial tle County, session of the Senate the person who was Speaker of the Presiding Senate at the time of its next preceding adjournment sine die shall preside, or, if absent or disqualified, the person who was Speaker pro tempore at the time of said adjournment, and give a casting vote if the Senators be equally divided, Tie. until its Speaker and other officers shall be duly chosen and qualified.

SECTION 2. That the offices of such as may be Senators Adoption of and Representatives at the time of the ratification of the amendforegoing amendments to the Constitution, shall not be vacated by any of the provisions of said amendments, nor otherwise affected. The first election for Representatives under Time of the Constitution as amended by said provisions, shall be held election. at the general election, on the Tuesday next after the first

officer.

ments.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.

Exception. private corporations, excepting railroad and canal companies;

Provided that the power of revocation in this section reserved
shall apply to corporations created under general laws in the
same manner and to the same extent as to those created by
special acts of the General Assembly; And provided, also,
that this amendment shall not affect any general incorpora-
tion acts heretofore enacted, nor any corporation created
thereunder."

SECTION 2. That the Secretary of State be and he is
hereby directed, after the Governor shall have approved of
the above proposed amendment and this act, duly to publish
the above proposed amendment and this act in two or more
newspapers in this State, for the consideration of the people,
at least three and not more than six months before the next
general election of representatives in this State.

Passed at Doorj March 28, 1883

Secretary of

lish the proposed amendment in two or more news papers,

CHAPTER 2.

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION PROPOSED.

AN ACT proposing Amendments to the Constitution for the purpose of

Increasing the Number of Senators and Representatives in the Gen-
eral Assembly.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met; (two-
thirds of each house deeming it necessary and concurring,
and by and with the approbation of the Governor):

SECTION 1. That the following amendments be and the tions Article same are hereby proposed to the Second and Third Sections 2 Constitu-, of the Second Article of the Constitution of this State:

First, Strike out the third clause of the said Second Section reading thus: “There shall be seven Representatives chosen in each county, until a greater number of Representatives shall by the General Assembly be judged necessary;

Second and
Third Sec-

ed.

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