CHAPTER 75 - REVISED CODE OF 1935
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PRINTING, INDEXING AND BINDING OF THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE AS CODIFIED AND ARRANGED BY THE REVISED CODE COMMISSION.
WHEREAS, The Revised Code Commission appointed under the provisions of the Act of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, entitled: "An Act Providing for the Appointment of a Commission to Revise the Public Laws of the State of Delaware and Codify and Arrange the Same", approved April 29, 1931, being Chapter 38 of Volume 37, Laws of Delaware, as amended, has made report to the General Assembly, at its present Session, that it has completed its work and showing the work as completed; and
WHEREAS, the said Report has been accepted by Joint Resolution, duly adopted by the General Assembly, at its present Session, and the Original draft of the proposed Revised Code accompanying the said Report of the said Commission, by order of the General Assembly contained in the Joint Resolution, has been duly lodged in the office of the Secretary of State for safekeeping; and
WHEREAS, it is desired that the proposed Revised Code shall be printed, indexed and bound; and
WHEREAS, it is also desired that there shall be included in the said proposed Code all laws of a public and general nature that shall become statutes of this State through enactment at the present Session of the General Assembly.
Now therefore, be it ,enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That the laws of the State of Delaware, as codified and arranged by the Revised Code Commission, and contained in the Original draft of the proposed Revised Code now by Order of the General Assembly lodged in the office of the Secretary of State for safe-keeping, together with all the laws of a public and general nature that shall become statutes of this State through enactment at the present Session of the General Assembly, shall be printed, indexed and bound under the supervision of the Secretary of State, by and with the approval of the Governor.
The Secretary of State, by and with the approval of the Governor, is hereby authorized and directed to take entire charge of, provide for and effect the said printing, indexing and binding. The said Secretary shall, upon such specifications and conditions as he and the Governor shall determine, duly and sufficiently advertise for bids for said printing and binding, and award the said printing and binding to the lowest responsible bidder therefor. Such bids shall be opened in the presence of bidders or their representatives who may choose to attend. The said Secretary shall have the right, in the interest of perfection of said printing, paper or binding, or in the interest of economy to the State, to reject any one or all of such bids, and, if occasion shall in his judgment require it, may readvertise for bids. The said Secretary is directed to make such selection of type for the said printing, as shall make a plainly and easily legible page and such a selection of paper as may be deemed to be best suited for the purpose.
The said Secretary shall also cause to be made a comprehensible and accurate index to the said Code, and number all the sections thereof, in blackfaced type, consecutively from the beginning to the end. The said Secretary, by and with the approval of the Governor, is authorized to employ such legal and clerical assistance, as shall be necessary, for the, making of the said index and the proof reading of the said Code.
The said Secretary shall ascertain, in such manner as shall be reasonably available, how many copies of the said Code probably will be required, and the said Secretary is authorized to have printed such number of copies of the said Code as shall be found reasonably necessary, and cause the same to be bound in buckram or in sheep
or in paper backed volumes, or in such other manner as the said Secretary and the Governor shall consider proper and necessary.
The said Secretary may fix a price per copy at which the said Code may be sold; provided that such price shall not be greater than the total cost per copy of printing, binding and delivering the said Code to the said Secretary.
The cost and expenses of said printing, proof-reading, indexing, and binding of the volumes of the said Code, and their delivery to the Secretary of State, including also the cost of incorporating in the said Code all laws of a public and general nature that shall become statutes of this State through, enactment at the present session of the General Assembly, and all cost and expenses for legal and clerical assistance in connection therewith, shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund of the State Treasury, upon warrants drawn, from time to time, signed by the Governor and the Secretary of State, and approved by the Auditor of Accounts.
Approved March 6, 1935.