CHAPTER 185 - RELATING TO ADVERTISEMENT OF MARRIAGES

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE ADVERTISING IN THIS STATE OF THE PERFORMANCE OF MARRIAGES IN ANOTHER STATE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person within this State to erect, maintain, cause or permit to be erected or maintained any sign or billboard or to distribute or cause to be distributed any printed or written bill, card or by any similar means or device relative to the performance of marriages in another State, or the giving of any information relative thereto.

Section 2. Any peace officer of this State is hereby authorized to seize any such bill, card or device, and immediately destroy the same, and in the event of the failure to remove or obliterate any such sign or billboard, after five day's notice to the owner or tenant, or by posting a notice on such a sign or billboard to remove or obliterate the same, any peace officer of this State shall have the right and authority to remove, tear down or obliterate any such sign or billboard.

Section 3. Any person violating the provisions of Section 1 of this Act, upon being found guilty thereof, shall be subject to a fine for each offense not to exceed. Fifty Dollars ($50.00); and each day any such sign or billboard is maintained or permitted to be maintained shall constitute a distinct and separate offense.

Approved May 3, 1937.