CHAPTER 88

STATE BOARD OF HEALTH

AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 25 OF THE REVISED CODE OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, 1935, BY MAKING CERTIFIED COPIES OR PHOTOSTATIC COPIES OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE IN COURTS; FEES TO BE CHARGED BY THE STATE REGISTRAR FOR FURNISHING THE SAME.

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

The State Registrar shall, upon request, furnish to any applicant a certified copy or a photostatic copy properly certified of the record of any birth, death or marriage registered under the provisions of this article, for the making and certification he shall be entitled to a fee of fifty cents ($0.50), to be paid by the applicant and if a photostatic copy properly certified be requested he shall receive the sum of one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50). The record or any copy or photostatic copy of the record of a birth, death or marriage when properly certified by the State Registrar to be a true or a photostatic copy thereof, as the case may be, shall be prima facia evidence in all courts and places of the facts therein stated. For any search of the files and records, when no certified copy is made, the State Registrar shall be entitled to a fee of fifty cents ($0.50) for each hour or fractional part of an hour of time of search, to be paid by the applicant. If a photostatic copy not certified is requested, an additional fee of one dollar ($1.00) shall be paid by the applicant to the State Registrar.

Approved April 28, 1939.