CHAPTER 202 - LEGAL HOLIDAYS - SATURDAY AN OPTIONAL LEGAL BANK HOLIDAY IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 78, REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, ENTITLED "NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS", RELATING TO LEGAL HOLIDAYS, BY MAKING SATURDAY AN OPTIONAL LEGAL BANK HOLIDAY IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY, OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 78, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by adding at the end of 3321. Sec. 197, the following new paragraph:

Every Saturday shall be a legal holiday, to be known as Saturday Bank Holiday in New Castle County outside of the City of Wilmington, and all provisions of this Chapter insofar as they apply to other legal holidays, shall be applicable to Saturdays in New Castle County, outside of the City of Wilmington. Nothing in any law of this State shall in any manner whatsoever affect the validity of or render void or voidable, the payment, certification or acceptance of a check or other negotiable instrument or any other transaction of a bank, trust company, person or corporation, in New Castle County, outside of the City of Wilmington, because done or performed on a Saturday provided such payment, certification, or acceptance, or other transaction would be valid if done or performed on a day other than a legal holiday; provided further, that nothing herein shall be so construed as to make it compulsory upon any bank or trust company in New Castle County, outside of the City of Wilmington, which by this law is entitled to be closed on Saturdays, to keep open for the transaction of business, or to perform any of the acts or transactions aforesaid on any Saturday except at its own option.

Approved March 4, 1941.