CHAPTER 226 – COURT OF CHANCERY

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 117 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, RELATING TO ADDITIONAL OFFICERS ATTACHED TO THE COURT OF CHANCERY.

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

Section 1. That Section 46 of Chapter 117 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware, 1935, being Code Section 4412 of said Code be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of said Section 46 and substituting in lieu thereof the following new section, to be known as 4412, Section 46.

4412. Sec. 46. STENOGRAPHERS; COURT OFFICERS:

APPOINTMENT; REMOVAL; DUTIES:—There shall be attached to the Court of Chancery not more than four skilled and competent stenographers who shall be officers of the Court and whose duty it shall be to attend the sessions of the Court of Chancery and the Orphans' Court in the several counties and the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor or the Judges of the Orphans' Court in Chambers for the hearing of causes or petitions, and who shall report all evidence, opinions and other matters as the said Chancellor, Vice Chancellor or Judges of the Orphans' Court may order.

Each of the said stenographers shall be appointed by the Chancellor and shall be subject to be removed at his pleasure and another appointed in the place of any such stenographer who may be so removed.

Before entering upon his duties any such stenographer shall be duly sworn as other court officers.

One of the said stenographers shall be designated by the Chancellor as Chief Stenographer and shall receive as compensation for his services such sum as may be approved by the Chancellor, not exceeding Three Thousand Dollars for each and every year. Each of the said stenographers other than the Chief Stenographer shall receive as compensation for his services such sum as may be approved by the Chancellor, not exceeding Twenty-seven Hundred Dollars for each and every year.

Approved February 7, 1941.