CHAPTER 242 - COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS AND SUPERIOR COURT RELATING TO PETIT JURORS

AN ACT TO AMEND 4727 SECTION 7 OF CHAPTER 131 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, BY PROVIDING FOR PETIT JURORS FOR THE COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS AND THE SUPERIOR COURT.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 131 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out and repealing 4727. Section 7 of said Chapter and inserting in lieu thereof the following new section, to be known and styled as 4727. Section 7:

4727. Sec. 7. Petit Jury; When and How Drawn; Number; Term of Service; One Panel to Serve Superior Court and Court of General Sessions When Concurrent:--The said Commissioners for each County, respectively, shall, fifteen days before the commencement of each term of the Court of General Sessions for the County, and fifteen days before the commencement of each term of the Superior Court for the County, in like manner, and at such other times as they may be directed by the said Court, respectively, draw from the boxes marked "Petit Jurors" the names of thirty-six persons apportioned as nearly equally as may be among the Representative Districts of the County, to serve as petit jurors at the ensuing terms of said Court of General Sessions and said Superior Court, in and for the Counties of Kent and Sussex; and the names of forty persons apportioned as aforesaid to serve as petit jurors at the ensuing terms of said Courts of General Sessions and said Superior Court, in and for the County of New Castle. Provided, however, that when the Court of General Sessions and the Superior Court, in any County, shall be held at the same time, but one panel of jurors shall be drawn to serve at both of said courts; and provided, further, that no juror drawn to serve in the Court of General Sessions or the Superior Court, in and for New Castle County, shall serve and attend court as a juror for more than fourteen days at any one term of said courts unless any such juror shall, before the expiration of said service, have been impaneled for the trial of the cause, in which case any juror so impaneled shall continue to serve until the rendition of the verdict in such cause or a discharge by the Court.

Approved April 11, 1945.