CHAPTER 364 - STATE OF DELAWARE - EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, the provisions of Section 16 of Article III of the Constitution of The State of Delaware authorize and empower the Governor of the State to convene the General Assembly on extraordinary occasions by proclamation.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as aforesaid do hereby proclaim the following:

That the 109th General Assembly of the State of Delaware shall convene at Dover, the capital of the State, on Friday the twenty-fourth day of March, A. D. 1944 at 11 o'clock A. M. Eastern War Time to consider and act upon certain matters hereinafter set forth which are of great concern to the people of our State.

(1) The enactment of necessary amendments to the Election, Registration and Absentee Ballot Laws to provide reasonable opportunity for voting by all qualified absentee voters of our State and particularly those serving in the Armed Forces of our Country, The Merchant Marine, The American Red Cross, The Society of Friends, The Women Air force Service Pilots and the United Service Organizations outside the United States who are attached to and serving with the Armed Forces of the United States.

(2) The passage of such amendments to the income tax and war emergency gross income tax laws as will exempt from taxation up to the first three thousand dollars of monies, including mustering out pay, received for services rendered in the Armed Forces of our Country, The Merchant Marine, The American Red Cross, The Society of Friends, The Women Air Force Service Pilots and the United Service Organizations and who are attached to and serving with the Armed Forces of the United States and to be retroactively effective beginning with the calendar year 1942 and to continue in force and effect for the duration of the war.

(3) The enactment of legislation accepting the provisions of the "Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1943" so that benefits being derived therefrom will not be discontinued.

(4) The confirmation of officers appointed by the Governor since the adjournment of the last Session of the Senate.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of said State to be hereunto affixed, at Dover, this tenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-four and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-eighth.

(GREAT SEAL)

By the Governor:

WALTER W. BACON

WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.