CHAPTER 4

PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLIC LAWS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 10 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, WITH REFERENCE TO THE PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLIC LAWS.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 10 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be further amended by striking out and repealing all of 338. Sec. 2. thereof and enacting and inserting in lieu thereof a new 338. Sec. 2., as follows:

338. Sec. 2. Printing and Distribution of Public Laws:--The Secretary of State shall, as soon as practicable after the adjournment of the General Assembly, have Fifteen Hundred (1500) copies of all bills, resolutions, proclamations of the Governor, orders, and votes of a public nature, accurately printed, in volume form, and arranged in the discretion of said official, with an index thereto, to be prepared by him, and shall carefully preserve the originals in the State Archives. The printing of Session Laws shall be done under contract made by the Secretary of State, and in accordance with specifications furnished by said Secretary. The Secretary of State shall then have Eight Hundred (800) copies bound with a general index, and he shall distribute the same as follows: Fifty (50) copies to the Prothonotary of New Castle County, Twenty (20) copies to the Prothonotary of Kent County, and Twenty (20) copies to the Prothonotary of Sussex County; One (1) copy to the Executive, One (1) copy to each State Officer, One (1) copy to each County Officer of the respective Counties; One (1) copy to the Library of Congress, One (1) copy to the State Library of each of the United States, and the residue to the State Library of this State for the Librarian to distribute, who shall charge the respective Prothonotaries for each volume of the Session Laws a price equal to the actual cost to the State for printing the same. At the end of one year after the delivery of such copies to the respective Prothonotaries, they shall return all unsold copies, and shall be credited therefor the amount which they have been charged for same, and such returned copies shall be delivered to the State Librarian. The State Librarian shall also charge for such copies the actual price paid by the State for same. The copies delivered as herein provided to the Executive, and to the State and County Officers shall be kept and remain in their respective offices, and be by them delivered to their successors, as the property of said offices. The other Seven Hundred (700) copies of such bills, resolutions, proclamations of the Governor, orders, and votes of a public nature, so printed as aforesaid, shall be in pamphlet form with paper binding or covers and shall be sold by the State Librarian at a price equal to the actual price paid by the State.

All moneys realized from the sale of the Session Laws of the State of Delaware by the State Librarian, shall be paid to the State Treasurer for the use of the State.

Approved January 27, 1947.