CHAPTER 359

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

RELATIVE TO THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES RELATING TO THE TERMS OF OFFICE C& THE PRESIDENT.

WHEREAS, at the First Session of the 80th Congress of the United States, begun and held at the City of Washington on Friday, the 3rd day of January, 1947, it was resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), that the following Article be proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which, when ratified by the Legislatures of three-fourths of the several States, shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the said Constitution, viz:-

"ARTICLE ______

"Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

"Sec. 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress."

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, (the Senate concurring therein):

Section 1. That the said proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America be, and the same is hereby, ratified by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware and shall be to all intents and purposes a part of the Constitution of the United States.

Section 2. That certified copies of this preamble and concurrent resolution be forwarded by the Governor of this State to the Secretary of State of the United States, and to the presiding officer of the United States Senate, and to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States.

Section 3. That the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House, of Representatives be, and are hereby directed, to deliver to the said Governor a certified copy of this resolution at their earliest convenience.

Approved April 8, 1947.