CHAPTER 40

SATURDAY BANK HOLIDAY

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 78 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS" WITH RESPECT TO SATURDAY OPTIONAL LEGAL BANK HOLIDAY IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 78 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing the last three paragraphs of 3321. Sec. 197. thereof as the said paragraphs appear in the 1935 Code, and on Pages 931 and 932 of Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, 1941, and by substituting and enacting in lieu thereof a new paragraph as follows:

Every Saturday shall be a legal holiday to be known as Saturday Bank Holiday in the City of Wilmington, in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties and that all provisions of this Chapter, insofar as they apply to other legal holidays, shall be applicable to Saturdays in the City of Wilmington, in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties. Nothing in any laws of this State shall in any manner whatsoever affect the validity of or render void or voidable, the payment, certification or acceptance of a check or other negotiable instrument or any other transaction of a bank, trust company, person or corporation, in the City of Wilmington, in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties, because done or performed on a Saturday; provided such payment, certification, or acceptance, or other transaction would be valid if done or performed on a day other than a legal holiday; provided further, that nothing herein shall be so construed as to make it compulsory upon any bank or trust company in the City of Wilmington, in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties, which by this law is entitled to be closed on Saturdays, to keep open for the transaction of business or to perform any of the acts or transactions aforesaid on any Saturday except at its own option.

Approved May 4, 1949.