CHAPTER 49

SATURDAY BANK HOLIDAY

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 78 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS" WITH RESPECT TO LEGAL HOLIDAYS 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 paragraph of 3321 Sec. 197 thereof as the said paragraph appears on Page 78, Volume 47, Laws of Delaware, 1949, and by substituting and enacting in lieu thereof two new paragraphs as follows:

Every Saturday shall be a legal holiday to be known as Saturday Bank Holiday in the State of Delaware and all provisions of this Chapter, insofar as they apply to other legal holidays, shall be applicable to Saturdays in this State.

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 this State because done or performed on a Saturday, or because done or performed in New Castle County on a Friday if such Friday shall be Lincoln's Birthday, Washington's Birthday, Good Friday, Columbus Day or Armistice Day; 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 this State, which by this law is entitled to be closed on any legal holiday specified herein, to keep open for the transaction of business or to perform any of the acts or transactions aforesaid on any legal holiday specified herein except at its own option.

Approved April 25, 1951.