CHAPTER 146

ALTERING PRINTING REQUIREMENTS OF LEGISLATIVE JOURNALS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 10 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 181, VOLUME 47, LAWS OF DELAWARE, 1949, WITH REFERENCE TO THE LEGISLATIVE JOURNALS, BY ALTERING THE PRINTING REQUIREMENTS.

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 and the same is hereby further amended, by striking out and repealing all of 344. Sec. 8. and by substituting and enacting in lieu thereof a new section as follows:

344. Sec. 8. LEGISLATIVE JOURNALS; COMPILING; PRINTING AND DISPOSAL OF:--The Legislative Journals shall be printed in octavo, in ten point type on ten point slug, set solid, face to approximate century in appearance; page to be forty-five picas deep from page number to foot of page inclusive, and twenty-five picas wide. All paragraph headings shall be in capital letters, bold face type.

The full title of any Bill, Joint Resolution, or Concurrent Resolution shall be printed not more than five times in either Journal; once when introduced or presented in either House, once when voted upon in either House, and once in the Index. In the event, however, a Substitute Bill should change the wording of the title of any Bill, then the full title of the Substitute Bill shall be printed three times only in the same manner as an original Bill. The full title of a Resolution, not hereinbefore mentioned, shall be printed in its respective Journal only twice; once when introduced and once in the Index.

All Bills and Resolutions shall elsewhere be designated by initial letters and number only and set forth in bold face type.

The Journal text of the House of Representatives shall be prepared by the Clerk of the House, and the Journal text of the Senate shall be prepared by the Secretary of the Senate. The Index for the House Journal shall be prepared by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Index for the Senate Journal shall be prepared by the Secretary of the Senate.

The Journal of the General Assembly shall be in two volumes; one volume of the proceedings of the House, and one volume of the proceedings of the Senate.

Committee action on Bills and Resolutions shall show the title to the Bill or Resolution by initial and number only and action taken without naming the members of the Committee.

The rules of the Senate and the House shall be printed in its respective Journal in full.

The yeas and nays which are required to be published in the Journal shall be in line, in compact form. The Certificate of Election of no more than one member from each county shall be printed in full. A brief record that certificates of election of all other members were duly received and found to be correct, shall suffice. Not more than one member's constitutional oath of office, and not more than one attache's or employee's oath shall be printed in full. A brief record that all other oaths were administered shall suffice.

Three hundred copies of each Journal shall be printed; one hundred and fifty shall be paper bound and one hundred and fifty shall be buckram bound. The printing shall be done in accordance with contract made by the Secretary of State, and under the superintendence of the clerks of the respective Houses. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House, so soon as their respective Journals shall have been printed and published, to deliver the originals, together with all communications, petitions, and other related papers not otherwise provided for, to the Public Archives Commission for proper disposition by the State Archivist.

Approved May 28, 1951.