CHAPTER 211

JURIES - RESPECTING DEFICIENCY IN NUMBER OF JURORS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 131 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, WITH RESPECT TO DEFICIENCY IN THE NUMBER OF JURORS.

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

That Chapter 131 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be and the same is further amended by striking out and repealing 4753. Section 33. of the said Chapter and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section to be known as 4753. Section 33. as follows:

4753. Sec. 33. DEFICIENCY IN THE NUMBER OF GRAND OR PETIT JURORS, HOW SUPPLIED:--If either before or after the first day of any term of Court it shall appear that the number of grand or petit jurors summoned to appear at the said Term of Court is insufficient, then the Resident Judge of the county in which said Term of Court is to be held, or in his absence then any other Judge of the Superior Court, may enter an order for filling up the requisite number of jurors to serve at said Court. If the deficiency is in the number of Grand Jurors then said Judge may himself select a qualified person or persons to fill the requisite number of Grand Jurors and, in the discretion of said Judge, the vacancy or vacancies in said Grand Jurors may be filled for the balance of the year.

Approved June 4, 1951.