CHAPTER 255

PROTECTING THE.GREAT SEAL

AN ACT TO PROTECT THE USE OF THE GREAT SEAL, COAT OF ARMS, STATE FLAG AND OTHER EMBLEMS OR INSIGNIA OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, the citizens of the State of Delaware have from time to time caused the Great Seal, the Coat of Arms, State Flag, State Song, State Flower, State Tree and State Bird to be legally adopted by legislative process; and

WHEREAS, these emblems, seals and insignia of the State together with the Old State House and the Legislative Hall in the City of Dover are the property, right and heritage of the whole citizenry of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the unauthorized use of pictures, drawings, or other reproductions for advertising or other means of personal gain is an offense against and usurpation of the rights of the people of this State; NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. That the Secretary of State as the keeper of the Great Seal and the Privy Seal as provided in sections one and four of Chapter 14 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, shall restrict the use of the Great Seal and the Privy Seal to documents, records, publications and other business transactions of the State of Delaware.

Section 2. That the seals, coat of arms, emblems and other insignia described above may be used, reproduced or published, with the written consent of the Secretary of State, provided that use is restricted to such educational use as encyclopedia, reference books, historical publications or similar uses which do not violate the intent of this Act or abrogate the rights of the citizenry of the State.

Section 3. Any person or persons who shall violate or fail to comply with the provisions of this Act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00).

Approved June 5, 1951.