CHAPTER 225

RELATING TO CITY OF NEWARK

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF THE 'TOWN OF NEWARK' TO THE 'CITY OF NEWARK' AND ESTABLISHING A CHARTER THEREFOR" BY CLARIFYING THE POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE AND BY CLARIFYING THE JURISDICTION OF THE ALDERMAN.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all Members elected to each House concurring therein):

Section 1. That Section 11 of Chapter 152 of Volume 48, Laws of Delaware is amended by striking out the period at the end thereof and by inserting in lieu thereof the following words:

"and said President pro tempore while so acting shall be vested with all the powers and authority of the Mayor under this Charter or any law of the State of Delaware."

Section 2. That Section 21 of Chapter 152 of Volume 48, Laws of Delaware is amended by striking out all of the fourth sentence beginning with the words "He shall have jurisdiction and cognizance--" and by inserting in lieu thereof two new sentences reading as follows:

"He shall have jurisdiction of all violations of ordinances of the City, and of all misdemeanors prescribed by any law of the State of Delaware committed within the boundaries of the City. He shall have power and authority to hold for bail, fine or imprison offenders, compel the attendance of persons accused of violation of City ordinances by service of process either within or without the limits of the City, compel the attendance of witnesses, and hold or punish for contempt."

Approved July 1, 1953.