CHAPTER 241

RELATING TO DRAWING OF GRAND JURIES

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE OF 1953, RELATING TO THE METHOD OF DRAWING GRAND JURIES AND THE TERMS OF SAME.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 4507, Title 10, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended to read as follows:

§ 4507. Drawing of grand jury

(a) The Jury Commissioners for each county, respectively, shall each year during the month of June and prior to June 15, in the presence of such persons as may choose to be present, draw from the boxes marked "Grand Jurors" the names of seven persons for New Castle County and the names of five persons for Kent and Sussex County, respectively, one of whom shall be selected from and shall be a resident of each of the even numbered representative districts in the County in which he or she is selected to serve as Grand Juror. Persons so selected shall serve for one year commencing July 2 at the Courts to be held during such period in the County from which such Grand Jurors are selected.

(b) The said Commissioners for each County, respectively, shall each year during the month of December and prior to December 15, in the presence of such persons as may choose to be present, draw from the boxes marked "Grand Jurors" the names of eight persons for New Castle County and the names of five persons from Kent and Sussex County, respectively, one of whom shall be selected from and shall be a resident of each of the odd numbered representative districts in the County in which he or she is selected to serve as a Grand Juror. Persons so selected shall serve one year commencing January 2 at the Courts to be held during such period in the County from which such Grand Jurors are selected.

(c) The fifteen from New Castle County and the ten from Kent and Sussex County, respectively, selected in the foregoing manner shall constitute the Grand Jury in such County.

Section 2. This Act shall apply to the selection of Grand Jurors for service during the year 1954 and thereafter, except that there shall also be selected during the month of December and prior to December 15, 1953, the requisite number of Grand Jurors from the even-numbered representative districts in each County who will serve to and including July 1, 1954, and their successors shall be selected pursuant to the provisions of the first paragraph of this section.

Approved July 1, 1953.