CHAPTER 72

RELATING TO LAW LIBRARIES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 19 OF TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE LAW LIBRARIES.

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

Section 1: § 1941, Title 10, of the Delaware Code is repealed.

Section 2. § 1942, Title 10, of the Delaware Code is amended to read as follows :

§ 1942. Control and supervision of law libraries

The law libraries maintained in New Castle and Sussex Counties for the use of the judges of the courts shall be under the control and supervision respectively of the judges of the Court of Chancery and of the Superior Court residing in said counties, who are empowered from time to time to purchase such law books as shall be necessary for the maintenance of the libraries. The judges residing in New Castle County are authorized to employ a librarian for the law library of New Castle County at such compensation' as shall from time to time be fixed by the judges. The judges residing in Sussex County, if and when they shall determine that a librarian is required in the Sussex County library, are likewise authorized to employ one at such compensation as they may fix from time to time.

The payment of bills for the purchase and rebinding of law books, and other necessary expenses, including compensation of the librarian, shall, to the extent that other sources of income, if any, are insufficient, be made by the State Treasurer out of funds regularly appropriated for the operation of said law libraries.

Section 3. § 1943, Title 10 of the Delaware Code is repeal-

Section 4. The Judges of the Superior Court and the Court of Chancery residing in New Castle County are authorized and directed to transfer the securities and cash comprising the existing trust fund for the support of the New Castle County Law Library, including any bank deposits, to the State of Delaware upon the direction of the State Treasurer, or if the State Treasurer so directs, the Judges of the Superior Court and the Court of Chancery residing in New Castle County shall liquidate said trust fund and turn over the receipts therefrom, including any bank deposits, to the State of Delaware.

Section 5. The Judges of the Superior Court residing in Sussex County are authorized and directed to turn over any bank deposits utilized for the Sussex County Law Library to the State of Delaware upon the direction of the State Treasurer.

Section 6. This act shall take effect July 1, 1955.

Approved May 5, 1955.