CHAPTER 266

RELATING TO COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR NEW CASTLE COUNTY.

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

Section 1. That § 1302 (a), Chapter 13, Title 10 of the Delaware Code be and the same is hereby amended by striking out and repealing said § 1302 (a) and substituting and enacting in lieu thereof the following new section to be known as § 1302 (a) :

§ 1302 (a) The Governor shall, with the approval of the Senate, appoint and commission two Judges, each for a term of four years and each of whom shall be qualified to hold and preside over the Court of Common Pleas for New Castle County. Both Judges shall not be appointed from the membership of the same political party.

Section 2. That § 1302 (c)., Chapter 13, Title 10 of the Delaware Code be and the same is hereby amended by striking out and repealing said § 1302 (c) and substituting and enacting in lieu thereof the following new section to be known as § 1302 (c) :

§ 1302 (c) The Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for New Castle County shall each receive an annual salary of not less than $4,500.00, nor more than $5,500.00 as determined by the Levy Court of New Castle County payable as other salaries are paid by the Levy Court of New Castle County.

Section 3. That § 1305 (a), Chapter 13, Title 10 of the Delaware Code is hereby amended by striking out and repealing said § 1305 (a) and substituting and enacting in lieu thereof the following new section to be known as § 1305 (a) :

§ 1305 (a) In the event the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for New Castle County are both disabled, disqualified or unable for any cause to preside over the Court, the President Judge of the Superior Court shall thereupon assign one of the Judges of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware to hold Court of Common Pleas during the absence, disability or disqualification of both Judges thereof.

Section 4. Any laws, acts, parts of laws or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

NOTE : This bill became a law on June 6, 1955 without the approval of the Governor and in accordance with Section 18, Article 3, of the Constitution of Delaware.