CHAPTER 319

RELATING TO LIEN ON JUDGMENTS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 47, TITLE 10, DELAWARE CODE, IN RELATION TO THE LIEN OF JUDGMENTS.

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

Section 1. § 4711, Title 10, Delaware Code, be and the same is hereby amended by adding the following sentence at the end thereof :

No judgment which is a general lien, including judgments for costs and judgments in favor of the State of Delaware or any political subdivision thereof, shall remain a lien for more than the ten year period hereinabove provided, unless renewed for a further ten year term in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

Section 2. § 4716, Title 10, Delaware Code, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out and repealing the said section and inserting in lieu thereof a new section as follows :

§ 4716. Cases in which the limitation shall not apply

The provisions of this subchapter shall not operate to defeat the due enforcement of any writ of execution under any judgment for the recovery of money entered or recorded in the Superior Court, by virtue of which real estate is seized or taken, if such writ of execution is issued before the expiration of the said term of ten years. They shall not apply to any judgment upon a mortgage or mechanics lien.

Section 3. No general lien which would otherwise remain in force shall be lost by virtue of the passage of this Act if within one year from the effective date of this Act the said lien be extended in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

Approved June 23, 1955.