CHAPTER 418

SPECIAL CONSTABLES

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "COURTS AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE" BY ESTABLISHING QUALIFICATIONS FOR CERTAIN SPECIAL CONSTABLES AND BY PROVIDING FOR TWO YEAR APPOINTMENTS AT INCREASED FEES.

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

Section 1. Chapter 27, Title 10, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto the following section :

§ 2717. Qualifications of special constables appointed under sections 2715.2716; term of office; fees'

Any individual, firm or corporation applying for the appointment of a special constable under section 2715 or 2716 of this title shall provide such evidence as the Governor may require to show that the proposed special constable is at least 21 years of age and of good character and reputation.

(a) Commissions for special constables appointed under section 2715 or 2716 of this title shall be for two years subject to the right of revocation by the Governor or by the individual, firm or corporation at whose instance such constable was appointed.

(b) A fee of $20 shall be charged for each constable's commission issued under section 2715 or 2716 of this title.

Section 2. The provisions of this Act shall not be so applied as to require any present special constable to give up his commission, and any constable now commissioned shall be eligible upon proper application and payment of the proper fee for a renewal of his commission any provision of this Act to the contrary notwithstanding.

Section 3. The Act shall become effective 30 days after approval by the Governor.

Approved July 11, 1955.