CHAPTER 453

IN RESPECT TO PRINTING OF SESSION LAWS

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "STATE GOVERNMENT" IN RESPECT TO THE PRINTING, BINDING AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE SESSION LAWS.

WHEREAS, the cost of paper bound copies of the Session Laws is now almost as great as the cost of the Session Laws bound as book, AND

WHEREAS, a demand for paper bound copies no longer exists, NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. § 907, Title 29, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows :

(a) The Secretary of State shall, as soon as practicable after the adjournment of the General Assembly, have 1200 copies of all bills, resolutions, proclamations of the Governor, orders, and votes of a public nature, accurately printed, in volume form, and arranged in the discretion of such official, with an index thereto, to be prepared by him, and shall carefully preserve the originals in the State Archives. The printing of Session Laws shall be done under contract made by the Secretary of State, and in accordance with specifications furnished by him.

(b) The Secretary of State shall distribute the Session Laws as follows : 50 copies to the Prothonotary of New Castle County, 20 copies to the Prothonotary of Kent County, and 20 copies to the Prothonotary of Sussex County ; one copy to the Governor ; one copy to each State officer; one copy to each county officer of the respective counties; one copy to the Library of Congress, one copy to the State Library of each of the United States, and the residue to the State Library of this State for the Librarian to distribute.

(c) The Librarian shall charge the respective Prothonotaries for each volume of the Session Laws a price approximating the actual cost to the State for printing the same. At the end of one year after the delivery of such copies to the respective Prothonotaries, they shall return all unsold copies, and shall be credited therefor the amount which they have been charged for same, and the returned copies shall be delivered to the State Librarian. The State Librarian shall charge the same price for the sale of the Session Laws as is established for such sales by the Prothonotaries.

(d) The copies delivered to the Governor, and to the State and county officers shall be kept and remain in their respective offices, and be by them delivered to their successors, as the property of such offices.

(e) All moneys realized from the sale of the Session Laws of the State of Delaware by the State Librarian shall be paid to the State Treasurer for the use of the State.

Approved July 14, 1955.