CHAPTER 97

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

AN ACT AGREEING TO THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Delaware was proposed to the 118th General Assembly as follows:

An Act Proposing An Amendment To Section 3 Of Article Iv Of The Constitution Of The State Of Delaware Relating To The Appointment Of Members Of The State Judiciary By Requiring The Governor To Address A Public Letter To The President Of The Senate Stating The Name Of The Person He Intends To Appoint At Least Ten Days Prior To The Submission Of Such Person's Name To The Senate For Confirmation.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of all the Members elected to each Branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. That Article IV of the Constitution of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by adding an additional paragraph to said Section 3 of said Article IV to read as follows:

Fourth, before sending the name of any person to the Senate for confirmation as the appointment of the Governor to a vacancy in any Judicial Office as aforesaid, the Governor shall, not less than ten (10) days before sending the name of such person to the Senate for confirmation, address a public letter to the President of the Senate informing him that he intends to submit to the Senate for confirmation as an appointment to such vacancy the name of the person he intends to appoint, AND

WHEREAS, the said proposed amendment was agreed to by two-thirds of all the members elected to each House in the said 118th General Assembly,

NOW, THEREFORE

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all the Members elected to each Branch concurring therein):

Section 1. The said proposed amendment is agreed to and adopted and shall forthwith become a part of the Constitution.

Effective May 13, 1957.