CHAPTER 105

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE RELATING TO THE TIME AND FREQUENCY OF SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

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

Section 1. Section 4, Article II of the Constitution of the State of Delaware is amended by repealing said Section 4 and inserting in lieu thereof a new section as follows:

Section 4. The General Assembly shall meet on the first Tuesday of January, nineteen hundred and sixty-one, and on the same day in every second year thereafter, and on the first Tuesday in February, nineteen hundred and sixty-two, and on the same day in every second year thereafter, and at no other time, unless convened by the Governor. When the General Assembly shall be convened by the Governor, the session shall not continue longer than thirty days.

The General Assembly may continue its session so long as in its judgment the public interest may require, for a period not longer than ninety legislative days in odd years and thirty legislative days in even years. In any of said thirty legislative day sessions in even years, the General Assembly shall consider no bills other than (1) bills having to do with budgetary, revenue and financial matters, (2) legislation dealing with an acute emergency, and (3) legislation in the general public welfare.

Section 2. Section 7 of Article II of the Constitution of the State of Delaware is amended by striking out the word "biennial" in the first line of said section and substituting in lieu thereof the word "annual".

Section 3. Section 24 of Article II of the Constitution of the State of Delaware is amended by striking out the word "biennial" in the third line of said section and substituting in lieu thereof the words "ninety legislative day".