CHAPTER 120

INCREASING BOND OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY PROTHONOTARY

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "COUNTIES" TO INCREASE THE BOND REQUIRED OF THE PROTHONOTARY IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY.

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

Section 1. § 9114 (a), Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 9114. Bonds of Coroner, Recorder, Prothonotary, Clerk of the Peace, Clerk of the Orphans' Court and Register of Wills

(a) Every Coroner, Recorder, Prothonotary, and Clerk of the Peace, elected or appointed for any County shall, at the next term of the Superior Court in that county, after his election or appointment, and the Clerk of the Orphans' Court, elected or appointed for any County shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, become bound to the State of Delaware with sufficient surety by a joint and several obligation in the penalty of $3,000 (except in the case of the Prothonotary in New Castle County whose surety shall be in the amount of $25,000) with condition

"that if the above named who has been duly elected (or appointed) to be shall and do well and diligently execute his office of as aforesaid and duly and faithfully fulfill and perform all the trusts and duties to the said office appertaining, and truly and without delay deliver to his successor in office the seal and all the books, records and papers belonging to said office safe and undefaced, and if the said shall truly and without delay pay over to the Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer all the fees which it shall be his duty to collect and which are to be paid to the Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer, then this obligation shall be void and of no effect, or else shall remain in full force and virtue"; except that in the condition of a Coroner's obligation, the clause beginning with the words "and truly" and ending with the word "undefaced" shall be omitted.

Approved June 5, 1957.