CHAPTER 149

RELATING TO ELECTION AND REGISTRATION EXPENSES

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE BY TRANSFERRING THE OBLIGATION TO PAY CERTAIN REGISTRATION AND ELECTION EXPENSES FROM THE COUNTIES AND THE CITY OF WILMINGTON TO THE STATE OF DELAWARE AND PROVIDING AN APPROPRIATION THEREFOR FOR THE NEXT BIENNIUM.

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

Section 1. § 1314 (b), Title 15, Delaware Code is amended by striking out all of said subsection following the words "shall be paid" as contained therein and by inserting in lieu thereof the words "by the State."

Section 2. § 1902 (b), Title 15, Delaware Code is amended by striking out all of said subsection following the words "shall be paid" as contained therein and by inserting in lieu thereof the words "by the State."

Section 3. § 3113, Title 15, Delaware Code is amended by striking out all of said section following the words "shall be paid" as contained therein and by inserting in lieu thereof the words "by the State."

Section 4. § 4520, Title 15, Delaware Code is amended by striking out all of the first sentence following the words "shall be paid" as contained therein and by inserting in lieu thereof the words "by the State."

Section 5. § 4521, Title 15, Delaware Code is amended by striking out the words "Levy Court of its County" and by inserting in lieu thereof the words "State Treasurer."

Section 6. § 4734 (a), Title 15, Delaware Code is amended by striking out all of said subsection following the words "shall be paid" as contained therein and by inserting in lieu thereof the words and figures "shall be paid $5."

Section 7. §5906, Title 15, Delaware Code is amended by striking out all of said section following the words "be paid" as contained therein and by inserting in lieu thereof the words "by the State."

Section 8. § 116, Title 15, Delaware Code is amended by striking out all of said section following the words "shall be paid" as contained therein and by inserting in lieu thereof the words "by the State."

Section 9. The purpose and intent of this Act is to transfer from each County and the City of Wilmington to the State of Delaware the obligation to pay all expenses incurred in connection with the provisions of Title 15, Delaware Code and any act, not expressly amended by this Act, is hereby repealed to the extent it is inconsistent with the express purpose and intent of this Act.

Section 10. There is hereby appropriated for the biennium ending June 30, 1959, the sum of $250,000.00 in order to carry out the purposes of this Act and in addition any sums appropriated for the purpose of providing payment of the salaries of Registrars, Assistants and Presidential Electors and not expended therefor may be utilized for the payment of expenses under the provisions of Title 15 of the Delaware Code incurred during the biennium beginning July 1, 1957 and ending June 30, 1959.

Section 11. This is a supplementary appropriation and the monies hereby appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer from the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved June 13, 1957.