CHAPTER 251

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 10, DELAWARE CODE RELATING T0 THE JUDGES OF THE MUNICIPAL COURT FOR THE CITY OF WILMINGTON:

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

Section 1. Chapter 17, Title 10, Delaware Code is hereby amended by, repealing § 1702 and § 1703, thereof in their entirety and by enacting and inserting in lieu thereof a new § 1702 to read as 'follows:

§ 1702: (a) The Governor of the State of Delaware shall appoint every twelve (12) years two (2) Associate Judges of the Municipal Court for the City of Wilmington subject to the confirmation of the Senate. One (1) Judge shall be appointed from each of the two major political parties.

(b) No person shall be eligible to the office of Associate Judge unless he is duly licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of this State and has been a resident of the City of Wilmington for a period of three (3) years prior to the date of his appointment.

(c) Whenever used in this Code or in any other law of this State, unless the context requires a different meaning, the term "City Judge" shall mean the two (2) Associate Judges of the Municipal Court for the City of Wilmington.

(d) The Associate Judges shall receive a compensation equal in amount as provided for by "The Council" of "The Mayor and Council of Wilmington".

Section 2. This Act shall become effective upon the expiration of the present terms of the Chief Judge and Associate Judge of the Municipal Court for the City of Wilmington or upon a vacancy created by death, resignation or otherwise at which time a successor shall be appointed subject to the confirmation of the Senate for the full term of twelve (12) years.

Approved April 11, 1960.