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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 170, VOLUME 43, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF LEWES", AS AMENDED, BY INCREASING THE AUTHORITY OF THE MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF LEWES TO IMPOSE FINES.

WHEREAS, Chapter 170, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, reincorporates the Town of Lewes, and

WHEREAS, Section 4 of said Chapter recites and establishes, inter alia, the powers and authority of the Mayor of Lewes and

WHEREAS, it is deemed to be in the best interest of the Town of Lewes to enlarge upon that power and authority,

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. Section 4, Chapter 170, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is hereby amended by striking out the last paragraph thereof, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

The person elected Mayor of said town shall have, within the limits of said town, and within the limits of the public lands vested in said town, all the powers, authority, jurisdiction, and cognizance of a Justice of the Peace of and over all breaches of the peace and other offenses, the power to arrest and to hold on bail, or fine and imprison all offenders; and of and over all fines, forfeitures and penalties which may be prescribed by any law of the State, or by ordinances of said Commissioners regularly passed, published and established for the government of the said town; and of and over all neglects, omissions or defaults of the town Constables or Bailiffs, Assessors, or Treasurer, or any other person or officer whose duty it may be to collect, receive, pay over, or account for any money belonging to said town, or to execute or obey any law or ordinance thereof; provided that he shall not impose any fine exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), nor have jurisdiction in any civil matter, unless such fine exceeding $500.00 shall be authorized, or such jurisdiction shall be conferred, by an ordinance, rule or regulation duly adopted by the persons authorized to adopt the same under this act.

Approved June 22, 1960.