CHAPTER 191

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS, BY REVISING THE COMMISSION AND ITS DUTIES AND CHANGING ITS NAME TO COMMISSION ON MODERNIZATION OF STATE LAWS.

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

Section 1. Chapter 15, of Title 29, Delaware Code, is repealed and a new Chapter 15 is enacted as follows:

CHAPTER 15. COMMISSION ON MODERNIZATION

OF STATE LAWS

§ 1501. Continuation; composition; qualifications of members

(a) The Commission on Uniform State Laws, hereinafter referred to as the "Commission", is continued and renamed the Commission on Modernization of State Laws.

(b) The Commission shall consist of six persons. Four Commissioners shall be appointed by the Governor and shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. No more than two appointed Commissioners shall reside in any county. There shall be at least one Commissioner from each county. During his term of office, the President of the Delaware Bar Association, or his designee, shall be a member of the Commission. The Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau, during his term of office, shall be a member of the Commission and shall be secretary thereof. All Commissioners shall hold office until their successors are appointed. Each of the Commissioners shall be a licensed member of the Bar of this State in good standing.

§ 1502. Powers and duties; reports

The Commissioners shall examine all subjects on which uniformity with the laws of other States is desirable; shall represent this State in the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and in convention, conference or congress of like commissions of other States; shall consider and draft uniform laws to be submitted for the approval and adoption by the several States and this State; shall devise and recommend such courses of action as shall best accomplish the purpose of this Chapter; shall draft proposed model acts, shall draft proposed codifications and revisions of the Delaware Code and other laws of this State, and shall draft such other laws as they deem to be in the best interests of the State. The Commissioners shall report to the Governor, to the General Assembly, to the Legislative Reference Bureau, and to the Revised Code Commission at least 30 days before the convening of each regular session of the General Assembly. The Governor shall also submit to the General Assembly a report with his recommendations, if any, in reference to the report of the Commissioners.

§ 1503. Expenses; contributions to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

The Commissioners may hire personnel and shall be entitled to receive their actual disbursements for expenses in performing the duties of their office. The Commissioners may contribute a reasonable sum, toward the expense of holding the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. The amounts needed by the Commission for its operations and its contribution to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws shall be appropriated annually or biannually by the General Assembly.

Approved September 9, 1961.