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AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE RELATING TO THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE, SPEAKER, AND OTHER OFFICERS; ABSENCE OF PRESIDING OFFICERS.

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

Section 1. Section 7, Article 11 of the Constitution of the State of Delaware is amended by repealing said Section 7 and inserting in lieu thereof a new section as follows:

Section 7. The Senate at the first annual session of every new General Assembly shall choose one of its members president pro tempore, who shall preside in the absence of the Lieutenant-Governor, or in case the latter shall become Governor or while he continues in the exercise of the office of Governor by reason of disability of the Governor. The Senate shall also choose its other officers and in the absence of the Lieutenant-Governor and its president pro tempore may, from time to time, as occasion may require, appoint one of its members to preside. The House of Representatives at such first annual session shall choose one of its members speaker and also choose its other officers, and in the absence of the speaker may from time to time, as occasion may require, appoint one of its members to preside.

Note: Proposal to amend Constitution.