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AN ACT TO AMEND § 5103, TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE, BY INCREASING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE YOUTH SERVICES COMMISSION AND MAKING CERTAIN CHANGES IN THE COMPENSATION AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.

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

Section 1. Amend § 5103, Title 31, Delaware Code, to read:

§ 5103. Commission; appointment; qualifications; terms; and vacancies

(a) The Commission shall be managed by nine members who shall be appointed by the Governor and the following shall be ex-officio members: the Executive Director of the State Department of Public Welfare, the Superintendent of the Governor Bacon Health Center, the Director of the Family Court of New Castle County and the Chief Probation Officer of the Juvenile Court of Kent and Sussex Counties. The ex-officio members shall not have a vote in the proceedings of the Commission.

(b) The members of the Commission shall be appointed for terms of four years, commencing from the date of their appointment.

(c) The members of the Commission shall be, during their term of office, citizens of this State. One member shall be a resident of the City of Wilmington, one a resident of New Castle County outside the City of Wilmington; one a resident of Kent County; one a resident of Sussex County; and five from the State at Large. No more than five members shall be affiliated with the same political party.

(d) Any vacancy occurring in the Commission by reason of death, resignation or otherwise, shall be filled by the Governor for the unexpired term.

Approved May 22, 1962.