CHAPTER 440

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

RELATIVE TO THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES RELATING TO THE GRANTING OF REPRESENTATION IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

WHEREAS, at the Second Session of the 86th Congress of the United States, begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday, the sixth day of January, 1960, it was resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), that the following Article be proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which, when ratified by the Legislatures of three-fourths of the several States, shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the said Constitution, viz:-

"ARTICLE —

"Section 1. The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct:

"A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.

"Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation".

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 121st General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein:

Section 1. That the said proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America be, and the same is hereby ratified by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware and shall be to all intents and purposes a part of the Constitution of the United States.

Section 2. That certified copies of this preamble and concurrent resolution shall be forwarded by the Governor of this State to the Secretary of State of the United States, to the presiding officer of the United States Senate, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States and to the Administrator, General Services Administration, Washington, D. C.

Section 3. That the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives be, and they are hereby directed, to deliver to the said Governor certified copies of this resolution at their earliest convenience.

Approved March 21, 1961.