CHAPTER 70

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 5920, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE, PERTAINING TO COLLECTIONS BY JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.

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

Section 1. Section 5920 of Title 11, Delaware Code, is amended by adding before the word "Whoever" in the first line, the following:

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Section 2. Section 5920 of Title 11, Delaware Code, is amended by adding the following paragraph thereto:

()Nothing in this section shall operate to prohibit a Justice of the Peace in any legal proceeding which has been instituted, and in which a default judgment shall have been entered for failure of the defendant to appear or in which judgment shall have been entered by confession, from making a charge for the collection of money that may become due as a result of such proceeding; provided, however, that said charge for collection shall be assessed against the plaintiff, and in no event shall said charge be collectible from the defendant.

Approved June 24, 1963.