CHAPTER 200

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 28, TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE DELAWARE HOME AND HOSPITAL FOR THE CHRONICALLY ILL AT SMYRNA.

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

Section 1. Chapter 28, Title 31, Delaware Code, is amended by striking § 2801 and inserting a new § 2801 to read as follows:

§ 2801. Board of Trustees; composition

There is created the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Home and Hospital for the Chronically Ill at Smyrna (hereafter called the Board), consisting of 7 members appointed for terms of 4 years each, one from the city of Wilmington, one from rural New Castle County, one from Rent County, one from Sussex County, and three at large.

Section 2. Chapter 28, Title 21, Delaware Code, is further amended by striking §2802 and inserting a new § 2802 to read as follows:

§ 2802. Appointment; terms of office; removal

(a) The present 4 members shall continue to serve out their appointed terms. Of the three additional members at large appointed by the Governor, one shall be appointed for two years, one for three years, and one for four years.

(b) Vacancies occurring in the Board from any cause, shall be filled by the Governor for the residue of the term; but in every case where a vacancy shall occur by reason of the expiration of the full term of a member of the Board the appointment by the Governor shall be for the full term of 4 years.

(c) If a majority of the Board shall request the removal of a member of the Board, the Governor may, upon a full presentation of the facts, remove such member from the Board and fill the vacancy thus created.

(d) Four of the members of the Board shall be of one major political party and the remaining three members of the Board shall be of the other major political party.

Approved December 9, 1965.