CHAPTER 224

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 24, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO OPTOMETRY.

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

Section 1. § 2102 (b), Title 24, Delaware Code, is amended to read:

(b) The Board shall be appointed by the Governor, and shall consist of 3 persons engaged in the actual practice of optometry, and residing in this State, one from each county. Each member of the Board shall hold office for a term of 3 years, beginning on the seventh day of November in the year of appointment. Each member shall hold office until his successor is appointed, and vacancies caused by death, resignation or removal shall be made for the residue of such terms by the Governor.

Section 2. § 2102 (e), Title 24, Delaware Code, is amended to read:

(e) The Board of Examiners in Optometry shall be appointed by the Governor from a list of practitioners submitted in writing to the Governor by the Delaware Optometric Association at least 4 weeks prior to date of appointment. This list shall include at least 2 names for each vacancy.

Section 3. § 2105 (a), Title 24, Delaware Code, is amended to read:

(a) Each member of the Board shall receive, as compensation, the sum of $15 for each day actually engaged in the duties of his office and shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of his duties. Provided, however, that there shall be no compensation for more than eighteen meetings in any single year.

Section 4. The appointments by the Governor to the Board of Examiners in Optometry following the effective date of this act, shall be: one for a term of 3 years, one for a term

of 2 years and one for a term of 1 year. Thereafter appointments shall be for a term of 3 years as is provided in § 2102 (b), Title 24, Delaware Code, amended herein.

Approved December 20, 1965.