CHAPTER 359

AN ACT AMENDING TITLE 11, CHAPTER 59 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE COLLECTION AND DISPOSITION OF FINES AND COSTS BY JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.

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

Section 1. Section 5919, Title 11, of the Delaware Code, is amended by striking sub-section (a) thereof and substituting in lieu thereof a new sub-section (a) to read as follows:

(a) All fines, costs, penalties, charges and emoluments imposed or levied by justices of the peace, including those costs now levied for constables, shall be for such amounts as are provided by law, and all such amounts imposed or levied shall be collected by the justice imposing the same for which a proper receipt shall be given to the person paying the same. Every and all amounts so collected shall be entered daily in a ledger prescribed by the State Auditor, showing the purpose for which the amounts were collected, the name of the person paying the same, and such other information as the State Auditor may require. The ledger so maintained shall be open to the inspection of the State Treasurer and the State Auditor or their authorized agents at all times. All fines and penalties collected for each calendar month shall be paid over by the justices to the State Treasurer within 15 days after the first day of the succeeding calendar month, provided that any such fines or forfeitures which by the laws of this State are due and payable to municipalities thereof, shall be paid by each justice to the municipality entitled thereof.

Section 2. This Act shall become effective July 1, 1966.

Approved June 7, 1966.