CHAPTER 384

AN ACT RELATING TO PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF SESSION LAWS AND LAW BOOKS.

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

Section 1. Title 29, § 907 (a), Delaware Code, is amended to read:

(a) The Secretary of State shall, as soon as practicable after the adjournment of the General Assembly, have printed copies of all bills, resolutions, proclamations of the Governor which are deemed to be of permanent interest, orders, votes of a public nature, and municipal charters filed with the Secretary of State pursuant to chapter 8, Title 22, Delaware Code, accurately printed in volume form, and arranged in the discretion of such official, with an index thereto, to be prepared by him, and shall carefully preserve the originals in the State Archives. The printing of Session Laws shall be done under contract made by the Secretary of State, and in accordance with specifications furnished by him. In the preparation of the Session laws for printing, the Secretary of State may correct obvious typographical errors but if there is any doubt as to whether a typographical error exists, the Secretary of State shall print the laws as enacted without correction.

Section 2. § 907 (b), Title 29, Delaware Code, is amended to read:

(b) The Secretary of State shall distribute the Session Laws as follows: 50 copies to the Prothonotary of New Castle County, 20 copies to the Prothonotary of Kent County and 20 copies to the Prothonotary of Sussex County; one copy to the Governor; one copy to each State officer; one copy to each county officer of the respective counties; two copies to the Library of Congress and, with the consent of the Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau, one copy to the State Library of each of the United States which exchanges books with this State; and the residue to the Legislative Reference Bureau of this State for it to distribute in accordance with law.

Section 3. § 1309, Title 29, Delaware Code, is amended to read:

§ 1309. Sale of Law Books

The Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau shall make available for sale all inventories of law books in the State, except the Delaware Code, which in his judgment are not needed by the State or any agency thereof, for such sum, as he deems just and fair. All sums received from the sale of books shall become a part of the General Fund of the State. Sale of the Delaware Code shall be in accordance with Section 108, of Title 1.

Section 4. § 1310, Title 29, Delaware Code, is amended to read:

§ 1310. Distribution of law books to State agencies and legislators

(a) The Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau shall distribute gratis law books in the inventory to such agencies and public officials of the State as show a need for them.

(b) As soon as possible after publication, the Director shall distribute gratis, to each person who was a member of the General Assembly to which the books relate, a copy of the Session Laws enacted by that General Assembly and a copy of the Journals of that session.

Section 5. § 905 (h), Title 29, Delaware Code, is amended to read:

(h) The printing shall be done in accordance with contract made by the Secretary of State, and under the superintendence of the clerks of the respective Houses. The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House, as soon as their respective Journals shall have been printed and published, shall deliver the originals, together with all communications, petitions, and other related papers not otherwise provided for, to the Public Archives Commission for proper disposition by the State Archivist.

Section 6. § 1961, Title 10, Delaware Code, is amended to read:

§ 1961. Law reports; preparation

The Associate Judge resident in Kent County shall report such opinions of the Supreme Court (except opinions of the Supreme Court on appeals from the Court of Chancery), the Superior Court and the Orphans' Court, as he is requested to report by the judges writing such opinions; and shall print and publish such reports, including an index. He shall deposit such number of copies as are deemed needed for public use with the Secretary of State to be distributed in accordance with law.

Section 7. § 1962, Title 10 Delaware Code, is amended to read:

§ 1962. Chancery reports; preparation

The Chancellor shall collect and publish such opinions of the Court of Chancery, in the respective counties, and appeals in the Supreme Court from the Court of Chancery, as in his judgment are proper to be reported, and shall print and publish the same in volumes, including an index. He shall deposit such number of copies as are deemed needed for public use with the Secretary of State to be distributed in accordance with law.

Section 8. § 906, Title 29, Delaware Code, is repealed.

Approved June 16, 1966.