CHAPTER 58

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 27, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE BY PROVIDING FOR STATEWIDE JURISDICTION OF JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURTS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, (two-thirds of the members of each House Concurring therein):

Section 1. That Chapter 27, Title 11, Delaware Code, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing all of Section 2701 (a), and by substituting in lieu thereof, a new Section 2701 (a), as follows :

§ 2701. Original jurisdiction

(a) The Justices of the Peace shall have original jurisdiction to hear, try and finally determine misdemeanors alleged to have been committed, only when such jurisdiction is expressly conferred by law. Such jurisdiction, unless otherwise expressly provided by law, shall be throughout the State.

Approved July 5, 1967.