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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 96, TITLE 9, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE INDEXING OF RECORDS IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF SUSSEX COUNTY.

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

Section 1. Chapter 96, Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows :

§ 9620. Indexing of Records in the Office of the Recorder of Sussex County

(a) The Recorder of Sussex County is hereby authorized, empowered, and directed, from time to time hereafter, under the supervision and subject to the approval of the Resident Associate Judge of the Superior Court residing in Sussex County, to change and revise any and all systems of indexing of, and to consolidate any and all indices to, any and all records heretofore or hereafter kept, filed, or maintained in his office, and to index and re-index the same, according to some modern and accurate system which may be authorized and approved by such Resident Associate Judge, as well as to continue such system of indexing with regard to the ongoing, current volume of work resulting from the usual course of business of his office until such further time as any such system may thereafter be changed or revised under the supervision and subject to the approval of the Resident Associate Judge, aforementioned.

(b) For any such purpose, the Recorder of Sussex County is hereby authorized and empowered to contract for the work of compiling any and all indices, and for the installation of any such modern system of indexing, and the verification of said indices when made, all under the supervision, direction, and approval of the Resident Associate Judge, aforementioned.

(c) For any such purpose, the Recorder of Sussex County is hereby authorized and empowered to purchase any and all books, racks, shelves, supplies, and other equipment necessary

for such purpose, and from time to time thereafter to purchase the necessary books, racks, shelves, supplies, and other equipment to provide for the continuation of any such indexing of the records which may result from the ongoing, current volume of work resulting from the usual course of business of his office.

(d) The total cost of all such indexing of any and all such records, as aforesaid, and the cost of the necessary books, racks, shelves, supplies, and other equipment therefor, as well as all additions thereto as may be necessary from time to time by reason of the ongoing, current volume of work resulting from the usual course of business of his office, shall be paid by the Levy Court of Sussex County.

(e) Whenever the several, separate indices of any of the several records heretofore or hereafter kept, filed or maintained in the Office of the Recorder of Sussex County shall have been consolidated into a single system of indexing thereof in pursuance of the power and authority hereby vested in the Recorder of Sussex County, under the supervision and subject to the approval of the Resident Associate Judge, aforementioned, thereupon and thereafter the Recorder of Sussex County may discontinue the keeping, compiling, and maintaining of the several, separate indices thereto, and all Acts, or parts of Acts, requiring the keeping, compiling, and maintaining of separate indices thereto shall thereupon and thereby be repeal.

Approved January 10, 1968.