CHAPTER 421

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER IV, CHAPTER 19, TITLE 10, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO JUDICIAL REPORTS.

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

Section 1. Subchapter IV, Chapter 19, title 10, Delaware Code, is amended to read:

SUBCHAPTER IV. JUDICIAL REPORTS

§ 1961. Preparation of judicial reports

The Committee on Publications of Opinions, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court in accordance with a Rule of that Court, shall report such opinions of the Supreme Court, the Chancery Court, the Superior Court, and the Orphans' Court as in its judgment are deemed proper to be reported; and the Committee shall have such reported opinions, together with any court rules and proceedings as it may select, printed and published in bound volumes in such manner and under such terms as it shall determine. The Committee 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.

§ 1962. Distribution of judicial reports

(a) The Secretary of State, upon the receipt of published legal reports, shall retain one copy in his office; shall send one copy to each judge of each state, county or municipal court, and to each justice of the peace; and shall distribute copies to such agencies and public officials of this state as show a need for them. He shall also transmit one copy to each of the following: The Library of Congress, The University of Delaware Library, The Delaware State College Library, The Historical Society of Delaware, the Wilmington Institute Free Library and to each public law library within the State, two copies each.

(b) The copies delivered to the judges and justices of the peace and state offices shall belong to their respective offices and shall be delivered to their successors in office.

§ 1963. Payment for publication of judicial reports

Upon receipt by the Budget Director of the certificate of the Secretary of State that copies of a new volume of reports published by the Committee have been deposited in the office of the Secretary of State as required by law, the Budget Director shall draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer to pay for printing and other expenses incurred in connection with the publication of such new volume, in the amounts and in favor of the payees certified by the Chief Justice. The provisions of Chapter 69, title 29, shall not apply to the preparation and publication of the law reports authorized by this Subchapter.

Section 2. The provisions of § 1965 of this Subchapter, as heretofore existing, shall remain in full force and effect as to any publications contracted for by the Associate Judge resident in Kent County or by the Chancellor prior to the effective date of this Act.

Section 3. The provisions of this Act shall become effective on January 1, 1969.

Approved August 1, 1968.