CHAPTER 476

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 30

RELATING TO MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRACTICING LAW AND REPRESENTING CLIENTS BEFORE THE COURTS OF THIS STATE OR VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES.

WHEREAS, the maintenance of high ethical and moral standards among legislators, especially in their area of public trust, is essential to the conduct of the state government of Delaware and is a matter of continuing concern; and

WHEREAS, it is incumbent upon those who occupy positions of high public responsibility and authority to set an impeccable example; and

WHEREAS, legislation to abolish dual job-holding has been introduced in this House; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly enacts legislation creating, funding and authorizing various courts of law and certain quasi-judicial state agencies; and

WHEREAS, the salaries, pensions and authority of various individuals serving these courts and quasi-judicial agencies are established by the General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, certain members of the General Assembly practice law and represent the special interests of their clients before these courts and agencies; and

WHEREAS, adequate guidelines and a code of ethics governing practicing attorneys is necessary to prevent conflicts of interest to improve standards of public service and to promote and strengthen the faith and confidence of the people of the State of Delaware in their General Assembly.

NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 124th General Assembly, the Senate concurring therein, that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware in consultation with the appropriate committee of the Delaware Bar Association

establish a code of ethics and standards for the members of the Delaware Bar Association also serving as members of the General Assembly.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall render a report and recommendations to the members of the General Assembly, the Governor and the members of the Delaware Bar Association on or before June 15, 1968.

Approved June 11, 1968.