CHAPTER 452

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10, DELAWARE CODE, SECTION 8903, AND TITLE 9, SECTION 8429, RELATING TO CERTAIN EXPENSES CONNECTED WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE BY PROVIDING FOR THE TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE STATE FROM THE SEVERAL COUNTIES FOR THE PAYMENT OF THESE EXPENSES.

WHEREAS, the 125th General Assembly at its first session did enact into law House Bill No. 420, as amended, (57 Laws of Delaware, Chapter 228), effective July 9, 1969, thereby intending to transfer to the State from the several counties responsibility for payment of certain expenses relating to the administration of justice and making supplemental appropriation therefor, but did not transfer all such expenses to the State; and by said legislation did also intend to transfer receipts of certain related fees from the several counties to the State, but did not transfer all such receipts to the State;

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. Subsection (b) of Section 8903, Title 10, Delaware Code, relating to the payment of witness fees, is hereby amended by striking therefrom the words, "Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer" and substituting in lieu thereof the words, "State Treasurer".

Section 2. Section 8903, Title 10, Delaware Code, is further amended by adding a new subsection (c) thereto to read as follows:

(c) The Prothonotary shall pay to the State Treasurer all fees of witnesses collected under this Section as costs to reimburse the State Treasurer for such fees as have been paid in advance to such witnesses by the State Treasurer after the effective date of this Act.

Section 3. Section 8429, Title 9, Delaware Code, relating to the payment of witness and juror fees, is hereby amended by striking therefrom the words, "Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer or Director of Finance" and substituting in lieu thereof the words, "State Treasurer".

Section 4. This Act shall become effective July 1, 1970.

Approved May 20, 1970.