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AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10, DELAWARE CODE, CHAPTER 95, BY GIVING JUSTICES OF THE PEACE POWER TO PUNISH FOR CIVIL CONTEMPT.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Title 10, Delaware Code, Chapter 95, is amended by adding the following new § 9506 thereto to read as follows:

§ 9506. Power of Justice of the Peace to Punish for Civil Contempt

A Justice of the Peace shall have the power to punish by fine not exceeding $100, or by imprisonment not to exceed 170 days, any disobedience or resistance to his lawful writ, process, order or rule.

Any disobedience or resistance to the lawful writ, process, order or rule of a Justice of the Peace shall be punished as a civil contempt only, and any person imprisoned for such disobedience or resistance shall be discharged from such imprisonment upon his satisfying the Justice that he has obeyed the said writ, process, order or rule, or that he is prepared to do so.

Approved June 5, 1970.