CHAPTER 768

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9, DELAWARE CODE, SECTIONS 1101 AND 9617, RELATING TO GENERAL POWERS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY AND FEES OF THE RECORDER OF DEEDS OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY.

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

Section 1. Amend Title 9, Section 1101, Delaware Code, by adding thereto after the sentence "This grant of power includes the power to fix the tax rate upon the assessed valuation of all real property in New Castle County subject to assessment by the County." the following sentence:

This grant of power further includes the power to fix the fees of the Recorder of Deeds in New Castle County for services, any statute denying such right to the contrary notwithstanding.

Section 2. Amend Title 9, Section 9617, Delaware Code, by striking said Section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new Section 9617 to read as follows:

§ 9617. Fees in New Castle County

The fees of the Recorder of Deeds in New Castle County for services rendered by the Recorder in New Castle County shall be established by the Government of New Castle County by ordinance thereof specifically designed therefor.

Section 3. The provisions of this Act shall become effective on January 1, 1971.

Approved July 24, 1970.