CHAPTER 22

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 135

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10, SECTION 147, DELAWARE CODE, TO REDUCE THE APPEAL TIME TO THE SUPREME COURT FROM THE SUPERIOR COURT IN CRIMINAL ACTIONS FROM 60 DAYS TO 30 DAYS.

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

Section I . Section 147, Title 10, Delaware Code, is amended by striking said section in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 147 to read as follows:

§ 147. Time for appeal from Superior Court in criminal actions

No appeal from the Superior Court in a criminal action shall be received or entertained in the Supreme Court unless the praecipe or notice of appeal is duly filed in the office of the Clerk thereof within 30 days after the date of the judgment or decree.

Section 2. This Act shall not affect the time for appeal from final judgments entered prior to the effective date of this Act. Such judgments shall be subject to the 60-day limitation in effect prior to such date.

Section 3. This Act shall become effective 60 days after the date this Act is enacted into law.

Approved April 9, 1971.