CHAPTER 337

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL

NO. 472 AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT No. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 9115, CHAPTER 91, TITLE 9, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO BONDS FOR THE REGISTERS IN CHANCERY.

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

Section 1. Section 9115, Chapter 91, Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended by striking the first sentence of subsection (a) in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Every Register in Chancery elected or appointed for either county, shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, become bound to the State with sufficient surety to be approved by the Court of Chancery by a joint and several obligation in the penal sum of $300,000 for the Register in Chancery of New Castle County and in the penal sum of $25,000 for the Register in Chancery for Kent and Sussex Counties. The cost of said bonds are to be paid by the State. The bonds are on the condition that if the Register shall upon request to him made for that purpose, well and truly pay or cause to be paid to the several suitors and parties interested, their executors or administrators, according to the order of the Court of Chancery, all and every sum and sums of money to them respectively ordered to be paid by the Court, which shall have been deposited or paid into Court by the authority or order of the Court; and shall pay over to his successor in office all such money remaining in his hands, according to the order of the Court; and shall and do well and diligently execute the office, and duly and faithfully fulfill and perform all the trusts and duties to the office appertaining, and truly and without delay deliver to his successor in office the seal and all the books, records and papers belong to the office safe and undefaced and if the Register in Chancery shall truly and without delay pay over to the Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer or Department of Finance all the fees which it shall be his duty to collect and which are to be paid to the Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer or


Department of Finance, then this obligation shall be void and of no effect, or else shall remain in full force, and virtue.

Approved February 2, 1972.