CHAPTER 401

FORMERLY SENATE BILL

NO. 570 AS AMENDED

BY HOUSE AMENDMENT

NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTERS 13, 17, 21, and 23, TITLE 15, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO REGISTRATION RECORDS, PROCEDURE AT REGISTRATION PLACES, REGISTRATION APPEALS, AND ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO REGISTRATION.

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

Section 1. Title 15, § 1304, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by placing a "." after the word "thereof" in the last sentence of said section and striking the words "except that no one may copy the date of birth of any registered voter.".

Section 2. Title 15, § 1724, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking the "." that appears at the end of the second sentence thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"nor within fifty (50) feet of the entrance to the building except in cases where the registrars shall, by unanimous vote, designate a lesser limitation for reasons of necessity or convenience of the public".

Section 3. Title 15, Chapter 23, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding to it § 2307 to read as follows:

§ 2307. Unauthorized entering of registration area; interference with registration

(a) Whoever, not being a registration officer or other Department of Elections personnel, enters the prohibited registration area, as stipulated in § 1724 of this Title, during the hours of registration other than to register to vote shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100) nor more than One Thousand

Dollars ($1,000) or imprisoned not less than thirty (30) days nor more than two years, or both.

(b) Whoever enters the prohibited registration area, as stipulated in § 1724 of this Title, during the hours of registration for the purpose of interfering with the registration officers in the discharge of their duties, or whoever attempts to molest, disturb or prevent the registration officers or any of those seeking to register from proceeding regularly with registration, shall be fined not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000), or imprisoned not less than ninety (90) days nor more than three (3) years, or both.

Approved May 24, 1972.