CHAPTER 406

FORMERLY SENATE BILL

NO. 635 AS

AMENDED BY SENATE

AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND PART II, TITLE 9, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE GOVERNMENT OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY.

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

Section 1. Section 1166 (b), Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

(b) In order to stagger the term of the county councilmen, the councilmanic districts are divided into three categories. One category shall consist of Councilmanic Districts 1, 2, and 3; and the second category shall consist of councilmanic districts, 4, 5, and 6, and the third category shall consist of councilmanic district 7.

Section 2. Section 1166, (c), Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

(c) The first councilmen elected in councilmanic districts 1,2, and 3 after the redistricting following the 1970 federal decennial census shall serve until the first Tuesday in January, 1977. Councilmen elected in said districts other than those elected immediately following redistricting shall serve a term of four years, except as provided in Sections 1147 and 1165. The first councilmen elected in said councilmanic districts after the redistricting following each odd numbered federal decennial census shall serve a term of four years. The first councilmen elected in said councilmanic districts after the redistricting following each even numbered federal decennial census shall serve a term of two years.

Section 3. Section 1166 (d), Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

(d) The first councilmen elected in councilmanic districts 4, 5 and 6 after the redistricting following the 1970 federal decennial census shall serve until the first Tuesday in January, 1975. Councilmen elected in said districts other than those elected immediately following a redistricting shall serve a term of four years, except as provided in Sections 1147 and 1165. The first councilmen elected in said councilmanic districts after the redistricting following each odd numbered federal decennial census shall serve a term of two years. The first councilmen elected in said councilmanic districts after the redistricting following each even numbered federal decennial census shall serve a term of four years.

Section 4. Section 1166, Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended by changing the designations of subsection (e), (f), and (g) to read (f), (g), and (h), respectively and by inserting a new subsection (e) as follows:

() The councilman in councilmanic district seven (7) shall be elected at the general election in November, 1972, and shall serve until the first Tuesday in January, 1977, and the councilmen subsequently elected to district seven (7) shall serve a term of four years and shall be elected in even numbered and presidential election years.

Section 5. Section 1165 (e) Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

(e) The terms of councilmen elected in councilmanic districts 1,2,3,4,5, and 6 shall terminate on the first Tuesday in January following the election of councilmen immediately following each redistricting pursuant to this section. As used in this section, the phrase "odd numbered federal decennial census" shall refer to the decades whose first digit is an odd number, for example, 1970, 1990, 2010; and the phrase "even numbered federal decennial census" shall refer to the decades whose first digit is an even number, for example 1980, 2000, 2020.

Section 6. The foregoing provisions shall be effective on the first Tuesday of January, 1973, except that those provisions relating to the election of councilmen shall be effective for the general election in November, 1972.

Approved May 24, 1972.