CHAPTER 595

FORMERLY HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 1

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

DELEGATING FULL POWERS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE 126TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN THE DETERMINATION OF THE COMPOSITION AND REAPPORTIONMENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO PROMULGATE SUCH ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS AND TO DELEGATE SUCH MATTERS AS IT MAY DEEM PROPER IN THE EXECUTION OF THIS RESOLUTION.

WHEREAS, the present composition of the Delaware Senate and House of Representatives was determined by a reapportionment in accordance with the Delaware Special Census, authorized by House Bill No. 442 of the 124th General Assembly completed December 12, 1967, and attested to by the U. S. Bureau of Census; and

WHEREAS, the said reapportionment undertaken by the Delaware General Assembly in accordance with recent Supreme Court decisions was accomplished by the Legislative Council; and

WHEREAS, by statute the present apportionment does not continue beyond June 30, 1971, and the General Assembly is called upon to reapportion and redistrict the State of Delaware in preparation for the General Election of 1972.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, with the concurrence of the Senate and the approval of the Governor as attested by his signature appended hereto, that full powers be delegated exclusively to the Legislative Council of the 126th General Assembly for determination of and administration of the reapportionment in preparation for the General Election of 1972.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the said Legislative

Council may delegate such powers and employ such agencies and individuals as the Council deems necessary in order to accomplish their objective; and that the Legislative Council is hereby urged to begin immediately.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Council is hereby directed to make its reapportionment report to the General Assembly, with a copy to the Governor, no later than April 15, 1971.

Approved February 11, 1971.