CHAPTER 615

FORMERLY HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

NO. 19

PERTAINING TO THE INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION DURING THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 126th GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

WHEREAS, Article 2, Section 4 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, clearly states that no session of the General Assembly shall extend beyond the last day of June unless the session is recalled by the Governor or upon the mutual call of the presiding officers of both Houses; and

WHEREAS, during legislatures prior to the 125th General Assembly, the rush to introduce last-minute bills interfered with the ability of the General Assembly to conduct its legislative responsibilities in a deliverative and business-like manner; and

WHEREAS, by Resolution, a deadline was created in both sessions of the 125th General Assembly prohibiting the introduction of bills beyond that date, which deadline was successful in alleviating much of the confusion and lost time experienced by former General Assemblies; and

WHEREAS, in light of past experience a Resolution prohibiting the introduction of new bills beyond a similar deadline is both reasonable and desirable,

NOW, THEREFORE;

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that no legislation requiring the signature of the Governor for the First Session shall be introduced into either House of the General Assembly after Friday, May 28, 1971.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Council shall cause copies of this Resolution to be sent to each Secretary, Director, and Chairman of each Department, Division, and Commission of the State of Delaware.

Approved April 27, 1971.