CHAPTER 84

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 209

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 96, TITLE 9, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO RECORDATION OF INSTRUMENTS WHICH CONTAIN PROVISIONS RESTRICTING THE SALE, GIFT, TRANSFER, ASSIGNMENT, CONVEYANCE, OWNERSHIP, LEASE, RENTAL, USE OR OCCUPANCY OF REAL ESTATE TO INDIVIDUALS ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR ANCESTRY.

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

Section 1. Amend §9605, Chapter 96, Title 9, Delaware Code, by redesignating subsections (b), (c), (d) and (e) of said section as subsections (c), (d), (e) and (f) respectively.

Section 2. Amend §9605, Chapter 96, Title 9, Delaware Code, by adding a new subsection (b) thereto to read as follows :

(b) No Recorder shall record or receive for filing any contract, mortgage, lease, deed or conveyance or any other indenture or agreement affecting real property, which contains any promise, covenant or restriction which limits, restrains, prohibits or otherwise provides against the sale, gift, transfer, assignment, conveyance, ownership, lease, rental, use or occupancy of real property to or by any person because of race, color, creed, sex, national origin or ancestry.

Approved June 19, 1973.