CHAPTER 582

SENATE BILL NO. 738

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTERS 19 AND 20, TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LOCAL SCHOOL TAXES AND LOCAL BONDS.

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

Section 1. Amend §1908, Chapter 19, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto two new subsections "(c)" and "(d)" to read as follows:

"(c) Any school board authorizing a referendum to be held for the purpose of increasing the real estate tax rate under the provisions of Chapter 19 of this Title, while simultaneously decreasing the real estate tax rate under the provisions of Chapter 21 of this Title by the same amount, shall conduct the election under the provisions of Chapter 19 of this Title, and the vote shall be by ballot on which is written or printed.

For Tax Transfer

Against Tax Transfer

(d) The voter in said referendum shall place a mark in the square after the item for which the vote is to be cast."

Section 2. Amend §2122, Chapter 21, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by redesignating §2122 (h) as §2122 (j).

Section 3. Further Amend §2122 by adding two new subsections "(h)" and "(i)" to read as follows:

"(h) Any school board authorizing a referendum to be held for the purpose of increasing the real estate tax rate under the provisions of Chapter 19 of this Title, while simultaneously decreasing the real estate tax rate under the provisions of Chapter 21 of this Title by the same amount, shall conduct the election under the provisions of Chapter 19 of this Title, and the vote shall be by ballot on which is written or printed:

For Tax Transfer

Against Tax Transfer

(i) The voter in said referendum shall place a mark in the square after the item for which the vote is to be cast.

Approved July 19, 1977