SENATE BILL NO. 14
AS AMENDED BY
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1
AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT BEING CHAPTER 197, VOLUME 54, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED: "AN ACT REVISING THE PRIOR CHARTER FOR THE CITY OF REHOBOTH BEACH AND ESTABLISHING A NEW CHARTER THEREFOR AND PRESCRIBING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF REHOBOTH BEACH; BY PROVIDING FOR AN ENLARGEMENT OF TIME FOR FILING PETITIONS FOR A REFERENDUM AND TO PRESCRIBE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS IN A REFERENDUM ELECTION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. Amend subsection (d), Section 41A, Chapter 197, Volume 54, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by adding at the end of said subsection (d) the following sentence:
"If there are less than twenty-eight (28) days from the date of the adoption of the Ordinance sought to be reconsidered until the next regular meeting of the Commissioners
of Rehoboth Beach, the Petition for Referendum shall be presented at the first regular meeting following the expiration of the said twenty-eight (28) day period or the Ordinance sought to be reconsidered shall not be the subject of a referendum."
Section 2. Amend subsection (k), Section 41A, Chapter 197, Volume 54, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by striking subsection (k) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new subsection (k) to read as follows:
"(k) At the said Special Election, every person, male or female, who shall have attained the age of eighteen (18) years, and who shall be a freeholder or leaseholder, as defined in this Charter, in the City of Rehoboth Beach for a period of three (3) months immediately preceding
the date of such Special Election, whether or not a resident of the State of Delaware or of the City of Rehoboth Beach shall have one (1) vote, provided such person is registered on the corporate 'Books of Registered Voters' of the City of Rehoboth Beach as prescribed in this Charter.
In addition, every person, male or female, other than a freeholder or leaseholder as defined in this Charter, who shall have obtained the age of eighteen (18) years on the date of the Special Election and who shall be a bona fide resident of the State of Delaware and the City of Rehoboth
Beach on the date of the Special Election shall be entitled to one (1) vote, provided such person shall be registered on the 'Books of Registered Voters' of the City of Rehoboth Beach as prescribed in this Charter. Any person who shall register on the 'Books of Registered Voters' shall be entitled to vote in the Special Election provided by this Section. A person may register at the Office of the City Manager during the regular office hours on any day in order to vote in the Special Election until the close of business on the second Friday prior to the date of the said Special Election. Any person registered to vote in the Annual Municipal Election shall not be required to register in order to vote in the Special Election to be held pursuant to this Section. The 'Books of Registered Voters' shall be conclusive evidence of the right of any person to vote at the Special Election."
Approved May 24, 1977.