CHAPTER 80

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 69

AN ACT CONCURRING IN A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Delaware was proposed in the 128th General Assembly, being Chapter 519, Volume 60, Laws of Delaware, as follows:

"AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE I, SECTION 9 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF.DELAWARE BY ELIMINATING THE PROHIBITIONS AGAINST CHANGE OF VENUE.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (two-thirds of all members to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Article I of the Constitution of the State of Delaware by striking Section 9 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

'Section 9. All courts shall be open; and every man for,an injury done him in his reputation, person, movable or immovable possessions, shall have

remedy by the due course of law, and justice administered according to the very right of the cause and the law of the land, without sale, denial, or unreasonable delay or expense. Suits may be brought against the State, according to such regulations

as shall be made by law.'"

; and

WHEREAS, the said proposed amendment was adopted by two-thirds of all members elected to each House of the 128th General Assembly.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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. The said proposed amendment is hereby concurred in and adopted, and shall forthwith become a part of the Constitution of the State of Delaware.

Approved May 31, 1977.