CHAPTER 172

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 263

AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 9, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE RELATING TO THE APPOINTING POWER OF THE GOVERNOR.

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 Section 9, Article III of the Constitution of the State of Delaware by adding to the second paragraph of said section, at the end thereto, a new sentence to read as follows:

"A person appointed to fill a vacancy in an elective office shall be of the same political party affiliation as the person last elected to such office."

Approved July 6, 1977.