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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 915

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 51, TITLE 16, DELAWARE CODE, TO INCREASE THE FEES PAID FOR THE EMERGENCY APPREHENSION OF THE DANGEROUSLY MENTALLY ILL.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §5122, Chapter 51, Title 16, Delaware Code, by striking subsection (e) and inserting in lieu thereof the following new subsection (e):

"(e) The State Treasurer shall pay constables, sheriffs and deputy sheriffs for service as peace officers under this section at the rate of 15 cents for each mile necessarily traveled and a custody fee of $25 for the first peace officer and $15 for each additional peace officer, and shall pay medical doctors for services under this section $15 for each case."

Approved July 8, 1978.