SENATE BILL NO. 492
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON MODERNIZATION OF STATE LAWS BY RENAMING THE COMMISSION "THE COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS" AND BY REVISING THE STATUTE RELATING THERETO.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend §1501, Chapter 15, Part II, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking said section in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:
"§1501. Continuation; composition; qualification of members
(a) The Commission on Modernization of State Laws referred to in this Chapter as the 'Commission' is continued and renamed the Commission on Uniform State Laws.
(b) The Commission shall consist of five persons. Four Commissioners shall be appointed by the Governor, and shall serve at his pleasure. No more than two appointed Commissioners shall reside in any county, and there shall be at least one Commissioner from each county. All Commissioners shall hold office until their successors are appointed.
(c) The Director of Research of the Legislative Council of Delaware shall also be a Commissioner. If he is not eligible to be a Commissioner, or declines to serve, he may designate an employee of the Legislative Council, who is qualified to be a Commissioner, to serve as a Commissioner.
(d) Any person who is elected to be a life member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws shall also be a Commissioner. The Commissioner serving pursuant to this subsection shall not be counted as one of the Commissioners appointed pursuant to subsection (b).
(e) Each of the Commissioners shall be a member of the Bar of this State in good standing."
Section 2. Amend §1502, Chapter 15, Part II, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking said section in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:
§1502. Powers and duties, reports
The Commissioners shall examine all subjects on which uniformity with the laws of other States is desirable, shall represent this State in the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State
Laws and in convention, conference or congress of like commissions of other States, shall consider and draft uniform or model laws to be submitted for the approval and adoption by the several States and this State; and shall devise and recommend such courses of action as shall best accomplish the purpose of this Chapter. The Commissioners shall report to the Governor, to the General Assembly, and to the Legislative Council before the convening of each regular session of the General Assembly."
Approved July 11, 1978.