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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 160

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 251, VOLUME 61, LAWS OF DELAWARE, BEING AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE CITY OF DELAWARE CITY" RELATING TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION; INDEMNIFICATION OF OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES; AND PETITIONS.

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 1, Chapter 251, Volume 61, Laws of Delaware, by striking the last sentence of the first paragraph of Sec. 11-01 of the Charter ("Planning Commission"), and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"The compensation of the Planning Commission, if any, shall be determined by the Mayor and Council. They shall receive reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in traveling on official business approved by the Mayor and Council."

Section 2. Amend Section 1, Chapter 251, Volume 61, Laws of Delaware, by adding thereto after paragraph E. of Sec. 12-06 ("General Prohibitions"), which is one paragraph, the title to the subsequent 16 lines:

"Sec. 12-07. Indemnification of Officials and Employees".

Section 3. Amend Section 1, Chapter 251, Volume 61, Laws of Delaware, by striking subsection A. of Sec. 13-03 of the Charter ("Petitions"), and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"A. Number of Signatures. Initiative and Referendum petitions must be signed by qualified voters of the City equal in number to at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the total number of qualified voters registered to vote at the last regular municipal election, or thirty percent (30%) of the total number of voters who voted at the last regular municipal election.

B. Form and Content. All papers of a petition shall be uniform in size and shall be assembled as one instrument for filing. Each signature shall be executed in ink or indelible pencil and shall be followed by the address of the person signing. Petitions shall contain or have attached thereto throughout their circulation the full text of the ordinance proposed or sought to be reconsidered."

Approved May 12, 1979