CHAPTER 110

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 120

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO VOTE REQUIREMENT FOR RATIFICATION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 9, Title 29, Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section to be designated as §910 to read as follows:

"§910. Vote Requirement for Ratification of Amendments to the United States Constitution

The legislature shall not take action on any proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States unless approved by two-thirds of the members elected to each branch of the General Assembly in a roll call vote. Such proposal shall be entered on the Journals of each branch with the 'ayes' and 'nays' taken thereon. However, should the two-thirds vote requirement that the United States Congress presently requires to initiate an amendment to the United States Constitution change, the provisions of this section, shall simultaneously change so as to be compatible with the vote requirements of the United States Congress.

Approved July 5, 1979.