CHAPTER 271

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 477

AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, RELATING TO THE TERM OF THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF.

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 Article BI of the Constitution of the State of Delaware by striking Section 22 and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"§22. Election and term of office of certain county officers; commission;

successive terms of Sheriff.

Section 22. The terms of office of Prothonotaries, Clerks of the Peace, Registers of Wills, Recorders, Registers in Chancery and Clerks of the Orphans' Court shall be four years; and the term of office of Sheriffs shall be two years, except in New Castle County where the term shall be four years. These officers shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the respective counties at general elections, and be commissioned by the Governor.

No person shall be twice elected Sheriff in any term of four years; provided,

however, that this restriction shall not apply to the Sheriff of New Castle County.

Approved June 24, 1980.