CHAPTER 273

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 379

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT AGREEING TO A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III OF THE DELAWARE CONSTITUTION RELATING TO THE ELECTION AND TERM OF OFFICE FOR CERTAIN STATE OFFICERS.

WHEREAS, an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Delaware was proposed to the 129th General Assembly as follows:

"AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE BI OF THE DELAWARE CONSTITUTION RELATING TO THE ELECTION AND TERM OF OFFICE FOR CERTAIN STATE OFFICERS.

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 III of the Constitution of the State of Delaware by striking Section 21 in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof a new Section, which new Section shall read as follows:

'Section 21. Election and Term of Office for Certain State Officers

Section 21. The terms of the office of the Attorney General, the Insurance Commissioner, the Auditor of Accounts and the State Treasurer shall be four years. These officers shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the State at general elections, and be commissioned by the Governor.'

Section 2. The four-year term for the offices of Auditor of Accounts and State Treasurer shall be effective commencing with the elections to be held in the year 1982.", and

WHEREAS, the said proposed amendment was agreed to by two-thirds of all of the members elected to each House in the said 129th General Assembly.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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 I. The said proposed amendment is agreed to and adopted and shall forthwith become a part of the Constitution.

Approved June 26,1980.