CHAPTER 211

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 399

AN ACT CONCURRING IN A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 22, OF THE 1897 CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE RELATING TO THE TERM OF THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF.

WHEREAS, an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Delaware was proposed in the 130th General Assembly being Chapter 271, Volume 62, Laws of Delaware as follows:

"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 III 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.'"

WHEREAS, the said proposed amendment was agreed to by two-thirds of all the Members elected to each House in the said 130th 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 1. The said proposed amendment is hereby adopted and shall forthwith become a part of the Constitution of the State of Delaware.

Effective March 25, 1982.