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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 753

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, SUBCHAPTER 111, SUBPART 1, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE TO MAKE IT A CRIME TO FRAUDULENTLY RECEIVE PUBLIC LANDS.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 5, Subchapter III, Subpart 1, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by adding a new section 912 to read as follows:

"§912. Fraudulent receipt of public lands

A person is guilty of fraudulent receipt of public) lands when he records any deed or other written instrument purporting to transfer to him an Interest in land any part of which is public lands of this State, when such person at the time of recording knows that the transferor had not legal or equitable interest in the land described in said instrument. Fraudulent receipt of public lands is a class E felony."

Approved July 21, 1982.