SENATE BILL NO. 203
AN ACT TO AMEND 57002, TITLE 9, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COUNTY GOVERNMENT.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend §7002(m), Title 9, Delaware Code, by deleting the second paragraph therein and substituting in lieu thereof the following:
An ordinance may be introduced by any member at any regular or special meeting of the county government. Upon introduction of any ordinance, the clerk of the county government shall distribute a copy to each elected official of the county governing body and to the county administrator; shall file a reasonable number of copies In the office of the clerk of the county government and such other public places as the county government may designate; shall in two (2) newspapers of general circulation in the county publish In bold type the ordinance or the title thereof together with a notice setting out the time and place for a public hearing thereon by the county government; and shall produce a sufficient number of copies thereof to meet reasonable demands therefor by interested citizens and others who may be affected by said ordinance. The public hearing shall follow the publication by at least fifteen (15) days; may be held separately or in connection with a regular or special county government meeting and may be adjourned from time to time and all persons interested will have a reasonable opportunity to be heard. The county government may make rules governing the holding of public hearings. After the public hearing the county government may adopt the ordinance with or without amendment or reject it, but if it is amended as to any matter of substance which is not embraced within the title of the ordinance, the county government may not adopt it until the ordinance or Its amended sections have been subjected to all of the procedures hereinbefore required in the case of a newly introduced ordinance. As soon as practicable after adoption of any ordinance, the Clerk of the county government shall number the ordinance and have it, or Its title, published again, together with a notice of its adoption."
Approved June 27, 1983.