CHAPTER 122

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 231

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 25, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EXTRADITION AND DETAINERS.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 25, Title 11 of the Delaware Code, by striking Section 2524 in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof a new Section 2524 which shall read as follows:

"§2524. Costs and Expenses

(a) The actual expenses of agents appointed by the Governor to serve requisition papers may be paid Indirectly, by having the agent pay his or her own expenses and then later seek reimbursement by submitting receipts to the State Treasurer; or they may be paid directly, by having the agent pay for his or her expenses with a credit card registered In the name of the Department of Justice.

(1) When the indirect method is chosen, the agent shall be reiumbursed only for reasonable, authorized, extradition - related expenses. Further, the State Treasurer shall reimburse the agent only for receipts that have been approved by the Attorney General or one of his deputies.

(2) Similarly, when the direct method Is chosen, the credit card may be used only for reasonable, authorized, extradition - related expenses; the agent shall be personally liable for any unauthorized excesses or abuses of the credit card.

(b) Upon the conviction of one returned to this State by requisition proceedings, the cost of requisition shall be assessed and paid the same as other costs of the case. Any requisition costs so paid shell forthwith be delivered to the State Treasurer, who shall credit such payment to the requisition fund and send notice of the fact and amount to the Attorney General."

Approved July 11, 1983.