CHAPTER 292

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 489

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 77, TITLE 3 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STRAY LIVESTOCK.

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 §7701, Chapter 77, Title 3 of the Delaware Code by striking the section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"§7701. Permitting livestock to run at large: penalty

Any person permitting livestock to run at large on the public highways or unenclosed lands within this State shall be tried before a Justice of the Peace or the Court of Common Pleas for the county in which the offense occurred and if found guilty than be fined not less than $25 nor more than $200."

Section 2. Amend §7702, Chapter 77, Title 3 of the Delaware Code by striking the second sentence of the said section starting with the words "Such person may demand...." and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"Such person may demand and receive the sum of $5 for every animal so taken up and $1 per head for every day the animal is kept and may retain the same until all charges are paid."

Approved June 30, 1984.