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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 130

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER 1, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 10, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE SUPERIOR COURT.

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

Section 1. Amend 509, Subchapter 1, Chapter 5, Title 10, Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new section 509 to read as follows:

"§509. Additional Associate Judges

There shall be eight Associate Judges in addition to the President Judge and the four Associate Judges specifically required by the provisions of Article IV, §2 of the Constitution."

Section 2. Amend subchapter I, Chapter 5, Title 10, Delaware Code, by adding a new Section 510 to read as follows:

"§510. Consideration of Consolidation

In order to address the long-- range needs of the Superior Court, a Committee shall be designated by the Supreme Court to consider the consolidation of the Court of Common Pleas, the Municipal Court for the City of Wilmington, and Family Court with the Superior Court."

Section 3. The provisions of this Act shall become effective July 1, 1985, and the Committee so designated pursuant to Section 2 of this Act shall report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly within one year of the effective date.

Approved June 30, 1985.