CHAPTER 235

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 409

AN ACT CONCURRING IN A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE RELATING TO THE TERM OF OFFICE OF SHERIFF FOR KENT AND SUSSEX COUNTIES.

WHEREAS, an Amendment to the Constitution of the State of Delaware was proposed in the 132nd General Assembly, being Chapter 178, Volume 64, Laws of Delaware, as follows:

"AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, RELATING TO THE TERM OF OFFICE OF SHERIFF FOR KENT AND SUSSEX COUNTIES.

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 Section 22 of Article III of the Constitution of the State of Delaware by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new Section 22 to read as follows:

'Section 22. The terms of office of Prothonotaries, Clerks of the Peace. Registers of Wills, Recorders, Registers in Chancery, Clerks of the Orphans' Court and Sheriff shall be four years. These officers shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the respective counties at general elections, and be commissioned by the Governor."'

WHEREAS, the said proposed amendment was adopted by two-thirds of all members elected to each House of the 132nd General Assembly.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each Howe thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. The said proposed amendment is hereby concurred In and adopted, and shall forthwith become a part of the Constitution of the State of Delaware.

Approved January 30, 1986.