CHAPTER 55

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 71

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 51, TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE BY ADDING A NEW SECTION RELATING TO THE USE OF STATE MAIL SERVICES AND STATE PAID FOR POSTAGE CHARGES BY STATE EMPLOYEES AND OTHERS.

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 Chapter 51, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding a new Section 5118 to read as follows:

"Section 5118. Unauthorized Use of State Mail Services and/or of State Paid For Postage

(a) Any person who uses State mail services and/or State paid for postage for his own personal use or for the benefit or use of any person, committee, organization, or association not entitled thereto, is guilty of a class C misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than $300 per each occurrence.

(b)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection all envelopes, wrappers,

labels, or cards used to transmit State paid for mail shall bear in a conspicuous manner the words, 'OFFICIAL BUSINESS, PENALTY FOR PRIVATE USE $300' and an endorsement above the warning showing the name of the agency, authority, board, bureau, commission, or office from which, or officer from whom, it is transmitted.

(2) The Executive Office of the Governor (DDB 10-01-01) may exempt themselves from the requirements of subsection (b),(1).

(c) Each House of the General Assembly shall prescribe for their respective Houses such rules and regulations which shall govern the use of State mail services and State paid for postage and they shall take such other action as they consider necessary and proper for the Members and Members-elect to conform to the provisions of their respective rules."

Section 2. This Act becomes effective 180 days after its enactment.

Approved June 29, 1987.