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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 282

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 215, VOLUME 64, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, BEING AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT TO RE-INCORPORATE THE CITY OF HARRINGTON," RELATING TO CHARTER CHANGES FOR THE CITY OF HARRINGTON.

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 12, Chapter 215, Volume 64, Laws of Delaware by striking

Section 12 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new section 12 to read as follows:

"Section 12. Committees

The Mayor Is hereby vested with the authority to appoint such standing or ad hoc committees as deemed advisable. The Council may adopt ordinances prescribing the number thereof, the manner of appointment, term of members, duties and such other matters as may be deemed necessary."

Section 2. Amend Section 18, Chapter 215, Volume 64, Laws of Delaware by striking the words have practiced in the State of Delaware for at least three (3) years:" as they appear therein and by substituting In lieu thereof the words "be admitted to practice in the State of Delaware."

Section 3. Amend Section 22, Chapter 215, Volume 64, Laws of Delaware by striking

sentence two of subsection (A) of Section 22 and substituting In lieu thereof the following two sentences:

He need not, when appointed, be a resident of The City or State, but must become a resident of the State within three (3) months of appointment. During his term of office he may live outside The City limits with the approval of Council."

Section 4. Amend Section 23, Chapter 215, Volume 64, Laws of Delaware as amended by

Chapter 20, Volume 65, Laws of Delaware as amended by Chapter 418, Volume 65, Laws of Delaware by striking Section 23 In Its entirety and substituting In lieu thereof the following new section 23 to read as follows:

"Section 23. Police

The Council shall, from time to time, make rules and regulations as may be necessary for the organization, government and control of the Police Force. They shall preserve peace and order, and shall compel obedience with The City limits to the ordinances of The City and the Laws of the State of Delaware. They shall have such other duties as the Council shall from time to time prescrite. The members of the Police Force shall be seject to the direction of the Mayor acting in behalf of the Council. Each member of the Police Force shall be vested, within the City limits and within one mile outside of said limits with all the powers and authority of any Constable of Kent County and In the case of a pursuit of an offender their power and authority shall be without territorial limitations."

Approved April 18, 1988.