HOUSE BILL NO. 53
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 158, VOLUME 36, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF THE TOWN OF DOVER' TO THE CITY OF DOVER' AND ESTABLISHING A CHARTER THEREFOR" RELATING TO REPLACEMENT OF THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT.
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 9, Chapter 158, Volume 36, Laws of delaware, as amended by Chapter 147, Volume 61, Laws of Delaware, by adding a new paragraph after the third paragraph thereof to read as follows:
"In the event of absence of the Council President, then the senior member of Council, in terms of length of service as a Councilman, shall assume the duties of the Council President, and shall be designated Council President Acting. In the event that two or more members of Council have the same seniority in terms of length of service as a Councilman, then the members of Council shall vote and elect one of those as Council President Acting. Council President Acting shall fulfill all of the duties and responsibilities of Council President during his period of unavailability or absence."
Approved March 28, 1991.