SENATE BILL NO. 3
AN ACT CONCURRING IN A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV, §11 OF THE DELAWARE CONSTITUTION OF 1897, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTIFICATION OF QUESTIONS OF LAW TO THE SUPREME COURT.
WHEREAS, an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Delaware was proposed in the 136th General Assembly, being Chapter 375, Volume 6B, Laws of Delaware, as follows:
"AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV, §11 OF THE DELAWARE CONSTITUTION OF 1897, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CERTIFICATION OF QUESTIONS OF LAW TO THE SUPREME COURT.
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 Article IV, §11 paragraph (9) of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking said paragraph (9) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new paragraph (9) to read as follows:
'(9) To hear and determine questions of law certified to it by other Delaware courts, the Supreme Court of the United States, a Court of Appeals of the United States, a United States District Court, or the highest appellate court of any other state, where it appears to the Supreme Court that there are important and urgent reasons for an immediate determination of such questions by it. The Supreme Court may, by rules, define generally the conditions under which questions may be certified to it and prescribe methods of certification.'"
WHEREAS, the said proposed amendment was adopted by two-thirds of all members elected to each House of the 136th General Assembly:
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.
Effective January 28, 1993.