CHAPTER 385

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 356

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT BEING CHAPTER 288, VOLUME 64, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF LAUREL," TO ALLOW THE MONITION METHOD TO BE USED AS AN ALTERNATE METHOD TO COLLECT DELINQUENT TAXES.

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 288, Volume 64, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by adding thereto a new subsection under Section 28, which relates to the collection of annual taxes, to be designated as Subsection (i) and to read as follows:

"(i) Furthermore, should the Town Manager alternatively elect, he or she is empowered to sell the lands and tenements of the delinquent taxpayer, or the lands and tenements of a delinquent taxpayer alienated subsequent to the levy of the tax by the direction of the Town Council using any of those procedures specified for the sale of lands for the collection of taxes on the part of the individuals charged with the responsibility for the collection of taxes for Sussex County, and all such procedures and methods available for the sale of lands, as aforesaid, including the redemption periods, as they are presently enacted and hereafter amended, are included herein and made a part hereof by reference thereto, including the method of sale by monition, as the same is set forth in 9 Del. C. §8721 et seq., and as the same may hereafter be amended from time to time, substituting the Town of Laurel for the Department of Finance of Sussex County and/or Sussex County."

Approved June 24, 1996