CHAPTER 440

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 399

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT BEING CHAPTER 196, VOLUME 22, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSIONERS OF LEWES TO APPOINT A BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR THE TOWN OF LEWES, WHICH SHALL ESTABLISH, CONTROL AND REGULATE AN ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT, WATER WORKS AND A SEWER SYSTEM FOR SAID TOWN; PRESCRIBING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF SAID BOARD AND PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF THEIR SUCCESSORS" TO CHANGE THE DATE FOR FILING NOTICE OF CANDIDACY FOR OFFICE OF MEMBER OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TO REQUIRE UNITED STATES AND DELAWARE CITIZENSHIP TO VOTE.

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. Section 1, Chapter 196, Volume 22, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by Section 1, Chapter 170, Volume 36, Laws of Delaware, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out the following sentence:

"No person shall be voted upon as a candidate for the office of a member of the Board of Public Works unless at least one week before the date set for said election he, or some freeholder for him, shall have filed with the Secretary of the Town Commissioners of Lewes, a letter or certificate endorsed by at least five substantial freeholders, setting forth his intentions to become a candidate for said office for the term relating to the same."

And substituting in lieu thereof the following sentence:

"No person shall be voted upon as a candidate for the office of a member of the Board of Public Works unless at least by the first Friday in February, he, or some freeholder for him, shall have filed with the City Manager of Lewes, a letter or certificate endorsed by at least five substantial freeholders, setting forth his intentions to become a candidate for said office for the term relating to the same."

Section 2. Section 1, Chapter 196, Volume 22, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 218, Volume 51, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Section 5, Chapter 281, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Section 5, Chapter 126, Volume 60, be and the same is hereby further amended by adding the words "and who shall be a citizen of the United States" after the phrase " ... who shall have attained the age of eighteen (18) years on the date of said Annual Election for members of the Board of Public Works".

Approved July 3, 1996