CHAPTER 568

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 667

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO NEW CASTLE COUNTY GOVERNMENT TERMS OF OFFICE,

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend § 1141, Chapter II, Title 9, Delaware Code by striking in its entirety the last sentence of said section and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"an elected official shall take office on the first Tuesday in November following their election."

Section 2. Amend § 1165(e), Chapter I I, Title 9, Delaware Code by striking the word "January" as it appears therein and substituting in lieu thereof the word "November".

Section 3. Amend Chapter II, Title 9, Delaware Code by adding a new section to read as follows:

"§ 1169. Initial Council Meeting.

Except in the case of an emergency declared by the Governor, the County governing body shall not meet between the general election day and the following Tuesday when the newly elected officials shall take office."

Section 4. This Act shall be effective for all terms of office that would terminate after the 1996 general election.

Section 5. Any official whose term of office commenced prior to the 1996 general election shall receive all pay and other benefits they would have been entitled to but for the shortening of their term of office by this Act.

Approved July 25, 1996