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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 45

AN ACT CONCURRING IN A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV, SECTION 29 OF THE DELAWARE CONSTITUTION OF 1897, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TERM OF OFFICE OF JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.

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, Section 29 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by deleting the Section 29 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof:

Section 29. There shall be appointed, as hereinafter provided, such number of persons to the Office of the Justice of the Peace as directed by law, who shall be commissioned as follows:

(a) upon first appointment and confirmation, a Justice of the Peace shall be commissioned for four (4) years:

(b) upon second and subsequent appointments and confirmation, a Justice of the Peace shall be commissioned for six (6) years."

WHEREAS, the said proposed amendment was adopted by two-thirds of all members elected to each House of the 138th General Assembly.

NOW THEREFORE:

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. 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 June 3, 1997