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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 158

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT BEING CHAPTER 3, VOLUME 68 OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF ELSMERE" RELATING TO MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS OF THE MAYOR.

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 III, Section 301, Chapter 3, Volume 68, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by striking the second paragraph thereof and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"The next regular municipal election of Mayor and Council after 1997 shall be held on the last Saturday in April of 1999, and regular municipal elections of Mayor and Council shall be held on the last Saturday in April every two years thereafter."

Section 2. Amend Article III, Section 301.1, Chapter 3, Volume 68, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by striking the first paragraph thereof and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"The Mayor shall have been a resident of the Town for three years, and not less than 30 years of age at the time of his election. He or she shall be elected at large for a term of two years or until his or her successor shall be duly elected and qualified, but the present Mayor shall serve until the qualification of his or her successor after the election of April, 1999. Before entering the duties of his office, the Mayor shall be sworn or affirmed by a Justice of the Peace, or by a notary public, to perform the duties thereof honestly, faithfully, and diligently."

Approved June 30, 1997