CHAPTER 198

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 167

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TI NUMBER AND TERM OF OFFICE OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY COUNC MEMBERS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE 1 DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §1141(a) Title 9 of the Delaware Code by striking the numerals "1998" inserting in lieu thereof the numerals "2002".

Section 4. Amend §1141(d), Title 9, Delaware Code by striking the paragraph in entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new sentence which shall read as follows:

"Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for the 2002 general election, the County Council shall reapportion the County into thirteen councilmanic districts in a manner specified by Section 1165 of this title using the 2000 United States Decennial Census. This reapportionment shall be completed on or before January 1, 2002."

Section 5. Amend §114I(e), Title 9, Delaware Code by striking the numerals "1998" L. inserting in lieu thereof the numerals "2002".

Section 6. Amend §1141(1), Title 9, Delaware Code by striking the numerals "2000" a inserting in lieu thereof the numerals "2004".

Section 7. Amend §1141(g), Title 9, Delaware Code by striking the numerals "2002" 2 inserting in lieu thereof the numerals "2006".

Section 8. Amend §1156(d), Title 9 of the Delaware Code by striking the words thirteenths of all the members of the county government" and substituting in lieu thereof words "five sevenths of all of the members of the county government in office prior to the fi Tuesday following the 2002 general election and ten thirteenths of all of the members of • county government thereafter,".

Section 9. Amend §1157, Title 9 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "t thirteenths of the members" and substituting in lieu thereof the words "five sevenths of all of • members of the county government in office prior to the first Tuesday following the 2C general election and ten thirteenths of all the members of the county government thereafter,".

Section 10. Amend §1166(b), Title 9, Delaware Code by inserting at the beginning of first sentence "Commencing January 1, 2002,".

Section 11. Amend §1141(c), Title 9 of the Delaware Code by striking the number "1998" as found therein and replacing said numerals with the numerals "2002".

Section 12. Amend §I141(b), Title 9 of the Delaware Code by adding the following al the phrase "following the 1998 general election.":

"Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, except for the president of county council, the terms of officials of the county governing body elected in the 1998 gene election and any special election held after the 1998 general election but prior to the 2C general election shall terminate on the first Tuesday in November following the 2C general election."

Approved July 16, 1997