CHAPTER 224

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 217

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NOS. 2 AND 3

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 22 OF THE DELAWARE CODE REGARDING RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS OF MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES.

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 Title 22 of the Delaware Code by deleting the current section 841 and replacing it with a new subsection to read as follows:

"§841. Residency Requirements.

Notwithstanding any charter provision, ordinance or other provision to the contrary, no municipal corporation with a population exceeding 50,000 shall require that, as a condition of continued employment, an employee who is employed as of the effective date of this Act, with at least 12 years of service for the municipality be, become or remain a resident of the municipality during their employment. Notwithstanding any charter provision, ordinance or other provision to the contrary, no municipal corporation with a population exceeding 50,000 shall require that, as a condition of continued employment, an employee who is hired after the effective date of this Act with 15 years of service for the municipality be; become or remain a resident of the municipality during their employment."

Approved January 28, 1998