CHAPTER 289

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 547

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING :TO MARRIAGE LICENSES.

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

Section 1. Amend § 107, Chapter 1, Title 13, Delaware Code, by adding a new subsection to read as follows:

"(d) The Clerk of the Peace in each county for good cause being shown may:

(1) shorten the time periods specified in subsection (a) of this section; or

(2) lengthen the time period specified in subsection (c) of this section not to exceed 180 days."

Section 2. Amend § 106, Chapter 1, Title 13, Delaware Code, by inserting the following after the first sentence:

"The Clerk of the Peace in each county for good cause being shown may:

(1) Allow by written permit within his or her respective county, any duly sworn member of another state's Judiciary, to solemnize marriages in the State of Delaware between persons who may lawfully enter into the matrimonial relation.

(2) Allow by written permit within his or her respective county, the Clerk of the Peace from another county within the State of Delaware to solemnize marriages in the State of Delaware between persons who may lawfully enter into the matrimonial relation."

Approved June 16, 1998