CHAPTER 379

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 363

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE DELAWARE CONSTITUTION OF 1897, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MAKING THE CONSTITUTION GENDER NEUTRAL.

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 the Preamble of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "men" as found therein and replacing said word with the word "people".

Section 2. Amend Article I, §1 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended by striking the word "men", and replacing said word with the word "persons".

Section 3. Amend Article 1, §1, of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "man" as found therein and replacing said word with the word "person" and further by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her".

Section 4. Amend Article I, §5 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "men" as found therein and replacing said word with the word "persons".

Section 5. Amend Article I, §7 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "himself' as it appears three times therein and by replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "himself or herself', further by striking the word "his" as it appears four times therein and by replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "his or her", and by striking the word "him" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "him or her".

Section 6. Amend Article I, §7 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended by striking the word "he" as it appears twice therein and by replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "he or she".

Section 7. Amend Article I, §8 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "man's" as found therein and replacing said word with the word "person's" and further by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her".

Section 8. Amend Article I, §9 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "man" as found therein and replacing said word with the word "person", and further by deleting the word "him" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "him or her", and further by deleting the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her".

Section 9. Amend Article II, §3 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found twice therein and replacing such word in each instance with the phrase "his or her", and further by deleting the word "he" as found four times therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "he or she".

Section 10. Amend Article II, §7 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "he" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she".

Section 11. Amend Article II, §14 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "he" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she", and further by deleting the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase his or her".

Section 12. Amend Article II, §20 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "he" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or

Section 13. Amend Article II, §22 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her". and further by striking the word "him" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "him or her"

Section 14. Amend Article II, §24 of the Delaware Constitution of 107, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found twice therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase his or her", and further by striking the word "he" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she".

Section 15. Amend Article III, §3 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found twice therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "his or her".

Section 16. Amend Article III, §4 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "he" as found in paragraph I therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she", further by striking the word "him" as found in paragraph I therein and replacing said word with the phrase "him or her", and further by striking the word "his" as found twice in paragraph 2 therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "his or her."

Section 17. Amend Article III, §5 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found twice therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "his or her".

Section 18. Amend Article III, §6 of The Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her", and further by striking the word "he" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she".

Section 19. Amend Article III, §7 of The Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her", and further by striking the word "he" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she",

Section 20. Amend Article 111, §8 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "He" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "He or she".

Section 21, Amend Article III, §9 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "He" as found twice in paragraph 1 therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "He or she", further amend by striking "he" as found twice in paragraph I therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "he or she", and further by striking the word "He" as found in paragraph 2 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "He or she".

Section 22. Amend Article III, §10 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "He" as found twice therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "He or she", further by striking "him" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "him or her", and further by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing, said word with the phrase "his or her".

Section 23, Amend Article III, §I1 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found in paragraph I therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her", and further by striking the word "he" as found in paragraph 1 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she".

Section 24. Amend Article III, §13 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her"

Section 25, Amend Article III, § I5 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "He" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "He or she", and further by striking "he" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she"

Section 26. Amend Article III, §16 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended. by striking the word "He" as it is found twice therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "He or she", and further by striking "he" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase The or she".

Section 27. Amend Article III, §17 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended. by striking the word "He" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "He or she"

Section 28. Amend Article III, §18 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "he" as found five times in paragraph I therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "he or she", further by striking "his" as found in paragraph 1 therein and replacing said word with the phrase This or her", further by striking the word "him" as found in paragraph 1 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "him or her", and further by striking "him" as found four times in paragraph 3 therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "him or her."

Section 29. Amend Article III, §19 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking "he" as found twice in paragraph I therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she", and further by striking the word "his" as found twice in paragraph 2 therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "his or her".

Section 30. Amend Article III, §20 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking "his" as found five times in paragraph 1 therein, as found twice in paragraph 3 therein, as found twice in paragraph 4 therein, as found once in paragraph 5 therein, and as found five times in paragraph 6 therein, and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "his or her", further by striking the word "he" as found twice in paragraph 4 therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "he or she", and further by striking "he" as found in paragraph 6 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she".

Section 31. Amend Article IV, §2 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found paragraph I therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her".

Section 32. Amend Article IV, §3 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found twice in paragraph 1 therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "his or her", further by striking the word "him" as found in paragraph 5 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "him or her", and further by striking the word "he" as found twice in paragraph 5 therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "he or she".

Section 33. Amend Article IV, §5 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found in paragraph 1 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her".

Section 34, Amend Article IV, §12 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended. by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her". and further by striking the word "he" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she".

Section 35. Amend Article IV, §13 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found in paragraph (1) therein and as found twice in paragraph (2) therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "his or her".

Section 36. Amend Article IV, §14 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her".

Section 37. Amend Article IV, §22 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "he" as found twice therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "he or she," and further by striking the word "him" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "him or her".

Section 38 Amend Article IV, §23 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "he" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she" and further by striking the word "himself' and replacing said word with the phrase "himself or

Section 39. Amend Article IV, §24 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found twice therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "his or her", and further by striking the word "he" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she".

Section 40. Amend Article IV, §26 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "he" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she", and further by striking the word "He" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "Ile or she".

Section 41. Amend Article W, §27 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "Be" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "He or she", and further by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase his or her'.

Section 42. Amend Article IV, §32 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found in paragraph 1 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her", and further by striking the word "him" as found in paragraph 2 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "him or her".

Section 43. Amend Article IV, §34 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found in paragraph 5 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her", further by striking the word "him" as found in paragraph 5 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "him or her", and further by striking the word "He" as found in paragraph 5 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "He or she".

Section 44. Amend Article IV, §37 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found in paragraph 3 therein, paragraph 4 therein, paragraph 5 therein, paragraph 6 therein and paragraph 7 therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "his or her", further by striking the word "he" as found in paragraph 5 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she", and further by striking the word "him" as found in paragraph 5 and replacing said word with the phrase "him or her".

Section 45. Amend Article IV, §38 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with "his or her" and further by striking the word "he" as found four times therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "he or she".

Section 46. Amend Article V, §2 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "he' as it is found five times therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "he or she", and further by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her".

Section 47. Amend Article V, PA of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found twice therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "his or her", and further by striking the word "he" as found four times therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "he or she".

Section 48. Amend Article V, §2B of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her", and

Section 49. Amend Article V, §3 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found in paragraph 1 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her", and further by striking the word "he" as found in paragraph 1 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she".

Section 50. Amend Article V, §4 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found in paragraph 3 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her", and further by striking the word "he" as found in paragraph 3 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she".

Section 51. Amend Article V, §6 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "him" as found in paragraph 4 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "him or her".

Section 52. Amend Article V, §8 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "him" as found five times therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "him or her", further by striking the word "his" as found three times therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "his or her", and further by striking the word "he" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she".

Section 53. Amend Article VI, §1 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found in paragraph 2 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her".

Section 54. Amend Article VII, §1 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "He" as found in paragraph 2 therein and replacing said word with the phrase "He or she" and further by deleting the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her".

Section 55. Amend Article XV, §4 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as it is found twice therein and replacing said word in each instance with the phrase "his or her".

Section 56. Amend Article XVI, §2 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her".

Section 57. Amend the "Schedule" §1 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her".

Section 58. Amend the "Schedule" §11 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by striking the word "his" as found therein and replacing said word with the phrase "his or her" and further by striking the word "he" as found twice therein and replacing said word with the phrase "he or she".

Approved June 29, 1998