HOUSE BILL NO. 107
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE WILMINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :
Section 1. Amend §4304, Title 31 of the Delaware Code by striking §4304 in its entirety and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:
“§4304. Wilmington Housing Authority.
The Wilmington Housing Authority shall consist of 9 commissioners, 7 of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Wilmington, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the Governor, and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the County Executive of New Castle County. Each commissioner shall serve for a term of 3 years unless replaced before 3 years by an interim commissioner. No more than 5 commissioners or interim commissioners shall be of the same political party.
Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, a Wilmington Housing Authority commissioner or interim commissioner shall serve at the pleasure of the person who appointed him or her, and may be removed, with or without cause, by the appointing person. In the event of death, disability, resignation, or removal of a commissioner or interim commissioner before the expiration of his or her term, the appointing person may appoint an interim commissioner to complete the term.”.
Section 2. This bill shall apply retroactively.
Section 3. If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the Act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to that end the provisions of this Act are declared to be severable.”
Approved March 18,1999