HOUSE BILL NO. 74
AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 10 OF THE DELAWARE CONSTITUTION OF 1897, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO A RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
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 Article III, § 10 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by adding the following new sentence at the end of the existing paragraph:
“The Secretary of State shall become a bona fide resident of the State within six months after his or her appointment; provided, however, that upon good cause shown, the Governor may grant an additional extension of six months. After becoming a resident of the State, the Secretary shall continuously be a resident of the State as long as he or she retains office. Failure to obtain or retain such residency shall be an automatic resignation from office.”
Approved May 05,1999