CHAPTER 279

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 456

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 288, VOLUME 64 LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE AS AMENDED, THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF LAUREL, AS AMENDED, WITH REGARD TO WHEN A VACANCY IS CREATED IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR OR A MEMBER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):

Amend Section 13 of Chapter 288, Volume 64, Laws of the State of Delaware, the Charter of The Town of Laurel, as amended, by deleting current Section 13 in its entirety and by substituting a new Section 13 to read as follows:

“ VACANCIES

Section 13. In the case of a vacancy created in the office of Mayor, or a member of Council, by death, resignation, loss of residence, conviction of a violation the Standards of Conduct of The Town of Laurel for officials and employees (Chapter 12 of the Town Code), but only upon the passage, following such conviction, of a resolution declaring such vacancy by a majority of the members of the Town Council, not including the member of the Town Council who has been convicted of a violation of the aforesaid Standards of Conduct, or otherwise, the Town Council may fill such a vacancy, and the person so appointed shall serve for the unexpired term or until his or her successor shall be elected and qualified.”

Approved April 11, 2000