CHAPTER 415

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 537

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2 AND

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ZONING CHANGES.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 26, Title 9 of the Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

Ҥ2615. Notice to property owners of zoning changes.

With respect to any proposed zoning change, unless the owner applies for the change or consents to the change, the county government shall notify the owner of the property and all adjacent property owners to the extent and in the manner the County by ordinance so provides as of June 28, 2000 mailed at least 7 days prior to the initial hearing upon such zoning change.”

Section 2. Amend Chapter 49, Title 9 of the Delaware Code, by adding a new section to read as follows:

Ҥ4926. Notice to property owners of zoning changes.

With respect to any proposed zoning change, unless the owner applies for the change or consents to the change, the county government shall notify the owner of the property and all adjacent property owners to the extent and in the manner the County by ordinance so provides as of June 28, 2000 mailed at least 7 days prior to the initial hearing upon such zoning change.”

Section 3. Amend Chapter 69, Title 9, of the Delaware Code by adding a new section to read as follows:

Ҥ6926. Notice to property owners of zoning changes.

With respect to any proposed zoning change, unless the owner applies for the change or consents to the change, the county government shall notify the owner of the property and all property owners to the extent and in the manner the County by ordinance so provides as of June 28, 2000 mailed at least 7 days prior to the initial hearing upon such zoning change.”

Section 4. This Act shall become effective for zoning changes initiated after enactment of this act.

Approved July 13, 2000