CHAPTER 18

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 141

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 197, VOLUME 54 OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CITY OF REHOBOTH BEACH.

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 Subsection (d), Section 7, Chapter 197, Volume 54 of the Laws of Delaware, as amended, by striking the sentence "At such annual election, every person, male or female, who shall have attained the age of Eighteen (18) years and who shall be freeholder or leaseholder, as defined in this Chapter, in The City of Rehoboth Beach for a period of Six (6) months immediately preceding the date of such Annual Municipal Election, whether or not a resident of the State of Delaware or of The City of Rehoboth Beach shall have One (1) vote, provided such person is registered on the “Books of Registered Voters” of The City of Rehoboth Beach as set forth herein." as said sentence appears therein and substituting in lieu thereof the sentence "At such annual election, every natural person, male or female, who shall have attained the age of Eighteen (18) years and who shall be freeholder or leaseholder, as defined in this Chapter, in The City of Rehoboth Beach for a period of Six (6) months immediately preceding the date of such Annual Municipal Election, whether or not a resident of the State of Delaware or of The City of Rehoboth Beach shall have One (1) vote, provided such person is registered on the “Books of Registered Voters” of The City of Rehoboth Beach as set forth herein."

Section 2. Amend Subsection (d), Section 7, Chapter 197, Volume 54 of the Laws of Delaware, as amended, by striking the word "registerer" as said word appears throughout therein and substituting in lieu thereof the word "registrant".

Section 3. Amend Subsection (d), Section 7, Chapter 197, Volume 54 of the Laws of Delaware, as amended, by striking the sentence "As used in this Chapter “Freeholder” means an individual holding fee simple title to an undivided interest in real property in the City or who holds title to real property in the City as a tenant by the entirety." as said sentence appears therein and substituting in lieu thereof the sentence "As used in this Chapter “Freeholder” means a natural person who holds title of record to a fee simple estate or life estate in and to an undivided interest in real property in the City or who holds title of record to real property in the City as a tenant by the entirety or who is both grantor/settler and trustee of a valid revocable trust to which real property located within the City has been conveyed, provided that a copy of the trust document identifying a grantor/settler and trustee is on file with the City."

Section 4. If any provision of this Act shall be deemed or held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, then such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision of this Act which may be given effect without such invalid or unenforceable provision, and to this end, the provisions of this Act are hereby declared to be severable.

Approved May 10, 2007