SENATE BILL NO. 226
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CAMDEN TOWN CHARTER RELATING TO ELECTED OFFICIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TO THE POLICE FORCE.
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 Section 5 of Chapter 139, Volume 76 of the Laws of Delaware by deleting it in its entirety and by inserting in lieu thereof the following:
“Section 5. Qualifications for Mayor and Council.
a. The qualifications for the Mayor and Council at the time of his/her election shall be as follows:
1. A bona fide resident of the United States and the State of Delaware and a resident for at least one (1) year next preceding the Annual Municipal Election; and
2. At least twenty-one (21) years of age and not convicted of a felony; and
3. Be non-delinquent in his/her uncontested Town taxes.
b. Each of the qualifications for the Mayor and Council shall be continuing qualifications to hold office and the failure of any of the Mayor and Council to have any of the qualifications required by this Section during his/her term of office shall create a vacancy in the office.
c. The Mayor and Council, by majority vote of its disinterested members, shall be the sole and final judge of the qualifications of its members, and shall interpret and apply the standards set forth in this Chapter.”.
Section 2. Amend Section 13 of Chapter 139, Volume 76 of the Laws of Delaware by deleting “(a), (b), or (c) of Section 5” as it appears therein and by inserting in lieu thereof “Section 5a.”.
Section 3. Amend Section 18a. of Chapter 139, Volume 76 of the Laws of Delaware by deleting “and the members of the police force” as it appears in the last sentence thereof.
Approved July 16, 2008