SENATE BILL NO. 5
AN ACT CONCURRING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV, SECTION 29 OF THE DELAWARE CONSTITUTION OF 1897, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TERM OF OFFICE OF JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.
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. Delete Article IV, Section 29 of the Delaware Constitution of 1897, as amended, by deleting the section in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
"Section 29. There shall be appointed, as hereinafter provided, such number of persons to the Office of the Justice of the Peace as directed by law, who shall be commissioned as follows:
(a) Upon first appointment and confirmation, a Justice of the Peace shall be commissioned for four (4) years:
(b) Upon second or third appointment and confirmation, a Justice of the Peace shall be commissioned for six (6) years:
(c) Upon fourth or subsequent appointments and confirmation, a Justice of the Peace shall be commissioned for eight (8) years."
Approved March 26, 2013