AN ACT defining the duties of Constables in certain cases.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met.
SECTION 1. That it is hereby declared to be the duty of all constables to enforce the provisions of all laws that have been or may hereafter be enacted, prohibiting live stock from running at large.
SECTION 2. That constables for every performance of their duty under the several laws enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, prohibiting live stock from running at large, shall be entitled to, and shall receive one half the fines created by said acts; and that the other half of said fines shall be for the use of the school district in which said duty was performed.
SECTION 3. That any constable who shall refuse to perform his duty as required by this act, shall, upon being tried before a justice of the peace residing in the hundred in which such offence is alleged to have been committed, and being found guilty of said offence, be fined by the said justice of the peace in a sum not less than one dollar nor more than five dollars.
SECTION 4. That all fines imposed by virtue of the provisions of section 3, of this act, shall be subject to and paid over to the order of the clerk of the school district in which said offence was committed, all legal charges and costs having first been paid out of the same.
Passed at Dover, February it, 1875.