OF CERTAIN PUBLIC OFFICERS
AN ACT in relation to the Payment of Fees for Commissions by Persons appointed to Office, appointments to which office for full terms, are required to be confirmed by the Senate.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
SECTION 1. That whenever the Governor shall commission to office, such officers as he is or may be authorized by the Constitution or by law to commission, any person whose appointment is required to be confirmed by a majority of all the members elected to the Senate, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to collect from every such person appointed as herein stated, as fee for the commission which he shall receive, proportionate part of the fee which he is by law required to demand and receive for the full term to which the appointment to said office is limited, in the ratio of the time which from the date of the appointment to the last day of the next session of the Senate, will bear to the full term to which said appointment is limited.
SECTION 2. That appointments heretofore made to offices prescribed in the preceding section and in which full payment for commissions therefor have been made to the Secretary of State and which he has accounted for the amount to the State Treasurer, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State and he is hereby directed to allow to all such persons, who are re-commissioned upon confirmation by the Senate, the proportionate part of the fee which he collected for the full term in payment of the fee for the commission for the commission when confirmed by the Senate, in the ratio of the time which a full term bears to the time intervening between the date of his first commission and the date of the commission issued upon confirmation by the Senate.
SENATE 3. That all laws or parts of laws consistent with the provisions of or contrary to, this act be and the same are hereby repealed.
Approved, March 17, A. D. 1898.