OF THE POOR.
AN ACT to amend Section 14, Chapter 48 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware as published in 1893, in relation to the liability of relations of poor persons for the support of such poor persons.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That Section 14 of Chapter 48 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware as published in 1893, be hereby amended by striking out all of said Section 14 and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
"Section 14. When any poor person shall be unable to support himself or herself, the parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren of such poor person shall be liable for his or her support in the order as named; if the relation prior in order shall not be able, the next in order shall be liable, and several relations of the same order shall, if able, contribute equally. In case of neglect to provide such support, the Superior Court shall have power, upon the complaint of any poor person, or of any trustee of the poor of the proper County, or of any person interested, to order such relation or relations to pay a reasonable monthly sum for the support of such poor person, payable as the Court shall direct, either to such poor person, or to the Trustees of the Poor of the County, or to any firm or corporation having the care and support of such poor person; and the Court may require in its discretion bond to be given by the person or persons upon whom such order is made, with sufficient surety, for the payment of such sum according to such order, and may also enforce compliance with such order by imprisonment.