OF DELAWARE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS.
AN ACT In Relation to the Delaware Industrial School for Girls.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That Chapter 363, Volume 22, of the Laws of Delaware, be amended by striking out the word "who" in the fifth line of Section 1, and inserting in said amended fifth line of said Section 1, the "who" between the words "girl" and "under";
That said Chapter be further amended by striking out the words "three respectable persons", in the eleventh line of Section 2, and inserting in lieu thereof the words, "respectable person";
That said Chapter be further amended by striking out the period after the word "regulations" in the twenty-fourth,
thirty-eighth, fifty-sixth and sixty-second lines of said Section, and inserting in lieu thereof, a comma, and adding thereto, after the word "regulations" in each of said lines, the words "or until she reach the age of twenty-one years, whichever shall first occur";
Section 2. That Chapter 637, Volume 19, of the Laws of Delaware be further amended by adding thereto as follows; "Any girl committed to the custody of said corporation, unless committed by the Court of General Sessions of the State of Delaware, may by her parent, guardian or next friend, at any time within ninety days after the date of such commitment, upon giving security for costs, as hereinafter provided, appeal to the Resident Associate Judge of New Castle County, who shall rehear the case, and for that purpose shall cause said girl to be brought before him, and also the witnesses on behalf of the corporation and the said girl, and upon such rehearing, if it shall appear to the Judge that such girl was without sufficient cause committed to the custody of said corporation she shall be discharged, otherwise remanded to the custody of said corporation; or if she shall have been committed on conviction of a criminal offense, the said Judge, without remanding her to the custody of the said corporation may, in his discretion direct that the penalties prescribed by law penalties prescribed by law for such offense be in force, and such judgment shall be final.
Such appeal shall not be allowed unless such parent, guardian or next friend shall first give bond to the State of Delaware in such amount, and with such surety as shall be approved by such Judge, conditioned for the payment of the costs of such appeal and rehearing in case such girl shall not be discharged from the custody of said corporation".
Section 3. That Chapter 637, Volume 19, of the Laws or Delaware be further amended by adding thereto as
"That is shall be the duty of the Auditor of Accounts of the State of Delaware, to audit the accounts of the Treasurer of The Delaware Industrial School for Girls once every three months, and at such other times as he may deem desirable; and it shall be the duty of the Treasurer of said corporation to submit for his inspection all the books of account, vouchers and papers as will be necessary for said audits. And said Auditor of Accounts shall further certify to the Treasurer of the State of Delaware the result of such audit".
Section 4. That Chapter 637, Volume 19, of the Laws of Delaware be further amended by adding thereto as follows:
"That the Governor of the State of Delaware, the Treasurer of the State of Delaware, the Auditor of Accounts of the State of Delaware and the Judge of the Juvenile Court of the City of Wilmington be and they are hereby made ex-officio members of the Board of Managers of The Delaware Industrial School for Girls; and the Governor shall during the year A. D. 1913, appoint three suitable persons, one from each County of the State, to be managers of the said corporation; one to serve for one year, one to serve for two years, and one to serve for three years; and the Governor shall thereafter annually appoint a suitable person to be manager to succeed the manager whose term has expired, the person so to be appointed shall be from the same County as was the manager to be succeeded".
Approved April 1, A. D. 1913.