COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS.
AN ACT to-Amend Chapter 115 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Delaware, being an Act concerning the Disposition of the Moneys recovered upon Bail Bonds and Recognizances taken for the Appearance of Persons In the Court of General Sessions of the State of Delaware, in and for New Castle County, or in the Court of Oyer and Terminer of the State of Delaware, in and for New Castle County, and concerning the Disposition of a portion of the moneys paid as fines by Persons Convicted of Crime In either of said Courts, by Extending the Provision thereof to Sussex County.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That Chapter 115 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Delaware be and the same hereby is amended by striking out of said Chapter 115 all of Section 5 (Code Section 3802) and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
"3802. Sec. 5. BAIL BONDS AND RECOGNIZANCES IN NEW CASTLE AND SUSSEX COUNTIES; JUDGES' LIBRARY; PROCEEDS OF BAIL BONDS AND ONE HALF OF FINES IN CRIMINAL CASES IN NEW CASTLE AND SUSSEX COUNTIES, DEVOTED TO; FUNDS SO CREATED; PROTHONOTARIES; CUSTODIANS; BY WHOM EXPENDED; SUPERVISION OF LIBRARIES :All moneys recovered upon forfeited bail bonds and recognizances taken for appearance in the Court of General Sessions of the State of Delaware, in and for New Castle and Sussex Counties and in the Court of Oyer and Terminer of the State of Delaware, in and for New Castle and Sussex Counties, and fifty per cent of all moneys paid as fines by persons sentenced for crime in either of said Courts, shall be set apart and kept in a fund which shall be used from time to time to acquire, maintain and care for law libraries for the use of the Judges of the Courts in New Castle and Sussex Counties respectively.
The Prothonotary of New Castle County and the Prothonotary of Sussex County shall be the custodians of said funds in their respective counties; and every officer of this State, or of New Castle and Sussex Counties, respectively, to whom shall be paid any moneys by this Section made a part of either of said funds, shall pay the same, when and as received, to said respective Prothonotaries of New Castle and Sussex Counties as said custodians.
Said Prothonotaries shall keep such funds subject to the order and control of the Chancellor, Chief Justice and Associate Judges of the State of Delaware, who shall use and expend such funds from time to time for the acquisition and maintenance of the law libraries provided for in this Section.
Said Judges shall have entire control and supervision over said law libraries, with full power to purchase books and to do any and all acts necessary or desirable for the acquisition, maintenance and care of said law libraries, and may use said funds for such purpose.
Said funds shall be expended by the respective Prothonotaries, for the purpose aforesaid, upon the written order or orders of any two of said Judges, and such order or orders shall be his sufficient warrant in this belief."
Approved March 2, A. D. 1915.