GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING COURTS.
AN ACT to amend Chapter 108 of the Revised Code of Delaware by increasing the contingent fund of the official Court stenographer.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (three-fourths of each branch thereof concurring therein):
That Chapter 108 of the Revised Code of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended, by the repeal of the third paragraph of 3694. Section 12, and the insertion in lieu thereof of another third paragraph, which shall be styled 3694. Section 12, as follows:
3694. Sec. 12. He shall make and file in the Supreme Court, within sixty days after completion of trial or hearing, complete typewritten transcripts of the proceedings below in all cases appealed to the Supreme Court from the Courts mentioned in this section, and shall receive therefor such sum as may be approved by the Court, not exceeding ten cents per folio of one hundred words ; said latter sum to be approved by the Chief Justice or presiding judge, and paid by the State Treasurer. When two of any of the lower courts mentioned in this Section shall be in session at the same time, or whenever the Court Stenographer shall in the opinion of any of said Courts, require assistance in the typewriting or stenographic work necessary to be done in connection with the business of said Courts, the Court Stenographers may designate, with the approval of the Court, one or more suitable and competent typewriters or Stenographers, or both, who shall be sworn as other Court officers are sworn, and whose acts shall have the same force and effect as if done by the official Court Stenographer. The said typewriters or stenographers so designated shall receive for their work such compensation as the Court shall consider proper, provided that it shall not exceed the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars for any one year, which sum shall cover also the supplies that may be necessary to be used in connection with the typewriting and stenographic work done by said Courts. All payments from this appropriation to be made by the State Treasurer upon the presentation of a bill bearing on its face the approval in writing of some one of the Judges of said Courts.
Approved April 2, A. D. 1917.