AN ACT to Amend Chapter 156 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware, by repealing 4867, Sec. 20, and substituting in lieu thereof a new Section, in reference to Fees of Witnesses.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That Chapter 156 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be and it is hereby amended by repealing 4867, Sec. 20, thereof, and by substituting in lieu thereof the following section to be styled "4867. Sec. 20 :"
4867. Sec. 20. Witnesses:
For attendance in any court, or before referees under a rule of court, or before a justice in case of forcible entry, or landlord vs. tenant, or before the Levy Court, or before a Commissioner, Register in Chancery, or Prothonotary, executing a commission, or rule, for taking depositions, or before either House of the General Assembly, or a committee appointed by either House, each day two dollars, and three cents per mile going and returning.
Attendance before a Justice of the Peace, or before two Justices, in all cases except as before provided for fifty cents, and two cents per mile going and returning.
Attendance at Coroner's inquest in New Castle County fifty cents, and three cents per mile going and returning.
A person who has been committed in default of a recognizance to appear as a witness in a criminal case, shall for the time he is detained, receive such compensation as the Court shall allow.
The County Treasurer shall, upon the production of a certificate of attendance under the hand of the Clerk of the Peace, or Clerk of the Court of Oyer and Terminer, pay the fees of witnesses on behalf of the State, or on behalf of a person tried and acquitted upon a criminal charge, in the Court of General Sessions, or Court of Oyer and Terminer of his County.