AN ACT to amend Chapter 51 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware by providing for the appointment of Constables for the office of Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer of Sussex County.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That 1400, Sec. 4, of Chapter 51 of the Revised Code be amended by striking out paragraph numbered four enacted by Chapter 87, Volume 30, Laws of Delaware, and by substituting in lieu of said paragraph numbered four the following:
"(4) The Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer of Sussex County shall nominate, and the Levy Court shall appoint, at least one special constable in each of the representative districts in Sussex County, and as many more as he may deem necessary, for the office of Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer of Sussex County. The said constables first appointed hereunder shall hold office until the first Tuesday of March of the year 1922, and thereafter upon the nomination of said Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer, the Levy Court shall, on the first Tuesday of March in each year, appoint said special constables as nominated by said Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer. The duties of said constables shall consist in the service and return of writs of summons, attachment, garnishment and execution in respect of delinquent taxables and in the arrest and imprisonment of such delinquents, under the powers and duties of said Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer, and in the posting of notices and making sales of property, real and personal, as said Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer may direct. The said constables shall be entitled to charge the same fees, mileage, costs and charges as are now or hereafter may be provided by law for the County Constables, or for said Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer. The said constables shall have all the power and authority, under the limitations of this paragraph, and shall be subject to all the requirements and qualifications imposed or obligated by law upon constables in and for Sussex County, except that the bonds required of said special constables shall be in the sum of two hundred dollars, provided that nothing herein shall preclude any other constable of said County from the performance of any of the said duties when duly directed so to do. The Levy Court of said County shall enter in its minute book the list of persons appointed as such special constables and the date of their said appointments, and shall have prepared and shall keep in a safe place the bonds of said special constables."
Approved March 28, A. D. 1921.