TITLE 1

General Provisions

CHAPTER 2. CONTINUOUS CODE REVISION

Subchapter II. Preparation of Supplements and Code


(a) At the close of each regular, annual session of the General Assembly, the Revisors shall prepare or cause to be prepared supplements to the Delaware Code and all other general and permanent laws which have become law since the publication of the last supplements, noting the sections that have been repealed, generally updating the Code and including, in the discretion of the Revisors, updated annotations of court decisions. The supplements are to be completed and delivered to the State not later than 6 months after the close of such legislative session.

(b) From time to time, after consultation with the Legislative Council, the Revisors shall prepare or cause to be prepared a revised, recompiled, or revised and recompiled Delaware Code, or replacement or supplemental volume or volumes thereof, which may, in the discretion of the Revisors, include updated annotations of court decisions.

(c) The Revisors may make and enter into all contracts and agreements, and execute, acknowledge and deliver all instruments and assurances, necessary or incidental to the performance of their duties and the execution of their duties and powers under this chapter.

(d) The Revisors may sue and be sued in their own name.

1 Del. C. 1953, § 210; 49 Del. Laws, c. 347; 58 Del. Laws, c. 253, § 3; 58 Del. Laws, c. 581, § 2; 60 Del. Laws, c. 295, § 1.;

(a) In performing their duties and powers under § 210 of this title, the Revisors shall not alter the sense, meaning or effect of any act of the General Assembly but they may:

(1) Renumber and rearrange sections or parts of sections;

(2) Transfer sections or divide sections so as to give to distinct subject matters a separate section number, but without changing the meaning;

(3) Insert or change the wording of headnotes;

(4) Change reference numbers to agree with renumbered chapters or sections;

(5) Substitute the proper section or chapter number for the terms "this act," "the preceding section" and the like;

(6) Strike out figures where they are merely a repetition of written words and vice versa;

(7) Change capitalization for the purpose of uniformity;

(8) Correct manifest typographical and grammatical errors; and

(9) Make any other purely formal or clerical changes in keeping with the purpose of the revision.

(b) The Revisors shall omit all titles of acts, all enacting, resolving, and repealing clauses, all appropriation measures, all temporary or local statutes, all declarations of emergency, and all validity, declaration of policy, and construction clauses, except when the retention thereof is necessary to preserve the full meaning and intent of the law.

(c) The Revisors shall gender neutralize or otherwise insure that a solely masculine or feminine designation never occurs unless it could only apply to one gender.

1 Del. C. 1953, § 211; 49 Del. Laws, c. 347; 58 Del. Laws, c. 253, § 4; 58 Del. Laws, c. 581, § 3; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;

The Revisors shall, after consultation with the Legislative Council, upon such specifications and conditions as they shall determine, duly and sufficiently advertise for bids for the compilation, revision, annotation, printing and binding of the supplements and the revised or recompiled Delaware Code, and shall award a contract for such work to the lowest and best legal publisher of recognized standing as such. The contract for supplements may, in the discretion of the Revisors, cover the supplements for one or more of the sessions of the General Assembly.

1 Del. C. 1953, § 212; 49 Del. Laws, c. 347; 52 Del. Laws, c. 220; 58 Del. Laws, c. 253, §§ 4, 5; 58 Del. Laws, c. 581, § 4.;

The Revisors shall, after consultation with the Legislative Council, cause to be printed and delivered to the State not more than 2,500 copies of the pocket supplements. The Revisors are authorized in awarding the contract for the printing of the supplements to grant the publisher such sales rights with respect to nonresidents of the State as in the judgment of the Revisors would be advantageous to the State.

1 Del. C. 1953, § 213; 49 Del. Laws, c. 347; 58 Del. Laws, c. 253, §§ 4, 6.;