TITLE 29

State Government

Continuity of Government

CHAPTER 77. EMERGENCY LOCATION OF GOVERNMENT

Subchapter I. State Government


Whenever, due to an emergency resulting from the effects of enemy attack, or the anticipated effects of a threatened enemy attack, it becomes imprudent, inexpedient or impossible to conduct the affairs of state government at the normal location of the seat thereof in Dover, the Governor shall, as often as the exigencies of the situation require, by proclamation, declare an emergency temporary location, or locations, for the seat of government at such place, or places, within or without this State as the Governor may deem advisable under the circumstances and shall take such action and issue such orders as may be necessary for an orderly transition of the affairs of state government to such emergency temporary location, or locations. Such emergency temporary location, or locations, shall remain as the seat of government until the General Assembly shall by law establish a new location, or locations, or until the emergency is declared to be ended by the Governor and the seat of government is returned to its normal location.

29 Del. C. 1953, § 7701; 53 Del. Laws, c. 137; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;

During such time as the seat of government remains at such emergency temporary location, or locations, all official acts which may be required by law to be performed at the seat of government by any officer, agency, department or authority of this State, including the convening and meeting of the General Assembly in regular, extraordinary or emergency session, shall be as valid and binding when performed at such emergency temporary location, or locations, as if performed at the normal location of the seat of government.

29 Del. C. 1953, § 7702; 53 Del. Laws, c. 137.;

This subchapter shall control and be supreme in the event it shall be employed as provided in this subchapter notwithstanding any other law to the contrary or in conflict with this subchapter.

29 Del. C. 1953, § 7703; 53 Del. Laws, c. 137.;