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Delaware Laws | Title 29 State Government
CHAPTER 9. LEGISLATIVE BILLS, LAWS, JOURNALS AND COMMITTEES
Sec. 906. Printing of Session Laws; typographical errors; Executive Register.

(21 Del. Laws, c. 9, Sec.Sec. 1, 2; 23 Del. Laws, c. 82, Sec. 5; 24 Del. Laws, c. 14; Code 1915, Sec. 368; 36 Del. Laws, c. 77, Sec. 2; Code 1935, Sec. 338; 46 Del. Laws, c. 4; 29 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 907; 49 Del. Laws, c. 66; 50 Del. Laws, c. 453, Sec. 1; 50 Del. Laws, c. 584, Sec. 1; 51 Del. Laws, c. 134, Sec. 4; 55 Del. Laws, c. 350, Sec. 1; 55 Del. Laws, c. 384, Sec.Sec. 1, 2; 56 Del. Laws, c. 89, Sec. 1; 59 Del. Laws, c. 253, Sec. 9; 61 Del. Laws, c. 257, Sec.Sec. 1, 2; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, Sec. 1.) (8783)

Sec. 907. Publication of private acts. (8784)(Text)

The Director of Research of the Legislative Council or the Director's designee shall exclude from the publication of the Session Laws of this State all acts of a private nature, unless such acts contain a provision directing their publication. (8785)

(13 Del. Laws, c. 1, Sec. 1; Code 1915, Sec. 371; Code 1935, Sec. 340; 29 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 908; 59 Del. Laws, c. 253, Sec. 10; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, Sec. 1.) (8786)

Sec. 908. Recording of private acts. (8787)(Text)

Private acts such as are not of a public nature, nor published as such, shall be recorded in the Recorder's office in 1 of the counties of this State within 12 months after their passage or they shall be void. Any person may, within that time, cause a copy, attested by the Secretary of State under the Secretary's seal of office, to be recorded, and the record thereof or an office copy of such record shall be evidence. (8788)

(Code 1852, Sec. 30; Code 1915, Sec. 374; Code 1935, Sec. 343; 29 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 909; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, Sec. 1.) (8789)

Sec. 909. Fees for certified copies of private acts. (8790)(Text)

The Secretary of State shall demand and receive for the use of the State, on certifying any act or resolution of a private nature, a fee of $10, except that on certifying all acts of a private character pertaining to the acknowledgment or recording of deeds or other papers or to titles or conveyance of real estate the Secretary shall demand and receive for the use of the State a fee of $20 in each case. (8791)

(13 Del. Laws, c. 1, Sec. 4; 18 Del. Laws, c. 9; 19 Del. Laws, c. 551; 20 Del. Laws, c. 180; Code 1915, Sec. 373; Code 1935, Sec. 342; 29 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 910; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, Sec. 1.) (8792)

Sec. 910. Consideration of agency rules during legislative interim. (8793)(Text)

(a) Where an agency adopts a new rule or regulation, or makes a substantive change or amendment to its rules or regulations at any time during the legislative interim between July 1 and the 2nd Tuesday in January, and the chairperson of a standing committee of either house believes in good faith that such rule, regulation, amendment or change impacts upon or is within the subject-matter jurisdiction of such standing committee, the chairperson may schedule a meeting of the committee to consider such rule, regulation, amendment or change. (8794)

(b) Where more than 1 committee wishes to hold a meeting to consider the same rule, regulation, amendment or change, all such standing committees shall become a joint committee and shall remain in being as a joint committee for that purpose until the 1st day of the next following General Assembly session, or until the adjournment of such joint committee. A standing committee may withdraw from the joint committee at any time. Each such joint committee shall be co-chaired by a House standing committee chairperson and a Senate standing committee chairperson. (8795)

(c) Each such joint committee shall have the power, by a majority vote of its members, to draft a committee report setting forth its suggestions and recommendations, and to request the President pro tempore of the Senate or the Speaker of the House to call a special session to consider committee recommendations. Each committee report shall be forwarded to the Sunset Committee. (8796)

(68 Del. Laws, c. 159, Sec. 4; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, Sec. 1.) (8797)

Sec. 911. Deliberative process. (8798)(Text)

(a) Each bill, resolution or other legislative matter assigned to a standing committee shall pass through a prescribed deliberative process before being brought to the floor of either House, unless it is sooner petitioned out of committee. Such deliberative process shall include regularly scheduled preannounced meetings whereby the committee receives testimony from the general public, including those affected by the proposed legislation; considers an analysis of the proposed legislation; and by notice to the sponsor, makes time available for each formal sponsor to explain the legislation and answer possible committee questions. (8799)

(b) Each Thursday each standing committee shall release a committee agenda which shall include, among other things, all matters to be considered by the committee at its next meeting; a listing of all bills being held in committee; and any other announcements from the committee including the times, places and dates of future meetings. (8800)

(c) Minutes shall be taken at each formal standing committee meeting, and the results of any committee votes shall be recorded. Committee members who dissent from any committee decision shall be permitted, in the minutes, to state such dissent and the reasons therefor. (8801)

(61 Del. Laws, c. 420, Sec. 1.) (8802)

Sec. 912. Vote requirement for ratification of amendments to United States Constitution. (8803)(Text)

The General Assembly shall not take action on any proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States unless approved by two thirds of the members elected to each branch of the General Assembly in a roll call vote. Such proposal shall be entered on the journals of each branch with the "ayes" and "nays" taken thereon. However, should the two-thirds vote requirement that the United States Congress presently requires to initiate an amendment to the United States Constitution change, this section shall simultaneously change so as to be compatible with the vote requirements of the United States Congress. (8804)

(62 Del. Laws, c. 110, Sec. 1.) (8805)

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