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Delaware Laws | Title 29 State Government
CHAPTER 6. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Sec. 603. Identification of state vehicles.

(59 Del. Laws, c. 381, Sec. 24; 60 Del. Laws, c. 588, Sec. 1; 63 Del. Laws, c. 336, Sec. 1.) (564)

Sec. 604. Notification to Governor and General Assembly of rules and regulations promulgated by state agencies. (565)(Text)

Repealed by 69 Del. Laws, c. 107, Sec. 3, eff. Jan. 1, 1994. (566)

Sec. 605. Promulgation of rules and regulations by state agencies -- Review by Attorney General to determine effect on private property right. (567)(Text)

(a) No rule or regulation promulgated by any state agency shall become effective until the Attorney General has reviewed the rule or regulation and has informed the issuing agency in writing as to the potential of the rule or regulation to result in a taking of private property. (568)

(b) Judicial review of actions taken pursuant to this section shall be limited to whether the Attorney General has reviewed the rule or regulation and has informed the issuing agency in writing. (569)

(c) The term "taking of private property" as used under this section shall mean an activity wherein private property is taken such that compensation to the owner of that property is required by the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States or any other similar or applicable law of this State. (570)

(d) Nothing in this section shall affect any otherwise available judicial review of agency action. (571)

(68 Del. Laws, c. 191, Sec. 1.) (572)

Sec. 606. Interpreting of significant State events for the hearing impaired. (573)(Text)

The General Assembly, finding that the hearing impaired are an important but often neglected portion of Delaware's citizenry, hereby requests that significant State events be interpreted for the hearing impaired. "Significant State events" include, but are not limited to, the following: The Governor's state of the State; the Governor's budget address to the General Assembly; and inaugural addresses. (574)

(70 Del. Laws, c. 549, Sec. 1.) (575)

Sec. 607. Use of automated answering systems by state agencies, limitations. (576)(Text)

All state agencies shall require that the publicly listed telephone number or numbers for that agency be answered by a person who can direct each call to the proper person or department within that agency during normal business hours. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the satellite offices of state agencies which have no more than 1 full-time employee to provide clerical and secretarial services shall be exempt from the requirements of this section. "Publicly listed" shall mean listed in a local telephone directory (i.e., Government Blue Pages). "Normal business hours" shall mean each Monday through Friday, except those days designated as holidays, during the hours in which the staff of that agency is scheduled to work. (577)

Nothing in this section shall prohibit the internal use of voice mail or other advanced technologies if the agency finds them to be useful. However, any such system shall contain within its message a description of normal business hours and a phone number which will be answered by a person during normal business hours. An automated call distribution system in high volume customer service areas designed to minimize waiting times shall be permissible under this section provided that the system provides callers with an option to speak directly with an agency representative if they should choose to do so. (578)

(72 Del. Laws, c. 281, Sec. 1.) (579)

State Government The General Assembly (580)

CHAPTER 7. GENERAL PROVISIONS (581)(Text)

Sec. 701. Designation of meetings of General Assembly. (582)(Text)

(a)(1) The meetings of the General Assembly shall be designated by numbers with a new consecutive number designated every 2 calendar years. The General Assembly sitting in 1961 and 1962 shall be designated as the 121st General Assembly. (583)

(2) The session of the General Assembly commencing on the first Tuesday of January, 1961, shall be designated as the first regular session of the 121st General Assembly. The session of the General Assembly commencing on the first Tuesday of February, 1962, shall be designated as the second regular session of the 121st General Assembly. The subsequent regular sessions of the General Assembly commencing in odd years shall be known as the first regular session and the regular sessions commencing in even years shall be known as the second regular session of a numbered General Assembly. (584)

(b) A special session of a General Assembly shall be so designated through a distinguishing designation. (585)

(c) This method of designation shall be used in all official references to the General Assembly and its sessions. (586)

(21 Del. Laws, c. 9, Sec. 4; 27 Del. Laws, c. 15; Code 1915, Sec. 369; Code 1935, Sec. 339; 29 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 701; 53 Del. Laws, c. 188.) (587)

Sec. 702. Oaths of office. (588)(Text)

The proper oaths of office may be administered to members of either House of the General Assembly by any other member of the same branch and to the Clerk and Sergeant At Arms of either House by the Speaker thereof. (589)

(Code 1852, Sec. 2354; Code 1915, Sec. 4242; Code 1935, Sec. 4712; 29 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 702.) (590)

Sec. 703. Delivery of election certificates. (591)(Text)

The Senate may compel a delivery to it of the certificate of election of Governor or Lieutenant Governor or of the election of any of its members and for that purpose may arrest any officer presiding at a board of canvass and punish as a contempt the neglect to deliver such certificate. The House of Representatives may compel the delivery of the certificate of election of any of its members by like proceeding. (592)

(Code 1852, Sec. 475; 21 Del. Laws, c. 38, Sec. 28; Code 1915, Sec. 360; Code 1935, Sec. 331; 29 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 703.) (593)

Sec. 704. Powers respecting elections and election contests. (594)(Text)

(a) The Senate and House of Representatives may compel the delivery of ballot boxes to either House, as provided by Sec. 5716 of Title 15. (595)

(b) Whenever there shall be a vacancy in either House of the General Assembly, when the same shall be in session, the Presiding Officer of the House in which the vacancy exists shall issue a writ of election to fill the vacancy, as prescribed by Sec.Sec. 7101-7111 of Title 15. (596)

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