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Delaware Laws | Title 1 General Provisions
CHAPTER 1. DELAWARE CODE
Sec. 109. Amendments to Code.

(f) Title names, and part, chapter, and subchapter headings, except as they appear in the analyses referred to in Sec. 306 of this title, constitute part of the law, and shall not be changed except by specific statutory amendment thereof. (62)

(g) In the enactment of new laws, the plan, scheme, style, format and arrangement of this Code shall be followed as closely as possible to the end that the Code and all amendments thereto will comprise a harmonious entity containing all the laws of this State, then in effect, of a public and general nature. (63)

(h) No law shall be invalid because it was not enacted in conformity with this section. (64)

(1 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 109; 60 Del. Laws, c. 56, Sec. 4.) (65)

Sec. 110. Supplements as part of Code. (66)(Text)

The laws appearing in this Code adopted after the effective date hereof or contained in any current pocket parts or supplements to this Code, printed and published hereafter under contract or otherwise as may be authorized by law, shall constitute, prima facie, a part of this Code if such laws, as so contained, purport to represent reproductions of statutory amendments of this Code, as stated in accompanying notes thereto. If any such pocket parts or supplements are printed and published on a cumulative basis, then only such laws contained in the latest publication thereof shall constitute, prima facie, a part of this Code. (67)

(1 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 110.) (68)

TITLE 1 General Provisions (69)(Text)

CHAPTER 2. CONTINUOUS CODE REVISION (70)(Text)

Subchapter I. Delaware Code Revisors (71)(Text)

Sec. 201. Appointment; composition. (72)(Text)

The Delaware Code Revisors (the Revisors) shall consist of 2 attorneys-at-law licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the State who shall be appointed by the Governor. At the time of appointment, the 2 attorneys shall not be members of the same political party. One shall be appointed for a period terminating with the 126th General Assembly and one shall be appointed for a period terminating with the 127th General Assembly. Thereafter all appointments shall be for a term of 4 years. In case of a vacancy the Governor shall make an appointment for the unexpired term. (73)

(1 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 201; 49 Del. Laws, c. 347; 58 Del. Laws, c. 253, Sec. 1.) (74)

Sec. 202. Compensation and expenses. (75)(Text)

Each Revisor shall be paid an annual salary of $5,000 and shall be reimbursed by the Legislative Council for necessary out-of-pocket and travel expenses incurred in performing the Revisor's duties under this chapter. (76)

(1 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 202; 49 Del. Laws, c. 347; 58 Del. Laws, c. 253, Sec. 2; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, Sec. 1.) (77)

The Delaware Code Revisors (the Revisors) shall consist of 2 attorneys-at-law licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the State who shall be appointed by the Governor. At the time of appointment, the 2 attorneys shall not be members of the same political party. One shall be appointed for a period terminating with the 126th General Assembly and one shall be appointed for a period terminating with the 127th General Assembly. Thereafter all appointments shall be for a term of 4 years. In case of a vacancy the Governor shall make an appointment for the unexpired term. (78)

(1 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 201; 49 Del. Laws, c. 347; 58 Del. Laws, c. 253, Sec. 1.) (79)

Each Revisor shall be paid an annual salary of $5,000 and shall be reimbursed by the Legislative Council for necessary out-of-pocket and travel expenses incurred in performing the Revisor's duties under this chapter. (80)

(1 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 202; 49 Del. Laws, c. 347; 58 Del. Laws, c. 253, Sec. 2; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, Sec. 1.) (81)

Subchapter II. Preparation of Supplements and Code (82)(Text)

Sec. 210. Duties and powers of Revisors. (83)(Text)

(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. (84)

(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. (85)

(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. (86)

(d) The Revisors may sue and be sued in their own name. (87)

(1 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 210; 49 Del. Laws, c. 347; 58 Del. Laws, c. 253, Sec. 3; 58 Del. Laws, c. 581, Sec. 2; 60 Del. Laws, c. 295, Sec. 1.) (88)

Sec. 211. Scope of editorial revision; omissions. (89)(Text)

(a) In performing their duties and powers under Sec. 210 of this title, the Revisors shall not alter the sense, meaning or effect of any act of the General Assembly but they may: (90)

(1) Renumber and rearrange sections or parts of sections; (91)

(2) Transfer sections or divide sections so as to give to distinct subject matters a separate section number, but without changing the meaning; (92)

(3) Insert or change the wording of headnotes; (93)

(4) Change reference numbers to agree with renumbered chapters or sections; (94)

(5) Substitute the proper section or chapter number for the terms "this act," "the preceding section" and the like; (95)

(6) Strike out figures where they are merely a repetition of written words and vice versa; (96)

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