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OF THE STATE TREASURER.

counts to make such other requirements as

expenditures

Section 5. The Auditor of Accounts is hereby auth- Auditor of Acorized to make such other requirements that will tend to such other resafeguard or systematize the expenditures of the State's maye mafeguard money, but he shall make no requirement or requirements that will unnecessarily interfere with the prompt payment of the amounts due, and under no circumstances shall he cause the payment of salaries to be delayed Delay in salarbeyond the date upon which the same are due, nor shall les he have the authority to countersign the checks of the Treasury Department. The approval of any bill by the Auditor of Accounts, or the presentation to the State Treasurer or any voucher or warrant signed by him, shall be and is hereby considered full authority for the payment of same by the State Treasurer.

ies prohibited

Auditor of Accounts to in

The Auditor of Accounts is hereby required and auth- Auditor of Acorized, from time to time, to ascertain that the State vestigate Treasurer has drawn no checks other than those that from time to have been accounted for in the manner herein provided. *

hecks drawn

time

less checks

Treasury

Section 6. If a check of the Treasury Department is Spoiled or 118espoiled and becomes useless, a note of same shall be drawn on State made on the stub thereof, and the check shall be cancelled and handed to the Auditor of Accounts, who shall file same in with the bills and vouchers hereinbefore provided for.

ture of official

Section 7. No bill or statement, or duplicate thereof, shall be considered as having been properly approved Genuine signaunless the same shall bear the genuine signature of the required person or persons authorized to make such approval, on the face thereof.

Section 8. None of the provisions of this Act shall apply to the appropriation for the National Guard of Del- National aware, except that when such appropriation or appropri-ede with proations become due and payable, the Auditor of Accounts

Guard except

OF THE STATE TREASURER.

shall draw a voucher, or vouchers, for same, as provided for in Section 4 of this Act, and the provisions of prior Acts of the General Assembly now in force governing the expenditure and audit of these appropriations shall continue to be in force.

Purchasing of
Text Books for
Free Public
Schools

Free Public of Section 9. The provisions of this Act shall not apply

to bills rendered the State Treasurer for Text Books purchased for the Free Public Schools of this State, except that, when the State Treasurer desires to make payment for same, he shall advise the Auditor of Accounts the amounts to be paid to the several persons, firms or corporations, and the Auditor of Accounts shall draw a voucher, or vouchers, for these amounts, as provided for in Section 4 of this Act. The account of the purchase of these Text Books shall be kept by the State Treasurer and audited in the same manner as at present.

Governor to act if Auditor of Accounts fails in his duty

Section 10. If, for any reason, the Auditor of ACcounts refuses, fails or neglects to perform the duties imposed upon him by the provisions of this Act, the State Treasurer, after a reasonable length of time, shall present the bills on hand, due and payable, to the Governor for approval or order for payment and the approval or order for payment by the Governor, in such case, shall have the full force and effect of the approval of the Auditor of Accounts.

Into effect May 1, 1913

Section 11. The provisions of this Act shall go into effect on the first day of May, A. D. 1913, and all bills paid on or after this date shall be approved and paid in accordance with the foregoing provisions.

Section 12. All Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved March 19, A. D. 1913.

OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

CHAPTER 79.

OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

AN ACT to further amend Chapter 76, Volume 22, Laws of Dela

ware, entitled “An Act to Provide a Fund to be used by the Attorney General to pay the necessary expenses of criminal prosecutions”, by increasing the amount annually appropriated.

22, amended

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Chap. 76, Vol. Section 1. That Section 2 of Chapter 76, Volume 22, Laws of Delaware, entitled “An Act to provide a fund to be used by the Attorney General to pay the necessary. expenses of criminal prosecutions”, as the same has been amended by Chapter 53, Volume 25, Laws of Delaware, be hereby further amended by striking out the words “fifteen hundred” where they occur in the first line of said section 2, and inserting in lieu thereof the words "twenty-five hundred”.

Approved March 12, A. D. 1913.

OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

CHAPTER 80.

OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

AN ACT Authorizing the Attorney-General to appoint one or more

Deputies for the purpose of Collecting Taxes owed by proclaimed
Corporations.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Attorney-General to appoint Special Depu.

General to collect taxes due by proclaimed

Section 1. That the Attorney-General of this State

* may appoint one or more Special Deputy-Attorneys-Gento crettorneysi. eral for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of and

collecting the taxes due by proclaimed corporations uncorporations der an Act entitled, “An Act to raise revenue for the

State by taxing certain corporations”, approved March tenth, 1899, and the amendments thereto. The Special Deputy or Deputies appointed by the Attorney-General under this Act shall have all the power and authority which the Attorney-General himself has under the provisions of the aforesaid law.

Compensation

Section 2. The appointees of said Attorney-General shall receive as compensation for their services thirtythree and one-third per centum of taxes collected.

Approved March 19, A. D. 1913.

OF CORONERS.

CHAPTER 81.

OF CORONERS.

AN ACT limiting the Size of a Coroner's Jury.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

constitute a

Section 1. That from and after the passage of this Act Seven men to seven men shall constitute a Coroner's Jury in any Coun-Coroner's Jury ty of this State, and the Coroner in no case shall summon more than seven for this purpose. The pay for each of the seven Jurors shall be the same as that now allowed for Coroner's Jurors.

Approved March 12, A. D. 1913.

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