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OF CONSTABLES.

CHAPTER 82.

OF CONSTABLES.

AN ACT to amend Chapter 59, Volume 25, Laws of Delaware, en

titled “An Act to amend Chapter 66, Volume 23, Laws of Delaware, Providing for an Additional Constable in New Castle County".

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

25 amended

Chap. 59, Vol. Section 1. That Section 1 of Chapter 59, Volume 25,

Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the whole of said Section and inserting in lieu thereof, the following :

Governor to appoint an additional Constable in New

“Section 1. That the Governor be and he is hereby ditional cond authorized to appoint an additional Constable in New Castle County Castle County, who shall be appointed from New Castle

County, State of Delaware; and the office of Constable hereby created shall continue for four years, and the appointment thereto shall be made and vacancies filled by the Governor for and during the said term of four

years."

Section 2. That said Chapter 59, Volume 25, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out all of Section 3 thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“Section 3. That this Act shall become operative on the first day of April, A. D. 1913."

Approved March 12, A. D. 1913.

OF RECORDER OF DEEDS.

CHAPTER 83.

OF RECORDER OF DEEDS.

AN ACT to Authorize the Recorder of Kent County to employ an

additional Clerk.

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

supply an ad

Section 1. That from and after the passage of this Levy Court to Act the Levy Court of Kent County is hereby authorized ditional Clerk and empowered to employ an additional Clerk for the Re- Kent County corder of Kent County at such times as the Levy Court shall deem it necessary, at a salary not to exceed Fifty Dollars per month. This Clerk is in addition to the Deputy provided for by Chapter 60, Volume 23, Laws of Delaware.

Approved March 10, A. D. 1913.

OF STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.

CHAPTER 84.

OF STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.

AN ACT to provide for a Uniform System of Registration of Mar

riages in the State of Delaware.

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

Health to have

registration of marriages

To prepare necessary methods, forms, blanks &c.

State Board of Section 1. That the State Board of Health of Delacharge of the ware shall have charge of the registration of Marriages;

prepare the necessary methods, forms and blanks for ob

taining and preserving such records and to insure the methods a faithful registration of the same in the hundreds, cities,

counties (with the Recorder of Deeds of each County), and in the central bureau of Vital Statistics of the State. The said Board shall be charged with the uniform and thorough enforcement of the law throughout the State, and shall from time to time promulgate any additional forms and amendments that may be necessary for this purpose.

Authorized to promulgate additional forms &c.

State Board of

State Registrar

tics

Secretary of Section 2. That the Secretary of the State Board of Health to be Health shall be the State Registrar of Vital Statistics, of Vital Statis- and shall have general supervision over the central bu

reau of Vital Statistics, which is hereby authorized to be established by said Board, and which shall be under the

immediate direction of the said State Registrar, and who Requirements shall be a medical practitioner of not less than five years'

practice in his profession, and competent vital statistician. The State Registrar of Vital Statistics shall receive an annual salary to be fixed by the State Board of Health, payable quarterly. The State Board of Health shall provide for such clerical and other assistants as

of State Registrar

Salary

OF STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.

Health to pro

to carry act

may be necessary for the purpose of this act, who shall Board of serve during the pleasure of the Board, and may fix the vide assistance compensation of persons thus employed within the into effect amount appropriated therefor by the Legislature. Suitable equipment shall be provided for the Bureau of Vital Statistics, which shall be properly equipped with filing cases for the permanent and safe preservation of all official records made and returned under this Act.

districted

Section 3. That for the purposes of this Act the State State to be shall be divided into Vital Statistic Registration districts by the State Board of Health; provided, however, that the City of Wilmington shall be one of the Vital city of Statistic Registration districts of the State.

Wilmington

Section 4. The State Board of Health shall appoint a Local RegisLocal Registrar of Vital Statistics for each Vital Statis-appointed tics Registration district in the State and the State Registrar shall approve of the deputy to act in case of the illness or absence of the Local Registrar; provided, however, that the State Board of Health shall appoint the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages of the City of Wilmington the Local Registrar of the Vital Statistics Registrar for Registration district of Wilmington as provided in Sec- mington tion 3.

City of Wil

The term of office of Local Registrar appointed by said Term of office Board and their deputies shall be for two years, begin- of Re ning with the first day of May, 1913 and shall continue in office as such until removed or the election of a successor; provided, however, that the term of office of the Local Registrar of the Vital Statistic Registration district of Wilmington shall commence and end with the term of city of office of the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages" of the City of Wilmington.

of Registrars

Wilmington

OF STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.

istrars to carry
out their
duties

Appointment of Deputies

Failure of Reg- Any Local Registrar appointed by said Board or his

deputy, who fails or neglects to discharge efficiently the duties of his office as laid down in this act, or who fails to comply with the Rules of the State Board of Health, or who fails to make prompt and complete returns of marriages as required hereby, shall be forthwith removed from his office by the State Board of Health, and his successor appointed, in addition to any other penalties that may be imposed for failure or neglect to perform bis duty, under this act.

Each Local Registrar appointed by said Board shall, immediately upon his acceptance of appointment as such, appoint a deputy, whose duty it shall be to act in his stead in case of absence, illness or disability, said deputy Registrar shall in writing accept such appointfent, and shall be subject to all laws, rules and regulations governing the action of Local Registrars. And when it may appear necessary for the convenience of the people in any district, the Local Registrar is hereby authorized, with the approval of the State Registrar, to appoint one or more suitable persons to act as Local Sub-registrar, who shall be authorized to receive Marriage Certificates in and for such portions of the district as may be designated; and each Local Sub-registrar shall note, over his signature, the date on which each certificate was filed, and shall forward all certificates to the Local Registrar of the district within ten days after receiving the same, and in all cases before the third day of the following month; provided, that all sub-registrars shall be subject to the supervisions and control of the

State Registrar, and may be by him removed for neglect Removal of or failure to perform the rules and regulations of the

State Board of Health, and the State Registrar, and they shall be liable to the same penalties for neglect of duties as the Local Registrar.

Local Subregistrars

Sub-registrars

Certificate of Marriage

Every certificate of Marriage shall be written legibly,

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