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his, or her, or their name or names, their occupations and places of residence, to the State Registrar of Vital Statistics to have the same alphabetically registered in a suitable book to be by him provided for the purpose.

In the event of any of the persons above specified reChange of resi- moving to any other place of residence within the State,

it shall be the duty of such person to notify the State Registrar of Vital Statistics of the fact within thirty days after such removal; and if any person as above mentioned shall neglect or refuse to comply with the requirements of this section, he shall be fined not less than five dollars, nor more than ten dollars; to be recovered as provided in Section 16.

All marriages to be immedi

Section 13. That all Marriages in the State shall be ately registered immediately registered in the districts in which they oc

cur, as provided by this act. It shall be the duty of any person, and of the clerk or keeper of the records of any religious society, by or before whom any marriage or marriages may hereafter be solemnized or contracted, to make full and complete return of the same, on blanks furnished by the State Registrar of Vital Statistics, on or before the last day of the month in which said marriage or marriages were solemnized or contracted, to return the certificate or certificates of such marriage or marriages to the Local Registrar of the district in which said marriage or marriages were solemnized or contracted. Said certificate shall contain:

Certificate to contain:

(1) Date of this marriage.
(2). Full name of Groom.
(3) Groom's present residence.
(4) Age of Groom.
(5) Race of Groom.
(6) Occupation of Groom.
(7) Nativity of Groom.
(8) Is Groom single, married or divorced.

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(9) Name of Groom's father and his nativity.
(10) Maiden name of Groom's mother and her na-

tivity.
(11) Number of Groom's marriage.
(12) Full name of Bride.
(13) Bride's present residence.
(14) Age of Bride.
(15) Race of Bride.
(16) Nativity of Bride.
(17) Is Bride single,' widowed or divorced.
(18) Bride's maiden name if widowed or divorced.
(19) Name of Bride's father and his nativity.
(20) Name of Bride's mother and her nativity.
(21) Number of Bride's marriage.
(22) Name of person performing ceremony.
(23) Residence of person performing ceremony.
(24) Occupation, and if a clergyman, religious de-

nomination of person performing ceremony.
(25) Name and residence of Witness or Witnesses

(not more than three) to the Marriage.

All returns shall be made on forms furnished by the Forms to be State Registrar. A separate form shall be used for each State Registrar marriage reported. All such certificates shall be filed according to their dates.

Section 14. If any clergyman, or person, or clerk of any society by or before whom marriages may be solemnized, shall neglect or refuse to comply with the duties imposed on such person or persons by any part or parts of this act, shall be fined not less than five or more than Twenty-five Dollars for each and every case so neglected or refused; to be recovered before any Justice of the Peace. No penalties under this section to interfere with the specific penalties laid down in Section 16 or any other section of this act.

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State Registrar Section 15. That any Clerk of the Peace or Magisto be notified upon the insu- trate issuing a marriage license, shall within twentyriage license

four hours notify the State Registrar of Vital Statistics of such fact on a form supplied by the State Registrar of Vital Statistics. This form shall contain the following. information:

Form of Report on marriage licenses

(1) Name of Groom.
(2) Residence of Groom.
(3) Name of Bride.
(4) Residence of Bride.
(5) Date of issuing said license.
(6) Name of person issuing said license.

That any Clerk of the Peace or Magistrate violating any provisions of this section shall be fined as provided for in this act.

Duties of Local
Registrars

Duties of
State Registrar

Section 16. That Local Registrars are hereby charged with the strict and thorough enforcement of the provisions of this act in their several districts, under the supervision and direction of the State Registrar. And they shall make an immediate report to the State Registrar of any violation of this law coming to their notice by observation or upon complaint of any person, or otherwise. The State Registrar is hereby charged with the thorough and efficient execution of the provisions of this act in every part of the State, and with supervisory power over Local Registrars, to the end that all of its requirements shall be uniformly complied with. He shall

have authority to investigate cases of irregularity or To investigate violation of law, personally or by accredited representa

tive, and all Local Registrars shall aid him, upon request, in such registration. For any violation of this act or parts thereof the State Registrar may bring action against the violator before any Justice of the Peace and from his decision there shall be no appeal. When

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he shall deem it necessary, he shall report cases of violation of any of the provisions of this act to the Attorney-General of Delaware, with a statement of the facts and circumstances; and when any such case is reported to him by the State Registrar, the Attorney-General shall forthwith initiate and promptly follow up the necessary proceedings against the parties responsible for the alleged violations of Law.

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Section 17. That the sum of One Thousand Dollars Appropriation ($1000.00) or such portion thereof as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this act, annually shall be appropriated for the carrying into effect the provisions of this act, and the same is hereby appropri-, ated out of any funds in the hands of the State Treasurer not otherwise appropriated, and for the annual expenses of the same thereafter. The said appropriation shall be paid to the State Board of Health as other funds are paid to them, and said appropriation shall be a Vital Statisknown as Vital Statistics Appropriation.

Section 18. That the State Registrar shall furnish Postal Cards and stamped envelopes, and such other State Registrar stationery as may be necessary for the proper carrying cards and into effect the provisions of this Act. All such cards and envelopes shall be marked :-State Board of Health Official Business.

Any person using such State property for any but of - Penalty for ficial business shall, on conviction thereof, be fined not property less than Fifty nor more than Two Hundred Dollars.

tics Appropriation

stationery

The above mentioned postal cards or stamped envelopes or stationery may be used for reporting any conta-Other uses of gious or infectious diseases to the State Registrar of stationery Vital Statistics, or any official of the State Board of Health, or for any official business of said State Registrar or State Board of Health, or to the same.

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Allystems of registration of harmonize

Section 19. No system for the registration of marriSarriage bust ages shall be continued or maintained in any of the sev

eral municipalities of this State, unless they are in harmony with the provisions of this act.

No appeal Section 20. That from the decision of the Justice of ice of the peace the Peace, under any of the provisions of this act, there

shall be no appeal.

Secretary of Section 21. The Secretary of State is hereby authorCopier or not ized and directed to have one thousand copies of this act law

printed and delivered to the State Registrar, within sixty days after the passage of this act.

Section 22. That any section or sections of this act, or part or parts of such, may be put into operation by the State Board of Health and have the force of law, at any time before July 1st, 1913.

That on July first, 1913, every section of this act shall be in force.

Section 23. That all fines recovered under this act beAll fines to State Treae- fore any Justice of the Peace, shall be paid to the Treas

urer of the State and applied to the general fund of the State.

urer

That the costs in all cases shall be paid by the person fined.

Yearly statig. Section 24. That on and after January 1st, 1914, all mence January yearly statistical reports shall begin on January 1st. first.

Section 25. That all acts and parts of acts, inconsistent with the provisions of this act or supplied by this act, are hereby repealed.

Approved March 31, A. D. 1913.

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