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LAWS OF DELAWARE:

TITLE ONE

Construction of Statutes

CHAPTER 1

AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION

AN ACT agreeing to the proposed amendment of Section 17, of Article 4, of the

Constitution of the State of Delaware, permitting the Chief Justice or any Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, to grant restraining orders and preliminary Injunctions pursuant to the rules of the Court of Chan. cery, during the absence from the State or temporary disability of the Chancellor.

WHEREAS, an Amendment to the Constitution of the State of Delaware was proposed in the Senate in the Ninety-seventh session of the General Assembly as follows:

"An Act to Amend Section 17 of Article 4 of the Constitution of the State of Delaware, permitting the Chief Justice or any Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, to grant restraining orders and preliminary injunctions pursuant to the Rules of the Court of Chancery, during the absence from the State or temporary disability of the Chancellor.

"Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of all the members elected to each House concurring therein):

“Section 1. That Section 17 of Article 4, of the Constitution of the State of Delaware be, and the same is hereby amend

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ed, by striking out said section and inserting in lieu thereof a new. Section, to be known as Section 17, as follows:

::: "Section 17. The Chief Justice or any Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware shall have power, in the absence of the Chancellor from the County where any suit in equity may be instituted, or during the temporary disability of the Chancellor, to grant restraining orders, and the Chief Justice or any Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware shall have power, during the absence of the Chancellor from the State or his temporary disability, to grant preliminary injunctions, pursuant to the rules, of the Court of Chancery; provided that nothing herein contained shall be construed to confer general jurisdiction over the case.”

AND WHEREAS, the said proposed amendment was agreed to by two-thirds of all the members elected to each House in the said ninety-seventh session of the General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, the said proposed amendment was published by the Secretary of State three months before the then next general election, to-wit, the general election of 1920, in three newspapers in each County in the State of Delaware. Now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of all the members elected to each House of the General Assembly agreeing thereto):

Section 1. That the said proposed amendment be and it is hereby agreed to and adopted and that the same shall forthwith become and be a part of the Constitution.

Approved March 31, A. D. 1921.

CHAPTER 2

AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION

AN ACT proposing an Amendment to Section 5 of Article 8 of the Constitution of

the State of Delaware, in relation to Capitation Tax.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of all the members elected to each House agreeing thereto):

Section 1. That Section 5 of Article 8 of the Constitution · of the State of Delaware be amended by striking out all of said Section 5 of Article 8, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Section 5. The General Assembly shall provide for levying and collecting a capitation tax from every citizen of the State of the age of Twenty-one years or upwards; but such tax to be collected in any County shall be uniform throughout that County, and such capitation tax shall be used exclusively in the County in which it is collected.

Approved April 2, A. D. 1921.

CHAPTER 3

AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION

AN ACT proposing an Amendment to Article 15 of the Constitution of the State of

Delaware, and providing that no citizen of the State of Delaware shall be disqualified to hold and enjoy any office, or public trust, under the laws of this State, by reason of sex.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Asembly met (two-thirds of all the members elected to each House concurring therein):

Section 1. That Article 15 of the Constitution of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by adding immediately after Section 9 thereof the following new Section to be known as Section 10:

Section 10. No citizen of the State of Delaware shall be disqualified to hold and enjoy any office, or public trust, under the laws of this State, by reason of sex.

Approved April 4, A. D. 1921.

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