Senate Bill 191
151st General Assembly (Present)
Becomes effective upon date of signature of the Governor or upon date specified
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF LEWES RELATING TO THE MANNER AND METHOD OF CONDUCTING ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS AND FISHING ALONG THE DELAWARE BAY SHORE.
This Act amends the Charter for the City of Lewes by doing all of the following: - Permitting the City of Lewes to utilize the State's Voter Registration System in connection with municipal elections, as authorized by Subchapters IV and V of Chapter 75 of Title 15 of the Delaware Code. - Updating and clarifying the appointment process for an incumbent Councilperson or the Mayor in the event there is no challenger at the time of the Lewes municipal elections. - Deleting provisions that are redundant or in conflict with provisions of State law relating to municipal elections, specifically Chapter 75 of Title 15. - Providing that, if a vacancy occurs in the Office of Mayor or City Councilperson, the person chosen to fill the vacancy is deemed to have been elected. - Permitting the City Council to restrict fishing on the Delaware Bay shore, northwest of the Ferry terminal. - Conforming existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual, including using gender-neutral language and using singular tense to include the plural, as provided in § 304, Title 1 of the Delaware Code.