House Bill 77
152nd General Assembly (Present)
Becomes part of the Constitution upon approval or upon the date specified
AN ACT CONCURRING IN A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO § 3, ARTICLE II OF THE DELAWARE CONSTITUTION RELATING TO THE RESIDENCY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
This Act is the second leg of a constitutional amendment to the Delaware Constitution that would require legislators to remain domiciled in the districts they represent for the entirety of their term of office. The first leg of this constitutional amendment was House Bill No. 395 of the 151st General Assembly, published in Chapter 362 of Volume 83 of the Laws of Delaware. On passage of this second leg by this General Assembly this amendment will become part of the Delaware Constitution. Subsection (b) of this Act does not apply to sitting legislators who desire to change their residence to within the newly established district lines in order to continue to represent their district in the upcoming election. This Act requires a greater than majority vote for passage because § 1 of Article XVI of the Delaware Constitution requires the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house of the General Assembly when the General Assembly amends the Delaware Constitution.