AN ACT providing for the cancellation and satisfaction of the official obligations of State and County officers after the expiration of their respective terms of office.

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

Section 1. That at any time after the expiration of the term of office of any State or County officer in this State, who is required by law to give bond or other obligation with surety for the faithful performance of his duties as such officer, such officer may present a petition to the Resident Judge of the particular county in which said bond or other obligation is filed or recorded, in such form as shall be prescribed by the said Judge, stating all of the facts proper and necessary to lay before the said Judge the reasons for asking that said bond or other obligation theretofore entered into by such officer should be cancelled and satisfied of record.

Section 2. That upon the presentation of any such petition, by any such officer, as stated in Section 1 of this Act, to the Resident Judge of the particular County as aforesaid, the said Judge shall inquire into all the facts and circumstances of the particular case ; and, if satisfied from the evidence presented, that the said officer has performed all of the duties lawfully required of him, and has properly accounted for all moneys or other property or things of value coming into his hands as such officer, and there are no reasons why the bond or other official obligations of such officer should be cancelled and satisfied of record ; then, and under such circumstance, the said Judge may in his discretion make an order that said obligation be cancelled, and that the Recorder of Deeds of the County where the said bond or other official obligation is recorded shall mark the same satisfied of record.

Section 3. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act be and the same are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

Approved March 13, 1926.