AN ACT to Amend Chapter 25 of the Revised Code (1915) of the State of Delaware, as Amended, in Reference to Certificates of Birth of Illegitimate Children.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 25 of the Revised Code (1915) of the State of Delaware, as amended by Chapter 41, Volume 32, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby further amended by adding the following after paragraph six of 808 Sec. 73 of said Chapter :

Provided however, nothing in this Chapter shall be taken as indicating that in any form report of the birth of an illegitimate child, or on any certificate of birth of such illegitimate child, the name of the reputed father of said child shall be stated, unless and in each case there be attached to such form or such certificate of birth a written statement of the reputed father acknowledging the paternity of such child. In the event of a birth certificate of an illegitimate child being received by the State Registrar without such an acknowledgment, the State Registrar is hereby authorized to attach a statement to the effect that up to the time of making of the statement, such an acknowledgment had not been received ; and in the event of a request being made to the State Registrar for a certified copy of the registration of a birth, to which registration such a statement by the Registrar, is not attached, the State Registrar is authorized to issue a certified copy on which the name of the reputed father shall not appear.

Approved April 21, 1933.