AN ACT in relation to Fines and Forfeitures.

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

SECTION 1. That all fines and forfeitures, heretofore made under the provisions of Sections 5 and 6, of Chapter 7, of the Revised Statutes of this State, forming a part of the revenue of, and belonging to the State, and that shall not hereafter be otherwise appropriated, shall belong to the county in which any such fines or forfeitures may be imposed or incurred – and they shall be paid to the County Treasurer of such county by the officer collecting or being chargeable with them. If such officer neglect this duty for three months after he shall have received or become chargeable with any fine or forfeitures, he shall pay in addition to the amount thereof interest at the rate of twenty per centum, per annum, to be computed from the time said fine or forfeiture was received or he become chargeable with it; and the whole may be recovered in an action of debt in the name of the State for the use of the county to which the same may belong.

SECTION 2. That all laws or parts of laws heretofore enacted inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Passed at Dover, March 31,1881.