AN ACT in relation to Inns or Taverns.

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

SECTION I. If the incoming tenant of any inn or tavern in this state, not having procured a license, or the outgoing tenant having failed to procure one or, having procured one, shall refuse to transfer the same for a fair consideration to the incoming tenant or occupant, then and in such event it shall be lawful for the incoming tenant or occupant of such inn or tavern to procure from one of the associate judges of this state, if .approved by him, an order authorizing the Clerk of the Peace of the county in which such inn or tavern is located, to issue a fractional license, upon payment of a sum of money in proportion for the fractional term granted as compared with the sum required to be paid for one year, to the incoming tenant or occupant to sell intoxicating liquors, as provided by law; such fractional license to be good only till the last day of the term of the court that usually issues license next after his becoming tenant or occupant of said inn or tavern; provided that nothing in this act shall be construed to apply to any seaside or other inns or taverns that are only intended to be opened to the public at periodical seasons.

SECTION 2. That at the time of making application to the associate judge, as aforesaid, for an order, as aforesaid, the said applicant shall file with the said application a certificate of twelve respectable citizens of the school district in which he proposes to keep such inn or tavern, or twenty-four such respectable citizens of the ward, if in the City of Wilmington; which certificate shall clearly state that the applicant is a person of full age; that he, is a man of sobriety and good moral character; that an inn or tavern is necessary at the point designated to accommodate the public, and that the applicant is the owner or tenant of the house in which he proposes to keep the same, and the true rental value.

SEcrroN 3. The provisions regulating the granting of other license, not herein stipulated, shall remain as is now by law provided.

Passed at Dover, April 8, 1885.