AN ACT to amend Chapter 8 of the Revised Code of Delaware as amended by Chapter 22, Volume 32, Laws of Delaware, relating to the Public Arms and Defense.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 8 of the Revised Code of Delaware as amended by Chapter 22, Volume 32, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of Section 5 of said Chapter 22, Volume 32, Laws of Delaware, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Section 5. Adjutant General, Appointment of; Duties and Salary :The Adjutant General shall be appointed by the Governor, and shall have had previous military experience. He shall qualify and hold office in accordance with the provisions of the National Defense Act or any amendment thereto. The duties of the Adjutant General shall be as follows, to-wit : He shall be Chief-of-Staff of the Delaware National Guard and shall promulgate all orders of the Commander-in-Chief, and shall obey all orders relative to carrying into execution and perfecting any system of military discipline established by law; he shall be in attendance when the Commander-in-Chief reviews the Delaware National Guard, and perform such other military duties as the Commander-in-Chief may direct; he shall keep a register of all the officers and men of the military forces of the State, and keep in his office all records and papers required to be kept and filed therein, and make a full report on or before the thirty-first day of December, in each year, to the Commander-in-Chief upon the condition of the Delaware National Guard, and detailed statement of all the expenditures during the preceding year; and he shall furnish the proper officials of the United States Government such reports and other information as may from time to time be necessary. He shall purchase with and by consent of the board provided for by Section 367 of this Chapter, such books, blank forms, stationery and other military stores as may be necessary for the proper instruction and equipment of the Delaware National Guard, and issue the same upon proper requisition therefor; and furnish transportation and subsistence to the officers and men when it is necessary so to do for the transaction of military business out of funds which may be appropriated for these purposes. He may, with the approval of the Commander-in- Chief, sell or exchange from time to time, such military stores belonging to the Delaware National Guard as are found unserviceable or in a state of decay, or which it may be deemed for the interest of the State to sell or exchange. The Adjutant General shall receive an annual salary of Twenty-five Hundred Dollars ($2500.00) and is authorized to draw his warrant on the State Treasurer, who is authorized and directed to pay the sum out of money hereinafter appropriated for military purposes, in equal monthly installments. He shall have power and authority to employ such clerical assistance as may be necessary in the administration of his office, who shall be paid out of funds which may be appropriated for that purpose. He shall furnish bond in such amount and form as may be directed by the Commander-in-Chief, conditioned for the faithful performance of his official duties.

Approved May 4, A. D. 1927.