AN ACT to amend Chapter 11 of the Revised Code relating to the Bond of the Secretary of State.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 11 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of that section designated as, 385, Sec. 9, of said chapter, and by inserting in lieu thereof, a new section to be styled, 385, Sec. 9, as follows:

"385, Sec. 9. SECRETARY OF 'STATE AND AUDITOR OF ACCOUNTS; OFFICIAL SECURITIES OF; RECORD OF; FORFEITURE OF OFFICE ON FAILURE TO GIVE BOND :The Secretary of State and the Auditor of Accounts, before entering upon their offices respectively, shall each with sufficient sureties become bound to the State of Delaware, by a joint and several obligation, to be with the sureties approved by the Governor, the Secretary of State in the penal sum of Seventy-five Thousand Dollars, and the Auditor of Accounts in the penal sum of Two Thousand Dollars, with condition, that if the above named _____ who has been (duly appointed or duly elected) to be _____ shall and do well and diligently execute his office of _____ as aforesaid, and duly and faithfully fulfill and perform all the trusts and duties to the said office appertaining and truly and without delay deliver to his successor in office the seal and all the books, records and papers belonging to said office, safe and undefaced, then this obligation shall be void and of no effect, or else shall remain in full force and virtue.'

"The obligation of the Secretary of State shall be filed and recorded in the Recorder's Office of Kent County, and the obligation of the Auditor shall be recorded by the Secretary of State in the executive register, and filed in his office.

"If any person appointed Secretary of State, or elected or appointed Auditor of Accounts, shall not within seven days next after the day of taking his office, become bound as herein required, the appointment or election shall be void, and another person shall be appointed."

Approved January 20, A. D. 1921.