Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 22 > Chapter 11
- Charter amendment: means language which will amend, adopt or repeal a municipal charter. See Delaware Code Title 22 Sec. 801
- Chief executive officer: means the mayor if such there be or, if there be none, then it means the president of the legislative body of a municipal corporation or, if there be none, then it means the presiding officer of the legislative body of a municipal corporation. See Delaware Code Title 22 Sec. 801
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
- Municipal corporation: includes all cities, towns and villages created before or after December 28, 1961, under any general or special law of this State for general governmental purposes which possess legislative, administrative and police powers for the general exercise of municipal functions and which carry on such functions through a set of elected and other officials. See Delaware Code Title 22 Sec. 801
- Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
- Qualified voter: means those persons who, under the terms of a municipal charter, shall be authorized to vote in elections within that municipal corporation. See Delaware Code Title 22 Sec. 801