CHAPTER 120 - SALARIES OF CERTAIN COUNTY OFFICERS.

DEPUTIES AND CLERKS OF CERTAIN COUNTY OFFICES OF SUSSEX COUNTY

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 53 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, ENTITLED "SALARIES OF CERTAIN COUNTY OFFICERS" IN RELATION TO THE DEPUTIES AND CLERKS OF CERTAIN COUNTY OFFICES OF SUSSEX COUNTY.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 53 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of 1598, Section 7 thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof a new section to be known as 1598 Section 7, as follows:

1598. Section 7. The officers mentioned in the first section of this Chapter may select and empty Deputies and Clerks to assist them in the performance of the duties of their offices respectively, at the following annual salaries, namely:

In New Castle County, the Clerk of the Peace may select and employ one Chief Deputy at an annual salary of Twenty-One Hundred Dollars, and four Clerks, each at an annual salary of Eighteen Hundred Dollars; the Sheriff, one Chief Deputy at an annual salary of Twenty-One Hundred Dollars, and five other Deputies, each at an annual salary of Eighteen Hundred Dollars; the Prothonotary, one Chief Deputy, at an annual salary of Twenty-one Hundred Dollars, and four Clerks, each at an annual salary of Eighteen Hundred Dollars; the Recorder, one Chief Deputy, and two other Deputies or Index Clerks, each at an annual salary of Twenty-One Hundred Dollars and eight Clerks, each at an annual salary of Eighteen Hundred Dollars; the Register of Wills, one Chief Deputy at an annual salary of Twenty-One Hundred Dollars, and four Clerks, each at an annual salary of Eighteen Hundred Dollars; the Register in Chancery and Clerk of the Orphans Court, one Chief Deputy, at an annual salary of Twenty-one Hundred Dollars, and four Clerks, each at an annual salary of Eighteen Hundred Dollars; the Coroner, one Chief Deputy, at an annual salary of Five Hundred Dollars.

Provided, however, that the Resident Associate Judge of New Castle County, from time to time, may authorize and direct that any, either or all of the said officers may select and employ such other clerks and at such times and in such numbers, as the said Resident Associate Judge of New Castle County shall deem proper to properly perform the public work required in any office or offices of any, either or all of the said officers.

And provided, further, that any additional Clerks so authorized or employed shall receive like compensation as fixed by law for the other Clerks performing like or similar services, and payable in the manner fixed by law.

The Chief Deputy selected and employed by each of the aforesaid officers shall be possessed of all the authority of their respective offices, and in the absence or disability of the duly elected officer, the Chief Deputy of such officer shall perform all the duties of the office, until the vacancy so created shall be filled as required by the Constitution of the State of Delaware.

In Kent County, the Sheriff may select and employ a Deputy at a salary of Twelve Hundred Dollars per year; the Recorder may select and employ a Deputy at a salary of Six Hundred Dollars per year. The Levy Court may, at such times as it may deem necessary, employ in addition to the clerk above provided for, an additional clerk for the Recorder, at a salary not to exceed Fifty Dollars per month.

In Kent County, the other officers enumerated in Section 6 may each appoint a Deputy who shall have such powers and be charged with such duties as shall be enumerated in a certificate of appointment to be issued to him by the officer so appointing, which certificate shall be immediately recorded in the Recorder's Office of Kent County; except that in case of the Register of Wills such deputy shall have the powers and perform the duties now prescribed by law. The special deputies provided for in this paragraph shall receive no salary from the County.

In Sussex County, the Clerk of the Peace may select and employ a Deputy at a salary of One Thousand Dollars per year; the Sheriff may select and employ a Deputy at a salary of Twelve Hundred Dollars per year; the Prothonotary may select and employ a Deputy at a salary of One Thousand Dollars per year; the Recorder of Deeds may select and employ a Deputy at a salary of One Thousand Dollars per year and five Clerks, each at an annual salary of Seven Hundred Twenty Dollars per year; the Register of Wills may select and employ a Deputy at a salary of One Thousand Dollars per year; the Register in Chancery and Clerk of the Orphans' Court may select and employ a Deputy at a salary of One Thousand Dollars per year; the Coroner may employ a Clerk at a salary of Three Hundred Dollars per year.

Provided, however, that the Resident Associate Judge of Sussex County, from time to time, may authorize and direct that any, either or all of the said officers may select and employ such other clerks and at such times and in such numbers, as the said Resident Associate Judge of Sussex County shall deem proper to properly perform the public work required in any office or offices of any, either or all of the said officers.

And provided, further, that any additional clerks so authorized or employed shall receive like compensation as fixed by law for the other clerks performing like or similar services, and payable in the manner fixed by law.

Section 2. That Chapter 53 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out all of 1599, Section 8 thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section to be known as 1599, Section 8, as follows:

1599. Section 8. The salaries of such deputies and clerks, where by law payable by New Castle County, shall be paid to them by warrants drawn by the Levy Court of New Castle County on the Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer, in equal semi-monthly installments, on the Fifth and Twentieth days of each month, upon the certificate in writing of the officer employing them that they have faithfully performed their duties up to the First or Fifteenth day of such month.

The salaries of such Deputies and Clerks, where by law payable by Kent or Sussex County, shall be paid to them by warrants drawn by the Levy Courts of the respective Counties on the Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer, in equal monthly installments, upon the certificate in writing of the officer employing them that they have faithfully performed their duties during the preceding month.

Approved May 14, 1941.