SALARIES OF CERTAIN COUNTY OFFICERS
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 43 REVISED CODE OF DEL. AWARE 1935, AND CHAPTER 53 REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE 1935, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 120, VOL. 43 LAWS OF DELAWARE, IN RELATION TO DEPUTIES TO AND CLERICAL ASSISTANCE FOR COUNTY OFFICERS IN KENT COUNTY; AUTHORIZING THE LEVY COURT OF KENT COUNTY TO EMPLOY SAID DEPUTIES AND CLERICAL ASSISTANTS, FIX THEIR COMPENSATION, AND PAY THE NECESSARY TRAVEL EXPENSES OF SAID COUNTY OFFICERS, DEPUTIES AND CLERICAL ASSISTANTS WHILE IN THE CONDUCT OF COUNTY BUSINESS.
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, as amended by Chapter 120, Vol. 43, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is further amended by repealing and striking out all of paragraphs six and seven of Section 1598. Sec. 7 of said Code, as amended by Chapter 120, Vol. 43, Laws of Delaware, in so far as same may apply to Kent County, Kent County officials or Kent County clerical employees.
Section 2. That Chapter 43 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of 1191, Section 45 thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section to be known as 1191 Section 45 as follows:
1191. Sec. 45. Deputies, Clerical Assistance for Kent County Offices: Appointment, Compensation and Travel for County Officials and said Deputies and Clerical Assistance:--The Levy Court of Kent County may authorize the employment by any of the County Officials of such Chief Deputies and such clerical assistance as may, in the judgment of the said Levy Court, be necessary and may fix their compensation. Said compensation shall be paid in equal monthly installments, by warrants according to the form to be prescribed by the Levy Court, and drawn on the Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer.
Said Levy Court may also pay mileage, as other County expenses are paid, not to exceed five cents a mile, to County Officials, including Deputies and clerks for travel in the necessary conduct of County business, for expenses actually incurred in the carrying out of said County business. In no wise, however, is this paragraph to be construed to allow the payment of mileage to officials, deputies or clerical assistants to or from their home and their place of employment.
Section 3. The Chief Deputies selected and employed as aforesaid 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.
All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed only in so far as the inconsistency may occur.
Approved March 26, 1943.