CHAPTER 316

STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT - INCREASING SALARY OF CHIEF ENGINEER AND SECRETARY

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 166 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT, THE APPOINTMENT OF A CHIEF ENGINEER THEREFOR, HIS QUALIFICATIONS AND SALARY, THE APPOINTMENT OF A SECRETARY THEREFOR AND HIS SALARY.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 166 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended by Chapter 173, Volume 42, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing all of 5723 Sec. 4 thereof as amended and inserting and enacting in lieu thereof a new paragraph to be known as:

5723. Sec. 4. Chief Engineer, Appointment of; Qualifications; Secretary; Bond; Salaries:--As soon after the organization as is practicable the Department, at least four members concurring, shall employ a Chief Engineer, for such time, not exceeding one year, as may be determined by the Department, who shall be a civil engineer, and at the time of his employment, not less than thirty years of age and shall have been in active practice of his profession for ten years and shall have had responsible charge of road engineering work for at least five years and shall be qualified to design as well as to direct road engineering work. Graduation from a school of engineering of recognized reputation shall be considered as equivalent to two years of active practice. The said Department, at least four members concurring, shall also employ a Secretary who shall hold office at the pleasure of the Department. The Chief Engineer and the Secretary before entering upon the duties of their offices shall give such bond, if any, as may be required by the said Department for the faithful performance of their respective duties in such positions, respectively, and the Chief Engineer shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation like that required of a member of said Department. The Chief Engineer may be paid a salary not in excess of Ten Thousand Dollars a year, and the Secretary may be paid a salary not in excess of Seventy-Five Hundred Dollars ($7500.00) a year. The members of the Department shall require no compensation for their services, but shall receive their actual expenses incurred while engaged in the affairs of the Department.

Approved May 1, 1947.