CHAPTER 101

FIXING WORK WEEK AND INCREASING NUMBER OF STATE POLICE

AN ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 83, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE OF 1953 BY FIXING THE WORK WEEK FOR STATE POLICE; PROVIDING FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE POLICE FORCE; APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Subchapter I, Chapter 83, Title 11 Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by adding a new section thereto reading as follows:

§ 8306. Work week

The regular work week of all members of the State Police appointed by the Department shall consist of a 5 day, forty hour week, except at such times as the Highway Department, acting upon the specific recommendation of the Superintendent of State Police, may declare a longer regular work week during periods of special need.

Section 2. Section 1 of this Act shall become effective January 1, 1954.

Section 3. In addition to any other money appropriated to the State Highway Department there is appropriated the sum of Seventy-Two Thousand Dollars ($72,000) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1953, and a further sum of Seventy-Nine Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($79,200) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1954.

Section 4. The monies hereby appropriated shall be used by the State Highway Department for an expansion of the State Police force of the Department up to a limit of one hundred and forty-four (144) men, in order to compensate for the shortened work week herein provided, and to insure that the various State Police stations, which have been staffed or serviced for twenty-four hours of each day, may be continued.

Section 5. The State Treasurer is directed to pay the funds hereby appropriated upon warrants signed by the proper officers of the State Highway Department.

Approved June 1, 1953.