CHAPTER 344

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10, DELAWARE CODE, PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR TO THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT TO ASSIST IN THE SUPERVISION OF THE JUSTICES OF THE PEACE AND DESIGNATING THE DUTIES, SALARY AND TERM OF OFFICE THEREOF.

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

Section 1. Title 10, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto the following new section to read:

§ 126. Deputy Administrator for Justices of the Peace

(a) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court may appoint a Deputy Administrator to carry out such duties and assignments as may from time to time be assigned him by the Chief Justice relative to the Supervisory and rule making authority of the Supreme Court over the Justices of the Peace Courts and the personnel employed therein. The duties and authority of said Deputy Administrator shall be limited to the operation of the Justices of the Peace Courts and shall extend to no other Court existing under the laws of this State or political subdivision thereof.

(b) The Deputy Administrator appointed hereunder shall not exercise any of the powers of a Judge, but shall perform such duties and shall enforce such orders and directives as the Chief Justice shall from time to time establish for the more efficient operation of the Justice of the Peace Courts.

(c) The Deputy Administrator shall have free access at all times to any proceeding before a Justice of the Peace for the purpose of acting as an observer and shall have the authority to require reports and information and to inspect records upon the order of the Chief Justice, from any Justice of the Peace respecting the manner of the operation of their respective Courts.

(d) The Deputy Administrator shall serve at the pleasure of the Chief Justice and shall receive an annual salary as set by the Chief Justice, but not in excess of $15,000.00 annually.

(e) The Deputy Administrator appointed hereunder shall be a person who has been duly admitted to the practice of law in the State of Delaware.

Section 2. The sum of $15,000.00 is hereby appropriated to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to carry out the provisions of this Act.

Section 3. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved July 7, 1964.