CHAPTER 202

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 81, VOLUME 55, LAWS OF DELAWARE BY MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER.

WHEREAS, the 122nd General Assembly provided for the establishment of the office of the Public Defender to provide counsel to indigent persons accused of crimes in the Courts of this State; and

WHEREAS, the services of said office on a state-wide level have required the hiring of a full-time attorney to assist the Public Defender; and

WHEREAS, the establishment of an office for the Public Defender in Kent County has required the incurring of additional expenses not included in the original appropriation to the Public Defender;

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. Section 1, Chapter 81, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, is amended on page 8, under the designation "Public Defender" by striking the line "Wages and Salaries of Employees $28,000.00" and by inserting in lieu thereof the line "Wages and Salaries $34,000.00" to defray the cost of hiring a full-time attorney to assist the public defender; by striking the line "Personal Services Lawyers $30,000.00" and inserting in lieu thereof the line "Personal Services Lawyers $35,000.00" to defray the costs of retaining an attorney to staff the Kent County office of the Public Defender; and by striking the line "Contractual Services $5,300.00 and by inserting in lieu thereof the line "Contractual Services $7,300.00" to defray additional costs in staffing the Kent County office of the Public Defender.

Section 2. This Act is a supplementary appropriation from funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware, and shall be paid by the State Treasurer from funds not otherwise appropriated.

Approved December 9, 1965.