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AN ACT TO AMEND 57 DELAWARE LAWS, CHAPTER 135, ALSO KNOWN AS HOUSE BILL NO. 187 OF THE 125TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, "AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSE OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30,1970," BY PROVIDING FOR SALARY INCREASES FOR EMPLOYEES IN' THE CLASSIFIED SERVICE, DEFINING THE STANDARD WORK WEEK FOR SUCH EMPLOYEES AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE INCREASE TO THE WORK WEEK, AND MAKING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,134,000 FOR THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT.

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

Section 1. Section 1 of House Bill No. 187 of the 125th General Assembly, 57 Delaware Laws, Chapter 135, is hereby amended by adding one (1) new line under the heading "Contingency Fund (Administered by State Budget Commission)," to read as follows:

Salary increases for employees in the classified service

$1,134,000.00

Section 2. Section 17 of House Bill No. 187 of the 125th General Assembly, 57 Delaware Laws, Chapter 135, is hereby amended by adding thereto a new and additional subsection, to read as follows:

"Effective January 1, 1970, the salaries set under the Classification and Pay Plan of the State Personnel Commission shall be increased in accordance with the following schedule:

Through pay ,grade 9 by 10%

From pay grade 10 through pay grade 18 by 71/2%

Above pay grade 18 by 5%

Section 3. In the event the salary and wage appropriation agency is insufficient to permit paying these increases after reasonable allowance is made for salary savings, the Budget Commission may, upon recommendation of the State Personnel Commission, transfer such sums as it may deem necessary into the salary and wage appropriation of such agency from the Contingency Fund set forth for this purpose in Section 1.

Section 4. (a) The standard work week for the employees of any agency which participates in the salary established under this Act shall be 37 ½ hours.

(b) The hourly wage rate of any employee now employed on a regular 40-hour per week basis shall be increased so that the gross pay for such employee shall be equal to that which would have been paid to him on the basis of a 40-hour work week.

(c) This section shall become effective as of the first day of the second month next after this Act becomes law.

Approved February 6, 1970.