CHAPTER 577

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2804, TITLE 10, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO SALARIES OF THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE CONSTABLES.

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

Section 1. Subparagraph (a), Section 2804, Title 10, Delaware Code, is amended by striking subparagraph "(a)" in its entirety, and inserting in lieu thereof the following new subparagraph "(a)" to read as follows:

(a) Constables appointed pursuant to this Chapter and who devote 371/2 hours per week to their duties as Constables for the Magistrate Courts shall receive an annual salary of not less than $5,000 and not more than $6,500. A Constable who has more than one year of continuous service may, at the discretion of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, thereafter receive, not more frequently than once every twelve months, a salary increase for each subsequent year of service, such salary increase not to exceed $500 in any fiscal year. Each Constable shall serve at the pleasure of the Chief Justice.

All monies collected by Justice of the Peace Constables for fines, fees or forfeitures, including but not limited to those imposed by Chapter 97 of this title, shall be for the use of the State.

Section 2. This Act shall become effective July 1, 1970.

Approved June 22, 1970.