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FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 139

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENTS NO. 1, 2 AND 3

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1 OF TITLE 10, DELAWARE CODE, BY CREATING THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS AND TRANSFERRING TO THAT OFFICE THE OFFICE OF DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURTS AND MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

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

Section 1. Title 10, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto a new Section 128 to read as follows:

§ 128. Administrative Office of the Courts

(a) The Administrative Office of the Courts is hereby created with a Director as head thereof.

(b) The Director shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware. In the event the Chief Justice appoints as Director an attorney at law admitted to practice before the Delaware Supreme Court, such Director shall not practice law during his term as Director.

(c) The salary of the Director shall be determined by the Chief Justice, but in no event shall be greater than the salary of an Associate Judge of the Superior Court.

(d) The function of the Office shall be to assist the Chief Justice in carrying out his constitutional responsibilities as administrative head of all the Courts in the State, and the duties of the Office shall be as prescribed by the Chief Justice or by rule of the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware.