CHAPTER 191

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 500

AN ACT DIRECTING THAT CERTAIN STATE EMPLOYEES RECEIVE MERIT INCREASES AT A RATE NOT TO EXCEED 21/2% PER YEAR WITHOUT CHANGING STEP.

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

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of the Delaware Code or regulations of the State Personnel Commission to the contrary, all State employees except members of the General Assembly, the uniformed division of the Delaware State Police, the employees and teachers of the public school districts, including the Department of Public Instruction, the members and teachers of the institutions of higher education, those officials covered under the executive pay scale and the judges of the State's justice system, shall on that anniversary date of their employment occurring during the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1972, receive an increase.in pay of two and one-half percent (21/2%).

Section 2. Provided that nothing in this Act shall require the State to increase the pay of any employee whose pay raise is denied as a result of proper disciplinary proceedings.

Section 3. Provided further, that nothing herein shall be construed to cause any classified employee to change the step or increment to which he is now entitled in the' Pay Classification Scale.

Section 4. The State Personnel Commission may promulgate appropriate regulations for the implementation of this Act.

Approved July 1, 1971