CHAPTER 346

FORMERLY HOUSE

BILL NO. 596 AS

AMENDED BY HOUSE

AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO REPEAL THE RESTRICTIONS ON THE RIGHT TO CONTRACT WITH STATE EMPLOYEES IN 58 LAWS OF DELAWARE, CHAPTER 306, AND TO AMEND TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, TO PERMIT ANNUAL CONTRACTS FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES NOT TO BE ENTERED INTO PRIOR TO MAY FIRST OF THE FISCAL YEAR PRIOR TO THE FISCAL YEAR COVERED BY SUCH CONTRACT AND LONG TERM CONTRACTS FOR A LIMITED GROUP OF EMPLOYEES.

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

Section 1. Amend 58 Laws of Delaware, Chapter 306, Section 6 by striking the first and second paragraphs of said section and repealing the same in their entirety.

effective June 1, 1971, by designating the single existing

o read as follows:

s effective June 1, 1971, by adding new paragraphs (a) and (c) paragraph in said section as paragraph (b).

Section 2. Amend Title 14, Delaware Code, Section 1329,

(a) The State Board of Education and the Boards of Education of the reorganized school districts may sign individual employment contracts involving state funds only with those professional employees whose base salary is that provided for in rifle 14, Delaware Code, Section 1305. The salary amounts in the contracts so authorized shall be for one fiscal year, provided that contracts for administrative personnel covered in paragraph (b) of his section shall not be so limited.

Section 3. Amend Title 14, Delaware Code, Section 1329,

(c) Salary amounts in individual employment contracts provided for in paragraph (a) of this Section shall not be contracted for, agreed upon or effective prior to May 1 of the fiscal year immediately preceeding the beginning of the fiscal year during which the salary amount is to be received, except that for recruitment of new teachers to a reorganized school district contracts may be entered into at any time at the current year's state supported salary level for such teachers, provided that in the case of out of state teachers experience is to be computed at the same level as teachers within the state equally qualified. As of May first of any year, salary schedules shall be based on state supported salary schedules in existence at that time for the contracted year.

Approved February 3, 1972.