CHAPTER 289

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 455

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 25, TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

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

Section 1. Amend §2503, Chapter 25, Title 29 of the Delaware Code, by deleting the words "the Chief Deputy Attorney General, Deputy Attorneys General and Special Deputy Attorneys General" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "any person duly appointed by the Attorney General pursuant to the provisions of Section 2505 of this Chapter,".

Section 2. Amend §2505, §2506 and §2508, Chapter 25, Title 29 of the Delaware Code, by deleting the terms "deputy", "Deputies", and "deputy attorneys general" whenever such terms appear, except as the term "chief deputy attorney general" appears, and inserting in lieu thereof the term "assistant" or "assistants", as the case may be.

Section 3. Amend §2505 (d), Chapter 25, Title 29 of the Delaware Code, by deleting from said subsection the words "from the practicing members of the bar of this State, within the limits of the appropriations made to the State Department of Justice, lawyers resident in this State" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "within the limits of the appropriations made to the State Department of Justice, residents of this State, authorized by rule of the State Supreme Court to practice law in the courts of this State,".

Section 4. Amend §2505 (i), Chapter 25, Title 29 of the Delaware Code, by deleting from said subsection the phrase "from the practicing members of the bar of this State lawyers" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "residents of this State, authorized by rule of the State Supreme Court to practice law in this State, persons".

Section 5. Amend §2505 (f), Chapter 25, Title 29 of the Delaware Code, by placing a period (.) immediately after the word "serving" and striking the remainder of the subsection.

Section 6. Amend §2506, Chapter 25, Title 29 of the Delaware Code, by deleting "$25,000" wherever it appears and, inserting in lieu thereof "$27,000", by deleting "$24,000" wherever it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "$26,000", and by deleting "$22,500" wherever it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "$25,000".

Section 7. Amend §2513, Chapter 25, Part HI, Title 29 of the Delaware Code, by striking subsection (b) of said section, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(b) The salary of the Chief State Detective and the State detectives shall be fixed by the Attorney General within the appropriations made to the State Department of Justice."

Approved April 8, 1974.