CHAPTER 473

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 582

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1322, TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, BY ESTABLISHING A STATE SUPPORTED SALARY SCHEDULE FOR SCHOOL CAFETERIA WORKERS.

WHEREAS, school cafeteria workers are now paid out of monies collected from pupils for school lunches; and

WHEREAS, food supplies must also be purchased out of the same funds; and

WHEREAS, students still pay a maximum of 45c for lunch while the cost of food has greatly increased; and

WHEREAS, the school cafeteria workers need and deserve a salary increase but the price of school lunches must be held to a reasonable level.

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. Amend Subsection (c), §1322 (c), Title 14, Delaware Code, by adding thereto the following:

"School lunch cooks and school lunch general workers who work on the basis of a formula of seven (7) hours of labor per 100 meals (including adjusting of a la carte meals) shall receive minimum hourly wages in accordance with the following schedule:

SCHOOL LUNCH COOKS AND GENERAL WORKERS

YEARS

GENERAL WORKER

COOK/BAKER

0

$2.00

$2.00

1

2.05

2.25

2

2.10

2.30

3

2.15

2.35

4

2.20

2.40

6

2.25

2.45

6

2.30

2.50

7

2.35

2.55

8

2.40

2.60

9

2.45

2.65

10

2.50

2.70"

Section 2. Amend Subsection (d), §1322, Title 14, Delaware Code, by striking the second sentence therein and substituting in lieu thereof the following two sentences:

"The wages prescribed in subsection (c) of this section for school lunch cooks and general workers shall be paid from funds derived from local school lunch operations and deposited by the local school district with the State Treasurer and from monies derived from the General Fund of the State of Delaware. A minimum of 25% of the salary prescribed in subsection (c) for school lunch cooks and general workers shall be paid by the State from funds not derived from local school lunch operations."

Section 3. This Act shall take effect July 1, 1974.

Approved July 19, 1974.