CHAPTER 662

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 23

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES TO SYSTEMATICALLY ROTATE THE ASSIGNMENTS OF PERSONS CHARGED WITH THE ON-THE-SCENE INSPECTION OF MIGRANT LABOR CAMPS.

WHEREAS, the legislature wishes to encourage the fair and efficient enforcement of laws and regulations of this State; and

WHEREAS, the interests of fair and efficient law enforcement require procedures which minimize the chance of law enforcement which is selective or arbitrary by reason of personal bias or hostility; and

WHEREAS, personal bias or hostility on the part of an agent charged with law enforcement toward individuals within a class, subject to particular laws, as a result of relationships developed over a period of years, may result in selective or arbituary law enforcement against certain individuals within a class of persons subject to particular laws.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, with the approval of the Governor, that the Department of Health and Social Services is directed to rotate the assignments of persons charged with the on-the-scene inspection of migrant labor camps.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that such persons whose duties include the inspection of migrant labor camps shall be rotated on a seasonal basis in such a manner that no person performing any such inspections shall do so for more than twelve months during any period of thirty-six consecutive months.

Approved April 23, 1974