CHAPTER 624

HOUSE BILL NO. 893

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 and 2

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 59, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, BY PLACING CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURTS IN THE MERIT SYSTEM.

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

Section 1. Amend §5903, Chapter 59, Title 29,Delaware Code, by striking all of subparagraph "(16)" and inserting in lieu thereof the following new subsection "(16)":

"(16) All judges or other members of the state judiciary, referees, jurors and others appointed by the judiciary including the Deputy Administrator, but excluding all other employees of the Justice of the Peace system. Any incumbent occupying a position that is "classified" by the Director of Personnel in compliance with this section shall be considered qualified without further testing, and shall be continued in the position without loss of compensation. Future hires into any classified position in the Justice of the Peace courts vacated subsequent to this act will be made in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 59, Title 29, Delaware Code;"

Section 2. This Act shall become effective July 15,

1976.

Approved July 22, 1976