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HOUSE BILL NO. 1134

AN ACT TO AMEND PART IV, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, ESTABLISHING AN OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND TRANSFERRING TO SAID OFFICE ALL THE DUTIES, POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE OFFICE OF FEDERAL-STATE HIGHWAY SAFETY COORDINATOR.

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

Section 1. Amend Part IV, Title 29, Delaware Code by adding a new Chapter thereto to read as follows:

"CHAPTER 49. OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY.

§4901. Office of Highway Safety; Governor.

There is established the Offie of Highway Safety, which office shall be under the direction and supervision of the Governor.

4902. Coordinator; deputy coordinator; personnel; merit system.

(a) The Office of Highway Safety, shall be administered by a Coordinator. The Office shall have a deputy coordinator and shall employ such personnel as required to meet the Federal guidelines for a state agency responsible for highway safety in accordance with the Highway Safety Act of 1966, as amended (PL-91-605).

(b) All employeees of the Office of the Federal-State Highway Safety Coordinator, heretofore established pursuant to Executive Order including the coordinator and deputy coordinator, shall be transferred to the Office of Highway Safety and shall be deemed to be employees of such office and employees of the State in classified service with all the benefits accrued as merit employees as of the effective date of this Chapter.

§4903. Powers, duties and functions.

The Office of Highway Safety shall have all the powers, duties, and functions heretofore vested in the Office of Federal-State Highway Safety Coordinator established by executive order and such other powers, duties, and functions conferred and mandated by the Highway Safety Act (PL-91-605).

§4904. Federal merit system standards.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Chapter, the Office is authorized and directed to take such action with respect to matters involving personnel as may be necessary to insure the continued eligibility of this State for grants-in-aid under any federal law or program."

Approved July 22, 1976