CHAPTER 706

SENATE BILL NO. 734

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 89, PART VIII, TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION; AND PROVIDING CERTAIN CRITERIA FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL.

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

Section I. Amend Chapter 89, Part VIII, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section, designated as §8914, which new section shall read as follows:

"§89I4. Officers and Employees.

Notwithstanding the provisions of §5920, Title 29 of the Delaware Code or any other section, the application by any person seeking employment in the Department shall be rejected if it indicates, on its face, that the applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications for the position sought. Applications shall also be rejected if the applicant has made false statements or misrepresentations on his application; is habituated to the intemperate use of alcoholic beverages or the use of harmful drugs which makes him unable to perform duties required by the position; has a record of court convictions or infamous or other conduct which render him unsuitable for employment; or has been separated from any branch of the armed forces under conditions other than honorable."

Approved August 5, 1976