CHAPTER 407

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 689

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AND HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSE OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1979; SPECIFYING CERTAIN PROCEDURES, CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS: AND AMENDING CERTAIN PERTINENT STATUTORY PROVISIONS", BEING HOUSE BILL NO. 888 OF THE 129TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend House Bill No. 888 of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

"Section 104. (a) Effective July 1, 1978, the uniform pay plan for all employees in the classified service shall be increased by $600.

(b) Effective July 1, 1978, all employees occupying positions exempt from the classified service shall receive a $600 annual salary increase, except the following:

Justices of the Supreme Court, the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery; Judges of the Family, the Superior, and the Common Pleas Courts; Justices of the Peace; uniformed State police; appointed and elected officials of the State; members of Boards and Commissions; National Guard employees; higher education employees; public education employees and Deputy Attorneys General and special investigators of the Department of Justice.

(c) The amount necessary to fund the provisions of this section is appropriated in Section 1 of this Act."

Section 2. Amend House Bill No. 888 of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

"Section 105. (a) Effective July 1, 1978, the State Board of Education shall increase the salary schedule established in Section 1305(a), Chapter 13, Title 14, Delaware Code, by $700.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 1305(b),

Chapter 13, Title 14, Delaware Code, the salaries of principals,

superintendents, other administrative and supervisory employees shall not be increased by one-tenth of the salary increase provided in subsection (a) of this Section for each additional month of employment- per year."

Section 3. Amend House Bill No. 888 of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

"Section 106. Effective July 1, 1978, the State Board of Education shall increase the following salary schedules established in Chapter 13, Title 14, Delaware Code, by adding $600:

Section 1310 (a) Section 1311 (a) Section 1322 (a) Section 1331"

Section 4. Amend House Bill No. 888 of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

"Section 107. Effective July 1, 1978, the State Board of Education shall increase the salary schedule established in Section 1322 (c), Chapter 13, Title 14, Delaware Code by 25 cents per hour."

Section 5. Amend House Bill No. 888 of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

"Section 108. Effective July 1, 1978, the State Board of Education shall increase the salary schedule established in Section 1324 (b), Chapter 13, Title 14, Delaware Code, as follows:

Bus and Class Attendants $ 400

Class Aides $ 500"

Section 6. Amend House Bill No. 888 of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

"Section 109. (a) Effective July 1, 1978, annual salaries of employees of Delaware State College, Delaware Technical and

Community College, and Delaware Postsecondary Education Commission shall be increased by $700.

(b) Effective July 1, 1978, employees of Delaware State College, Delaware Technical and Community College and Delaware

Postsecondary Education Commission shall receive a salary adjustment of 2.5 percent.

(c) The amount necessary to fund the provisions of this Section is appropriated in Section 1 of this Act."

Section 7. Amend House Bill No. 888 of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware by striking subsection (b) of Section 97 in its entirety as it appears on page 127 of said Bill.

Section 8. Amend House Bill No. 888 of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware by striking lines 2 through 15 in their entirety as they appear on page 130 of said Bill and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

Yrs.

of Financial Administrative

Exp. Clerk Secretary Secretary Secretary Secretary

0

$5,758

$6,488

$6,902

$7,157

$ 7,530

1

6,029

6,759

7,173

7,427

7,800

2

6,299

7,030

7,444

7,697

8,070

3

6,569

7,300

7,715

7,967

8,340

4

6,839

7,570

7,985

8,237

8,610

5

7,109

7,840

8,255

8,507

8,881

6

7,379

8,110

8,525

8,777

9,150

7

7,649

8,380

8,795

9,047

9,421

8

7,919

8,650

9,065

9,317

9,691

9

8,189

8,920

9,335

9,587

9,961

10

       

10,232"

Section 9. of the State of in its entirety in lieu thereof (b), to read as

Amend House Bill No. 888 of the 129th General Assembly Delaware by striking subsection (b) of Section 102

as it appears on page 131 of said Bill and substitute the following subsection, designated as subsection follows:

"(b)

this Section 1978."

The salary schedule set forth in subsection (a) of
reflects a $600 annual increase, effective July 1,

Section 10. Amend House Bill No. 888 of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

"Section 11. The amount necessary to fund salaries established in Chapter 13, Title 14, Delaware Code, are provided in Section 1 of this Act."

appears in said Bill and substitute in lieu thereof a new section, designated as Section 28, to read as follows:

"Section 28. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, in the event the appropriation to any Department or Agency for salaries is excessive or inadequate due to variation in anniversary dates of employment or to variation in proportions of employees at the various steps within the pay grades established for such Department or Agency, the Budget Director, with the approval of the Controller General, is authorized to transfer funds appropriated for salaries among the various Departments in order to effectuate the salary increases authorized by this Act. Such authorizations for transfers shall be in writing and shall be fully documented."

Section 12. Amend House Bill No. 888 of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware by adding a new line item after line 30 and before line 31, page 7 of said Bill, to read as follows:

"Contingency - Salary Adjustment and

Other Employment Costs $ 7,900.0"

Section 13. Amend House Bill No. 888 of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware by renumbering paragraphs and sections affected by this Amendment.

Section 14. Amend House Bill No. 888 of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware by recomputing all subtotals and totals affected by this Amendment.

Section 15. Amend House Bill No. 888 of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware by striking lines 16 through 25, page 130 of said House Bill No. 888 and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(b) For purposes of implementing the salary schedule, for the position of Clerk, the years of experience line of 6 years shall become effective July 1, 1978; the years of experience line of 7 years shall become effective July 1, 1979; the years of experience line of 8 years shall become effective July 1, 1980; and the years of experience line of 9 years shall become effective July 1, 1981. For position of Secretary, Senior Secretary, and Financial Secretary, the years of experience line of 7 years shall become effective July 1, 1978; the years of experience line of 8 years shall become effective July 1, 1979; and the years of experience line of 9 years shall become effective July 1, 1980."

Approved July 1, 1978.