CHAPTER 379

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 962

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 84, TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION.

WHEREAS, there N created within the enabling Legislation an Office of Administration for the Department of Transportation; and

WHEREAS, the enabling Legislation indicates that the Office of Administration shall be responsible for the general administrative support of the Department to include but not be limited to recordkeeping, fiscal affairs, data processing, statistics, accounting, personnel and such other general services as are necessary for the proper efficient and economical operation of the Department; and

WHEREAS, the head of the Office of Administration is entitled Chief of Administration appointed by the Secretary with the written approval of the Governor; and

WHEREAS, there is a merit system classification entitled Chief of Administration;

and

WHEREAS, there is confusion and conflict over an appointed Chief of Administration and a merit system Chief of Administration; and

WHEREAS, it is deemed important to eliminate the confusion of duplicate titles, one exempt and one classified.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section I. Amend Section 8402 (4) Chapter 84, Title 29, Delaware Code, by striking said Section in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section to read:

"(4) 'Director' means the Director of Transportation Authority and/or the Director of Division of Highways and/or the Director of the Office of Administration."

Section 2. Amend Section 8404 (2) c of Chapter 84 of Title 29, Delaware Code by striking the words "Chief of Administration" and inserting in lieu thereof "Director of Administration".

Section 3. Amend Section 8411 (4) of Chapter 84 of Title 29, Delaware Code by striking the word "Chief" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "Director".

Approved July 10, 1980.