CHAPTER 96

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 330

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF.

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

Section 1. Section 2101, Title 10, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking said section and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

'§2101. Compensation

(a) The Sheriff in New Castle County shall only receive compensation for the performance of his official duties in the form of an annual salary as fixed by the New Castle County government; provided that such salary shall not be less than the lowest of the salaries of the Prothonotary, Register in Chancery, Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds;

(b) The Sheriffs in Kent and Sussex Counties shall receive annual salaries as listed below:

(1) In Kent County, $ 9,000.00

(2) In Sussex County, $ 6,000.00

(c) The Sheriff in New Castle County shall henceforth not be allowed to keep or retain as additional compensation any fees, costs, allowances and other perquisites paid to or collected by him for any official service rendered by him as a county officer."

Section 2. This Act will take effect on the first Tuesday in January in the year 1983.

Approved July 7, 1981.