CHAPTER 184

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 368
AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 10 AND CHAPTER 91, TITLE 9, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF AND UNIFORM MILEAGE PAYMENTS.

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

Section 1. Amend §2101, Title 10, Delaware Code by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new §2101 to read as follows:

"§2101. Compensation

The Sheriff of New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties shall only receive compensation for the performance of their official duties in the form of an annual salary as fixed by their representative county governments. The New Castle County government, the Kent County Levy Court, and the Sussex County Council shall set the annual salaries for each representative Sheriff. The Sheriff shall henceforth not be allowed to keep or retain as additional compensation any fees, costs, allowances and other perquisites paid to or collected by them for any service rendered by them as county officers for any service rendered by them as county officers or rendered by them in the name of their office."

Section 2. Amend §2112, Chapter 21, Title 10, Delaware Code by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new §2112 to read as follows:

"§2112. Mileage Fees

The Sheriff of each county at the end of each month shall present to the receiver of taxes and county treasurer or the Department of Finance an itemized and verifiable account of all mileage travelled in the performance of every official duty when travelled in other than a county-provided vehicle."

Section 3. Amend §9121, Chapter 91, Title 9, Delaware Code by striking

said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new §9121 to read as follows:

"§9121. Uniform mileage Payments

The authorized mileage rate for officers or employees of the several counties who receive mileage from the respective county governments for miles driven in their private motor vehicles shall be at a rate to be determined by Levy Court or County Council."

Section 4. The provisions of this act shall become effective 30 days after signature of the Governor.

Approved February 4, 1994.