CHAPTER 473

FORMERLY

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 7

REJECTING IN ITS ENTIRETY THE REPORT OF THE DELAWARE COMPENSATION COMMISSION.

WHEREAS, Chapter 33, Title 29 of the Delaware Code provides for the Delaware Compensation Commission; and

WHEREAS, a commission was appointed, selected a chairman, met several times, collected information about comparable salaries in a number of States, prepared a report; and

WHEREAS, the report recommended salary increases for the members of the judiciary, members of the General Assembly and for other state officers; and

WHEREAS, the merit employees of the State of Delaware received an increase of only 3% in 1992; and

WHEREAS, THE Commission's recommendation for the increase of the Family Court Judges' salaries is only 3.; and

WHEREAS, the Commission based its recommendations in part upon the salaries of Federal judges and neighboring State judges' salaries all of which presently are experiencing more significant economic difficulties than Delaware and;

WHEREAS, there are many poor, indigent or unemployed found in this State who desperately need the resources which would be utilized to increase the salaries as recommended by the Commission; and

WHEREAS, an increase of 37. of the present salaries to all affected positions would be more fair and more economically prudent in these troubled financial times; and

WHEREAS, unless the commission's report is rejected by joint resolution of the General Assembly the increase in remuneration will become law.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the 137th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, with the approval of the Governor, that:

The report submitted by the Delaware Compensation Commission pursuant to Chapter 33, Title 29 of the Delaware Code, is hereby rejected in its entirety.

Approved February 10, 1993.