SENATE BILL NO. 278
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF THE BOARD OF PAROLE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :
WHEREAS, members of the Board of Parole have not received a per diem increase since July 22, 1994; and
WHEREAS, Board members’ per diem covers, at minimum, a full day of hearings and one day for per-hearing preparation; and
WHEREAS, because of the increase in intensity of cases and increased participation of victims, as a result of the Victims’ Bill of Rights, hearing days and pre-hearing preparation time have lengthened; and
WHEREAS, the fiscal impact of increasing the per diem compensation received by Board members is not so great as to warrant delaying such an increase any longer;
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend §4344(a), Title 11 of the Delaware Code, by striking the figure “$110” as it appears in the first sentence thereof, and substituting in lieu thereof the figure “$300”.
Approved July 3, 2004