CHAPTER 71

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 77

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CERTAIN POSITIONS IN THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURT.

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

Section 1. Amend §5903, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by making insertions as shown by underlining and deletions as shown by strike through as follows:

"(16) All judges or other members of the state judiciary, referees, jurors and others appointed by the judiciary, but excluding all other employees of the Court of Common Pleas, with the exception of the Court Administrator, Deputy Court Administrator, Judicial Case Management Administrator, Judicial Operations Managers, Chief of Court Security, Chief Electronic Court Reporter, Investigative Supervisor, Controller, Management Analysts, Human Resource Specialist, and 1 judicial secretary for each judge, and the Justice of the Peace Court system with the exception of the Court Administrator, Operations Managers, Judicial Operations Managers, Investigative Supervisor, Controller, Fiscal Administrative Officer, Family Services Program Support Administrator, Management Analysts, Judicial Secretary, Administrative Specialists, and Human Resource Specialists. The staff attorney and law clerk positions in the Court of Common Pleas and the Justices of the Peace Courts shall be exempt positions and shall be excluded from classified service. Any incumbent occupying a position that is "classified" by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in compliance with this section shall be considered qualified without further testing, and shall be continued in the position without loss of compensation. Future hirees into any classified position in the Justice of the Peace Courts vacated subsequent to July 15, 1976, will be made in accordance with this chapter."

Section 2. Nothing in this Act shall affect the classified status of any employee currently employed on the date immediately preceding the effective date of this Act.

Approved June 30, 2013