BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend Chapter 5, Title 10 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:
§ 513. Assignment of retired Commissioners to active duty.
(a) The President Judge, with the approval of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, may designate a retired Commissioner to serve temporarily in the Superior Court if all of the following apply:
(1) The retired Commissioner was serving in good standing as a Commissioner at the time of retirement.
(2) The retired Commissioner assents to such designation.
(3) The retired Commissioner is not involved or employed in any position which would create a conflict of interest with the position of Commissioner, including the private practice of law, holding of any state office, or employment by the State in any capacity.
(b)(1) The Superior Court shall compensate a retired Commissioner who accepts an active duty designation on a per diem basis on the formula representing 1/260 of the annual salary for a Commissioner. The per diem pay for a retired Commissioner may not exceed the maximum per diem pay for retired judges as provided in § 5610(b) of Title 29 and the total annual compensation of a retired Commissioner may not equal or exceed the current annual salary for a Commissioner.
(2) The Superior Court shall reimburse a retired Commissioner who accepts an active duty designation for travel necessarily incurred for the performance of such active duty. The President Judge must approve travel by a retired Commissioner who accepts an active duty designation before reimbursement is permitted.
(c) The Superior Court shall make expenditures for work performed under this section from funds appropriated for this purpose, or from other court funds approved to be expended for this purpose.
Approved May 19, 2016