Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Title 29, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto a new chapter to read:


§ 6001. Compensation of key executives

The Salary of key public officials shall be classified as provided in this chapter.

§ 6002. Classification of salaries of key executives

(a) The following salaries shall be the minimum and maximum to be paid to the key executives as listed in their respective classes in subsection (b) of this section:

(i) Class A: $22,000 to $30,000 annually.

(ii) Class B: $16,000 to $23,000 annually.

(iii) Class C: $12,000 to $17,000 annually.

(iv) Class D: $ 9,000 to $13,000 annually.

(b) The following key executives shall be compensated within the salary range provided in subsection (a) of this section in accordance with their respective classification:

(v) Class A:

Director of Operations--Engineering Division--State Highway Department

Executive Secretary of the Board of Health

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

(ii) Class B:

Budget Director

Director--Department of Corrections

Medical Examiner--Board of Post-Mortem Examiners Director--State Personnel Commission

Director--State Planning

Director--Department of Public Welfare

Secretary of State

Executive Director--Water and Air Resources Commission

Executive Director--Youth Services Commission Chairman-Executive Director--Employment Security Commission

(iii) Class C:

Adjutant General

State Archivist

Administrative Assistant to the Attorney General Director--Delaware Fish and Game Commission Deputy Administrator of Justices of the Peace State Librarian

Director--State Park Commission

Superintendent--State Police

Director of Operations--State Police

Commissioner--State Tax Department

(iv) Class D:

Deputy Auditor

Director--Civil Defense

State Custodian

Director--State Development Department

State Fire Marshal

Director--Fire School

State Forester

Deputy Insurance Commissioner

Assistant Deputy Administrator of Justices of Peace Assistant Director--State Park Commission

Public Defender

Assistant Public Defender

Assistant Secretary of State

Director--Soil and Water Conservation Commission Deputy Commissioner--State Tax Department Deputy Treasurer

Director--Executive Secretary--Department of Labor Secretary of State Board of Agriculture

§ 6003. Setting of compensation within the limits of this chapter

With due recognition to qualifications, experience and length of service, the salary of the public officials classified by this chapter shall be set within the ranges set in this chapter by:

(1) The Governor in the case of public officials appointed directly by him.

(2) The commission or board employing the public official in the case of public officials not appointed directly by the Governor.

(1) Such other elected State officeholder, when such public official is employed directly by such other elected State officeholder, and is not appointed or employed by the Governor or a commission or board.

§ 6004. Payment of compensation

(a) The State Treasurer shall pay from the General Fund the compensation provided for by this chapter upon vouchers presented by the agency involved notwithstanding any other law of this state.

Section 2. The provisions of any act or parts of acts or laws of this state which are inconsistent with this Act are repealed as to such inconsistency.

Section 3. This Act shall be effective July 1, 1968.

Approved June 28, 1968.