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Delaware Laws | Title 29 State Government
CHAPTER 57. SOCIAL SECURITY
Sec. 5707. Contribution Fund.

(48 Del. Laws, c. 344, Sec. 6; 29 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 5707; 57 Del. Laws, c. 741, Sec. 37B; 61 Del. Laws, c. 468, Sec. 3.) (14567)

Sec. 5708. Rules and regulations. (14568)(Text)

The State Agency shall make and publish such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this chapter, as it finds necessary or appropriate to the efficient administration of the functions with which it is charged under this chapter. (14569)

(48 Del. Laws, c. 344, Sec. 8; 29 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 5708.) (14570)

Sec. 5709. Studies and reports. (14571)(Text)

The State Agency shall make studies concerning the problem of old-age and survivors' insurance protection for employees of the state and local governments and their instrumentalities and concerning the operation of agreements made and plans approved under this chapter. It shall also submit a report to the General Assembly at the beginning of each regular session, covering the administration and operation of this chapter during the preceding calendar year, including such recommendations for amendments to this chapter as it considers proper. (14572)

(48 Del. Laws, c. 344, Sec. 9; 29 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 5709.) (14573)

Sec. 5710. Referenda and certification. (14574)(Text)

(a) With respect to employees of the State, the Governor is empowered to authorize a referendum, the cost of such referendum to be borne by the State, and, with respect to the employees of any political subdivision, the Governor shall authorize a referendum upon request of the governing body of such subdivision, the cost of such referendum to be borne by the political subdivision; and in either case the referendum shall be conducted, and the Governor shall designate an agency or individual to supervise its conduct, in accordance with the requirements of Sec. 218(d)(3) of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. Sec. 418(d)(3)], on the question of whether service in positions covered by a retirement system established by the State or by a political subdivision thereof should be excluded from or included under an agreement under this chapter. The notice of referendum required by Sec. 218(d)(3)(C) of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. Sec. 418(d)(3)(C)] to be given to employees shall contain or shall be accompanied by a statement, in such form and such detail as the agency or individual designated to supervise the referendum shall deem necessary and sufficient, to inform the employees of the rights which will accrue to them and their dependents and survivors and the liabilities to which they will be subject if their services are included under an agreement under this chapter. (14575)

(b) Upon receiving evidence satisfactory to the Governor that with respect to any such referendum the conditions specified in Sec. 218(d)(3) of the Social Security Act have been met, the Governor shall so certify to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. (14576)

(29 Del. C. 1953, Sec. 5710; 50 Del. Laws, c. 445, Sec. 13; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, Sec. 1.) (14577)

TITLE 29 State Government Public Officers and Employees (14578)(Text)

CHAPTER 58. LAWS REGULATING THE CONDUCT OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE (14579)(Text)

State Government Public Officers and Employees (14580)

Subchapter I. State Employees', Officers' and Officials' Code of Conduct (14581)(Text)

Sec. 5801. Short title. (14582)(Text)

This subchapter shall be known and may be cited as the "State Employees', Officers' and Officials' Code of Conduct." (14583)

(67 Del. Laws, c. 417, Sec. 1.) (14584)

Sec. 5802. Legislative findings and statement of policy. (14585)(Text)

The General Assembly finds and declares: (14586)

(1) In our democratic form of government, the conduct of officers and employees of the State must hold the respect and confidence of the people. They must, therefore, avoid conduct which is in violation of their public trust or which creates a justifiable impression among the public that such trust is being violated. (14587)

(2) To ensure propriety and to preserve public confidence, officers and employees of the State must have the benefit of specific standards to guide their conduct and of some disciplinary mechanisms to guarantee uniform maintenance of those standards. Some standards of this type are so vital to government that violation thereof should subject the violator to criminal penalties. (14588)

(3) In our democratic form of government, it is both necessary and desirable that all citizens should be encouraged to assume public office and employment, and that, therefore, the activities of officers and employees of the State should not be unduly circumscribed. (14589)

(4) It is the desire of the General Assembly that all counties, municipalities and towns adopt code of conduct legislation at least as stringent as this act to apply to their employees and elected and appointed officials. This subchapter shall apply to any county, municipality or town and the employees and elected and appointed officials thereof which has not enacted such legislation by January 23, 1993. No code of conduct legislation shall be deemed sufficient to exempt any county, municipality or town from the purview of this subchapter unless the code of conduct has been submitted to the State Ethics Commission and determined by a majority vote thereof to be at least as stringent as this subchapter. Any change to an approved code of conduct must similarly be approved by the State Ethics Commission to continue the exemption from this subchapter. (14590)

(67 Del. Laws, c. 417, Sec.Sec. 1, 2; 68 Del. Laws, c. 433, Sec. 1.) (14591)

Sec. 5803. Construction. (14592)(Text)

This subchapter shall be construed to promote high standards of ethical conduct in state government. (14593)

(59 Del. Laws, c. 575, Sec. 1; 67 Del. Laws, c. 417, Sec. 1.) (14594)

Sec. 5804. Definitions. (14595)(Text)

For the purposes of this subchapter: (14596)

(1) "Close relative" means a person's parents, spouse, children (natural or adopted) and siblings of the whole and half-blood. (14597)

(2) "Commission" means the State Public Integrity Commission established by this chapter. (14598)

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