ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEYS, NUMBER AND SALARIES FIXED
                  Act of Jun. 3, 1919, P.L. 370, No. 181              Cl. 16
                                  AN ACT

     To fix the number and salaries of assistant district attorneys
        in counties of this Commonwealth having over one million five
        hundred thousand inhabitants, and prescribing the powers and
        duties of said assistant district attorneys.

        Section 1.  Be it enacted, &c., That in every county of this
     Commonwealth having over one million five hundred thousand
     inhabitants, the district attorney shall have the power to
     appoint one or more assistants, learned in the law, not
     exceeding thirty in number, to assist him in the discharge of
     his duties. One of said assistant district attorneys shall
     receive a salary of seven thousand five hundred dollars per
     annum; one of said assistant district attorneys shall receive a
     salary of six thousand five hundred dollars per annum; three of
     said assistant district attorneys shall receive salaries of six
     thousand dollars per annum each; eight of said assistant
     district attorneys shall receive salaries of five thousand
     dollars per annum each; four of said assistant district
     attorneys shall receive salaries of four thousand dollars per
     annum each; and thirteen of said assistant district attorneys
     shall receive salaries of three thousand dollars per annum each.
     In the event of the appointment of a less number of assistants
     than thirty, the district attorney shall have the power to
     determine in which class, as to salaries, the appointee or
     appointees shall be placed. Said salaries shall be paid out of
     the county treasury.
        (1 amended Mar. 30, 1939, P.L.13, No.12)
        Section 2.  The district attorney shall have the power to
     designate and appoint one of the assistant district attorneys,
     herein provided for, as his first assistant, who shall, in the
     absence of the district attorney from the jurisdiction or during
     his disability to perform the duties of his office through
     sickness or other cause, be vested with all the duties, powers,
     and privileges now given by law to the district attorney, and
     generally, at such times, be empowered to do and perform all
     things in connection with his office which the district attorney
     may by law be entitled to do or perform.