CHAPTER 206 - DEAF, DUMB, BLIND AND CRIPPLE

AN ACT TO AMEND ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 75 OF THE REVISED CODE OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE RELATING TO THE DEAF, DUMB AND BLIND.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Paragraph 2585, Section 12 of Article 2, Chapter 75 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of the said paragraph 2585, Section 12, and placing in lieu thereof a new paragraph to be known as 2585, Section 12.

2585. Section 12. Judges of the Superior Court Trustees; For Indigent Deaf, Dumb, and Blind; Applications to for Instruction:--The judges of the Superior Court are ex-officio trustees for the indigent deaf, dumb and crippled and for the indigent blind persons of the State, to whom application may be made for the admission of any such persons into any Institution, or to place and/or furnish any such persons with private instructor or instructors for the instruction of the deaf, dumb and crippled, or for the instruction of the blind, that may be selected and named by the said trustees.

Section 2. That Paragraph 2586, Section 13 of Article 2, Chapter 75 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of said Paragraph 2586, Section 13 of Article 2, and placing in lieu thereof a new paragraph to be known as 2586, Section 13.

2586. Section 13. Action of Governor; On Recommendation of Judges; All Under Authority of Judges:--The said trustees shall recommend such of the applicants as they shall deem proper, to the Governor, who shall cause the persons recommended, to be admitted or placed and/or furnished with private instructor accordingly. This Chapter shall not be held to prevent any person or persons maintained at any institution by the State of Delaware being so maintained or instructed, but said persons shall be under the authority of said judges, until discharged under the provisions of the law under which said persons were appointed to, and sent to such institution.

Section 3. That Paragraph 2587, Section 14 of Article 2, Chapter 75 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of said Paragraph 2587, Section 14, and placing in lieu thereof a new paragraph to be known as 2587, Section 14.

2587. Section 14. Board and Tuition of Indigent Pupils; How Paid; Limitation of Amount and Time:--The Governor is authorized and empowered to draw his warrant on the State Treasurer in accordance with the provisions of Section 20 of Chapter Fifteen, in favor of the President or Treasurer of any institution wherein or in favor of such private instructor with whom such pupils may be or from whom such pupil shall receive instruction for the board, tuition and instruction of each of such indigent pupils sent from this State or provided for in said manner within the State, provided that the amount paid for each deaf, dumb or blind person shall not be greater than the sum paid by the State of Pennsylvania for each indigent pupil of that State who is taught in the Pennsylvania institution for the instruction of the deaf and dumb, or in the Pennsylvania institution for the instruction of the blind; and provided further, that no indigent pupil from or of this State shall be maintained as a beneficiary in any such institution or with such private instructor for a longer period than five years, except as hereinafter provided.

Section 4. That Paragraph 2589, Section 16 of Article 2, Chapter 75 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of the said Paragraph 2589, Section 16, and placing in lieu thereof a new paragraph to be known as 2589, Section 16.

2589. Section 16. Terms of Deaf, Dumb and Blind Pupils; Extended, How and When:--Whenever the principal of any institution for the instruction of the blind, or the principal of any institution or private instructor for the instruction of the deaf, dumb or crippled, shall represent in writing to the Governor of this State, that any indigent pupil from or of this State, whose term has expired, is capable of making further improvement, and recommending the readmission or continuance of said pupil, the Governor shall have power to extend the term of such pupil to any time not exceeding seven additional years.

Section 5. That Paragraph 2592, Section 19 of Article 2, Chapter 75 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of the said Paragraph 2592, Section 19 and placing in lieu thereof a new paragraph to be known as 2592, Section 19.

2592. Section 19. Private Instruction, Oral Method; Superintendent of School District to Supervise Expenditure For:--Whenever the parents or guardian of a deaf, dumb or crippled beneficiary shall elect to have such beneficiary receive the said oral instruction by private instructor, the superintendent of schools of the school district in which the said beneficiary resides shall see that the amount so appropriated is spent for the specific purpose intended; provided however that the said superintendent shall receive no compensation therefor.

Approved April 18, 1935.