CHAPTER 97

MOTHERS PENSION COMMISSION

AN ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 39 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MOTHER'S PENSION COMMISSION, BY PROHIBITING POLITICAL ACTIVITY OF EXECUTIVE OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES; PROVIDING FOR THE PRESERVATION OF RECORDS AND PAPERS AND REDEFINING "DEPENDENT CHILD" SO THAT IT MAY CONFORM WITH THE FEDERAL LAW.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 39 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph of 1104, Section 1 of said Chapter as amended, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"Dependent child" means a needy child under the age of sixteen, who has been deprived of parental support or care by reason of death, continued absence from the home, or physical or mental incapacity of the parent, and who is living with his father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, brother, sister, step-father, step-mother, step-brother, step-sister, uncle or aunt, in a place of residence maintained by one or more of such relatives as his or their home, or any other person, in loco parentis, designated by the Mother's Pension Commission and the child or parents, guardian or guardians, has or have been continuous resident or residents of the State of Delaware for a period of one year; provided, however, that if the provisions of the Federal Social Security Law are liberalized by raising the maximum age of a "dependent child" from sixteen years as now provided in said Act, the maximum age of a "dependent child" as defined in this Act shall be deemed to be the same as the maximum age provided in the Federal Social Security Law.

Section 2. That 1112. Section 9 of Chapter 39 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be and the same is hereby amended by adding to 1112, Section 9 as amended, two new sections to be known as Sections 1112A, Section 9A and 1112B, Section 9B.

1112A, Section 9A. No executive, official or employee of the Mother's Pension Commission shall participate in any form of political activity other than may be appropriate to the exercise of the individual's civil rights, duties and privileges or in any manner use his official position as an executive official or employee of the Mother's Pension Commission for any political purpose. Any executive official or employee of the said Commission who shall violate the provisions of this Section shall be subject to discharge or such other disciplinary measures as may be provided by the rules and regulations of the Mother's Pension Commission.

1112B, Section 9B. The Mother's Pension Commission is hereby authorized and directed to establish and enforce reasonable rules and regulations governing the custody, use, and preservation of records, papers, files and communications by it furnished to any other State or Federal Agency or Department.

Approved May 1, 1939.

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