CHAPTER 68 – APPROPRIATION

AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF CHILDREN OF THE WORLD WAR VETERANS WHO DIED WHILE IN THE SERVICE OF THE ARMY, NAVY OR MARINE CORPS OF THE UNITED STATES.

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

Section 1. That there is hereby appropriated the sum of Three Thousand Dollars ($3000.00) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1942, and ending June 30, 1943, or so much thereof as may be necessary under this Act, for the use and benefit of the children, not under sixteen (16) nor over twenty-one (21) years of age and who have for twelve (12) months had their domicile in the State of Delaware, of those who served in the Army, Navy or Marine Corps of the United States in the World War and who were killed in action or died during said War, from April 6, 1917, to July 2, 1921, or who have died since or may hereafter die from disease or disability resulting from such War service; which said children are attending or may hereafter attend any educational or training institution in this State; for the purpose of providing and paying for said Children, tuition and matriculation fees, board and room rent, and books and supplies, and other purposes incidental thereto. Provided, that any child having entered upon a course of training or education, under the provisions of this Act, consisting of a course of not more than four years, and arriving at the age of twenty-one (21) years before the completion of said course, may continue in said course and receive all the benefits of the provisions of this Act until said course is completed.

Section 2. That not more than two hundred dollars ($200.00) shall be paid under the provisions of this Act to any one child for any one year.

Section 3. That the amounts that may be or become due to any such educational or training institution, not in excess of the amount specified in Section 2 thereof shall be payable to said institution as herein mentioned from the fund hereby created on vouchers approved by the Director of the State Board for Vocational Education. And it is hereby made the duty of said Director to ascertain and pass on the eligibility of the children who may make application for the benefits provided for in this Act; to satisfy himself of the attendance of such children at any such institution as is herein specified, and of the accuracy of the charge or charges submitted to said Director by the authorities of any such institution, on account of the attendance thereat of any such children as is herein provided for; provided that the necessary expenses incidental to the administration of the provisions of this Act shall be paid by the State Treasurer upon proper vouchers signed by the State Auditor, provided said expenses shall not exceed the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) in any one year, and further provided that said incidental expenses so appropriated shall be in addition to the moneys appropriated in Section 1 of this Act.

Approved May 7, 1941.