CHAPTER 102

STATE OLD AGE WELFARE COMMISSION

PROVISION FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND RETURN OF ADULT INDIGENT PERSONS TO THE STATE

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 54 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, ENTITLED STATE OLD AGE WELFARE COMMISSION AND STATE WELFARE HOME, BY PROVIDING FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND RETURN OF ADULT INDIGENT PERSONS TO THE STATE.

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

Section 1. That 1607. Section 4, of Chapter 54, of the Revised Code of Delaware 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto the following new paragraph :

Upon the request of any individual, superintendent or other duly authorized officer of any State institution, agency, association or organization, the State Old Age Welfare Commission may investigate by correspondence, visitation and otherwise, the circumstances relating to the non-resident and alien adult poor temporarily 'residing in the State of Delaware, and also relating to those of our own citizens who might be classed as non-residents and alien adult poor in another State, the State Old Age Welfare Commission hereby being given the power to dispose of and properly supervise such cases and are authorized to pay all expenses incident thereto, in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware relating thereto.

Section 2. That 1632. Section 29, of Chapter 54, of the Revised Code of Delaware 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto the following new paragraph :

Upon the request of any individual, superintendent or other duly authorized officer of any State institution, agency, association or organization, the State Old Age Welfare Commission may investigate by correspondence, visitation and otherwise, the circumstances relating to the non-resident and alien adult poor temporarily residing in the State of Delaware, and also relating to those of our own citizens who might be classed as non-residents and alien adult poor in another State, the State Old Age Welfare Commission hereby being given the power to dispose of and properly supervise such cases in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware relating thereto.

Approved April 16, 1943.