CHAPTER 85 - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO PROVIDE VITAL STATISTICS CERTIFICATES WITHOUT CHARGE TO PERSONS IN ARMED FORCES

AN ACT REQUIRING COPIES OR CERTIFIED COPIES OF CERTIFICATES OF BIRTH, MARRIAGE OR DEATH OF ANY PERSON OR PERSONS NOW OR HEREAFTER SERVING, OR WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES TO BE FURNISHED TO CERTAIN PERSONS WITHOUT CHARGE OR FEE.

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

Section 1. That the State Registrar of Vital Statistics and/or the Local Registrar of the City of Wilmington shall furnish free of charge to a veteran or relative of a veteran, one certified copy of an individual birth, death or marriage certificate of a veteran or a relative of a veteran, provided such certificate is essential to the settlement of a claim involving the interests of a veteran or relative of a veteran; and provided further, that no such certificate shall be issued free except upon presentation to the State Registrar or the Local Registrar of the City of Wilmington of acceptable evidence that the certificate is necessary for the settlement of such claim; and provided further, that all subsequent copies of such certificates (the first copy of which was issued free as herein provided) will be issued only at the statutory fee.

Approved March 16, 1945.