CHAPTER 8

APPROPRIATION - AMERICAN LEGION AND VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS FOR FURNISHING OF SERVICES TO VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO THE AMERICAN LEGION, DEPARTMENT OF DELAWARE AND THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS, DEPARTMENT OF DELAWARE, FOR THE FURNISHING OF SERVICES TO VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS BY THE DULY CONSTITUTED DEPARTMENT SERVICE OFFICERS OF SAID ORGANIZATIONS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (three-fourths of all the Members elected to each House concurring therein):

Section 1. That the sum of Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12,000.00) be and the same is hereby appropriated, Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) to the American Legion, Department of Delaware, and Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Delaware, for each of the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1951 and July 1, 1952.

The amounts hereby appropriated shall be paid to the duly elected finance officers of the organizations named within three months after the beginning of the fiscal years named aforesaid, the warrants for such sums to be signed by the respective finance officers of the organizations named and approved by the Auditor of Accounts.

Section 2. Purposes For Which Appropriation Used: The funds hereby appropriated shall be used by the respective organizations named to furnish services through duly selected service officers to Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States.

The services mentioned in the preceding paragraph shall include the handling of claims as claims attorney and as a research specialist, any and all claims that any veteran or his dependents may have against the Federal Government of the United States of America as the result of service during a time of national emergency or in peace time.

The services provided for by the Act shall include services by said service officers as contact agents for all Veterans for employment and rehabilitation; assistance in procurement of State burial allowances; the procurement and assignment of attorneys to assist deserving Veterans in civil court cases and to act as an intermediary to procure assistance, financial or otherwise, from State or private welfare organizations.

Section 3. The two organizations herein named and to which appropriations are hereby made shall,each, through their respective service officers, present at the beginning of each biennial session of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, a report to the Governor of the State and to the presiding officers of both branches of the General Assembly, concerning the accomplishments during the preceding biennium and also a detailed statement as to the expenditure of the appropriations hereby made.

Section 4. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Funds of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved February 13, 1951.