CHAPTER 194

RELATING TO SOCIAL SECURITY

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 57, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953 RELATING TO SOCIAL SECURITY BY PERMITTING CERTAIN OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO BE EXCLUDED FROM COVERAGE UNDER THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT; BY AUTHORIZING THE EXCLUSION OF ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE FROM COVERAGE UNDER SAID ACT, AND BY INCREASING THE INTEREST RATE WHICH MAY BE CHARGED BY THE STATE AGENCY AGAINST ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION WHICH IS DELINQUENT IN THE PAYMENTS PROVIDED THEREIN.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 5703, Title 29, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by adding to subsection (3) thereof the following:

"except that with respect to an agreement or modification thereof, entered into prior to January 1, 1954, the agreement or modification thereof may be effective with respect to such services performed on or after January 1, 1951."

Section 2. § 5703 (4), Title 29, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by striking the final word "and" in said subsection, and by adding to the said subsection the following:

"provided, however, that services which may be excluded under the provisions of the Social Security Act may be excluded by the agreement; and provided further that the agreement may be drawn to exclude all employees of the State without prejudice to the right to cover employees of the State in a subsequent modification of the agreement; and"

Section 3. § 5703, Title 29, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by adding to subsection (5) thereof the following:

"provided, however, that services which may be excluded under the provisions of the Social Security Act may be excluded by the Agreement."

Section 4. § 5706 (a), Title 29, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by adding to subsection (2) thereof the following:

"provided, however, that services which may be excluded under the provisions of the Social Security Act may be excluded by the Agreement."

Section 5. § 5706 (d), Title 29, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by striking therefrom the words "four per cent" and substituting in lieu thereof the words "six per cent".

Approved June 29, 1953.