CHAPTER 416

RELATING TO DEAF, CRIPPLED AND BLIND PERSONS

AN ACT TO AMEND THE DELAWARE CODE OF 1953 IN RESPECT TO DEAF, CRIPPLED AND BLIND PERSONS AND TO TRANSFER CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS TO APPROPRIATE AGENCIES.

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

Section 1. Subchapter 6, Chapter 3, Title 31, Delaware Code of 1953 is repealed.

Section 2. Chapter 31, Title 14, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by adding thereto the following new sections:

§ 3106. Special duties regarding deaf persons

The State Board of Education is designated as the agency for the care and education of deaf persons of the State. Its duties in this connection shall be in addition to any other duties which it may have in regard to deaf persons.

§ 3107. Trustee for deaf persons; payment of board and tuition; limitation

The State Board of Education is the trustee for deaf persons who may be maintained and instructed in any institutions in this State or elsewhere. It shall pay the institutions for the board, maintenance and instruction of such deaf persons but the amount so paid shall not be greater than the sum paid by or for other persons in the same institution.

Section 3. For the purposes of carrying out its duties under this act there is allotted to the State Board of Education two-thirds of any funds appropriated to the Governor by the 117th General Assembly for "Blind and deaf wards of the State". The other one-third of any such appropriation is allocated to the

Delaware Commission for the Blind. The sums allocated by this act shall be paid to the Delaware Commission for the Blind and the State Board of Education as if originally appropriated to those State agencies for the blind and deaf wards of the State.

Approved July 15, 1953.