CHAPTER 138

RELATING TO CIVIL DEFENSE

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 31, TITLE 20, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CIVIL DEFENSE: DEFINITIONS.

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

Section 1. § 3102, Chapter 31, Title 20, Delaware Code is amended by striking out the sentence commencing with the words " 'Civil Defense' means the preparation", and substituting in lieu thereof the following sentences:

" 'Civil Defense' means the preparation for the carrying out of all emergency functions, other than functions for which military forces or other Federal agencies are primarily responsible, to prevent, minimize, and repair injury and damage resulting from disasters caused by enemy attack, sabotage, or other hostile action, or by fire, flood or other causes upon the Governor's declaration that an emergency exists.

In so defining Civil Defense, full recognition shall be given to Section 4, Public Law 875-81st Congress, which states that "nothing contained in this Act shall be construed to limit or in any way affect the responsibilities of the American National Red Cross under the Act approved January 5, 1905 (33 Stat. 599), as amended."

Approved May 19, 1955.