CHAPTER 535

APPROPRIATION

DELAWARE VETERANS' MILITARY PAY COMMISSION

AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE DELAWARE VETERANS' MILITARY PAY COMMISSION TO PAY CERTAIN VALID CLAIMS OF VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II WHICH ARE BARRED BY THE LAPSE OF TIME.

WHEREAS some Veterans of World War II, who are entitled to receive payment under Chapter 1, Volume 47, Laws of Delaware, did not receive that payment solely because they did not file a claim in time, and

WHEREAS the Commission left in the State Treasury unused $1,000,000.00 of alloted funds and in addition turned back over $78,000.00 and

WHEREAS it is felt that those who served their Country and their State should not be deprived of their bonus payment solely because they did not file in time

Now Therefore:

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

Section 1. That the Delaware Veterans' Military Pay Commission as reactivated by House Bill No. 629 as passed by the 118th General Assembly of the State of Delaware is hereby authorized and directed to make payments to those Veterans who were eligible under the terms of Chapter 1, Volume 47, Laws of Delaware, but were barred solely by the failure to file by January 1, 1951 or because processing had not been completed by June 30, 1951, provided however that each claimant so claiming must file such a claim with the Delaware Veterans' Military Pay Commission before January 30, 1957.

Section 2. The sum of $90,000.00 is hereby appropriated to the Delaware Veterans' Military Pay Commission for the purposes of payments to Veterans under this Act and for the Purpose of defraying' expenses incurred in the administration of this Act. All money not used by January 30, 1957 shall revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware at that time.

Section 3. This Act is a Supplementary Appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware from monies not otherwise appropriated.

Approved November 8, 1955.