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AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE JOINT VETERANS CLAIMS COMMITTEE TO PAY CERTAIN VALID CLAIMS OF VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II AND KOREAN CONFLICT WHICH ARE BARRED BY THE LAPSE OF TIME.

WHEREAS, some Veterans of World War II and Veterans of Korean Conflict, who are entitled to receive payment under Chapter 1, Volume 47 and under Chapter 535, Volume 50, Laws of Delaware, did not receive that payment solely because they did not file a claim in time, 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 there is hereby established a Joint Veterans Claims Committee to be composed of the members of the Claims Committee of the House of Representatives and the members of the Claims Committee of the Senate of the 121st General Assembly for the purpose of receiving and investigating all veterans' applications for bonus payments and making recommendations thereon. One member of said committee shall be selected as chairman and one member shall be selected as Secretary and the Committee shall be authorized to employ a clerk to carry out the purposes of this act. This Committee is hereby authorized and directed to make payments to those Veterans who are eligible under the terms of Chapter 1, Volume 47 and under Chapter 535, Volume 50, Laws of Delaware, but were barred solely by the failure to file by January 30, 1958, or because processing had not been completed by June 30, 1958, provided however that each claimant so claiming must file such a claim with the Joint Veterans Claims Committee before September 1, 1961.

Section 2. The sum of $20,000.00 is hereby appropriated to the Joint Veterans Claims Committee for the purposes of payments to Veterans under these acts and for the purpose of defraying expenses incurred in the administration of this Act. All money not used by January 1, 1962 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 June 15, 1961.