CHAPTER 218

AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEYS FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF CHILDREN OF VETERANS OF WORLD WAR I, WORLD II AND KOREAN CONFLICT WHO DIED WHILE IN THE SERVICE OF THE ARMY, NAVY, MARINE CORPS, AIR FORCES OR COAST GUARD OF THE UNITED STATES OR WHO DIED FROM DISEASE, WOUNDS OR DISABILITIES RESULTING FROM SUCH SERVICE.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (three-fourths of all the Members elected to each House concurring therein):

Section 1. The sum of $13,500 is appropriated for the use and benefit of the children, as hereinafter defined, of members of the personnel, male or female, who have served, or are now serving, or who may hereafter serve in any branch of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Forces or Coast Guard of the United States of. America and who were killed or who may hereafter be killed, while in such service, and/or who may have died or may hereafter die from diseases, wounds or disabilities arising, and/or resulting from such service, either in World War I, World War II or Korean Conflict, for the biennium beginning July 1, 1961 and ending June 30, 1963. $6,750 of said sum is appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1961, and $6,750 of said sum is appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1962.

Section 2. The word "children" referred to in Section 1 of this Act is further defined as those children who are not under 16 years of age or over 21 years of age and who have been domiciled in the State of Delaware for 12 or more consecutive months prior to the application for assistance under this Act, and who are attending or may hereafter attend any educational or training institution in the State of Delaware, provided, however, that if the type of training or courses cannot be secured in any institution or agency within the State of Delaware, the Director of the State Board for Vocational Education may use these funds for such training in any institution outside of the bounds of the State, and provided, further, that any child having entered upon a course of training or education, under the provisions of this Act, consisting of a course of not more than 4 years, and arriving at the age of 21 years before the completion of said course, may continue in said course and receive all the benefits of the provisions of this Act until said course is completed.

Section 3. The money appropriated by this Act shall be used for the purpose of providing and paying any tuition, matriculation fees, boards and room rent, books and school supplies, and other incidental items in connection with the education and/or training of such children in a sum not to exceed $500 for any one child for any one year.

Section 4. The amounts that may be due or become due to any such educational or training institution, not in excess of the amounts specified in Section 3 thereof, shall be payable to said institution as herein mentioned from the fund hereby created on vouchers approved by the Director of the State Board for Vocational Education. It shall be the duty of said Director to ascertain and pass on the eligibility of the children who may make application for the benefits provided in this Act; to satisfy himself of the attendance of such children at any such institution as is herein specified, and of the accuracy of the charge or charges submitted to said Director by the authorities of any such institution, on account of the attendance thereat of any such children as is herein provided for; provided that the necessary expenses incidental to the administration of the provisions of this Act shall be paid by the State Treasurer upon vouchers signed by the State Auditor, but said expenses shall not exceed the sum of $750 in any one year, and further provided that said incidental expenses so appropriated shall be in addition to the moneys appropriated in Section 1 of this Act.

Section 5. This Act is a supplementary appropriation act and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved September 22, 1961.