CHAPTER 357

AN ACT TO AMEND PART III, TITLE 19, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION, BY CHANGING CERTAIN OF THE ELIGIBILITY PROVISIONS THEREOF.

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

Section 1. § 3314 (3), Title.19, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto an additional sentence, to read:

Provided that no unemployed individual shall become ineligible for benefits solely because he regularly attends a vocational training course which the Commission has approved and which it continues from time to time to approve for the individual. The Commission may approve such course for an individual only if (a) reasonable employment opportunities for which the individual is fitted by training and experience do not exist in the locality or are severely curtailed; (b) the training course relates to an occupation or skill for which there are expected to be in the immediate future reasonable employment opportunities in the locality; (c) the training course is determined by the Commission to be reasonably calculated to meet the purposes of this Subsection; and (d) the individuals, in the judgment of the Commission, have the required qualifications and aptitudes to complete the course successfully.

Section 2. The first paragraph of § 3315 (3), Title 19, Delaware Code, is amended to read:

(3) If he has refused to accept an offer of work for which he is reasonably fitted, or has refused to accept a referral to a job opportunity when directed to do so by a local employment office of this State or another State, and the disqualification shall begin with the week in which the refusal occurred and shall continue for the duration of the period of unemployment during which such refusal occurred; provided that no individual shall be disqualified under this Subsection for refusing to accept an offer of work or a referral while he is attending a vocational training course approved by the Commission if the acceptance of such offer or referral would prevent him from completing the course. No individual otherwise qualified to receive benefits shall lose the right to benefits by reason of a refusal to accept a referral or new work if—

Approved April 25, 1962.