CHAPTER 431

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "WELFARE" TO OBTAIN INCREASED FEDERAL FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION IN AID AND SERVICES TO NEEDY FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN BY REVISING CERTAIN PROVISIONS WITH RESPECT TO MD TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL STATUTES.

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

Section 1. § 503 (d), Title 31, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out the words "for any child as aid to dependent children" in the first paragraph thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the words "as aid and services to needy families with children", and by striking out the word "child" as it appears twice near the end of said paragraph and inserting in lieu thereof in both instances the word "family".

Section 2. § 503 (d), Title 31, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out the period at the end of the second paragraph thereof and adding the words: "plus $50 for the spouse of the caretaker relative as provided in § 504 (2) of this Chapter".

Section 3. § 503 (d), Title 31, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out the period at the end of the first sentence of the third paragraph thereof and adding the words: plus $50 for the spouse of the caretaker relative as provided in § 504 (2) of this Chapter".

Section 4. § 503 (d), Title 31, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out the words "to dependent children" in the fourth paragraph thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the words "and services to needy families with children", and by striking out the figure "$150" in the same paragraph and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "$200".

Section 5. § 504 (2), Title 31, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out the first sentence thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "Aid and Services to Needy Families with Children; assistance granted with respect to needy families with children".

Section 6. §504 (2), Title 31, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out the words "Aid to Dependent Children" as they appear at the beginning of the second sentence thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the words "Aid and Services to Needy Families with Children", and by striking out the word "or" between the words "home" and "physical" in the same sentence, and by inserting after the words "mental incapacity" the following words: "or the unemployment (as defined by the Department)".

Section 7. § 504 (2), Title 31, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out the words "Aid to Dependent Children" in the last sentence thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the words "Aid and Services to Needy Families with Children", and by striking out the period at the end of the last sentence thereof and adding the following: ", such relative to be designated as the caretaker relative for the purposes of this Chapter, and to the spouse of such relative if such relative is the child's parent provided said spouse is living in the home, is incapacitated or unemployed within the meaning of this Section and is in need".

Section 8. § 504 (2), Title 31, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a second paragraph thereto as follows: "If found feasible by, and in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Department, the term 'Aid and Services to Needy Families with Children' shall also include aid granted with respect to children who, while receiving such aid are removed from their home and placed in foster family homes (or during the period commencing on October 1, 1962, and ending on September 30, 1964, are placed in public or private child care institutions) as the result of a judicial determination, initiated during the month in or for which such children were receiving such aid, that continuation in the parent's or relative's home would be contrary to the child's welfare".

Section 9. § 513, Title 31, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out the words "Aid to Dependent Children" wherever they appear and inserting in lieu thereof the words "Aid and Services to Needy Families with Children".

Section 10. The Act entitled "An Act Making Appropriations for the Expense of the State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1963", being Chapter 401, Volume 53, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking out the words "Aid to Dependent Children—Grants" appearing under the subdivision "Public Welfare" and under the heading "Department of Public Welfare" in Section 1 thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the words "Aid and Services to Needy Families with Children—Grants".

Section 11. To provide the State's share of extended coverage of Aid and Services to Needy Families with Children the appropriation made to the Department of Public Welfare appearing under the subdivision "Public Welfare" in Section 1, Chapter 401, Volume 53, Laws of Delaware, is amended as follows:

(a) By transferring the sum of $27,000 from the item, "Reimbursement to Counties", to the item, "Salaries and Wages of Employees" and

(b) By transferring the sum of $3,000 from the item, "Reimbursement to Counties", to the item, "Office Expense"; and

(c) By transferring the sum of $60,000 from the item, "Reimbursement to Counties", to a new item hereby created entitled: "Aid and Services to Needy Families with Children—Grants".

Approved August 23, 1962.