CHAPTER 178

AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE MONEY TO GEORGE ELMER SMITH, JR., A VETERAN ELIGIBLE FOR THE BONUS PAID BY THE STATE PURSUANT TO THE VETERAN'S MILITARY PAY ACT NO. 11, BUT WHO DID NOT RECEIVE HIS BONUS.

WHEREAS, George Elmer Smith, Jr., now of 198 Magnolia Street, Hartford, Connecticut, but formerly of 1101 Hillside Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware, was a legal resident of the State of Delaware for 22 years and 1 month prior to his entry into the United States Navy on July 7, 1949; AND

WHEREAS, said George Elmer Smith, Jr., has served in the United States Navy from July 7, 1949, until the present time, and served outside the limits of the States or District of Columbia from September 30, 1950, until July 2, 1952; AND

WHEREAS, since his service was between June 25, 1950, and January 31, 1955, he would have been entitled to a bonus under the Veteran's Military Pay Act No. II as appears in Chapter 449, Volume 50, Laws of Delaware, but through oversight he failed to apply timely for such bonus; AND

WHEREAS, he served 21 months overseas and would therefore be entitled to the maximum bonus of $300, NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. The sum of $300 is appropriated to George Elmer Smith, Jr.

Section 2. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware, not otherwise appropriated.

Approved December 17, 1963.