CHAPTER 192

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE, BY REDEFINING THE FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION OF THE COUNTIES AND THE STATE IN THE STATE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CODE.

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

Section 1. Title 31, Section 513, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth paragraphs of subsection (c) thereof and by inserting in lieu thereof new paragraphs to read as follows:

The Treasurer of each county shall be furnished by the Department a listing by name, address, and amount paid, of each recipient eligible for General Assistance each month, such lists to be used for the purpose of this chapter only and information from them to be disclosed solely for purposes directly connected with the administration of assistance.

The State shall monthly reimburse each county to the extent of one-half the amount expended by the County for General Assistance Grants allocable to that county.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the administrative and all other expenses of the Department for General Assistance other than actual grants to welfare recipients shall be paid from the General Fund of the State within the limits of the appropriations by the General Assembly therefor. One-half the annual payments by the State for such administrative and other expenses for General Assistance other than actual grants to welfare recipients, shall be paid by the Levy Courts of the various counties or their successors into the General Fund of the State. The amount of such administrative and other expense for the General Assistance chargeable against the counties of the State shall be apportioned according to the number of recipients from each county, and the Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer for each county shall pay to the State Treasurer, on or before the first day of each month, an amount equal to one-third of the estimated needs for the fiscal quarter as set forth in a quarterly estimate submitted by the Department. Each quarterly estimate prepared for each county by the Department shall set forth the actual expenditures for the preceding quarter and compensating adjustments shall be made in the estimated needs for the future quarter. A copy of each such quarterly estimate shall be forwarded to the State Treasurer by the Department at the same time it is sent to the county. If any county shall fail to pay to the State Treasurer the sum required by this paragraph within 10 days of the date such sum becomes due, the State Treasurer shall deduct said sum from such reimbursements as are or shall become payable to said county from the State under any of the provisions of this title,

Section 2. This Act shall become effective July 1, 1966.

Approved December 9, 1965.