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AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO EDUCATION BY PROVIDING FOR THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF CHILDREN OF CERTAIN DECEASED MILITARY VETERANS.

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

Section 1. Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended by adding thereto a new chapter to read:

CHAPTER 36. CHILDREN OF DECEASED VETERANS

§ 3601. Definitions

As used in this chapter--

(a) "Child" means a person who is over 16 years of age and under 25 years of age, who has been domiciled in this State for at least 3 years prior to application for aid under this chapter and who attends or will attend an educational institution, or any such person who has received aid under this chapter for a course of no longer than 4 years duration, prior to becoming 25 years old and continues the course until completion.

(b) "Educational Institution" means any educational or training institution in this state or an educational or training institution without this state if the education or training desired by a child is not available within this state.

(c) "Aid" means any expenses in connection with the education and training of a child, not to exceed $500 for any one child for any one year.

§ 3602. Aid to veteran's child

The General Assembly shall appropriate to the State Board of Vocational Education such sums as the General Assembly deems is necessary to provide aid pursuant to this chapter for a child of a member of the armed forces of the United States of America who was killed while on active duty or who died from disease, wounds, injuries or disabilities arising or resulting from active duty while a member of the armed forces during any armed conflict of the United States.

§ 3603. Administration of this chapter

The amounts due to any Educational Institution under this chapter shall be paid on vouchers approved by the Budget Director and the Director of the State for Vocational Education. It shall be the duty of the Director of the State Board for Vocational Education to ascertain and pass on the eligibility of the child who makes application for the benefits provided in this chapter; to satisfy himself of the attendance of such child at an Educational Institution, and of the accuracy of the charge submitted by the authorities of any Educational Institution, on account of the attendance of any such child.

Section 2. The provisions of this Act shall become effective on July 1, 1969.

Approved August 1, 1968.