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AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 71, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO CLAIMS OF STATE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, EXCLUDING MEMBERS OF BOARDS OR COMMISSIONS, FOR MILEAGE FOR USE OF PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES.

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

Section 1. Section 7103, Chapter 71, Title 29, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by designating as paragraph "(1)" the existing provisions thereof and by adding the following new paragraphs (2) and (3):

(2) No claim for mileage shall be allowed any employee of the State, its agencies and departments for miles traveled between his place of residence or abode and his principal place of employment by the State.

(3) The prohibition of paragraph (2) shall extend to all officers of the State excluding members of Boards or Commissions, any other provisions of the Delaware law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Section 2. Section 7104, Chapter 71, Title 29, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by designating as paragraph "(1)" the existing provisions thereof and by adding the following new paragraph (2):

(2) In addition to the penalties provided in paragraph (1) above, any recipient of any allowance for mileage in violation of the provisions of Section 7103 shall be civilly liable to the State in an amount equal to twice the excess allowance received.

Section 3. The provisions of this Act shall become effective thirty days after being enacted into law.

Approved February 9, 1970.