AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEYS FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF CHILDREN OF MILITARY VETERANS WHO DIED WHILE IN THE ARMED SERVICES OF THE UNITED STATES OR WHO DIED FROM DISEASE, WOUNDS OR DISABILITIES RESULTING FROM SUCH SERVICE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (three-fourths of all the Members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. The sum of $15,000 is appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1970 for the benefit of the children of members of any branch of the armed forces of the United States of America who were killed while in such service or who may have died from disease, wounds or disabilities arising or resulting from service in the Viet Nam conflict or any other armed conflict of the United States.
Section 2. The word "children" as used in Section 1 of this Act means those children who are not under 16 years of age or over 25 years of age, who have been domiciled in the State of Delaware for 3 or more consecutive years prior to the application for assistance under this Act, and who are attending or may hereafter attend any educational or training institution in the State of Delaware. Provided, however, that if their training cannot be secured in any institution or agency within the State of Delaware, the Director of the State Board of Vocational Education may use these funds for such training in any institution outside of the bounds of the State, and provided further, that any child having entered upon a course of training or education, under the provisions of this Act, consisting of a course of not more than 4 years, and arriving at the age of 25 years before the completion of said course, may continue in said course and receive all the benefits of the provisions of this Act until said course is completed.
Section 3. The moneys appropriated by this Act shall be used for any expenses in connection with the education and training of such children in a sum not to exceed $500 for any one child for any one year.
Section 4. The amounts that may be due or become due to any such educational or training institution not in excess of the amount specified in Section 3 thereof, shall be payable to said institution as herein mentioned from the fund hereby created on vouchers approved by the Director of the State Board for Vocational Education. It shall be the duty of the Director to ascertain and pass on the eligibility of the children who make application for the benefits provided in this Act, to satisfy himself of the attendance of such children at any such institution as is herein specified, and of the accuracy of the charge or charges submitted to said Director by the authorities of any such institution, on account of the attendance thereat of any such children as is herein provided for; provided that the necessary expenses incidental to the administration of the provisions of this Act shall be paid by the State Treasurer upon vouchers signed by the State Auditor, but the expenses shall not exceed the sum of $1,000 in any one year, and further provided that said incidental expenses so appropriated shall be in addition to the moneys appropriated in Section 1 of this Act.
Section 5. This Act is a supplementary appropriation act and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of any moneys in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.
Approved February 13, 1970.