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AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 502, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 7, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO EXCEPTIONS TO REQUIREMENTS FOR A LICENSE TO HUNT, TRAP, OR FISH, BY ADDING NEW SUBSECTIONS EXEMPTING HOSPITAL PATIENTS FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF PURCHASING A LICENSE TO FISH AND EXEMPTING DISABLED VETERANS HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMED FORCES FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF PURCHASING A LICENSE TO HUNT OR FISH, AND EXEMPTING SENIOR CITIZENS FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF PURCHASING A FISHING LICENSE AND EXEMPTING BLIND PERSONS FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF PURCHASING A FISHING LICENSE.

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

Section 1. Amend § 502, Chapter 5, Title 7, Delaware Code, by adding the following new subsection to read as follows:

(h) Persons who are patients in any Veterans Administration facility in this State, or in any public hospital or sanitarium for the treatment of tuberculosis, or a patient in a rehabilitation hospital under the State Department of Health, provided such person carries identification which verifies his status as such a patient, shall not be required to purchase a fishing license. Forms shall be supplied to such persons when they apply for their licenses to be used for the identification purposes described in this subsection.

Section 2. Amend § 502, Chapter 5, Title 7, Delaware Code, by adding the following new subsection to read as follows:

(i) Persons who are residents of the State of Delaware for at least one (1) year immediately prior to the date of application for a license and who has been honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States and certified by the Veterans' Administration as having at least a sixty percent (60%) service-connected disability shall not be required to purchase a license to fish and hunt.

Section 3. Amend § 502, Chapter 5, Title 7, Delaware Code, by adding the following new subsection to read as follows:

(k) Persons who qualify as senior citizens because they have reached their 65th birthday shall not be required to purchase a license to fish.

Section 4. Amend § 502, Chapter 5, Title 7, Delaware Code, by adding the following new subsection to read as follows:

(I) Persons who are able to establish the fact that they qualify as blind persons shall not be required to purchase a license to fish.

Approved April 30, 1970.