CHAPTER 130

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 199

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 33, TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, BY PROVIDING FOR THE EXTENDING OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS, AND PROVIDING AN APPROPRIATION TO ASSIST IN SUCH SERVICES.

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

Section 1. Chapter 33, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended by deleting Section 3301 thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

§ 3301. Definitions

"Disabled person" means any person who by reason of a defect or infirmity or handicap, whether congenital or acquired by accident, injury, disease, or developmental circumstance, is or may be expected to be totally or partially incapacitated for remunerative occupation.

"Vocational rehabilitation" means the rendering of a disabled person fit to engage in remunerative occupation.

Section 2. There is hereby appropriated to the Department of Labor the sum of $50,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971, to effect the vocational rehabilitation of public assistance recipients found to be susceptible of rehabilitation. Such funds may be transferred to other Departments as found necessary to effect the most favorable matching of Federal and other available funds.

Section 3. This Act shall be considered a supplementary appropriation and the monies appropriated shall be paid from the General Fund of the State Treasury from monies not otherwise appropriated.

Section 4. If any of the funds in the above categories

remain unexpended upon June 30, 1971, such funds shall thereupon revert to the General Fund, of the State Treasury.

Section 5. The Secretaries of Labor and Health and Social Services shall submit to the Governor and all members of the General Assembly a detailed written report outlining the nature of the program, the number of individuals being trained, the amount of Federal and State monies spent to date of report, and an evaluation of the program. Such reports shall be submitted not later than March 1, 1972, and March 1, 1973, if said program is still active.

Approved June 16, 1971.