CHAPTER 162

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 298

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE, REQUIRING A DAILY PERIOD OF SILENT MEDITATION.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware ( two-thirds of all the members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Section 4101, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended by striking said section in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 4101 to read as follows:

§4101. Daily period of silent meditation

Pupils in the free public schools of this State shall be given the opportunity to devote, during the initial period of classroom time each school day, a moment for moral, philosophical, or patriotic meditation.

Section 2. Section 4102, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended by striking said section in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 4102 to read as follows:

§4102. Penalties for violation of section 4101

Any teacher or principal who refuses to comply with the provisions of Section 4101 shall be subject to a penalty of $5 for the first violation and $25 for any violation thereafter.

Section 3. Section 4103, Title 14, Delaware Code, is amended by striking said section in its entirety.

Approved June 25, 1971.