CHAPTER 341

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 587

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE, REGARDING ELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE GENERAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS THEREUNDER.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 503 (a), Title 31, Delaware Code, by inserting the words, "who is not employable," after the comma following the word "health" in the third line thereof.

Section 2. Amend Section 504, (4), Title 31, Delaware Code, by removing the final period thereof and by inserting the words, "and who are not employable" at the end thereof.

Section 3.Amend Section 501, Title 31, Delaware Code, by striking everything therein before the semicolon and by substituting the following for the stricken language:

"The purpose of this chapter is to promote the welfare and happiness of all the people of the State by providing public assistance to all of its needy, umemployable and distressed ;"

Section 4. Amend Section 502, Title 31, Delaware Code, by adding thereto the following new definitions:

"Employable" refers to any person who:

(1) Is between the ages of 18 and 54; and who

(2) Is determined by the Department of Health and Social Services (pursuant to published regulations developed in consultation with the Department of Labor) to be physically and mentally able to work

"Unemployable" means not employable. Approved February 2, 1972.