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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 620

AN ACT TO AMEND PART I, TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LABOR, AND PROVIDING FOR THE REGISTRATION OF INDEPENDENT FARM LABOR CONTRACTORS.

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

Section 1. Amend Part I, Title 19 of the Delaware Code, by adding thereto a new chapter, designated as Chapter 15, which new chapter shall read as follows:

CHAPTER 15. AGRICULTURAL LABOR

§1501. Registered contractors

(a) If an employer of migratory or seasonal agricultural labor enters into a contract or agreement with an independent farm labor contractor engaging in interstate recruitment of farm labor as defined in the Federal Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act, 7 U.S.C. §2041 et seq., that employer shall enter into such contract or agreement only after making reasonable efforts to assure that such independent farm labor contractor is in possession of a duly issued certificate of registration from the United States Secretary of Labor pursuant to the Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act.

(b) A good faith presentation to an employer of migratory or seasonal agricultural labor of a prima facie valid certificate of registration under the Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act shall satisfy the obligations imposed upon such employer under this section.

Approved May 10, 1974.