CHAPTER 2

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 17

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 33, PART III, TITLE 19, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AND PROVIDING FOR "TRIGGERING ON" AND "OFF" OF EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO EXHAUSTEES DURING THE CURRENT ECONOMIC CRISIS.

WHEREAS, inflation, unemployment and the number of workers who have exhausted their rights to Unemployment Insurance benefits is at a high level detrimental to our State's economy; and

WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States has passed legislation to provide for extension of benefits to unemployed workers who have exhausted their rights to benefits under State Unemployment Insurance laws; and

WHEREAS, it is essential, both to many families who are in need through no fault of their own and to the economy of our State, that relief from this condition be granted at the earliest possible moment during this period of winter hardship.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. Amend §3326 (a) (2), Title 19, Delaware Code, by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence:

"Effective with respect to compensation for weeks of unemployment beginning before December 31, 1976, and beginning after December 31, 1974, there has been a National `on' indicator beginning any extended benefit period as if the phrase 4.5 percent read 4 percent."

Section 2. Amend §3326 (a) (3), Title 19, Delaware Code, by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence:

"Effective with respect to compensation for weeks of unemployment beginning before December 31, 1976, and beginning after December 31, 1974, there has been a National `off indicator ending any extended benefit period as if the phrase 4.5 percent read 4 percent."

Section 3. Amend §3326 (4) (A), Title 19, Delaware Code, by adding the following clause between the words "years" and "and":

"shall be waived until December 31, 1976".

Section 4. Amend §3326 (5) (A), Title 19, Delaware Code, by adding the following clause after the words calendar years:

"shall be waived until December 31, 1976."

Section 5. This Act shall become effective immediately.

Approved January 21, 1975.