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SENATE BILL NO. 396

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 69, PART VI, TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS BY STATE AGENCIES AND PROVIDING CERTAIN STANDARDS OF CONSTRUCTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED PERSONS.

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

Section 1. AMEND Section 6917, Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the number "three" as said number appears in the second paragraph of said section and substituting in lieu thereof the number "five".

Section 2. AMEND Section 6917, Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the word "and" as said word appears between the words "Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services" and "one member being appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Labor" and substituting in lieu thereof ",".

Se.:tion 3. AMEND Section 6917, Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the "." as said "." appears between the words "Secretary of the Department of Labor" and "the members of the review committee" as said language appears in the second paragraph of said section and substituting in lieu thereof ",one member being appointed by the President of the Delaware Society of Architects, and one member being appointed by the Governor from a list of persons having mobility disabilities provided by any organization located within the State of Delaware whose principal purpose is to serve the physically handicapped".

Section 4. AMEND Section 6917, Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the language "shall be employed by the Department from which he or she is appointed" as said language appears between the words "serve without compensation" and "and shall serve at the pleasure" as said language appears in the second paragraph of said section in its entirety.

Section 5. AMEND Section 6917, Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "Secretary" as said word appears at the end of the second paragraph of said section and substituting in lieu thereof the word "authority".

Section 6. AMEND Section 6917, Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the word "At" as said word appears in the beginning of Section 6917 (b) and substituting in lieu thereof the words "Where parking is provided, at".

Section 7. AMEND Section 6917, Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the word "nonslip" as said word appears in Section 6917 (c) (3) and substituting in lieu thereof the words "slip resistant."

Section 8. AMEND Section 6917 (c) (4), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "the platform, the ramp" as said words appear between the words "swings out onto" and the words "shall be" as said words appears in said subsection and substituting in lieu thereof the words "a ramped area, there".

Section 9. AMEND Section 6917 (c) (4), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the word "at" as said word appears between the words "shall be" and the words "least 5 feet" and substituting in lieu thereof the words "a platform at".

Section 10. AMEND Section 6917 (d), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the (.) as said (.) appears at the end of the first sentence of the second paragraph and substituting in lieu thereof the words "with a 5# to 8# pressure".

Section 11. AMEND Section 6917 (d), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "flush with the floor." as said words appear at the end of said subsection and substituting in lieu thereof the words "no greater than 3/4" above adjacent floor surfaces and shall be beveled."

Section 12. AMEND Section 6917 (0, Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "non slip" as said words appear at the end of the first sentence of said subsection and substituting in lieu thereof the words "slip resistant."

Section 13. AMEND Section 6917 (g) (3), Chapter 69,•Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "at standard height" as said words appear in said subsection between the words ",which when mounted" and the words "are usuable" and substituting in lieu thereof the words "34" from the rim above the finished floor and have a clearance of 29".

Section 14. AMEND Section 6917 (g) (4), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by inserting the word "when" at the beginning of the subsection.

Section 15. AMEND Section 6917 (g) (4), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by inserting the words "are provided, at least one " between the words "and shelves" and the words "shall be" as said words appear in said subsection.

Section 16. AMEND Section 6917 (g) (4), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "provided above lavatories at a height as low as practicable and" as said words appear in said subsection and substituting in lieu thereof the word "mounted".

Section 17. AMEND Section 6917 (g) (6), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "towel racks" and the word "and" wherever said word appears in said subsection.

Section 18. AMEND Section 6917 (g) (6), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by inserting the words "and towel bars" between the words "disposal units" and the words "mounted no higher" as said words appear in said subsection.

Section 19. AMEND Section 6917 (h), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "An appropriate number of" as said words appear in the beginning of said subsection and substituting in lieu thereof the words "When provided,".

Section 20. AMEND Section 6917 (h), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by inserting after the words "hand - and foot operated." as said words appear in said subsection the words "with the edge of the basin mounted no higher than 36" above the finished floor."

Section 21. Amend Section 6917 (i), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "Elevators shall be provided and shall be accessible to and used by a physically handicapped individual at all levels normally used by the general public" as said words appear in said subsection and substituting in lieu thereof the words "In all multistory or multi-level buildings where access to spaces normally used by the general public is not provided by the use of interior ramps, elevators shall be required, and shall be accessible and usable by the physically handicaped at all levels."

Section 22. AMEND Section 6917 (j), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code striking the words "within the reach of individuals in wheelchairs." as said words appear in said subsection and substituting in lieu thereof the words "no higher than 48" above the finished floor."

Section 23. AMEND Section 6917 (k) (4), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by inserting the words "less than 6'-8" above the finished floor" between the words "that are" and the words "within the" as said words appear in said subsection.

Section 24. AMEND Section 6917 (k) (6), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking said subsection in its entirety.

Section 25. AMEND Section 6917 (1), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking said subsection in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following words to be redesignated as subsection (1) "At all locations of temporary hazard which require a warning signal, this signal shall be both audible and visual."

Section 26. AMEND Section 6917 (m), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the word "in" as said word appears in said subsection between the words "or numbers," and the word "braille" and substituting in lieu thereof the word "or".

Section 27. AMEND Section 6917 (m), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by inserting the word "characters" between the word "braille" and the words "shall be" as said words appear in said subsection.

Section 28. AMEND Section 6917 (m), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking ",including telephone." as said words appear in said subsection and substituting in lieu thereof a "(.)"

Title 29 of the Delaware Code by inserting the sentence "Designations shall be mounted 54" to 66" above the finished floor, and on the knob side of the door opening" immediately preceding the word "Doors".

Section 30. AMEND Section 6917 (n) (2), Chapter 69, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "placed so that the dial and the handset can be reached by individuals in wheelchairs. "as said words appear in said subsection and substituting in lieu thereof the words "mounted 48" above the finished floor to the coin slot."

Approved May 17, 1976