HOUSE BILL NO. 694
AN ACT APPROPRIATING CERTAIN MONIES TO LOIS KATHERINE HOPKINS, WIDOW OF JAMES L. HOPKINS, FOR THE DEATH OF HER HUSBAND, WHILE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF OFFICIAL DUTIES IN THE LINE OF SERVICE OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
WHEREAS, on the 27th day of June 1974, James L. Hopkins met death by automotive accident, while in the performance of his duties as heavy equipment operator of the State Highway Department of the State of Delaware, while grading road shoulders south of Harrington; and
WHEREAS, the said James L. Hopkins left to survive him a widow, Lois Katherine Hopkins, and three children, each of whom are under the age of sixteen years; and
WHEREAS, the accident which caused the death of James L. Hopkins could in no way be attributed to negligence or carelessness on his part; and
WHEREAS, James L. Hopkins had been a valued, conscientious employee, whose term of employment extended, uninterrupted from January 27, 1958 to the date of his death; and
WHEREAS, in recognition of the service rendered to the State of Delaware, and in recognition of the fact that while in the line of service to the State of Delaware, James L. Hopkins met with untimely death through no fault of his own.
Section 1. That the State Treasurer be and is hereby directed and authorized to pay Lois Katherine Hopkins, widow of James L. Hopkins, the sum of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00).
Section 2. That this Bill shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Bill and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury.
Approved July 20, 1976