CHAPTER 576

SENATE BILL NO. 542

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN PERSONS TO APPLY TO THE STATE OF DELAWARE FOR SUMS DUE THEM BY LAW AND TO MAKE AN APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

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

Section 1. All persons who in Fiscal Year 1974, Fiscal Year 1975, and Fiscal Year 1976 would be eligible in those years for payments from the State due to the death of a spouse, may upon written application to the Secretary of the Department of Finance, be paid the sum to which they are entitled. All pesons who in Fiscal Year 1977 shall be eligible for such payments from the State may make application for same, in writing, to the Secretary of the Department of Finance. The Secretary shall have the power to approve, partially approve, or reject any such application.

Section 2. The sum of eleven thousand dollars ($11,000.00) is hereby appropriated to the Department of Finance to fund any payment requests made in accordance with Section 1 of this Act.

Section 3. This Act contains a supplementary appropriation, and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid from the General Fund of the State Treasury from moneys not otherwise appropriated. The funds so appropriated shall be used only for the purpose specified herein, and any funds appropriated but unexpended by June 30, 1977, shall thereupon revert to the General Fund of the State Treasury.

Approved July 20, 1976