CHAPTER 636

SENATE BILL NO. 767

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ADOPTION OF THE WORLD WHEELCHAIR SYMBOL AS THE WHEELCHAIR-USER SYMBOL FOR THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, there is an urgent need to adopt an internationally accepted symbol to indicate facilities accessible to wheelchair-users; and

WHEREAS, the wheelchair symbol has been adopted for use around the world by Rehabilitation International's eleventh world congress; and

WHEREAS, the wheelchair symbol is easily recognized by the wheelchair-user; and

WHEREAS, no such standard symbol has been adopted by the State of Delaware.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. The World Wheelchair Symbol is hereby authorized and adopted as the wheelchair-user symbol for the State of Delaware and the wheelchair-user symbol shall be prominently displayed at all main entrances to public property and buildings in this State which provide facilities for the wheelchair-user, and that the private use of this symbol shall be encouraged.

Approved July 22, 1976