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SENATE BILL NO. 766

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DELAWARE INSTITUTE FOR VETERINARY MEDICAL EDUCATION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA AND CORNELL UNIVERSITY FOR POSITIONS IN THEIR ENTERING CLASSES IN VETERINARY MEDICINE FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 1977; AND FURTHER PROVIDING A PAY-BACK SYSTEM FOR RECIPIENTS OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

WHEREAS, the General Assembly and the Governor of Delaware have expressed their concern about the lack of opportunity for Delaware residents to study veterinary medicine by the enactment and signing of Senate Bill No. 108 of the 128th General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Institute for Veterinary Medical Education has thoroughly investigated educational opportunities in veterinary medicine for Delaware residents and found that such opportunities are indeed limited and likely to become more so in the future; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Institute for Veterinary Medical Education has recommended that contractual arrangements should be entered into with the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University to provide for four (4) positions per year in their entering classes in veterinary medicine for qualified students who are bona fide residents of Delaware.

NOW, THEREFORE:

Section 1. The Board of Trustees of the Delaware Institute for Veterinary Medical Education shall enter into contractual arrangements with the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University for four (4) positions in the entering classes of veterinary medicine for the academic year 1977, and four (4) positions each year thereafter so that the number of positions by 1980 and thereafter shall be for a total of sixteen (16) students in the four-year veterinary medical curriculum.

Section 2. Any person who is a recipient of financial assistance for veterinary medical education shall be required to pay back twenty-five percent (25%) of the contract cost associated with his education under terms and conditions to be established by the Board.

Approved July 30, 1976