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SENATE BILL NO. 855

AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE FOR PAYMENT OF CLAIMS RELATING TO "VETERANS" MILITARY PAY ACT NO. III".

WHEREAS, the 127th General Assembly passed Senate Bill No. 454 which provided for an extension of the deadline when claims and payments may be made under the Veterans' Military Pay Act No. III; and

WHEREAS, the 128th General Assembly passed Senate Bill No. 9, also providing for an extension of the deadline when claims and payments may be made under the Veterans' Military Pay Act No. III; and

WHEREAS, additional claims have been filed subsequent to the deadlines of June 30, 1974, and June 30, 1975, and the remaining funds reverted to the General Fund of the State of Delaware on June 30, 1975, thus leaving the account depleted; and

WHEREAS, there have been at least eighty-four applications received to date in the Department of Finance.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. The sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) is hereby appropriated to the Department of Finance to be used toward payment of bona fide veterans' claims under guidelines of the Veterans' Military Pay Act No. 111.

by the State Treasurer from the General Fund monies not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. No funds appropriated herein shall be used for the payment of any claim under the Veterans' Military Pay Act No. III unless such application and claim was filed with the Department of Finance prior to May 1, 1976. The General Assembly shall consider on an individual basis any claims received after May 1, 1976.

Section 4. Funds herein appropriated and remaining unexpended or unencumbered on June 30, 1977 shall revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved August 6, 1976