HOUSE BILL NO. 457
AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. I
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 79, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON THE AGING.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section I. Amend §7915 (b) Chapter 79, Part VIII, Title 29, Delaware Code by twice striking the words "Social Services" as the same appears in two places in the first sentence of subsection (b) and substituting in lieu thereof both places the word "Division of Aging".
Section 2. Amend §7915 (e), Chapter 79, Part VIII, Title 29, DelaWare Code, by adding at the close of subsection (c) the following sentence:
"New Castle County, exclusive of the City of Wilmington, Kent County, Sussex County and the City of Wilmington shall each be represented by two residents on the Council; one member shall be an at-large representative who shall reside anywhere in New Castle County".
Section 3. Amend §7915, Chapter 79, Part VIII, Title 29, Delaware Code, by adding a new subsection (h) which shall read as follows:
"(h) Members who are absent from more than three consecutive meetings, unless excused by the Council, shall be discharged from the Council".
Section 4. Amend §79l5, Chapter 79, Port VIII, Title 29, Delaware Code, by adding it new subsection (i) which shall read as follows:
"(i) At least one-half of the members of the Council shall consist of actual consumers of services under the Title III Program, including low income and minority older persons, at least in proportion to the number of minority older persons in the State, with the remainder being broadly representative of the major public and private organizations in the State who are experienced or have demonstrated particular interest in the special needs of the elderly."
Approved July 8, 1980.