CHAPTER 411

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 789

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. I

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 31, TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, TO LOWER THE MINIMUM AGE OF A HANDICAPPED PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO THREE AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §3101, Chapter 31, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by striking subparagraph (4) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

(4) 'Handicapped person' means a person in the chronological age group 4 through 20 years inclusive, and a severely mentally handicapped, trainable mentally handicapped, orthopedically handicapped or autistic person in the chronological age group 3 through 20 years Inclusive, and any person as otherwise provided for in this Title, who because of mental, physical, emotional or learning disability problems as defined by the State Board of Education, requires special educational services in order to develop his or her capabilities.

Section 2. The sum of $180,470 is hereby appropriated to the Department of Public Instruction for the sole purpose of carrying out the provisions of this bill during the fiscal year starting July 1, 1980.

Section 3. The appropriation shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund from monies not otherwise appropriated.

Section 4. Any part of this appropriation remaining unspent or unencumbered on June 30, 1981, shall revert to the General Fund.

Approved July 11, 1980.