SENATE BILL NO. 586
AN ACT TO AMEND 6701 (1), (2), CHAPTER 67, TITLE 18, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "COVERED FIREMEN" AND "LINE OF DUTY" FOR LINE OF DUTY DISABILITY BENEFITS TO VOLUNTEER FIREMEN.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend 6701 (1) by deleting subsection (1) in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following new subsection (1) as follows:
"Section 1. (1) Covered Firemen shall mean enrolled firemen and ladies auxiliary members in good standing, either according to the rules of their Delaware volunteer fire company, or through their assignment to a municipal fire company. The use of the masculine gender through out this chapter in referring to "Covered Firemen" shall also include the feminine gender where applicable."
Section 2. Amend 6701 (2) by deleting subsection (2) in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following new subsection (2) as follows:
"Section 2. (2) Line of Duty, with respect to enrolled firemen and ladies auxiliary members as defined in 6701 (1) shall mean while traveling to, performing their assigned duties or returning from, a fire alarm, rescue operation or any other emergency volunteer fire company action; provided, however, that the phrases "traveling to" and "returning from" shall include the time encompassed by the fireman's or ladies auxiliary members entrance into their personal vehicle or company emergency vehicle in response to the alarm or emergency call until their first disembarkation from their personal vehicle at their home, place of employment or other location."
Approved July 23, 1982.