SENATE BILL NO. 609
AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 66, TITLE 18, RELATING TO LINE-OF-DUTY DEATH BENEFITS. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend §6601 (1) by striking subsection a. thereof in its entirety and by Inserting in lieu thereof the following:
"a. 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.
Section 2. Amend §6601 (2) by adding thereto a new subsection a. to read as follows:
"a. 'Death in the line of duty' with respect to enrolled firemen and ladies auxiliary members as referred to in §6601 (1) a. shall include in addition to other provisions of this section any death occurring while performing assigned duties, or while traveling to 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.