CHAPTER 45

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 150

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 34, TITLE 14 TO CLARIFY THE EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS FOR DELAWARE NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS.

WHEREAS, in 1980 Educational Assistance was provided to Delaware National Guard members; and

WHEREAS, a restrictive reading of Section 3411 of Title 14 could limit such assistance to College or University level courses; and

WHEREAS, many of the Guard-Members the General Assembly sought to benefit would have need for technical training or graduate equivalent program training.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. Amend Section 3411, Title 14 of the Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety and substituting In lieu thereof the following:

"§3411. Financial Assistance for Education; Limitations.

(a) Any person serving in the Delaware National Guard shall, upon written application therefor to the Adjutant General, be eligible for educational financial assistance provided for under this Chapter and under regulation promulgated by the Adjutant General. The State shall, so far as possible under appropriations granted to the Delaware National Guard, provide to each person entitled thereto financial assistance toward such person's education at any school, college or university located in Delaware.

(b) Such financial assistance shall in each fiscal year be limited to 50 percent of the tuition costs charged such person, including required materials, by the school, college or university, during that fiscal year, or payment of $500 whichever Is less.

(c) No Guard Member shall receive more than $2,000 in financial assistance under this subchapter.

Approved June 9, 1983