CHAPTER 393

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 460

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTERS 55 AND 85, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF A REHABILITATION PROGRAM.

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

Section 1. Amend §8513, Chapter 85, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new subsection, to read as follows:

"(c) Rehabilitation Aide Program - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation may employ two persons suffering from physical or mental disabilities, who are receiving services as clients of the Division at the date of hire, and who are able to perform job functions as defined by the Division, in a program of rehabilitation and training designed to enable them to become permanently employed.

Appointments shall not exceed one year per employee, and the positions shall be exempt from the classified service. Employment as rehabilitation aides shall constitute 'credited service' for purposes of the State Employees' Pension Plan, under §5501 of this Title. In addition, rehabilitation aides shall be entitled to all previous credited service as a state employee for purposes of pension eligibility.

Section 2. Amend §5501 (b)(6). Chapter 55, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by Inserting after "pension," and before "provided", as the same appear in subsection (v) thereof the following:

"or (vi) he is subsequently employed in the Rehabilitation Aide Program of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation of the Department of Labor,".

Approved July 17. 1984.