CHAPTER 474

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 551

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE TO PROVIDE FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES FOR DECEASED VOLUNTEER FIREMEN.

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

Section 1. Amend Title 18 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto the following new chapter:

"Chapter 67A. Volunteer Firemen - Funeral Expenses

§6750. Funeral expenses for deceased volunteer firemen.

The reasonable funeral expenses of a deceased volunteer fireman shall be paid in an amount not to exceed eight hundred dollars ($800.00). If the deceased volunteer fireman was a state employee entitled to a funeral benefit, this Act shall not apply. A volunteer fireman for the purposes of this Act is one who has served as an active, regular member of an organized volunteer fire company in Delaware for at least 10 years."

Section 2. This bill shall become effective July 1, 1984.

Approved September 29, 1984.