CHAPTER 67

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 107

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2

AN ACT TO AMEND 5915, TITLE 7, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF FOODFISHING EQUIPMENT PERMITS FOR GILL NETS TO COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES WHEN THESE PERMITS WERE AVAILABLE.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:(Two thirds of all the members elected to each House concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend 5915, Title 7, Del. C., by adding a new paragraph (h) to read as follows:

"(h) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (f) of this section, the Department may issue a foodfishing equipment permit for a gill net to a resident commercial fisherman who provides credible evidence to the Department that he or she has: (1) served full time in the Armed Forces of the United States of America outside the geographic boundaries of this State during any of the five (5) years preceding 1984 or during the thirty (30) day period in 1984 (April 27 May 27) when gill nets permits were available to commercial fisherman, provided that in the five (5) year period preceding 1984 the resident commercial fisherman met the qualifications for such a permit in the years he or she was not In the Armed Forces; (2) maintained his or her Delaware domicile while serving full time in the Armed Forces of the United States; and (3) prior to serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America was engaged in commercial gill net fishing in the tidal waters under the jurisdiction of this State that involved the sale of his catch."

Approved July 1, 1985