CHAPTER 377

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 719

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 AND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION; AND PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN CHANGES IN ITS JURISDICTION.

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

Section 1. Amend §4502. Chapter 45, Title 6 of the Delaware Code, by striking said section in its entirety and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"§4502. Purpose and Construction

This chapter is intended to prevent in places of public accommodations practices of discrimination against any person because of race, age, marital status, creed, color, sex, handicap. or national origin. This chapter shall be liberally construed to the end that the rights herein provided for all people without regard to race, age, marital status, creed, color, sex, handicap or national origin may be effectively safeguarded."

Section 2. Amend §4503, Chapter 45, Title 6 of the Delaware Code, by inserting after the word "sex" in said section the following:

", handicap".

Section 3. Amend §4504, Chapter 45, Title 6 of the Delaware Code, by inserting after the word "sex". wherever it appears in said section, the following:

", handicap".

Section 4. Amend §4512, Chapter 45. Title 6 of the Delaware Code, by designating the body of the existing §4512 as subsection (a) and by creating a new subsection (b) to read as follows:

"(b) In the event that any party to a hearing requests a transcript of said hearing, the Commission shall provide at cost a copy of the hearing transcript."

Section 5. Amend 54605(c), Chapter 46, Title 6 of the Delaware Code, by striking the period (.) at the end of the first sentence of said section and by inserting in lieu thereof the following:

", unless another date is set by the Chairman."

Section 6. Amend §4608, Chapter 46, Title 6 of the Delaware Code by designating the body of the existing §4608 as subsection (a) and by creating a new subsection (b) to read as follows:

"(b) In the event that any party to a hearing requests a transcript of said hearing, the

Commission shall provide at cost a copy of the hearing transcript."

Section 7. Amend §3002(e). Chapter 30, Title 31 of the Delaware Code, by striking the period (.) at the end of said section and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

": provided, however. that those Commissioners designated by the Chairman to serve on hearing panels shall be compensated the sum of $50 per day up to a maximum of $500 in a calendar year for each day spent in attendance of a hearing."

Section 8. Amend §3001, Chapter 30, Title 31 of the Delaware Code, by adding a new subsection (d) thereto to read as follows:

"(d) Any member of the Commission who fails to attend three consecutive meetings, without reasonable excuse to the Chairman, or falls to attend at least half of all regular business meetings during any calendar year. shall automatically upon such occurrence be deemed to have resigned from office and a replacement shall be appointed."

Approved June 30, 1986.