CHAPTER 449

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 370

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND 29 DELAWARE CODE, CHAPTER 52, RELATING TO HEALTH CARE INSURANCE.

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

Section 1. Amend 29 Delaware Code, 5201 (a) by striking the number "12" as it appears in the first sentence and inserting the number "3" in lieu thereof.

Section 2. FURTHER AMEND 29 Delaware Code 5201 (a) by striking the words following the word 'scheduled', and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

'full time hours of the employing agency, or at least 30 or more hours per week or 130 hours per month (with allowable interruptions) in a position of a continuing nature on a regular schedule expected to last at least one year from the date of initial appointment. The appointing authority shall determine at the time of appointment the qualifications of an appointee regarding the continuing nature and appointment duration criteria of this subsection. An employee appointed to temporary, seasonal or limited term positions shall not be considered a 'regular officer or employee' for the purposes of this Chapter."

Section 3. The provisions of this Act shall be effective January I. 1987 for all employees employed on, or after January 1, 1986, but shall not disqualify any employee who receives State paid health insurance prior to the enactment of this Bill.

Approved July 8, 1986.