SENATE BILL NO. 307
AN ACT TO RETROACTIVELY EXTEND COVERAGE OF LINE-OF-DUTY DEATH BENEFITS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 66, TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, TO SURVIVORS OF DAVID L. 'WELCH, SR. AND ROBIN S. FULMER.
WHEREAS, David L. Welch, and Robin S. Fulmer, Department of Transportation Surveyors, were struck by a motor vehicle and killed on July 31, 1987, while routinely working in the median of U. S. Route 13 south of Dover; and
WHEREAS, their exposure to hazards during the normal course of work was no less than that of presently listed "covered persons" under Line-of-Duty Death Benefits provided by Chapter 66, Title 18 of the Delaware Code; and
WHEREAS, it would be only just and equitable to provide their survivors with equal Line-of-Duty Death Benefits as would be afforded to those of "covered persons".
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. David L. Welch, Sr. and Robin S. Fulmer, deceased employees of the
Department of Transportation, are hereby Included under the definition of "covered person" as described In §6601(1) of Chapter 66, Title 18 of the Delaware Code.
Approved February 5, 1988.