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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 436

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 87, TITLE 14, DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE INSTITUTE OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EDUCATION.

WHEREAS, the Delaware Institute of Veterinary Medicine is charged with the responsibility of expandingthe opportunities for Delaware residents to obtain
post-graduate veterinary training as set forth in 60 Delaware Laws, Chapter 137; and

WHEREAS, the Delaware Institute of Veterinary Medicine, by 60 Del. Laws, Chapter 655 was directed to enter Into contractual arrangements with the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University for four (4) positions in their entering classes beginning in 1977 and each year thereafter; and

WHEREAS, similar quality veterinary medicine education Is now available at other institutions of higher learning at a competitive cost to the State.

NOW THEREFORE:

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

Section I. Amend Chapter 87, Title 14, Delaware Code, by striking the existing §8705

and substituting In lieu thereof the following:

"§8705. The Board may provide financial contributions to cooperating veterinary

schools to secure positions for qualified residents of Delaware, and may pay or contribute financially to the cost of veterinary medical education of qualified residents of Delaware at any such veterinary school which would benefit the state and/or veterinary medicine students financially, but in no case shall the amount of tuition paid by Delaware residents be less than that which 1n-state veterinary students pay at the cooperating veterinary school or schools; and may make such other payments as are required for the furtherance of the purposes of the Institute and the performance of the duties of the Board. The Board may not pay or contribute to the normal student costs of veterinary medical education, including but not limited to tuition, books, room and board.

The Board may receive, hold, invest, reinvest and use on behalf of the Institute and for any of its purposes, real property, personal property and moneys, or any Interest therein, and income therefrom, either absolutely or in trust. the Board may acquire such property or moneys for such purposes by the acceptance of gifts, grants, appropriations, bequests and devises from any sources, either public or private."

Approved April 6, 1988