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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 519

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 33, TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AND SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT AND BENEFIT REQUIREMENTS.

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

Section 1. Amend Title 19, Delaware Code by adding therein a new Section 3316 to read as follows:

§3316. Seasonal Employment; benefit requirements.

(a) In the case of a claimant whose base period earnings represent 75 percent or more earnings received for seasonal employment, benefits shall be payable in any benefit year in any given calendar month only if the claimant had been employed In the corresponding month of the claim base period.

(a) As used In this section, 'seasonal employment' means employment in a
seasonal Industry by an individual who has been engaged In such Industry during the claim base period and who, during the portion or portions of the year when such Industry was not In operation, was not engaged In any other work. No occupation or Industry shall be deemed to provide seasonal employment that is not part of the first processing of agricultural products and/or seafood products.

(a) For the purposes of this section, a week shall be considered to fall

within a month if 4 or more days of the week fall within such month. The limitations of this section shall not apply to the payment of benefits for partial employment."

Approved July 14, 1988.