CHAPTER 64

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 157

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 34, TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE NURSING INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

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

Section 1. Amend §3432, Chapter 34, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by striking subsection (c) in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(c) Awards shall be provided for undergraduate education at regionally-accredited institutions of higher education, or accredited hospital schools of nursing, for the following objectives:

(1) A course of study leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, if the award recipient is a registered nurse employed by this State, and also has five years or more of State service; or

(2) For all other recipients, a course of study leading to certification as a registered nurse or practical nurse."

Section 2. Amend §3432, Chapter 34, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by striking the figure "$1,000" as the same appears in subsection (g), and substituting the figure "$3,000" in lieu thereof.

Section 3. Amend §3432, Chapter 34, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by re-designating subsection (f) as new subsection (g); and by re-designating each succeeding subsection accordingly.

Section 4. Amend §3432, Chapter 34, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new subsection, designated as subsection (f), which new subsection shall read as follows:

"(f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, awards may be made available, on a pro-rated basis, to employees of the State who are enrolled as part-time nursing students. The Delaware residence requirement shall not apply to any employee of the State who is enrolled as a part-time nursing student, and who has five or more years of State service."

Approved July 5, 1989