CHAPTER 247

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 249

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 3315(4), CHAPTER 33, TITLE 19, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 3315(4), Chapter 33, Title 19, Delaware Code, by inserting between the word "dispute" and the word "at" the following phrase: "(other than a lockout)".

Section 2. Amend §3315(4), Chapter 33, Title 19, Delaware Code, by

replacing the semicolon ";" that appears therein with i period ".".

Section 3. Amend §3315(4), Chapter 33, Title 19, Delaware Code, by adding a new second sentence to read as follows:

For purposes of this subsection, a lockout exists when:

The contract between the employing unit and the individual's bona fide labor organization has expired and contract negotiations are continuing; and

The individual, through his bone fide labor organization, has offered to continue working for a reasonable time under the pre-existing terms and conditions of employment so as to avert a work stoppage pending the final settlement of the contract negotiations; and

The employing unit has refused to permit work to continue and maintain the status quo for a reasonable time pending further negotiations."

Approved May 20, 1992.