CHAPTER 401

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 372

AN ACT TO AMEND 69 DEL. _LAWS, CHAPTER 144, SECTION 6, RELATING TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF REGULATIONS ENACTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 85 OF TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, IN REGARD TO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PERSONS WHO HAVE REGULAR DIRECT ACCESS TO CHILDREN IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, BUT WHO ARE NOT EMPLOYEES OR CONTRACTORS.

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

Section 1. Amend 69 Del. Laws, Chapter 144, Section 6, relating to the effective date of regulations enacted by the State Board of Education pursuant to Chapter 85 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code, by adding thereto at the end of Section 6, the following:

"Notwithstanding the foregoing, the effective date of Regulations enacted by the State Board of Education pursuant to this law in regard to criminal background checks for persons who have regular direct access to children in the public schools, but who are not employees or contractors, shall be permissive until July 1, 1995; further provided, however, that on and after July 1, 1995, the application of such Regulations shall be mandatory.

Approved July 13, 1994