CHAPTER 83

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 151

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 12 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATED TO GUARDIANSHIPS.

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

Section 1. Amend §3901, Chapter 39, Title 12 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new subsection "(k)" to read as follows:

"(k) The Superior Court shall have the power to appoint guardians for the person or property, or both, and approve settlement in connection with a single-transaction matter arising out of a tort claim for a Disabled person. Upon entry of an order appointing a guardian and approving a settlement, jurisdiction of the matter shall be transferred to the Court of Chancery for administration pursuant to this Chapter."

Section 2. This legislation shall become effective January 15, 1996 and shall apply to actions commenced after that date.

Approved June 23, 1995