CHAPTER 17

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 78

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT AWARDING SPECIAL LINE OF DUTY BENEFITS TO WAYNE STEEN.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Three-fourths of all members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Wayne Steen is hereby awarded special line-of-duty disability benefits in the weekly amount of three hundred fifty seven dollars and nineteen cents ($357.19), said benefits commencing June 12, 1995.

Section 2. Payments made pursuant to this Act shall be from the State Self-Insurance Fund as provided in Chapter 65 of Title 18. The General Assembly shall, when necessary, from time to time, provide for the adequate funding of this Act to the Self-Insurance Fund.

Section 3. Payments made pursuant to this Act are exempt from any state, county or municipal tax and shall not be subject to execution or attachment or to any legal process whatsoever and shall be unassignable.

Section 4. This Act is in lieu of line-of-duty disability benefits contemplated by Chapter 67 of Title 18 of the Delaware Code, and the passage of this Act shall make Wayne Steen ineligible for such benefits.

Section 5. The benefits conferred by this Act shall not be reduced by the amount of any other payment or payments to which Wayne Steen may be entitled as a result of the same disability which gave rise to this Act, including, but not limited to, the payment of any state, federal, county or municipal funds or insurance proceeds

Section 6. All benefits authorized by this Act which remain unpaid on the date of death shall be paid directly to the surviving spouse of Wayne Steen or, in the absence of a surviving spouse, to his surviving issue, per capita, it being the intention of this Act that benefits payable hereunder be exempted from probate.

Approved April 9, 1997