CHAPTER 213

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 220

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LINE-OF-DUTY DEATH BENEFITS.

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

Section 1. Amend §6602(1), Title 18 of the Delaware Code, by adding the following language to the beginning of the first sentence thereof: "For claims submitted prior to July 1, 1997,", and by adding the following new sentence immediately after the first sentence:

"For claims submitted on July I, 1997 and thereafter, pay to the beneficiary or beneficiaries as designated or determined pursuant to §6603(a) hereof of every covered person who dies in the line of duty, an amount totaling $150,000 payable in annual installments with the maximum amount payable in any 1 calendar year being $30,000."

Section 2. Amend §6603(a), Title 18 of the Delaware Code, by deleting the word "dependent" wherever the same appears therein, including within any numbered paragraph.

Approved July 21, 1997