CHAPTER 413

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 722

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO, 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FINALITY OF AWARDS.

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

Section1. Amend Section 2349, Title 19 of the Delaware Code by adding after the last sentence the following:

"Whenever an award shall become final and conclusive pursuant to this section, the prevailing party, within 5 days after the running of all appeal periods, may, if a proper appeal has not been filed, file with the Prothonotary's office, for the county having jurisdiction over the matter, the amount of the award and the date of the award. From the time of such filing, the amount set forth in the award shall thereupon be and constitute a judgment of record in such court with like force and effect as any other judgment of the court, except that the renewal provisions of Section 4711 of Title 10 shall not be applicable, and a judgment obtained under this section shall automatically continue for a period of 20 years from the date of the award. The Prothonotary shall enter all such certificates in the regular judgment docket and index them as soon as they are filed by the prevailing party."

Section 2. The provisions set forth in this Bill shall be effective to all awards issued by the Board after the date of enactment.

Approved July 13, 1998