CHAPTER 80

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 17

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE ASSESSMENTS.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 23 of Title 19, Delaware Code by striking §2392(c)(4) in its entirety and substituting a new sub-section which shall read as follows:

“(4) A portion of the Division of Industrial Affairs’ administration costs which shall be computed by first adding paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) of this subsection set forth immediately above; this sum shall then be divided by the amount of all expenses of the Division of Industrial Affairs; the quotient yielded shall be set forth as a percentage rate which shall then be multiplied by the total expenses of the administrative function of the Division of Industrial Affairs, and the product shall be the portion of the Division’s administration costs.

In determining these expenses, the Division of Industrial Affairs shall include in addition to the direct cost of personal service, the cost of maintenance and operation, the cost of retirement contributions made and workers’ compensation premiums paid by the State for and on account of personnel, rentals for space occupied in state-owned or state-leased buildings and all other direct and indirect costs incurred during the preceding calendar year. An itemized statement of the expenses so ascertained shall be open to public inspection in the office of the Department from January 16 to January 31 and from July 16 to July 31 at which time any insurance carrier may challenge said amount of expenses. An appeal of said expenses must be made in writing and received by the Secretary of Labor within five days of the closing date of the inspection period. The Secretary or his/her designee shall render a decision of the appeal in writing.”

Approved June 25,1999