CHAPTER 174

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 211

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 AND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ADOPTION AND BIRTH LEAVE FOR SCHOOL AND STATE EMPLOYEES.

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

Section 1. Amend Title 14 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section designated as § 1333, which new section shall read as follows:

Ҥ 1333. Paid leave for Birth of a Child or Adoption of a Child.

“For child care purposes, a full-time or part-time employee of a reorganized school district, shall be entitled to utilize accumulated sick leave upon the birth of a child of the employee or the employee’s spouse, or upon the adoption by the employee of a pre-kindergarten age child for maternity leave.”

Section 2. Amend Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section designated as § 5120, which new section shall read as follows:

Ҥ 5120. Paid Leave for Birth of a Child or Adoption of a Child.

“For child care purposes, a full-time or part-time employee shall be entitled to utilize accumulated sick leave upon the birth of a child of the employee or the employee’s spouse, or upon the adoption by the employee of a pre-kindergarten age child as per the rules and regulations adopted by the Merit Employee Relations Board or State Personnel Office for maternity leave. Said regulations shall be issued within 30 days of this Bill’s enactment into law.”

Approved July 16,1999