CHAPTER 273

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 150

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.

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

Section 1. Amend Title 29 of the Delaware Code by enacting the following as a new section 8926 entitled “Correctional Officer Education Assistance Fund” as follows:

Ҥ 8926. Correctional Officer Education Assistance Fund.

(a) Any correctional officer below the rank of Captain may avail themselves of the provisions of this act to reimburse the tuition costs for higher education related to their position.

(b) The classes will be reimbursed at 100% of the tuition paid following completion of the course with a grade of “C” of better at a college or university within the State for classes related to corrections, public safety, criminal justice, psychology or sociology or related fields. Related fields shall include any courses necessary to complete a degree program in Criminal Justice, Corrections, Public Safety, Psychology or Sociology.

(c) In the event that the Department’s annual appropriation for purposes of education reimbursement is not sufficient to provide total reimbursement to all eligible employees, the Department shall pro-rate the funds so that each eligible employee receives a share of the total annual appropriation equal to the individual employee’s reimbursable expenditure divided by the total reimbursable expenditure of all employees in the Department multiplied by the annual appropriation.” Section 2. The provisions of this Act shall be applied retroactively to July 1, 1999.

Approved April 04,2000