CHAPTER 23

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 60

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE A STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 1, Title 14 of the Delaware Code, by adding a new section thereto as follows:

"§ 159. State high school diploma for World War II veterans

(a) Notwithstanding any statute, rule or regulation to the contrary, the Department shall provide for the awarding of a state high school diploma to any World War II veteran who:

(1) Left a Delaware high school prior to graduation in order to serve in the armed forces of the United States;

(2) Did not receive a Delaware high school diploma, or received a G.E.D., as a consequence of such service; and

(3) Was discharged from the armed services under honorable conditions.

(b) The Department and the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs shall jointly promulgate rules, regulations and guidelines for the identification of eligible veterans and for the awarding of diplomas pursuant to this subsection, which shall include posthumous awards.

(c) For purposes of this section, "World War II veteran" means any veteran who performed wartime service between December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946."

Approved April 17, 2001