CHAPTER 319

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 390

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE BY CODIFYING A SECTION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2002 BUDGET ACT.

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

Section 1. Amend 13 Del. C. §1107A by adding a new subsection to read as follows:

“(j). The Budget Act shall provide the Department with Appropriated Special Fund (ASF) authority in order to provide public notice of court action(s) involving minors under the Department’s custody whose parents’ whereabouts are unknown, per Family Court rules. Any other fees, assessments, costs or financial obligations imposed by Family Court for the issuance and service of subpoenas or summons by way of court rules, regulations or administrative procedures may not be charged to the Department. Any such costs associated with these procedures shall be the financial responsibility of Family Court.”

Approved June 25, 2002