CHAPTER 291

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 326

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE PROVIDING CERTAIN RESIDENT VETERANS OF THE ARMED FORCES WITH FREE HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES AND FREE PASSES TO THE STATE'S PARKS FOR A YEAR.

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

Section 1. Amend § 502, Title 7 of the Delaware Code, by inserting therein a new subsection as follows:

“(m) Any resident who has served honorably for 90 or more consecutive days on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, including service as member of the Delaware National Guard, in military actions in Southwest Asia associated with Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom may, for the first twelve months following the date the resident was honorably discharged or removed from active status, be issued a license to hunt and/or fish in this State without charge.”

Section 2. Amend § 4701(a)(5), Title 7 of the Delaware Code, by striking the period (“.”) as it appears at the end of subparagraph (C) thereof and by inserting in lieu thereof a semi-colon (“;”) and by thereafter inserting within paragraph (a)(5) a new subparagraph as follows:

“(D) Any resident who has served honorably for 90 or more consecutive days on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, including service as member of the Delaware National Guard, in military actions in Southwest Asia associated with Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom may, for the first twelve months following the date the resident was honorably discharged or removed from active status, receive a pass granting the resident free admission to any State park in this State without charge.”

Section 3. The provisions of this Act shall apply prospectively to those individuals who are discharged or removed from active status on or after the date of enactment of this Act into law.

Approved June 29, 2004