CHAPTER 396

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 538

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 14 AND 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EDUCATION BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN OF DECEASED VETERANS AND OTHERS AND LINE-OF-DUTY DEATH BENEFITS.

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

Section 1. Amend §3451, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by inserting the following between "missing in action," and "and state police officers":

"employees of the Department of Transportation as defined in §3452(a)(1)e. of this subchapter,".

Section 2. Amend §3452(a)(1), Title 14 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new subparagraph to read:

"e. An employee of the Department of Transportation routinely employed in job-related activities upon the state highway system, such as toll operators, construction inspectors, equipment operators, bridge inspectors and maintenance staff, and survey crews, who was killed in the line of duty or who died from disease, wounds, or disabilities arising or resulting from pursuit of the employee's official duties.".

Section 3. Amend §6601(1)j., Title 18 of the Delaware Code by striking paragraph j. in its entirety and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"j. Employees of the Department of Transportation routinely employed in job-related activities upon the state highway system, such as toll operators, construction inspectors, equipment operators, bridge inspectors and maintenance staff, and survey crews;".

Approved July 19, 2004