CHAPTER 216

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 136

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AND

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO VETERAN PREFERENCE IN STATE EMPLOYMENT.

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

Section 1. Amend § 5935, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by striking subsection (6) in its entirety and replacing it with the following:

"(6) Five (5) preference points may be claimed by the spouse of any of the following, so long as the spouse achieves a passing examination grade:

a. Any veteran who has died, so long as the widow or widower has not remarried;

b. Any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for the priority, is listed in one or more of the following categories and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days: (A) missing in action; (B) captured in line of duty by a hostile force, or (C) forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power; or

c. Any veteran who has a disability resulting from a service connected disability.".

Section 2. This Act shall be effective 60 days from enactment.

Approved March 28, 2012