CHAPTER 386

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 123

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LINE OF DUTY DEATH BENEFITS.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 6601, Chapter 66, Title 18 of the Delaware Code by making insertions as shown by underlining and deletions as shown by strike through as follows:

§ 6601. Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(1) "Covered person" is defined as a member of 1 of the following:

a. Enrolled firefighters, auxiliary and volunteer ambulance and rescue company members in good standing, either according to the rules of their Delaware volunteer company, or through their assignment to a municipal fire company;

b. National guardmembers on state duty pursuant to subchapter V of Chapter 1 of Title 20, and National Guard members activated for federal service under Title 10 of the United States Code;

c. Police officers of any jurisdiction of this State or its subdivisions;

d. Correctional officers and probation and parole officers employed by the Department of Correction;

e. State merit system employees who qualify for hazard pay under the state merit system regulations Nos. 5.1041 and 5.1042;

f. Drivers and attendants of ambulances owned or operated by the American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars for the benefit of the public; provided, however, that such ambulance drivers and attendants have been certified by the State;

g. The Fire Marshal, the Deputy Fire Marshals, Fire Inspectors, Fire Safety Engineer, and the Director, Senior Instructors and Field Instructors of the Delaware State Fire School;

h. Ambulance drivers and State-certified emergency medical technicians (EMT's) of ambulances owned or operated by ambulance or fire departments, counties, or municipalities for the benefit of the public;

i. Law enforcement officers of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control;

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;

k. Agents of the State Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement;

l. Officers or agents of the State Police Drug Diversion Unit;

m. Officers or agents of the State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (SOAR);

n. State forest officers and Special Forest Fire Wardens employed by the Department of Agriculture;

o. Paramedics of any jurisdiction of this State or its subdivisions;

p. Justices of the peace constables;

q. Sheriffs and deputy sheriffs;

r. Security officers, bailiffs and legal assistants performing services as bailiffs in the Supreme Court, Superior Court, Court of Chancery, Court of Common Pleas, Family Court and the Justice of the Peace Courts;

s. Employees of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control while serving aboard watercraft and nonscheduled aircraft;

t. Employees of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency while traveling to, returning from or while performing official duties associated with natural, human error or technological emergencies, including all normal and special assignments; or

u. Employees of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Environmental Response Team while traveling to, returning from, or while performing official duties associated with natural, human error, technological or other emergencies, including all normal and special assignments. ; or

v. Constables commissioned pursuant to 10 Del. C §2701, et seq.

Approved August 05, 2014