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Title 31 Welfare


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Delaware Laws | Title 31 Welfare

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TITLE 31 Welfare

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CHAPTER 1. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

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Sec. 101. Definitions.

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Sec. 102. Federal aid and reports.

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Sec. 103. Duty of Department to coordinate welfare and correctional programs; public reports required.

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Sec. 104. Secretary; powers and duties.

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Sec. 105. Political activities of officers and employees limited.

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Sec. 106. Organization of Department.

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Sec. 107. Rules and regulations.

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Sec. 108. Merit system of personnel administration unaffected.

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Sec. 109. Annual report.

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Sec. 110. Burial expenses of indigent person.

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Sec. 111. Financial participation.

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Sec. 112. Federal financial participation.

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Sec. 113. County financial participation.

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Sec. 114. Recovery of public assistance overpayments.

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Sec. 115. Subpoena authority.

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TITLE 31 Welfare In General

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CHAPTER 3. CHILD WELFARE

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Subchapter I. General Provisions

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Sec. 301. Definitions.

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Sec. 302. Intent and purpose of chapter.

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Sec. 303. General powers and duties of Division in respect to children.

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Sec. 304. Dependent or neglected children deemed wards of State; duty of Division.

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Sec. 305. Use of other child welfare agencies.

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Sec. 306. Binding minors prohibited.

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Sec. 307. Bringing or sending nonresident children into State regulated; penalty.

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Sec. 308. Vaccinations.

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Sec. 309. Criminal history information relating to child care personnel and foster and adoptive parents.

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Sec. 310. Breast-feeding.

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Subchapter II. Child Death, Near Death and Stillbirth Commission

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Sec. 320. Declaration of legislative intent.

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Sec. 321. Organization and composition.

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Sec. 322. Voting.

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Sec. 323. Powers and duties.

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Sec. 324. Confidentiality of records and immunity from suit.

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Subchapter III. The Delaware Child Care Act

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Sec. 341. Short title.

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Sec. 342. Definitions.

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Sec. 343. Powers of the Office of Child Care Licensing with respect to child care.

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Sec. 344. Child care licenses; investigations; requirements.

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Sec. 345. Penalties for violations.

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Subchapter IV. Placement of Dependent Children

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Sec. 351. Consent of Division required; exceptions.

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Sec. 352. Regulation of placement system and of homes where children are placed.

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Sec. 353. Duty of placement agencies to comply with Division's rules.

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Sec. 354. Power of placement agencies to remove dependent children; penalty for refusal to comply.

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Sec. 355. Penalties.

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Sec. 356. Kinship Care Program.

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Subchapter V. Private Child Welfare Agencies

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Sec. 361. Children's Home, Inc.

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Sec. 362. The Elizabeth W. Murphey School, Inc. -- Admission to School.

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Sec. 363. The Elizabeth W. Murphey School, Inc. -- Powers over children in custody of School; discharge and appeal.

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Sec. 364. The Elizabeth W. Murphey School, Inc. -- Surrender of child; instrument as evidence.

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Subchapter VI. Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children [Effective until enactment of the new Compact by 35 states and upon promulgation of rules by the Interstate Commission]

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Sec. 381. Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children; enactment [Effective until enactment of the new Compact by 35 states and upon promulgation of rules by the Interstate Commission]

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Sec. 382. Financial responsibility; default in Compact [Effective until enactment of the new Compact by 35 states and upon promulgation of rules by the Interstate Commission]

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Sec. 383. Notices; Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families [Effective until enactment of the new Compact by 35 states and upon promulgation of rules by the Interstate Commission]

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Sec. 384. "Appropriate authority"; Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families [Effective until enactment of the new Compact by 35 states and upon promulgation of rules by the Interstate Commission]

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Sec. 385. Financial commitment; approval [Effective until enactment of the new Compact by 35 states and upon promulgation of rules by the Interstate Commission]

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Sec. 386. Other related statutes; provisions met if performed as contemplated by Compact [Effective until enactment of the new Compact by 35 states and upon promulgation of rules by the Interstate Commission]

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Sec. 387. Out-of-state placement restrictions; not applicable if made pursuant to Compact [Effective until enactment of the new Compact by 35 states and upon promulgation of rules by the Interstate Commission]

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Sec. 388. Jurisdiction of court; placement pursuant to Compact [Effective until enactment of the new Compact by 35 states and upon promulgation of rules by the Interstate Commission]

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Sec. 389. Governor; appointment of officer to coordinate activities of Compact [Effective until enactment of the new Compact by 35 states and upon promulgation of rules by the Interstate Commission]

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Subchapter VI. Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children [Effective upon enactment by 35 states and upon promulgation of rules by the Interstate Commission]

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Sec. 381. Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children; enactment [Effective upon enactment by 35 states and upon promulgation of rules by the Interstate Commission]

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Subchapter VII. Child Day-Care Centers

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Sec. 390. Definition.

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Sec. 391. Intent and purposes.

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Sec. 392. General powers and duties of Division in respect to children in day-care centers.

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Sec. 393. Application for aid; requirements.

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Sec. 394. Investigation of applications.

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Sec. 395. Grant of aid; notification; payment.

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Sec. 396. Periodic reconsideration and changes in amount of aid'

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Sec. 397. Federal financial participation.

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Subchapter VIII. Parents Right to Know Act

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Sec. 398. Inspection of child care facility records.

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CHAPTER 4. DELAWARE CHILDREN'S TRUST FUND ACT

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Sec.Sec. 401-408. Title; intent and purpose of chapter; definitions; Board of Directors -- established; composition; qualifications; advisors; terms; rules and regulations; compensation; duties and responsibilities; award of grants; separate nature of Fund; designation of tax refund as donation; investments; availability of funds for disbursement; reports of Board to Clearinghouse Committee.

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CHAPTER 5. STATE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CODE

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Sec. 501. Legislative intent.

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Sec. 502. Definitions.

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Sec. 503. Eligibility for assistance; amount; method of payment.

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Sec. 504. Assignment and collection of support payments; powers and duties of Family Court.

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Sec. 505. Categories of assistance.

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Sec. 506. Duplication of assistance.

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Sec. 507. Temporary assistance to nonresidents.

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Sec. 508. Application for assistance.

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Sec. 509. Continuing eligibility.

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Sec. 510. Recipients to report acquisition of resources.

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Sec. 511. Responsibility of relatives.

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Sec. 512. Administration.

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Sec. 513. Assistance not assignable; exception.

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Sec. 514. Financial participation.

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Sec. 515. Effect of change of laws or allowances.

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Sec. 516. Fraudulent acts; penalties.

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Sec. 517. Hospital and medical treatment for recipients of aid under this chapter.

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Sec. 518. Failure to comply with job placement, education, training, work eligibility, parenting or personal responsibility requirements.

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Sec. 519. Payment of assistance grants by the Department of Welfare.

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Sec. 520. Judicial review.

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Sec. 521. Emergency and disaster assistance.

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Sec. 522. Medical care; subrogation.

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Sec. 523. Education and training for recipients of aid under Sec. 505(1) of this title.

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TITLE 31 Welfare In General

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CHAPTER 6. FOOD STAMP PROGRAM

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Sec. 601. Department of Health and Social Services responsible for administration of program.

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Sec. 602. Federal responsibilities for food stamp program.

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Sec. 603. State responsibilities for food stamp program.

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Sec. 604. Misuse of food stamps.

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Sec. 605. Eligibility for Food Stamp Program.

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Subchapter II. Food Stamp Trafficking Control Act

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Sec. 610. Unauthorized use, transfer, acquisition, alteration or possession of food stamp coupons, Authorization to Participate Vouchers (ATPS), or access devices; penalties; disqualification from the food stamp program; forfeiture.

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Sec. 611. Forfeiture of property involved in illegal food stamp transactions.

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Sec. 612. Definitions.

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Sec. 613. Establishment of a State Law Enforcement Bureau (SLEB)

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CHAPTER 9. WORK ASSIGNMENTS FOR RECIPIENTS OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

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Sec. 901. Purpose.

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Sec. 902. Work requirements as to employable recipients of public assistance.

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Sec. 903. Application for assignment of assistance recipients.

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Sec. 904. Assignment of assistance recipients.

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Sec. 905. Requirements for work projects.

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Sec. 906. Department to establish rules and regulations.

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Sec. 907. Workers' compensation protection.

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Sec. 908. Cooperative arrangements with Employment Security Commission of Delaware, State Board of Vocational Education and State Department of Education.

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Sec. 909. Effect of refusal to work.

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Sec. 910. Adjustments or recovery.

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Sec. 911. Job training and placement by nonprofit corporations.

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CHAPTER 10. FRAUDULENT ACTS

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Sec. 1001. Legislative intent.

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Sec. 1002. Definitions.

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Sec. 1003. Obtaining benefit under false representation.

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Sec. 1004. Reports, statements and documents.

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Sec. 1005. Kickback schemes and solicitation.

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Sec. 1006. Conversion of payment.

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Sec. 1007. Penalties.

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Sec. 1008. Civil assessments.

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Sec. 1009. Jurisdiction.

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CHAPTER 11. WELFARE AGENCIES AND RECIPIENTS OF ASSISTANCE

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Sec. 1101. Confidential character of public assistance records; penalties for violations.

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Sec. 1102. Prohibition against expenditure of moneys or contracting indebtedness above appropriations.

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Sec. 1103. Penalties for disposal of goods received from relief units for cash or barter.

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Sec. 1104. Relief or assistance not to be charged against real estate.

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CHAPTER 13. DISPLACED HOMEMAKERS

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Sec. 1301. Definitions.

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Sec. 1302. Assistance to displaced homemakers.

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Sec. 1303. Duties of Coordinator.

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Sec. 1304. State-federal programs.

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CHAPTER 15. DELAWARE WELFARE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

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Sec. 1501. Statement of purpose.

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Sec. 1502. Establishment of program.

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Sec. 1503. Individual participation in the program.

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Sec. 1504. Financing.

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Sec. 1505. Participating employers.

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Sec. 1506. Participant compensation and benefits.

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Sec. 1507. Personal Advancement Account.

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Sec. 1508. Sanctions for refusal to participate.

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Sec. 1509. Welfare Employment Committee.

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Sec. 1510. Annual report.

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CHAPTER 21. DELAWARE COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND

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Sec. 2101. Definitions.

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Sec. 2102. Blind; supervision, training and welfare.

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Sec. 2103. Duties; appointment of instructor of the blind; expenditures.

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Sec. 2104. Commission's power to acquire and dispose of property; exemption of property from taxation.

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Sec. 2105. Expenditures by Commission.

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Sec. 2106. Payment of expenses of the Commission.

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Sec. 2107. Eligibility and applications for instruction.

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Sec. 2108. Duty of agencies, physicians and nurses to report blind persons.

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Sec. 2109. Duty of parents and guardians to obtain instruction for blind children; powers of Commission and Governor.

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Sec. 2110. Visitation of institutions outside of State.

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Sec. 2111. Payments for vocational rehabilitation.

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Sec. 2112. Penalties.

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Sec. 2113. Limitations on applicability of chapter.

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Sec. 2114. Use of products and services of blind by state agencies; exceptions; penalty.

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Sec. 2115. Soliciting public donations for the blind; registration; violations.

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Sec. 2116. Contracts for library services.

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Sec. 2117. Relating to the blind and "seeing eye dogs"; penalties.

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CHAPTER 23. AID TO THE BLIND

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Sec. 2301. Definitions.

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Sec. 2302. Duties of the Commission.

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Sec. 2303. Eligibility of the needy blind for assistance.

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Sec. 2304. Application for assistance.

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Sec. 2305. Investigation of applications.

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Sec. 2306. Eye examination for eligibility.

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Sec. 2307. Grant of assistance; notice; payments.

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Sec. 2308. Amount of assistance.

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Sec. 2309. Assistance not assignable.

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Sec. 2310. Appeal to Commission; hearing.

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Sec. 2311. Periodic reconsideration and changes in amount of assistance.

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Sec. 2312. Reexamination as to eyesight.

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Sec. 2313. Supplementary services.

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Sec. 2314. Recipient not deemed a pauper.

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Sec. 2315. Duty of recipient to report property or income; actions by the Commission to recover assistance in excess of need.

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Sec. 2316. Federal financial participation.

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Sec. 2317. Penalties for fraud.

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Sec. 2318. Effect of change of law on assistance granted.

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CHAPTER 25. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION; DUTIES IN REGARD TO THE BLIND

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Sec. 2501. Jurisdiction of State Board of Education.

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Sec. 2502. Power to contract with institutions to provide maintenance and instruction.

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Sec. 2503. Age limitation in contracts; power of Board to cancel contract and remove children.

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CHAPTER 27. FACILITIES AND SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

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Sec. 2701. Purposes.

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Sec. 2702. Assistance from other organizations.

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Sec. 2703. Powers.

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CHAPTER 28. DELAWARE HOSPITAL FOR THE CHRONICALLY ILL

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Sec. 2801. Burial ground.

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Sec. 2802. Rights of patients.

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Subchapter II. Operation of Hospital and Admission

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Sec. 2820. Jurisdiction over Hospital; rules and regulations; power to contract.

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Sec. 2821. Organization and operation of Hospital.

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Sec. 2822. Requirements for admittance to the Hospital.

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Sec. 2823. Exclusion of mentally ill persons; grounds for dismissal.

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Sec. 2824. Recording anatomical gift data.

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Subchapter III. Expenses and Financing of Hospital

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Sec. 2830. Property liable for expenses.

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Sec. 2831. Liability of relatives for expenses of care and support of patients.

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Sec. 2832. Financing of Hospital maintenance; other expenses.

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Subchapter IV. Penalties

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Sec. 2840. Fraud in connection with admission; penalty.

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Sec. 2841. Other penalties.

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CHAPTER 29. DELAWARE COMMISSION FOR THE AGING

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Sec.Sec. 2901-2904. Definitions; functions of the Delaware Commission for the Aging; powers and duties of the Commission; payment of accounts.

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CHAPTER 30. STATE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION

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Sec. 3001. Creation; composition; vacancies; compensation.

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Sec. 3002. Chairperson and executive committee; meetings.

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Sec. 3003. Responsibilities.

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Sec. 3004. Powers and duties.

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Sec. 3005. Special Administration Fund.

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Sec. 3006. Subpoenas; compelling testimony.

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CHAPTER 35. DELAWARE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER

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Sec. 3501. Declaration of policy.

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Sec. 3502. Establishment of Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center.

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Sec. 3503. Responsibilities of the Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center.

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CHAPTER 36. COURT-APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE PROGRAM

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Sec. 3601. Purpose and construction of chapter.

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Sec. 3602. Definitions.

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Sec. 3603. Established; composition.

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Sec. 3604. Court-Appointed Special Advocates -- Qual=-i=-fi=-ca=-tions.

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Sec. 3605. Court-appointed special advocates -- Appointment.

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Sec. 3606. Court-Appointed Special Advocates -- Duties and rights.

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Sec. 3607. Court-Appointed Special Advocates -- Status.

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Sec. 3608. Confidentiality.

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Sec. 3609. Notice of hearings.

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Sec. 3610. Acquisition of information by Court-Appointed Special Advocate.

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CHAPTER 37. ELDERLY HOUSING COUNSELING PROGRAM

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Sec. 3705. Task Force on Housing for Senior Citizens.

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Sec. 3824. Child Placement Review Board notification.

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CHAPTER 39. ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

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Sec. 3913. Violations.

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CHAPTER 40. THE DELAWARE STATE HOUSING AUTHORITY

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Sec. 4001. Definitions.

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Sec. 4002. Purpose.

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Sec. 4003. Housing Director.

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Sec. 4004. Powers and duties of the Housing Director.

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Sec. 4005. Additional powers of Housing Director.

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Subchapter II. Delaware State Housing Authority

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Sec. 4012. Seal of DSHA.

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Sec. 4013. Powers of DSHA.

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Sec. 4019. Credit of State not pledged.

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Sec. 4028. Notification of application for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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Sec. 4030. Housing Development Fund.

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Sec. 4034. Procedure prior to financing of housing developments undertaken by housing sponsors.

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Sec. 4050. Delaware Housing Insurance Fund.

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Sec. 4060. Delaware Interagency Council on Homelessness.

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CHAPTER 41. DELAWARE STATE HOUSING CODE

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Sec. 4101. Title and scope.

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Sec. 4103. Applicability.

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Sec. 4107. Adoption by reference.

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Sec. 4109. Enforcement by State or community.

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Sec. 4110. Coordination of enforcement.

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Sec. 4111. General provisions.

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Sec. 4112. Premises conditions.

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Sec. 4113. Exterior structure.

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Sec. 4115. Light, ventilation and space requirements.

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Sec. 4118. Electrical facilities.

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Sec. 4120. Responsibilities of owners and occupants.

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Sec. 4121. Extermination.

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Sec. 4122. General provisions.

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Sec. 4123. Administrative liability.

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Sec. 4125. Records.

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Sec. 4126. Duties and powers of code official.

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Sec. 4127. Condemnation.

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Sec. 4128. Notices and orders.

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Sec. 4129. Placarding.

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Sec. 4130. Emergency orders.

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Sec. 4131. Violations.

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Sec. 4132. Demolition.

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Sec. 4133. Creation of tax lien.

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Sec. 4134. Violation of existing ordinance, code or regulation.

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Sec. 4135. Violation of existing ordinance, code or regulation.

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CHAPTER 43. HOUSING AUTHORITY

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Sec. 4302. Legislative purpose.

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Sec. 4303. Creation of authority; appointment and removal of commissioners; area of operation.

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Sec. 4304. Wilmington Housing Authority.

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Sec. 4304A. Newark Housing Authority.

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Sec. 4305. Interest of authority member or employee in projects.

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Sec. 4306. Organization by commissioners; quorum; employment of assistants.

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Sec. 4307. Compensation and expenses of commissioners.

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Sec. 4308. Powers of authority.

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Sec. 4309. Agreements with federal government.

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Sec. 4310. Transfer of property to authority by municipalities.

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Sec. 4311. Condemnation procedure.

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Sec. 4312. Property as public property.

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Sec. 4314. Issuance of evidences of indebtedness; rights of creditors.

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Sec. 4315. Supervision of projects by the DSHA.

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Sec. 4316. Material and labor contracts; bids.

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Sec. 4317. Dissolution.

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Sec. 4319. Exemption from execution sale.

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Sec. 4320. Form and sale of bonds.

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Sec. 4321. Authority to invest in bonds or other obligations of housing authorities.

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Sec. 4323. Inspection of housing projects located within the City of Wilmington.

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CHAPTER 44. CUSTODIANSHIP

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Sec. 4400. Petition for custodianship.

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Sec. 4401. Parties.

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Sec. 4405. Powers and duties of custodian.

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Sec. 4406. Discharge of custodian; costs.

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CHAPTER 45. SLUM CLEARANCE AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY LAW

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Sec. 4501. Definitions.

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Sec. 4502. Declaration of necessity.

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Sec. 4503. Creation of slum clearance and redevelopment authority.

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Sec. 4505. Regional slum clearance and redevelopment authority.

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Sec. 4507. Board of commissioners; number; tenure of office; vacancies.

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Sec. 4508. Appointment of commissioners for each additional community; tenure.

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Sec. 4509. Odd and even number of communities; tenure; certificate of appointment as evidence.

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Sec. 4510. Compensation; traveling expenses; certificate of appointment filed with municipal or county clerk; evidence.

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Sec. 4511. Power of authority; quorum; meetings; qualifications for appointment as commissioner.

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Sec. 4512. Officers; employees; duties and compensation; legal services.

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Sec. 4513. Removal; hearing; filing of proceedings in office of municipal or county clerk's office.

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Sec. 4514. Actions or proceedings; proof of adoption of resolutions as evidence.

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Sec. 4515. Interest in contracts; disclosure of interest; violations.

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Sec. 4516. Powers of an authority.

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Sec. 4517. Approval of redevelopment plans.

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Sec. 4518. Finding of necessity by local governing body.

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Sec. 4521. Submission of plan for review and recommendations.

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Sec. 4539. Annual report.

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CHAPTER 51. THE YOUTH SERVICES COMMISSION OF DELAWARE

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Sec. 5102. Functions of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families.

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Sec. 5112. Ferris School for Boys.

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CHAPTER 52. INTERSTATE COMPACT ON JUVENILES

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Sec. 5309. Exemption from taxation.

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Sec. 5312. Confinement of delinquents.

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All citizens have a right to have access to the laws that govern them. Citizen awareness and participation in government is fundamental to ensuring a sound democracy.

Although unfettered access to the law is a fundamental right to all citizens, there is no substitute for experienced legal counsel.

We do not recommend self-representation. We do, however, recognize that in an age where people routinely research legal matters online using everything from a smartphone to their xbox, both attorneys and clients alike can benefit from this resource.