HOUSE BILL NO. 381
AS AMENDED BY
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEFINITION OF EMPLOYEES FOR PURPOSES OF WORKERS COMPENSATION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :
Section 1. Amend § 2301, Chapter 23, Title 19 of the Delaware Code by adding at the end of subsection “(10)” the following:
“Any person providing services as a sports official at a sports event in which the players are not compensated shall not be considered employees under this Title. For purposes of this Title ‘sports officials’ includes an umpire, referee, judge, scorekeeper, timekeeper, organizer, or other person who is a neutral participant in a sports event. This exclusion does not apply to workers’ compensation claims against schools, associations of schools or other organizations sponsoring a sports contest where the claimant is a sports official who is a regular employee of such school, association of schools, or other organization sponsoring the sports contest.”.
Approved June 1, 2006