CHAPTER 119 - DELAWARE-NEW JERSEY BOUNDARY COMMISSION

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSIONERS TO MEET COMMISSIONERS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY IN RELATION TO THE BOUNDARY AND JOINT DUTIES IN THE DELAWARE RIVER BETWEEN THE STATE OF DELAWARE AND THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That the Governor be and he is hereby authorized and empowered, if in his judgment deemed advisable, to appoint as Commissioners on the part of this State (and to fill any vacancies that may occur) to meet with the Commissioners, if and when appointed by competent authority of the State of New Jersey, the Attorney General of this State and the Counsel of the State of Delaware acting under the provisions of Chapter 277, Volume 36, Laws of Delaware.

The Commissioners so appointed on behalf of this State shall have full power and authority to make and conclude an agreement between the said State of Delaware and New Jersey, respecting taxation, civil and criminal jurisdiction, and any other question relating to boundary and jurisdiction of this State and of the State of New Jersey in the Delaware River. Said Commissioners shall report to the next General Assembly as to their deliberations, and at the same time submit a draft of such legislation, if any, as may be necessary to carry such report into effect.

Section 2. That any agreement so made by the Commissioners shall not be binding on the State of Delaware until ratified and confirmed by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware and the Legislature of the State of New Jersey, respectively, and consented to by the Congress of the United States.

Section 3. That so much of the money appropriated by the provisions of Chapter 3, Volume 39, Laws of Delaware, to pay the costs and expenses incident to the suit of the State of New Jersey against the State of Delaware to determine the boundary between the States as shall not be required for the payment of such costs and expenses is hereby appropriated for the purpose of defraying the necessary expenses of said Commissioners incurred in the performance of their duties, and the said appropriation so made in said Chapter 3, Volume 39, Laws of Delaware, shall continue in force, both for the purpose of paying the costs and expenses incident to said boundary suit and for the purpose of defraying the necessary expenses of said Commissioners, until January 1, 1937.

Section 4. That the Governor of this State shall transmit to the Governor of the State of New Jersey a copy of this Act, and request him to communicate to the Legislature of that State.

Approved April 12, 1935.