CHAPTER 32 - APPROPRIATION FOR BURIAL OF INDIGENT SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES

AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN OUTSTANDING AND UNPAID BILLS OF CERTAIN UNDERTAKERS FOR THE BURIAL OF CERTAIN INDIGENT SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES.

WHEREAS, there have been eighteen deaths of indigent soldiers, sailors and marines, the burial expenses for each of whom amounting to One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars have not been paid but would have been paid by, warrants upon the State Treasury in accordance with 326. Sec. 71 and 327. Sec. 72 of Chapter 8, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, except for the reason that the total amount of the appropriation for such purposes was exhausted; and

WHEREAS, certain undertakers of this State volunteered to bury the said soldiers, sailors and marines and agreed to wait for the payment of their respective claims for such services until such time as the General Assembly appropriated sufficient money for such purposes, said claims being to date eighteen in all at One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars each and amounting to the total sum of Eighteen Hundred ($1800.00) Dollars; and

WHEREAS, there are approximately four months of the fiscal year yet to run before any further appropriations will be available; Now, Therefore,

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

Section 1. That the sum of Twenty-five Hundred ($2500.00) Dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of paying each and all of the said claims of the said undertakers for the burial of said soldiers, sailors and marines at One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars each in accordance with the provisions of 326. Sec. 71 and 327. Sec. 72 of Chapter 8, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, and also to pay for any claims of any undertakers for the burial of any of said soldiers, sailors and marines at One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars each who may die prior to July 1st, 1937; provided, that no payments shall be made in accordance with the requirements of this Section except and until the Secretary of State has given his approval thereto in writing.

Section 2. That this Act shall be taken to be a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved May 5, 1937.