CHAPTER 257 - CONSTITUTION SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION OF DELAWARE

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE OBSERVANCE OF THE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADOPTION OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND OF ITS RATIFICATION BY THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

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

Section 1. A state commission of thirteen members is hereby created to cooperate with the Federal Government in the celebration of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Formation and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, and said Commission shall be known as the "Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission of Delaware."

Section 2. Such Commission shall consist of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, the President pro-tem of the Senate and the Speaker of the House and nine members, to be appointed by the Governor. A vacancy in the Commission arising by reason of death, resignation or otherwise, shall be filled by the Governor. The Commission shall organize by selecting from its members a chairman and appointing a secretary. A majority of the members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum. The members of the Commission shall serve without pay, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The Commission may act within or without the State and shall lend every assistance within its power so that the celebration will be of lasting honor to the nation. The Commission shall keep a record of all its proceedings and make a report of same to the next Session of the General Assembly.

Section 3. The sum of Twenty-five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay the expenses of the Commission created by this Act, payable from the treasury on the warrant of the chairman of the Commission.

Approved April 26, 1937.