CHAPTER 52 – APPROPRIATION

AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE MONEY TO THE STATE OLD AGE WELFARE COMMISSION FOR UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF AND RELIEF OF INDIGENT PERSONS.

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

Section 1. That there is hereby appropriated out of the general funds in the State Treasury the sums of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) each for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1942 and June 30, 1943 for the use of indigent persons requiring public relief as provided by the latter part of Section 6 of Chapter 189, Volume 37, Laws of Delaware, being 1632. Sec. 29 of Chapter 54 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935.

Section 2. That the said appropriation shall be paid to the Old Age Welfare Commission upon warrants signed by proper officers of the said Commission and approved by the Auditor of Accounts, at such times and in such amounts as shall not exceed amounts appropriated by the Levy Courts of the respective counties, but in no case to exceed for each of said years the total of Eighty-seven Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($87,500.00) for New Castle County; Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) for Kent County and Seven Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500.00) for Sussex County.

Section 3. That this appropriation shall be in lieu of all other appropriations heretofore made or expenditures authorized by law for the purposes named in this Act.

Section 4. That the State Old Age Welfare Commission, during either of the two fiscal years ending June 30, 1942, or June 30, 1943, as aforesaid, shall not incur any expense whatsoever that shall be a charge against this State, in excess of the total amount of $175,000, as provided herein to the extent of $100,000 per annum, and by and with the approval of the Permanent Budget Commission in the amount of any emergency otherwise provided for to the extent of $75,000 per annum, the provisions contained in Chapter 189, Volume 41, Laws of Delaware, to the contrary notwithstanding, and the said Commission, or any member of the said Commission, or any other person or persons, acting for or with the consent of the said Commission, who shall incur or attempt to incur any expense whatever with the intent of creating a debt or charge of any kind upon this State, contrary to the provisions or any of the provisions of this Act, shall be jointly and severally liable to the State in an action of debt for the full amount of such debt or charge, and such conduct on the part of any member of the said Commission shall of itself work a forfeiture of all rights of membership on the said Commission.

Section 5. That any of the provisions of Chapter 189, Volume 41, Laws of Delaware, in any manner in conflict with the provisions or any of the provisions of this Act, are hereby suspended during the said two fiscal years ending June 30, 1942 and June 30, 1943, respectively, as aforesaid, and any other acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions or any of the provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

Approved April 22, 1941.