CHAPTER 30

APPROPRIATION

HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES OF THE STATE AND FOR EXPENDITURES INCIDENTAL THERETO AND PROVIDING CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH APPROPRIATIONS ARE MADE TO THE SAID DEPARTMENT AND PROVIDING THE TIME WHEN SUCH APPROPRIATION SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE AND THE MONEYS FROM WHICH SAID APPROPRIATIONS SHALL BE PAID.

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

Section 1. For the purpose of construction and reconstructing roads, highways, bridges, dams, locks, sewers, water mains, and underpasses, and for the acquisition of land, rights of way and the surveying, grading and landscaping thereof, and for the costs of labor, material, equipment, supplies and for any other purpose incidental and necessary to make effective the provisions of this Act, the sum of Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000.00) be and the same is hereby appropriated to the State Highway Department out of the proceeds of a bond issue authorized by an act entitled "An Act authorizing the State of Delaware to borrow $3,000,000.00 and issue bonds therefor to provide a post-war improvement program for the purpose of purchasing and erecting new and improved buildings, grounds and equipment for certain state institutions and the University of Delaware and for the purpose of constructing roads, bridges and highways."

Section 2. The State Treasurer is hereby authorized to pay out and make available the appropriations granted for the purposes of this Act only at such time as the Governor shall proclaim, but in no case later than six months after the termination of the existing war as evidenced by the signing of a definitive treaty of peace or by the proclamation of the President of the United States that hostilities have ceased and that the emergency justification of extraordinary war-time powers no longer exists, or upon the availability of moneys appropriated by the Congress of the United States for the construction or reconstruction of roads, highways and bridges of this State.

Section 3. The amounts appropriated in Section 1 of this Act and any sums appropriated in the Budget Appropriation bill to the State Highway Department for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1943, June 30, 1944 and June 30, 1945, which shall remain unexpended at the end of the respective fiscal years shall be credited by the State Treasurer for the use of the said State Highway Department for the construction and reconstruction of roads, highways and bridges of this State as otherwise set forth in this Act and shall not revert for the use or purposes of any other fund of the State.

Section 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency only.

Approved March 19, 1943.