CHAPTER 211

STATE. BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMISSION

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMISSION AND DEFINING ITS DUTIES.

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

Section 1. That the Governor of the State of Delaware, be and he is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to appoint five persons, who together with the Governor, are hereby created a commission to be known as the State Building and Grounds Commission.

Section 2. The terms of office of the said members shall be for six years. Upon the death, resignation or removal of any member from the said office, the Governor is authorized, empowered and directed to appoint a successor whose term shall be for the full term of six years.

Section 3. The said Commission shall organize by the election of a president and secretary. Said officers so elected shall be members of and shall hold office at the pleasure of the commission, or until their term of office as a member of the commission shall expire.

Section 4. The members of the commission shall receive no salary or other compensation for their services.

Section 5. The commission, as constituted, is hereby authorized and empowered and it shall be its duty to approve and determine the location of any State Buildings upon State lands now owned, or hereafter acquired by the State of Delaware in the City of Dover. It shall also be the duty of the commission to determine and cause the style of Architecture of any building hereinafter erected, reconstructed or altered on the State group Park or any State lands adjacent thereto to conform with the architecture of the other buildings erected thereon since 1930. It shall further be the duty of the Commission to review and approve the style of Architecture of all buildings hereafter erected, reconstructed or altered on all other state lands in the City of Dover. It shall further be the duty of said commission to supervise the furnishing or refurnishing of the Governor's office in the Legislative Building or wherever same may be located at the State Capitol and to act in an advisory capacity in the furnishing or refurnishing of any other important public rooms or halls now erected or to be erected in the future. The commission shall also advise the Custodian of the State House on matters pertaining to landscaping and maintenance of the aforesaid lands in so far as such maintenance might affect the appearance of buildings and grounds.

Section 6. No department or agency of the State of Delaware, shall erect, reconstruct or alter any building on any State lands in the City of Dover without first having obtained the approval of the Commission as to the style of Architecture and general internal and external appearance as well as location of such building.

Approved April 13, 1943.