CHAPTER 37

DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION - STATE BOARD OF WELFARE

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE BOARD OF WELFARE FOR CERTAIN EMERGENCIES AND CONDITIONS, IN RELATION TO AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN.

WHEREAS, the State Board of Welfare is required by law to administer assistance to dependent children, such assistance to be granted to any eligible dependent child in such sum as to provide such child with a reasonable subsistence compatible to decency and health; and

WHEREAS, there has been a substantial increase in costs of living which has made it necessary for the Board to increase the size of the grants in order to provide a reasonable subsistence compatible to decency and health for the present case load of dependent children; and

WHEREAS, the funds heretofore appropriated and made available for the use of the State Board of Welfare in its aid to dependent children program will be exhausted on or about February 28, 1947; and

WHEREAS, unless additional funds are appropriated by the State of Delaware to the said Board, it will be necessary for the Board to terminate its program for aid to the present case load of dependent children on February 28, 1947, Now, Therefore,

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

Section 1. That in addition to any other moneys appropriated to the State Board of Welfare for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, there is hereby appropriated to the said State Board of Welfare the stated sum of Twenty One Thousand One Hundred Forty Dollars ($21,140.00) as a deficiency and emergency appropriation for general use of the said Board in carrying out its work and duties in respect to its aid to the present case load of dependent children.

That the said sum shall be paid and made available to the said State Board of Welfare on approval of this Act.

Section 2. This Act is to be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved February 14, 1947.