CHAPTER 96

APPROPRIATION - TO ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR DEFRAYING SHARE OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE OF EXPENSES OF SUIT APPEALED TO UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFRAYING THE SHARE OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE OF THE COSTS AND EXPENSES OF A SUIT APPEALED TO THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PARTICIPATED IN BY SEVEN OTHER STATES.

WHEREAS, there is a suit pending in the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the names of the States of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin v. the United States of America, et al., U. S. Supreme Court Nos. 343, 344, 345 October Term, 1946, seeking a review of the order of the Interstate Commerce Commission in the so-called Class Rate Case which would require a ten per cent increase in freight rates for the transportation of classified freight within the Northern States; and

WHEREAS, it is estimated that this order would cause an increase in freight expenses to the citizens and industries of the above named states amounting to several million dollars a month; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware has been called upon to pay its proportionate share towards the printing costs of the record on appeal; 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 monies appropriated to the Attorney General of the State of Delaware for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, there is hereby appropriated to the Attorney General of the State of Delaware the further stated sum of Thirty-five Hundred Dollars ($3500.00) or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the share of the State of Delaware of the costs of printing the record of a suit appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States of America above referred to.

That the said sum shall be available for use by the Attorney General of the State of Delaware on the approval of this Act.

Section 2. This Act shall 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 March 27, 1947.