CHAPTER 102

STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE - AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURE OF PREVIOUS APPROPRIATION FOR PROVIDING HOUSING FOR DIAGNOSTIC AND CONTROL WORK

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE TO EXPEND MONEY APPROPRIATED TO SAID BOARD BY CHAPER 100, VOLUME 45, LAWS OF DELAWARE, 1945, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING HOUSING IN WHICH TO CONDUCT DIAGNOSTIC AND CONTROL WORK WITH A SPECIAL REFERENCE TO DISEASES OF POULTRY AND DAIRY CATTLE, AND OTHER FUNCTIONS OF SAID BOARD.

WHEREAS, by the provisions of Chapter 100, Volume 45, Laws of Delaware, 1945, an appropriation was made to the State Board of Agriculture to erect an addition to its present building in the City of Dover, and to equip said additional building and renovate the present building, for the purpose of providing additional space in which to conduct the diagnostic and control work of the said Board; and

WHEREAS, bids received for the erection of the proposed addition and the desired renovation greatly exceeded the amount so appropriated for the purposes mentioned; and

WHEREAS the diagnostic and control work of the State Board of Agriculture is of great importance and present facilities are totally inadequate to properly conduct said work, and additional space is vitally needed in order that the work of the Board may be properly conducted; Now, Therefore,

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

Section 1. That the State Board of Agriculture is authorized to expend out of the appropriation to said Board made by Chapter 100 of Volume 45, Laws of Delaware, as aforesaid, such sum or sums as may be necessary to erect, purchase or lease land and/or a building or buildings in which can be carried on the diagnostic and control work of the said Board with special reference to diseases of poultry and dairy cattle, and other functions of the State Board of Agriculture.

Such appropriation or so much thereof as may be necessary may also be used to renovate and equip any additional building secured for the purposes aforesaid including plumbing, heating and other facilities. Such funds as may be necessary may also be used to make changes in the existing building of the said Board as may be necessary to increase its usefulness for the work of the said Board. Such changes shall extend to the work of alteration, renovation, equipment, plumbing apparatus and such other expenses as may be necessary.

Section 2. Any proposed expenditures of the State Board of Agriculture under the provisions of this Act, either for the purchase of land and/or a building or buildings, equipment, apparatus and/or supplies, and the leasing of same, and any and all other expenditures shall be subject to the approval of the Permanent Budget Commission of the State.

The amounts made available to the State Board of Agriculture under the provisions of this Act shall be paid out by the State Treasurer upon warrant or warrants duly approved by the said Board.

Section 3. No part of the appropriation made by Chapter 100 of Volume 45, Laws of Delaware, 1945, and hereby made available to the 'State Board of Agriculture for the purposes herein stated shall revert to the General Fund of the State Treasury on the first day of July, A. D., 1947, but the same shall remain available to said Board until the purposes of said Chapter 100 and this Act have been fully carried out and completed.

Approved March 27, 1947.