CHAPTER 126

STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT EXPANSION OF POLICE FORCE

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO ENABLE THE STATE POLICE FORCE TO BE EXPANDED.

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 money appropriated to the State Highway Department, there is hereby appropriated an additional sum of Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1947 and ending on the 30th day of June, A. D., 1948, and a further sum of Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1948 and ending on the 30th day of June, A. D., 1949.

Section 2. The monies hereby appropriated shall be used by the State Highway Department for an expansion of the State Police Force of the said Department up to a limit of One Hundred and Twenty (120) men. The State Treasurer is hereby directed to pay out the funds hereby appropriated upon warrant or warrants duly approved by the proper officers of the State Highway Department.

Section 3. This bill shall be known as a supplementary appropriation act and the monies hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Section 4. The expansion of the State Police force hereby authorized and provided for by appropriations is in part for the purpose of manning all State Police Stations in the State on a twenty-four hour a day basis. The State Highway Department is hereby authorized and directed to keep members of the State Police force assigned to each State Police Station in the State so that each such station will be staffed for service for twenty-four hours of each day.

Section 5. If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any persons or circumstances be held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect any other provision or application of this Act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Act are declared to be severable.

Approved April 3, 1947.