CHAPTER 158

DELAWARE COMMISSION FOR FEEBLE MINDED AUTHORIZING ADDITIONS TO BUILDINGS AND EQUIPMENT

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DELAWARE COMMISSION FOR THE FEEBLE MINDED TO EXPEND MONEY APPROPRIATED TO SAID COMMISSION BY CHAPTER 26, VOLUME 44, LAWS OF DELAWARE, 1943, FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING ADDITIONS TO PRESENT BUILDINGS AND/OR PURCHASE NEW EQUIPMENT.

WHEREAS, by the provisions of Chapter 26, Volume 44, Laws of Delaware, 1943, an appropriation was made to the Delaware Commission for the Feeble Minded to erect and construct and equip a building or rooms at the State Institution for the Feeble Minded at Delaware Colony, to be used in connection with the training, discipline and correction of unruly residents; and

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

WHEREAS, the Delaware Commission for the Feeble Minded used a portion of said money so appropriated to equip rooms at said institution, which are now used in connection with the training, discipline and correction of unruly residents; and

WHEREAS, there remains in the State Treasury to the credit of the Delaware Commission for the Feeble Minded the sum of Seven Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-four Dollars and Seventeen Cents ($7,764.17), said balance being the unused portion of said money appropriated as aforesaid; and

WHEREAS, there is great need for additions to present buildings and new equipment at the State Institution for the Feeble Minded at Delaware Colony; 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 Delaware Commission for the Feeble Minded is hereby authorized and empowered to expend out of the appropriation to the said Commission made by Chapter 26, Volume 44, Laws of Delaware, 1943, as aforesaid, such sum or sums as may be necessary to erect additions to the present buildings and/or purchase new equipment.

Section 2. The amounts made available to the Delaware Commission for the Feeble Minded under the provisions of this Act shall be paid out by the State Treasurer upon warrant or warrants duly approved by said Commission.

Section 3. No part of the appropriations made by Chapter 26, Volume 44, Laws of Delaware, 1943, and hereby made available to the Delaware Commission for the Feeble Minded 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 the said Delaware Commission for the Feeble Minded until the purposes of Chapter 26, Volume 44, Laws of Delaware, 1943, and this Act have been fully carried out and completed.

Approved April 3, 1947.