CHAPTER 242

DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION

DELAWARE COMMISSION FOR FEEBLE MINDED

AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEY TO THE DELAWARE COMMISSION FOR THE FEEBLE MINDED FOR OPERATION EXPENSES FOR THE BALANCE OF THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1949.

WHEREAS, the Delaware Commission for the Feeble Minded is required by law to purchase fuel, bedding, food, farm seed and fertilizer, clothing, drugs, medical care and other necessities in the maintenance and operation of the State Institution for the Feeble Minded at Delaware Colony, near Stockley, Delaware, and

WHEREAS, there has been a substantial increase in the cost of living and cost of materials since the beginning of the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1948; and

WHEREAS, the funds heretofore appropriated for the use of the Delaware Commission for the Feeble Minded for operation expenses will be used prior to June 30, 1949; and

WHEREAS, unless additional funds are appropriated by the State of Delaware to the said Delaware Commission for Feeble Minded, it will be necessary for the said Commission to curtail its operation and therefore be unable to furnish the necessities to the patients now confined to said State Institution for the Feeble Minded at Delaware Colony for the balance of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1949, 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 Delaware Commission for the Feeble Minded for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1949, there is hereby appropriated to the said Delaware Commission for the Feeble Minded the further sum of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00)

as a deficiency emergency appropriation, said sum to be used for operation expenses of the State Institution for, the Feeble Minded at Delaware Colony near Stockley, Delaware, in carrying out the work and duties thereof.

That the said sum* shall be paid to the said Commission on or before June 30, 1949.

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

Approved June 8, 1949.