CHAPTER 356

CREATING THE DELAWARE STATE

POULTRY COMMISSION

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF TILE DELAWARE STATE POULTRY COMMISSION; ITS POWERS AND DUTIES AND APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

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

Section 1. DELAWARE STATE POULTRY COMMISSION; ITS POWERS AND DUTIES:--There is hereby created within the. State of Delaware the Delaware State Poultry Commission, consisting of eight members, to be appointed by the Governor, one member of whom shall be a person engaged in the business of dressing and/or eviscerating poultry, one member of whom shall be engaged in the business of buying and selling live poultry, one member of whom shall be engaged in the hatchery business, one member of whom shall be a member of the Delaware Poultry Improvement Association and four members of whom shall be members of the Delaware Feed Dealers Association, no more than four of whom shall belong to the same political party or faith. Such appointments shall originally be as follows: two members shall be appointed for the term of one year, two members for the term of two years, two members for the term of three years, and two members for the term of four years. Thereafter, as the terms of office of members expire, either by death, resignation, removal from the State, or otherwise, appointments shall be made for terms of four years each. The Commission shall elect one of its regular members as Chairman and the Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service of the University of Delaware, shall serve as its secretary. The Commission is authorized to employ such technical assistants, secretaries, and other consultants as in the opinion of the Commission is deemed necessary.

(1) The Commission shall have full authority to execute contracts for the preparation, publication and dissemination of information for the promotion of the poultry industry in the

State of Delaware. The Commission shall also have full authority to undertake studies on disease control, regulatory activities and various types of experiment and extension activities which may in its opinion be deemed beneficial to the poultry industry. However, the Commission may not spend more than one-third of the monies at its disposal on disease control or other regulatory activities and all monies so expended shall be in cooperation with the State Board of Agriculture. Similarly the Commission may not spend more than one-third of the monies at its disposal for experiment and extension activities and all money so expended shall be in cooperation with the Agricultural Experimental Station and Extension Service of the University of Delaware. The Commission may expend any share of the funds appropriated to its use for advertising, education and other mediums for the promotion of Delaware poultry and poultry products, with the understanding that during periods of over-production, decreased consumer-demand and other conditions resulting in poultry markets unfavorable to the grower, the monies at its disposal should be used largely, if not entirely, for advertising and other sales promotional activities in the interest of Delaware poultry and Delaware poultry products.

Section 2. That the sum of Forty Thousand ($40,000.00) Dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the Delaware State Poultry Commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1949 and ending June 30, 1950, and a like sum is hereby appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1950 and ending June 30, 1951.

Section 3. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury from funds not otherwise appropriated.

Approved June 30, 1949