CHAPTER 66

RELATING TO THE ACQUISITION BY THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT OF FERRIES IN OPERATION ACROSS THE DELAWARE RIVER

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 274, VOLUME 45, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 193, VOLUME 46, LAWS OF DELAWARE, IN RESPECT TO THE ACQUISITION BY THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT OF ANY FERRY OR FERRIES IN OPERATION ACROSS THE DELAWARE RIVER.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 274, Volume 45, Laws of Delaware, entitled "An Act To Amend Chapter 166 Of The Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, To Authorize The State Highway Department To Construct, Operate And Maintain A Crossing Over The Delaware River, And Appropriating Certain Monies Therefor," approved April 18, 1945, as amended by Chapter 193, Volume 46, Laws of Delaware, approved April 5, 1947, be and the same is hereby further amended by inserting between the second and third paragraphs of Section 10 of said Chapter a new paragraph as follows:

"In order to effectuate the provisions of this Section the Department is directed, in the event that it shall be unable to acquire such ferry or ferries by purchase, to institute, prior to the opening of the crossing for the use of the traveling public, but in no event later than ninety days following the approval of this amendatory Act, condemnation proceedings in the manner herein authorized for the acquisition of any such ferry or ferries. The amount of damages ascertained in any such condemnation proceedings may be paid or tendered by the Department to the person or persons entitled to the same within four months after the same shall have been finally ascertained, anything herein or in 5730 Sec. 11 of Chapter 166 or in 1676 Sec. 32 of Chapter 55 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, or in any other applicable condemnation statute now existing or hereafter enacted to the contrary notwithstanding."

Section 2. It is the' sense of the General Assembly that upon the final ascertainment of such amount of damages in such proceedings the General Assembly should be convened in special session for the consideration of the issuance of additional revenue bonds to provide for payment thereof under the provisions of the Act of Assembly of April 19, 1945, being Chapter 275, Volume 45, Laws of Delaware.

Approved May 3, 1951.