CHAPTER 136

APPROPRIATION - UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

AN ACT APPROPRIATING CERTAIN MONEY TO THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE FOR CONSTRUCTING AND EQUIPPING TWO OR MORE DORMITORY BUILDINGS ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS.

WHEREAS, there exists a need for increased capacity at the University of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the need is particularly critical in respect to dormitories due to increased enrollment of students, of whom many must reside away from their homes because of distances involved, and others, because of the nature and schedule of their academic work; and

WHEREAS, the demand for dormitory accommodations over and above the capacity of present facilities is of serious proportions in spite of provisional measures such as undesirable crowding of students into existing permanent dormitories, and the continued use of certain inadequate frame structures of questionable fitness supplemented by the opening of private homes to students in larger numbers in recent years through the generosity of residents, of Newark; and

WHEREAS, under present conditions, priority for limited dormitory space must be given to students whose homes are located beyond reasonable commuting distances provoking dissatisfaction and charges of discrimination against the University on the part of other students and their parents; and

WHEREAS, many Delaware high school graduates, often those having high scholastic potentialities, worthy future citizens of the State, are finding it necessary, at an economic disadvantage, to enroll at colleges and universities outside the State of Delaware because of the lack of suitable dormitory facilities at the University; and

WHEREAS, the lack of adequate dormitory facilities, designed for the convenience, comfort and safety of present and prospective students, is of serious import to parents and citizens at large throughout the entire State; NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (three-fourths of all the Members elected to each Branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. That there is hereby appropriated to the University of Delaware the sum of One Million Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($1,750,000.00), to be expended by the Board of Trustees of the University of Delaware for constructing and equipping two or more dormitory buildings on the University campus located at Newark, Delaware, such buildings to include dormitory rooms, lounges, offices and other customary appointments and appurtenances.

Section 2. That the money hereby appropriated shall be made available by the State Treasurer on July 1, 1951, to the University of Delaware and shall remain available to the University of Delaware until warrants covering the full amount stipulated in Section 1, have been issued by the proper officials of the University of Delaware.

Section 3. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated unless an omnibus bond bill, including the above appropriation, is enacted into law by the 116th General Assembly of the State of Delaware in which event the above appropriation shall be paid out of moneys received by the sale of bonds authorized under said Act.

Approved May 28, 1951.