CHAPTER 380

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

AUTHORIZING THE GOVERNOR TO APPOINT ADDITIONAL MEMBERS TO THE NEW CASTLE TERCENTENARY COMMISSION TO AID IN COMPLETING AND EXECUTING PLANS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE THREE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF DUTCH SETTLEMENT AT NEW CASTLE, COLONIAL CAPITAL ON THE DELAWARE RIVER AND FIRST CAPITAL OF THE FIRST STATE.

WHEREAS, pursuant to Act of the 115th Session of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware for the purpose of the preparation of plans for the fitting Celebration of the Three Hundredth Anniversary of the founding of New Castle by the Dutch, the Governor appointed seven Residents of this State who he had reason to believe were deeply interested in historical events; and

WHEREAS, the seven members so appointed have prepared such plans and reported them to this General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, by reason of the shortness of the time remaining for executing the plans before June 16, 1951, the assistance of additional members of the Commission is desired and needed; NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of all the Members elected to each House of the General Assembly agreeing thereto):

Section 1. That the Governor be and he is hereby authorized and requested to appoint not more than thirty additional members of the New Castle Tercentenary Commission within ten days of the passage of this Resolution. Said additional members shall include the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, three members of the Senate to be designated by the President pro tempore, three members of the House to be designated by the Speaker, the State Archivist, the President of the Lewes Memorial Commission, the President of the Historical Society of Delaware, the President of the New Castle Historical Society, the President of the Swedish Colonial Society, the President of the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, the President of the University of Delaware, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Superintendent of the Public Schools of Wilmington, the Superintendent of the New Castle Special School District, four members to represent at large the City of Wilmington and each of the three counties of the State, and at least five residents of the City of New Castle; the Governor, the Mayor of Wilmington-and the Mayor of New Castle shall be members of the Commission ex-officio.

Section 2. That it shall be the duty of the New Castle Tercentenary Commission to perfect and execute the plans for the Celebration on June 16, 1951, of the Dutch Tercentenary in a manner consistent with the dignity of the State and the importance of the Commemoration of the establishing by the Dutch of the beginning of self-government on Delaware soil; of the beginning of the Colonial Capital of the Delaware Counties the first meeting-place of the Colonial Assembly, and the first Capital of the First State.

Section 3. That the said New Castle Tercentenary Commission be and is hereby authorized to make such report or reports to the General Assembly of Delaware during its present session with such recommendations for further legislation by the General Assembly as it deems proper and necessary for the proper fulfillment of its duties.

Section 4. That the said New Castle Tercentenary Commission make its final report and submit it to the General Assembly in the year 1953.

Approved February 5, 1951.