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CREATING DELAWARE ARCHAEOLOGICAL BOARD

AN ACT TO AMEND PART VI, TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE OF 1953 CREATING THE DELAWARE ARCHAEOLOGICAL BOARD; COMPOSITION; APPOINTMENT; CHAIRMAN; PURPOSES; RULES AND REGULATIONS; MEETINGS; COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Part VI, Title 7 of the Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by adding a new chapter, as follows:

Chapter 54. Delaware Archaeological Board

§ 5401. Delaware archaeological board created; composition

The Delaware Archaeological Board is created, consisting of seven members, one each from the following Delaware organizations: the Public Archives Commission, the Delaware State Museum, the Archaeological Society of Delaware, the Sussex Archaeological Association, the University of Delaware, the State Board of Education and the State Highway Department, to be appointed by the Governor from a list of three names furnished by each of said organizations to the Governor prior to the appointment.

§ 5402. Appointment; chairman

The members of the Board shall initially be appointed for the following terms: two for two years, two for three years and three for four years; thereafter, members shall be appointed for the term of four years each. Vacancies occurring for any reason other than expiration of term, shall be filled by the Governor as provided in § 5401 for the unexpired term. Said Board shall select annually one of its number who shall serve as chairman of said Board for a term of one year.

§ 5403. Purposes

(a). To sponsor, engage in and direct fundamental research into the archaeology of this State and to encourage and co-ordinate archaeological research and investigation undertaken by any archaeological society or association of the State of Delaware.

(b). To co-operate in the excavation of sites of historical significance which have or may come into the custody or control of any other agency of this State.

(c). To protect and encourage the preservation of prehistoric sites located on privately owned lands in this State.

(d). To retrieve and protect objects of archaeological significance discovered during the course of any public construction in this State.

(e). To co-operate with and assist the University of Delaware and other public institutions of this State in the preservation and protection of objects of archaeological nature which have or may come into their custody.

(f). To furnish to the Delaware State Museum materials and objects of a nature suitable for the demonstration of the archaeological history of this State.

(g). To furnish to public and private schools of this State exhibits, and to assist in the instruction of pupils as to the manner of early life of the natives of Delaware.

(h). To co-operate with similar agencies of other states for the general purposes of preserving archaeological sites and objects of significance of this State, and to prevent the exploitation of such sites and objects within this State by institutions or agencies of other states.

(). To disseminate archaeological facts through the publication of reports of archaeological research and investigation conducted under the supervision of the Board.

(a). To enforce the laws regulating archaeological sites and materials situated on state owned or state controlled lands.

§ 5404. Rules and regulations

The Delaware Archaeological Board shall have power to formulate such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for the effective execution of its purposes.

§ 5405. Meetings; compensation and expenses

The Board shall hold quarterly meetings and such other meetings as shall be necessary. Members shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be entitled to actual travel expenses incurred in attending meetings, said expenses not to exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) per member in any fiscal year.

Section 2. There is appropriated to the Delaware Archaeological Board the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, A. D., 1953, and the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, A. D., 1954, said sums to be expended for the purpose of paying office, travel and operating expenses and for any necessary equipment used by the Board.

Section 3. This Act shall be known as a supplementary Appropriation Bill and the monies appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved July 1, 1953.