CHAPTER 366

RELATING TO INSPECTION OF DRESSED POULTRY

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953 ENTITLED "AGRICULTURE" TO MAKE POSSIBLE THE INSPECTION OF DRESSED POULTRY BY PROVIDING THAT THE FEES CHARGED FOR SUCH INSPECTION MAY BE USED TO DEFER THE EXPENSES OF THE INSPECTION AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS WHICH WILL BE RETURNED TO THE GENERAL FUND.

WHEREAS, the poultry industry of the State of Delaware is hampered by a lack of dressed poultry inspection, AND

WHEREAS, the Bureau of Markets as established within the State Board of Agriculture has the authority to make such inspection if requested to do so, AND

WHEREAS, several such requests have been received, AND

WHEREAS, it is impossible to determine in advance the volume of inspection which will be necessary or desirable to protect the poultry industry in Delaware during the coming biennium, NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. § 303 (b), Title 3, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended to read as follows:

(b) The fees collected by the Bureau for its inspection service except those fees collected for the inspection of dressed poultry shall be paid into the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Section 2. § 303, Title 3, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by adding thereto a new subsection to read as follows:

(c) The fees collected by the Bureau for dressed poultry inspection shall cover all costs of such inspection and shall be paid into the State Treasury and credited to the State Board of Agriculture Dressed Poultry Inspection Fund. All expenditures for dressed poultry inspection shall be made from said fund.

Section 3. § 304, Title 3, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended to read as follows

§ 304. Expenses

Except as otherwise provided all expenses incurred by the Bureau in the performance of its duties and powers shall be paid from funds appropriated for use of the State Board of Agriculture.

Section 4. There is appropriated to the State Board of Agriculture the sum of $5,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary to defer the expenses of inspections made under the provisions of this act. Any such funds not used by December 31, 1954 shall revert to the General Fund, and all funds herein appropriated shall be returned to the General Fund on or before December 31, 1954; such return to be made from the State Board of Agriculture Dressed Poultry Inspection Fund.

Section 5. This act is a supplementary appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved July 11, 1953.