CHAPTER 220

RELATING TO STATE DEPARTMENT OF

PUBLIC WELFARE

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "WELFARE" IN RESPECT TO THE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE; APPROPRIATING FUNDS.

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

Section 1. Chapter 1, Title 31, Delaware Code, is amended by adding to the end thereof three new sections reading as follows :

§ 121. Financial participation

(a) The State Treasurer shall establish in the State Treasury a State Public Welfare Fund which shall include all funds made available for the purposes of this chapter, or of Chapter 3, Title 31, or of Chapter 5, Title 31, by the State, the several counties, the Federal government or any other source. Within this State Public Welfare Fund there shall be established such separate accounts as the State Treasurer and the State Auditor of Accounts may deem necessary or desirable.

(b) The State Treasurer shall pay from the State Public Welfare Fund the amounts requested by the Department for the purposes of this chapter, Chapter 3, Title 31, or of Chapter 5, Title 31 provided that such amount requested is not in excess of the balance remaining in the State Public Welfare Fund plus authorized advances.

() All expenditures of the Department shall be paid by check drawn by the State Treasurer except as hereinafter provided. Such expenditures shall be made on the basis of prescribed invoice and payroll forms preapproved by designated officials of the Department, copies of such approved invoice and

payroll forms to be transmitted to the Auditor of Accounts for preaudit.

(d) Certain expenditures, due to the responsibilities of the Department, are of an emergency nature. Such expenditures shall be made by the Department over the signature of an authorized official, from a revolving fund in an amount to be agreed on by the Department and the State Auditor of Accounts, and which shall be drawn from the State Public Welfare Fund and be deposited with the Farmers' Bank of the State of Delaware to the credit of the Department of Public Welfare.

§ 122. Federal financial participation

The State Treasurer shall receive all money paid to the State by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States on account of assistance, services and administration provided under this chapter, under Chapter 3, Title 31 and under Chapter 5, Title 31, and make payments from such moneys, and moneys appropriated under such chapters in accordance with the provisions thereof and with the provisions of the United States Social Security Act.

§ 123. County financial participation

The State Treasurer shall receive all money paid to the State by the Receiver of Taxes and County Treasurer of each of the three counties, on account of assistance, services, and administration provided under this chapter, under Chapter 3, Title 31, and under Chapter 5, Title 31, and make payments from such moneys, and moneys appropriated under such chapters in accordance with the provisions thereof.

Section 2. There is appropriated to the State Treasurer the sum of $4,500 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1956 and an additional sum of $4,500 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1957 to cover any expenses connected with the Treasurer's increased duties hereunder.

Section 3. 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.

Section 4. This Act shall become effective July 1, 1955. Approved June 8, 1955.