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IN RESPECT TO PRINTING NEEDS OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE ENTITLED "STATE GOVERNMENT" IN RESPECT TO THE PRINTING NEEDS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

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

Section 1. § 1102, Title 29, of the Delaware Code is amended to read as follows :

§ 1102. Advertisements for bids; preparation of specifications

On or before the first day of December in any year preceding the year when the General Assembly meets in regular session, as provided by the Constitution of the State, the Legislative Reference Bureau of Delaware shall advertise for bids for supplying the printing needs of the General Assembly and performing the necessary work in connection therewith. The advertisement for bids shall be published in at least two newspapers of general circulation in each county of the State. The Bureau shall prepare or cause to be prepared specifications for the printing as shall be required during the next succeeding regular session of the General Assembly following the advertisement for bids. The specifications shall include the printing of the calendars for the Senate and for the House of Representatives, the printing of bills, printing of rule books, roll call books and the various printed forms and supplies which are needed and used in the regular work of the General Assembly. On or before the date of publishing the advertisement, the Bureau shall send a copy of the specifications to not less than ten printers throughout the State.

§ 1105. Duties of printing committee chairmen

Upon receipt of such bids, which shall be submitted in person by the bidder or by his agent, prior to 3 :00 P. M. on the day designated for the receipt of bids by the Chairmen of the Printing Committee in each House, the Chairman of the Committee of the Senate and the Chairman of the Committee of the House of Representatives shall notify each member of his Printing Committee of the hour and place of a meeting of his full Committee in some part of the Legislative Building, in Dover, for the purpose of opening the bids received by him. The Chairman of the Printing Committee of either House shall give public notice of the date designated by him for the receipt of bids by causing to be published an advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation in each county of the State.

Section 3. § 1112, Title 29 of the Delaware Code is amended to read as follows :

§ 1112. Absence of sufficient number of bids; special session

If less than three bids are received at any regular session of the General Assembly from responsible bidders, to supply all or some part of the printing needs set forth in the specifications, or when the General Assembly convenes in special session, the printing needs of the Senate and of the House of Representatives shall be supplied as the respective branches of the General Assembly direct.

Approved June 23, 1955.