CHAPTER 489

APPROPRIATION

ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR JUVENILE DETENTION HOME

AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A STATE DETENTION HOME FOR JUVENILES AND TO AUTHORIZE THE SALE OF THE PRESENT DETENTION HOME.

WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, by an Act known as Chapter 394, Volume 49, Laws of Delaware (1953), empowered the Governor to appoint a temporary commission of five persons to be known as "State Detention Home for Juveniles Building Commission"; and

WHEREAS, said Commission was authorized to select and purchase or otherwise acquire a suitable site for a building to provide adequate detention quarters for juveniles; and

WHEREAS, the Governor, complying with said Act, did appoint Jean Kane Foulke duPont, Bayard Sharp, the Honorables John G. Townsend, Jr., W. Marion Stevenson and Elwood F. Melson as members of the temporary Commission; and

WHEREAS, the Commission did, after careful consideration, select and purchase unimproved real estate for a suitable site for a building in which to provide detention quarters for juveniles at a total cost of ELEVEN THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED FORTY-SIX DOLLARS AND EIGHTY-SIX CENTS ($11,446.86), title to which said real estate is now in the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, there was appropriated for the use of the Commission by said Act, the sum of EIGHTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($85,000.00) with which to meet the purposes of said Act; and

WHEREAS, there is now remaining in the General Fund of the State of Delaware, standing to the credit of said Commission, the sum of SEVENTY-THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE DOLLARS AND FOURTEEN CENTS ($73,553.14), being the unused balance of the said EIGHTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($85,000.00) ; and

WHEREAS, said remaining balance is clearly insufficient to erect a building which would provide adequate detention quarters for juveniles of the State of Delaware; NOW, THEREFORE

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

Section 1. The sum of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED FORTY-SIX DOLLARS AND EIGHTY-SIX CENTS ($126,446.86) is appropriated for the use of the State Detention Home for Juveniles Building Commission to complete its duties under Chapter 394, Volume 49, Laws of Delaware (1953). Said funds shall be made available to the Commission as needed by the Commission for expenses incurred in the discharge of its duties.

Section 2. Upon the completion and occupation of the new Detention Home the Commission shall sell the present Detention Home, and a deed from the Board of Managers of the Detention Home acting in the name of the State of Delaware shall convey to the purchaser thereof the title which the State of Delaware now has thereto. The funds derived from such sale shall be paid into the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Section 3. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of money received by the sale of bonds authorized under a separate Act of the 118th General Assembly. No portion of the money appropriated as aforesaid shall be deemed or held to revert at the end of any fiscal year, but the said appropriation shall remain available until the objects and purposes of this Act have been fully accomplished.

Approved July 27, 1955.