CHAPTER 575

PROVIDING FOR ERECTION OF A MEMORIAL AT DELAWARE MEMORIAL BRIDGE AND PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF BONDS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 17, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO ISSUE REVENUE BONDS TO DEFRAY THE COST OF CONSTRUCTION OF A BRIDGE OVER THE DELAWARE RIVER, BY INCREASING THE AGGREGATE OF THE BONDS THAT MAY BE ISSUED THEREUNDER AND TO AUTHORIZE AND EMPOWER THE DELAWARE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY DIVISION, SUCCESSOR OF THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT FOR THE OPERATION AND CONTROL OF THE DELAWARE MEMORIAL BRIDGE, TO ERECT AT A COST NOT IN EXCESS OF ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($150,000) A SUITABLE MEMORIAL ON OR ADJACENT TO THE DELAWARE MEMORIAL BRIDGE AND TO ISSUE ADDITIONAL REVENUE BONDS NOT TO EXCEED SAID AMOUNT FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (three-fourths of all Members elected to each House concurring therein):

Section 1. § 318, Chapter 3, Title 17, Delaware Code, relating to the authority of The State Highway Department to issue revenue bonds to defray the cost of construction of a bridge over the Delaware River, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out the words and figures "Forty-Six Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars (846,400,000)" wherever the same appear in said chapter and section, and by substituting in lieu thereof the words and figures "Forty-Six Million Five Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($46,550,000)".

Section 2. The Delaware Interstate Highway Division, successor of The State Highway Department for the operation and control of The Delaware Memorial Bridge, is authorized and empowered to issue not exceeding One Hundred Fifty Thousand

Dollars ($150,000) Revenue Bonds pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 3, Title 17, Delaware Code, as amended, for the purpose of erecting a fitting and suitable memorial on or adjacent to The Delaware Memorial Bridge, to improve and complete said bridge as a memorial in commemoration of the supreme sacrifice of all residents of the State of Delaware and of the State of New Jersey who died while serving in the armed forces of the United States during World War II and during the Korean Campaign and in honor of all persons who lost their lives in the construction of said bridge.

Section 3. Said memorial shall contain plaques or slabs of marble, bronze or other suitable material which shall be inscribed as follows:

A. One plaque or slab shall contain the names of all the residents of the State of Delaware who died while serving in the armed forces of the United States during World War II;

B. One plaque or slab shall contain the names of all the residents of the State of Delaware who died while serving in the armed forces of the United States during the Korean Campaign ;

C. One plaque or slab shall contain the names of all the persons who lost their lives in the construction of The Delaware Memorial Bridge ;

D. One plaque or slab shall pay tribute, in an appropriate manner, to all the residents of New Jersey who died while serving in the armed forces of the United States during World War II ; and

E. One plaque or slab shall pay tribute, in an appropriate manner, to all the residents of the State of New Jersey who died while serving in the armed forces of the United States during the Korean Campaign.

Section 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with any of the provisions of this act are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.