CHAPTER 141

AUTHORIZING HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO REIMBURSE PUBLIC UTILITIES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 17, DELAWARE CODE BY AUTHORIZING THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO REIMBURSE PUBLIC UTILITIES FOR THE COST OF RELOCATING FACILITIES REQUIRED BY ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, WHERE THE STATE RECEIVES FEDERAL FUNDS.

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

Section 1. § 132, Title 17 of the Delaware Code is amended by adding to subsection (b) thereof the following sub-paragraph (5)

(5) Reimburse the owner thereof for the expense (as hereinafter defined) of the relocation of public utility facilities necessitated by any project where the State is to be reimbursed by at least 90% of the cost of such project from Federal funds or by the Federal Government or any agency thereof, such expense to be the amount paid by such owner properly attributable to such relocation after deducting therefrom any increase in the value of the new facilities and any salvage value derived from the old facilities.

Approved June 13, 1957.