CHAPTER 363

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

ENDORSING THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE CONFERENCE OF GOVERNORS TO DEFINE AND RESTORE TO THE STATES THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

WHEREAS, the President of the United States at a recent meeting of the Conference of Governors at Williamsburg, Virginia, proposed the re-examination of the rights and responsibilities of the various States of these United States, and

WHEREAS, the Conference of Governors unanimously approved the suggested proposal, and

WHEREAS, the Conference of Governors has created a Committee composed of nine Governors of these United States to examine and consider (a) those functions which the States are ready and willing to assume and finance that are now performed or financed wholly or in part by the Federal Government; (b) the Federal and State revenue adjustments required to enable the States to assume such functions and; (c) the identification of functions and responsibilities likely to require State or Federal attention in the future and the recommendation of the level of State effort, or Federal effort, or both, that will be needed to assure effective action, NOW, THEREFORE

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 119th General Assembly of the State of Delaware the Senate concurring therein, that the 119th General Assembly of the State of Delaware endorses and supports the cooperative effort of the Federal Government and the Conference of Governors to restore to the States their proper rights and responsibilities, recognizing and endorsing the desire of the people of the State of Delaware to make their own decisions and resolve their own problems whenever possible.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Governor of the State of Delaware send a copy of this Resolution to the President of the United States, The Honorable Dwight D. Eisenhower, Honorable William Stratton, Chairman of the Conference of Governors, United States Senator J. Allen Frear, United States Senator John J. Williams, United States Representative Harry G. Haskell, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and the President of the United States Senate.

Approved July 22, 1957.