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AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE TRANSFER OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE INTERSTATE COMMISSION ON THE DELAWARE RIVER BASIN AND FOR THE DISPOSITION OF ITS UNEXPENDED FUNDS AND PROPERTIES AND REPEALING CHAPTER 5, TITLE 23, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO CONSERVATION AND SAFEGUARD OF WATER RESOURCES IN THE DELAWARE RIVER BASIN.

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

Section 1. Any and all interests in the funds and properties of the Interstate Commission on the Delaware River Basin which are or may be in the possession or control of the State of Delaware, or to which the State of Delaware may have title, are transferred to the Delaware River Basin Commission, with power to hold, use and dispose of any and all such interests in accordance with the compact under which the commission functions.

Section 2. Pending the dissolution of the Interstate Commission on the Delaware River Basin, the commission may transfer any interest of the State in funds or property of the State of Delaware in the possession of the Interstate Commission on the Delaware River Basin to the Delaware River Basin Commission which may hold, use and dispose of any and all such interests pursuant to the provisions of the compact under which it functions.

Section 3. The dissolution of the Interstate Commission on the Delaware River Basin and the transfer of its funds and properties or any portion thereof, shall not be construed as a disavowal of any activity or program of the commission, nor as a direction for the discontinuance of any such program or activity. Henceforth, the Delaware River Basin Commission, subject to the provisions of the Delaware River Basin Compact, shall continue any activity or program heretofore carried on by the Interstate Commission on the Delaware River Basin.

Section 4. Chapter 93, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, entitled "An Act to Promote Interstate Cooperation for the Conservation and Safeguard of Water Resources in the Delaware River Basin" and Chapter 5, Title 23, Delaware Code, relating to Conservation and Safeguard of water resources in the Delaware River Basin are hereby repealed.

Section 5. Section 2 of this Act shall take effect immediately. Sections 1, 3 and 4 of this Act shall take effect on June 1, 1963, or as soon thereafter as the States of New York and New Jersey, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have enacted statutes transferring the functions and assets of the Interstate Commission on the Delaware River Basin to the Delaware River Basin Commission.

Approved June 28, 1963.

NOTE: Sections 1, 2, 3, and 5 appear as a note under § 1001, Title 23, Delaware Code.