CHAPTER 384

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE OF DELAWARE TO BORROW MONEY TO BE USED FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND EXPENDITURES IN THE NATURE OF CAPITAL INVESTMENTS AND FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM OF THE STATE AND TO ISSUE BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR AND APPROPRIATING THE MONEY BORROWED TO VARIOUS AGENCIES OF THE STATE.

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

Section 1. There is appropriated to the agencies of the State set forth in Section 6 hereof the sum of Twenty-four Million, Seven Hundred ninety-eight thousand, sixty dollars $24,798,060.00), or so much thereof as shall be received from the sale of the bonds and notes hereinafter authorized, which shall be used for the purposes set forth in Sections 6 and 7 of this Act and may be used for costs incidental to the projects set forth in Sections 6 and 7 of this Act, including but not limited to design, planning, land acquisition, acquisition of utility and service areas, construction, repairing, remodeling, equipping, landscaping and inspection costs.

Section 2. Any of said appropriated funds remaining unexpended at the end of any fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund, but shall remain to be used for the purposes set forth in this Act.

Section 3. The said sum of Twenty-four Million, Seven Hundred ninety-eight thousand and sixty dollars ($24,798,060.00) shall be borrowed by the issuance of bonds and bond anticipation notes upon the full faith and credit of the State of Delaware. Such bonds and notes shall be issued in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 74, Title 29, Delaware Code, and Chapter 75, Title 29, Delaware Code, where applicable. For purpose of identification, the bonds issued pursuant to this authorization Act may be known, styled or referred to as "Capital Improvement Bonds of 1965".

Section 4. There is hereby appropriated from the General Fund of the State such sums as may be necessary for the expenses incident to the issuance of the bonds and notes herein authorized, and such further sums as may be necessary to pay any interest which becomes due on such bonds and notes during the current fiscal year and such further sums as may be necessary for the repayment of the principal of any of the said bonds which become due during the current fiscal year. Vouchers for the payment of the expenses incident to the issuance of bonds and notes and for the interest and repayment of said notes shall be signed by the Secretary of State by and with the approval of the Issuing Officers. Any moneys received from the premium and accrued interest on the sale of said bonds shall be deposited to the credit of the General Fund.

Section 5. The Budget Appropriation Bill which shall be enacted and approved by the General Assembly for the fiscal year next following the effective date of this Act and for each subsequent fiscal year or biennium, shall contain under the Debt Service Item provisions for the payment of interest and principal maturities of the bonds (or notes which are not to be funded by the issuance of bonds) issued under the authority of this Act, and such of the revenues of the State of Delaware as are not prohibited by constitutional provisions or committed by preceding statutes for other purposes are hereby pledged for the redemption and cancellation of said bonds and payment of interest thereon.

Section 6. The moneys appropriated in Section 1 hereof shall be expended by the following named agencies or commissions for the uses set forth herein:

(a) State Board of Agriculture, for construction

of a new Agriculture Building in Dover Area $ 850,000

(b) State Highway Department, for replacement

of Electronic Repair Buildings of the

Communications Division 62,000

(c) State Board of Corrections, for construction of

visiting rooms in Kent and Sussex Counties and

for the planning for a new corrections center 350,000

() Delaware State College, for construction of

classroom building and home economics facilities

and improvement of roads and planning for two

dormitories and future campus expansion 1,759,000

(a) State Forestry Department for land acquisition

and construction of shop at Redden State Forest

and a ranger facility at Blackbird State Forest 59,000

(b) State Board of Health, for construction of

sewerage treatment facilities 75,000

(c) Delaware State Hospital, for planning for future improvements, construction of roads and

Replacement of cottage group at hospital

for mentally retarded 1,065,000

() State Park Commission, for construction of

improvements at aims Pond and Trap Pond 40,000

(a) University of Delaware, for construction of

athletic and education buildings and drainage

system and improvements to Agriculture Hall,

Robinson Hall, Hullihen Hall and classrooms

and laboratories 4,386,000

(b) State Welfare Home and Hospital for

Chronically Ill at Smyrna, for improvements

to main kitchen and construction of addition to

Prickett Building 789,000

(c) Youth Services Commission, for the

construction of a detention home for Kent

and Sussex Counties and a Security and

Treatment Center 2,250,000

(l) State Board of Education, for school

construction purposes as more particularly

set forth in Section 7 of this Act 7,615,000

(m) State Board of Corrections, for acquisition of

site, and construction of new State

Correctional Institution 5,500,000

TOTAL $24,798,060

Section 7. The sum of $7,613,060 appropriated by Section 6 of Act to the State Board of Education for school construction purposes or so much thereof as shall be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act, shall be allocated by the State Board of Education to the following named school districts according to the following tabulation of maximum totals and shares, or in the proportions represented by said maximum totals and shares.

Name..of..District

Maximum

Total Cost

Maximum

State Share

Maximum

Local Share

Felton #54

$ 15,000

$ 9,000

$ 6,000

Delmar Public School

#163

45,000

27,000

18,000

Magnolia School #50

7,500

4,500

3,000

Millsboro #204

75,000

75,000

 

Mount Pleasant Special

2,500,000

1,500,000

1,000,000

Newark Special

4,840,000

2,904,000

1,936,000

Rehoboth Special

15,000

9,000

6,000

Richardson Park #20

100,000

60,000

40,000

DelaWarr #47

1,670,000

1,002,000

668,000

Stanton #38

2,787,600

1,672,560

1,115,040

Wrn. C. Jason High

350,000

350,000

 

TOTAL

$12,405,100

$7,613,060

$4,792,040

Section 8. The sums of money allocated and appropriated for school construction purposes pursuant to Sections 6 and 7 of this act shall be expended in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 75, Title 29, Delaware Code.

Section 9. Any unexpended funds authorized by this Act remaining after the completion of the Construction authorized by this Act, other than the funds allocated and appropriated for school construction purposes pursuant to Section 7 and Section 8 of this act which are subject to the provisions of Chapter 75, Title 29, Delaware Code, shall be deposited in a special account and such funds shall be applied against future capital improvement bond requirements.

Section 10. None of the moneys appropriated by this act shall be used prior to July 1, 1964. No construction authorized by Section 6 of this act shall be started nor any moneys shall be borrowed for the construction authorized by Section 6 of this Act later than 2 years after the effective date of this Act, except such moneys as are necessary to complete construction started prior to two years after the effective date of this Act.

Section 11. This Act may be known, styled or referred to as the "Annual Capital Improvement Act of 1965".

Section 12. The appropriation made to the State Board of Corrections in Section 6 (m) herein shall be expended for the purchase of land and the construction of a new correctional institution.

Approved August 21, 1964.