STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of All State Departments and Agencies; Public Schools; and All Other Public Bodies or Agencies Expending State-Appropriated Funds, and Subject to 29 Del. Code, § 6519.
SUBJECT: Compliance with 29 Del. Code, § 6519.
WHEREAS, good government administration requires that State agencies, including our public schools, conduct their operations within the budgetary appropriations allotted to them; and
WHEREAS, the Delaware Code, Section 6519, Title 29, specifically states:
"No order or requisition shall be made, nor any engagement entered into, nor shall any expense be incurred by any agency which will result in an expenditure of money in excess of the appropriation made to such agency. No obligation incurred by any officer or employee in violation of this section shall impose any liability upon the State."
WHEREAS, in the past it appears that certain agencies and schools have failed to follow sound fiscal procedures and the above-cited statute, thus placing the General Assembly in the untenable position of appropriating funds to cover what were in effect illegal obligations:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of Delaware, do hereby request that all State agency executives be informed of the provisions of Section 6519, Title 29, Delaware Code; and
I direct the Budget Director to take appropriate steps to prevent violations of this statute and to place all evidence of such violations in the hands of the Attorney General whenever it becomes available.
APPROVED this 10th day of December, 1963.
ELBERT N. CARVEL
By the Governor
Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State