CHAPTER 480

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

ESTABLISHING A JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATE OF THE 123RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDYING AND MAKING REPORT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, there is concern among the people of the State concerning the rise of crime and delinquency in this State and in the nation; and

WHEREAS, it is essential to the welfare and safety of the people of this State that law enforcement and highway safety be maintained at high efficiency and with maximum coordination;

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 123rd General Assembly, the Senate concurring therein, that a joint committee of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 123rd General Assembly to be known as the JOINT COMMITTEE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT is established; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Committee shall be composed of three members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker, three members of the Senate appointed by the President Pro-Tem, and three citizens of this State to be appointed by the Governor, who shall organize upon the call of the Governor and select from among their own members a Chairman, a Secretary and such other officers as the members may determine; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Committee shall study crime, delinquency, highway safety and law enforcement in the State of Delaware, shall recommend the measures and actions necessary to reduce crime and delinquency and main-thin law enforcement at high efficiency and with maximum coordination, and shall render its report to the Governor, to the Speaker and to the President Pro-Tern; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Committee may utilize the facilities of the Legislative Reference Bureau, the House of Representatives and the Senate and such employees of the House of Representatives and of the Senate as shall be assigned to the Committee by the Speaker and the President Pro-Tem respectively, hold hearings public or private, and purchase such materials and supplies and employ such staff as is reasonable and necessary to carry out its duties; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Committee draw its expenses out of the General Fund upon vouchers signed by the Chairman and Secretary.

Approved May 20, 1965.