AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31, §4319, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO PAYMENTS BY HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO CITIES OR COUNTIES FOR SERVICES IN LIEU OF TAXES, AND TO DECLARE VALID AND LEGAL AND TO APPROVE AGREEMENTS AND PAYMENTS TO PUBLIC BODIES IN THE STATE AND THE UNDERTAKINGS OF SUCH HOUSING AUTHORITIES AND ALL PROCEEDINGS, ACTS, AND THINGS UNDERTAKEN OR DONE WITH REFERENCE THERETO.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:
Section 1. Title 31, Section 4319, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the following :
In lieu of such taxes an authority may agree to make annual payments to such city or county for improvements, services and facilities furnished by such city or county for the benefit of the housing project, in amounts not to exceed the regular taxes which would be levied on such projects by the aforesaid taxing bodies if the project were not exempt therefrom.
Section 2. Anything in the Laws of Delaware now or heretofore to the contrary notwithstanding, all payments in lieu of taxes made, and agreements to make such payments executed, by any housing authority prior to the date of this enactment, are hereby validated, confirmed, and declared to be, and to have heretofore been, legal and valid in all respects.
Section 3. This act shall become effective from and after its passage and approval by the Governor.