CHAPTER 461

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 65, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO BUDGET AND FISCAL REGULATIONS FOR STATE AGENCIES.

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

Section 1. § 6512 (a), title 29, Delaware Code, is amended to read:

(a) It shall be unlawful for any agency to create any indebtedness or incur any obligation for personal services, work or labor, or for property, materials or supplies, except by written or printed order or requisition according to the form prescribed by the Budget Director and bearing the signed approval;

(1) In the case of an agency which is headed by a single official or employee, by that official or employee or

(2) In the case of an agency headed by a board or commission, by the President, Chairman or head officer thereof and of the Secretary thereof.

Section 2. § 6512 (b), title 29, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new sentence at the end thereof to read:

A State Board or Commission may, by majority vote, delegate the authority to sign requisitions as required by this section to the chief full-time administrative employee of the Board or Commission and to one or more other employees; in this event the names of the employees so delegated shall be placed on file with the Budget Director and each requisition shall be signed in person by at least two of those so delegated including the chief administrative employee.

Section 3. § 6515 (b), title 29, Delaware Code, is amended to read:

(1) In the case an agency which is headed by a single official or employee, by that official or employee or

(2) In the case of as agency headed by a board or commission, by the President, Chairman or head officer thereof and of the Secretary thereof, and bearing also a statement of the appropriation against which the expenditure is to be charged. Whenever a bill or statement is for materials or supplies furnished or work or labor performed under contract awarded by the person or Board whose duty it is to procure and furnish State supplies, such bill or statement and duplicate thereof shall also bear the approval of such person or of the head officer and secretary of such board. All bills or statements for personal expenses or mileage used, by or for any State officer, or member of any agency, or any employee thereof, shall have a signed statement upon the face thereof to the effect that such expense was incurred, or mileage was used, only in the proper execution of the signer's official duties.

A State Board or Commission, may by majority vote, delegate the authority to sign bills or statements as required by this section to the chief full-time administrative employee of the Board or Commission and to one or more other employees; in this event the names of the employees so delegated shall be placed on file with the Budget Director and each bill or statement shall be signed in person by at least 2 of those so delegated including the chief administrative employee.

Approved August 9, 1968.