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AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, BY ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 22 THERETO TO CREATE A GOVERNOR-ELECT TRANSITIONAL FUND AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE THEREOF, AND MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

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

Section 1. Title 29, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new Chapter 22 thereto to read as follows:

CHAPTER 22. GOVERNOR-ELECT TRANSITIONAL FUND

§ 2201. Establishment of Governor-elect Transitional Fund.

There is hereby established in the General Fund a fund to be known and designated as the "Governor-elect Transitional Fund." All monies in the Governor-elect Transitional Fund are perpetually appropriated and dedicated for the purposes set forth in this Chapter.

§ 2202. Certification of election of Governor

As soon as possible after every general election at which a governor has been elected, the Commissioner of Elections shall certify to the Budget Director and the State Auditor the fact and results of such election.

§ 2203. Facilities to be furnished to Governor-elect

The Budget Director, in cooperation with the Governor, shall, upon request of the Governor-elect, furnish the following services and facilities to the Governor-elect from moneys set aside in the Governor-elect transitional fund:

(1) Suitable office space, furniture, fixtures and equipment;

(2) Payment of salaries and expenses of staff personnel designated by the Governor-elect;

(3) Payment of travel expenses for the Governor-elect and his staff personnel;

(4) Payment of incidental office expenses, including postage communications and supplies.

§ 2204. Time during which available to Governor-elect

The moneys authorized for use of the Governor-elect as herein provided shall be available from the date of certification as provided in § 2202 until the Governor-elect officially assumes the office of Governor.

§ 2205. When fund not to be used

In the case where the Governor-elect is the incumbent Governor, there shall be no expenditures of funds for the provision of facilities to such incumbent pursuant to this Chapter.

Section 2. The sum of $15,000 shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund and out of funds not otherwise appropriated in any year in which the provisions of this Act are operative. These funds shall be considered as an automatic appropriation.

Approved June 3, 1970.