CHAPTER 757

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 167, VOLUME 55, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED "AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE OF DELAWARE TO BORROW MONEY TO BE USED FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND EXPENDITURES IN THE NATURE OF CAPITAL INVESTMENTS AND TO ISSUE BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR AND APPROPRIATING THE MONEY BORROWED TO VARIOUS AGENCIES OF THE STATE".

WHEREAS, it was recommended by the Governor's Economy Committee that the highway construction program be accelerated; and

WHEREAS, the funding requirements for the Capital Improvement Program of the Highway Department for fiscal year 1971 could be reduced through judicious use of funds currently available to the Highway Department; and

WHEREAS, such acceleration of programs and reduction of funding requirements could be effected by adjusting certain limitations currently imposed on funds appropriated to the Highway Department for Capital Improvements Programs,

NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (three-fourths of all the members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Chapter 167, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, is amended by deleting, in Section 7 (h), the words "as more particularly set forth in Section 11 of this Act".

Section 2. Chapter 167, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, is amended by deleting in Section 11 thereof the entire first sentence through the word "Program" and substituting therefor "The sum of $15,900,000 is appropriated by Section 7 of this Act to the State Highway Department for highway construction and related construction purposes. The following Capital Improvements Program is authorized and shall be completed as expeditiously as possible through the utilization of funds provided in this Act and in other acts enacted to provide funds for currently active Capital Improvements Program.

Section 3. Chapter 167, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking out Section 12 thereof in its entirety.

Section 4. Chapter 167, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking out Section 13 thereof in its entirety.

Section 5. Chapter 167, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, is amended by deleting, in Section 14, the word "Any" where it first appears therein and inserting in lieu thereof "With the exception of funds appropriated to the State Highway Department, any".

Section 6. Chapter 167, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, is amended by deleting, in Section 15, the word "No" where it first appears therein and inserting in lieu thereof "With the exception of State Highway Department Programs, no".

Section 7. Chapter 167, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, is amended by redesignating Section 14, and Section 15 as Section 12, and Section 13 respectively.

Section 8. Chapter 167, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, is amended by adding a new Section 14 thereto, to read as follows:

Section 14. The funds listed in Section 11 (a), General Highway Program; the funds listed in Section 11 (c), Widening, Resurfacing, Reconstruction and Construction of other than major corridor roads programs; the funds listed in Section 11 (i), Accelerated Major Corridor Highway Improvement Program may be used interchangeably to expedite the completion of these programs or any similar programs authorized in active Capital Improvements Programs provided that such funds may be applied only to those projects in any of these categories which have been approved by the Governor in applicable Capital Project Schedules or by the Highway Department insofar as non-corridor projects are concerned.

Section 9. Chapter 167, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, is amended by redesignating Section 16 as Section 15.

Approved July 23, 1970.