CHAPTER 759

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 299, VOLUME 57, 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 MONEYS TO VARIOUS AGENCIES OF THE STATE."

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

WHEREAS, the funding requirements for the Capital Improvements 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 Program,

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 299, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, is amended by deleting, in Section 7 (q), the words "as more particularly set forth in Section 8 of this Act".

Section 2. Chapter 299, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, is amended by deleting in Section 8 thereof, the entire first sentence through the word "Programs" and substituting therefor "The sum of $19,000,000 is appropriated by Section 7 (q) 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 Programs".

Section 3. Chapter 299, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, is amended by deleting, in Section 9, the entire second paragraph.

Section 4. Chapter 299, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, is amended by deleting, in Section 14 thereof, the word "All" where it appears in said section and substituting in lieu thereof "With the exception of funds required for the State Highway Department programs listed in Sections 8 (a), and 8 (b) in this Act, all".

Section 5. Chapter 299, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, is amended by deleting, in Section 16, the word "Any" where it first appears therein and inserting in lieu thereof, "With the exception of funds required for the programs listed in Sections 8 (a), and 8 (b) in this Act, any".

Section 6. Chapter 299, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, is amended by adding a new Section 21 thereto, to read as follows:

Section 21. The funds listed in Section 8 (a), General Highway Construction Program; the funds listed in Section 8 (b), Non-Corridor Route Improvement Program may be used interchangeably to expedite the completion of these programs or 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 Projects Schedules or by the Highway Department insofar as non-corridor projects are concerned.

Approved July 23, 1970.