CHAPTER 760

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 429, 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 $41,446,270.00 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 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 429, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, is amended by deleting in Section 7 (o), the words "as more particularly set forth in Section 11 of this Act."

Section 2. Chapter 429, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, is amended by deleting, in Section 11 thereof, the entire first sentence through the word "Programs" and substituting therefor "The sum of $15,811,000 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 Programs."

Section 3. Chapter 429, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, is amended by adding to Section 13 an additional sentence at the end of said section which shall read as follows:

The provisions of this section will not be applicable to the requirements of the programs listed in Section 11 (a), 11 (c), and 11 (i) in this Act.

Section 4. Chapter 429, 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 required for the programs listed in Section 11 (a), 11 (c), and 11 (i) in this Act, any."

Section 5. Chapter 429, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, is amended by deleting, in Section 15, the word "None" where it appears in the second sentence of said section and substituting in lieu thereof "With the exception of funds appropriated to the State Highway Department in Section 7 (o), none".

Section 6. Chapter 429, Volume 55, Laws of Delaware, is amended by adding a new Section 20 thereto, to read as follows:

Section 20. The funds listed in Section 11 (a), General Highway Construction Program; the funds listed in Section 11 (c), Widening, Resurfacing, Reconstruction of other than major corridor roads program; 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.

Approved July 23, 1970.