CHAPTER 779

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 9

PROVIDING FOR A JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ASSIST IN THE REORGANIZATION OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH AND PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT OF EXPENSES INCURRED BY SAID COMMITTEE.

WHEREAS, HOUSE BILL No. 91 of the 125th General Assembly, has been enacted into law as Chapter 33, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, declaring the policy of this State regarding reorganization of the executive branch of the Government and creating a Governor's Task Force on Government Reorganization; and

WHEREAS, The Governor's Task Force has been functioning and has begun to select the precise form for implementing executive reorganization; and

WHEREAS, it is anticipated that said Task Force will begin submitting its recommendations later this year; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly has a special interest in executive reorganization and the recommendations of said Task Force; and

WHEREAS, it is considered desirable to form a special committee of legislators to study said Task Force's recommendations.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 125th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that a Joint Executive Reorganization Study Committee be and the same is hereby created, to consist of ten (10) members, five (5) of whom shall be Members of the Senate and appointed by the President Pro Tempore and five (5) of whom shall be Members of the House of Representatives and appointed by the Speaker of the House. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority. The members of said committee shall elect one member to serve as its Chairman.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Governor shall submit all reports and recommendations prepared by the Governor's Task Force on Government Reorganization requiring legislative approval to the Joint Executive Reorganization Study Committee for said Committee's study.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Joint Executive Reorganization Study Committee shall be empowered to study said Task Force's reports and recommendations, conduct hearings, review and draft legislation, submit suggestions and do whatever else it deems desirable to assist the General Assembly.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said Joint Committee is authorized to employ such advisors, attorneys and clerical assistants as are reasonably required and to reimburse its legislative members for actual expenses incurred in attending the meetings of the Committee. Payment of such necessary expenses of the Committee shall be approved by Concurrent Resolution.

Approved July 2, 1969.