CHAPTER 781

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 16

PROVIDING FOR A JOINT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS PERTAINING TO THE OPERATION OF FACILITIES OF THE DELAWARE RIVER AND BAY AUTHORITY AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR.

WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the members of the 125th General Assembly of the State of Delaware that methods and procedures of the Delaware members of the Delaware River and Bay Authority may not be serving the best interest of the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, members of the 125th General Assembly have received complaints of unfair labor practices as they pertain to Delaware Employees of the Delaware River and Bay Authority; and

WHEREAS, it is recognized that the Delaware General Assembly 'has little control over the actions of other members of the Authority, only the Delaware members are subject to the provisions of this Resolution;

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the 125th General Assembly of the State of Delaware that there is hereby established a Joint Committee of the House of Representatives and Senate to investigate the operation of the facilities of the Delaware River and Bay Authority.

A. Composition. The Committee shall be composed of three members of the House of Representatives and three members of the Senate. The Speaker shall appoint three members; no more than two of the same political party. The President Pro Tempore of the Senate shall appoint three members; no more than two of the same political party. The Chairman shall be elected by the members of the Committee.

B. Duties. It shall be the duty of the Committee to make a complete study of any charges of unfair labor practices as they pertain to Delawareans.

C. Powers. The Committee or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof is authorized to hold such hearings as necessary, to sit and act at such times and places, to employ the necessary clerical aides, to require by subpoena or otherwise the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books and documents as necessary, to administer oaths, to take testimony, and to make expenditures as it deems advisable.

The provisions of Section 705, Title 29, Delaware Code, shall apply in case of failure of any witness to comply.

The Committee is authorized to utilize the services, information, facilities and personnel of the State of Delaware.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that there is hereby authorized the sum of $2,000 or so much thereof as necessary to carry out the provisions of this Resolution, and that the State Treasurer be, and hereby is, directed to pay the Committee said sums.

Approved July 10, 1969.