STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of all State Departments and Agencies
RE: Effectuation of the Department of State
WHEREAS, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, Chapter 623, creates the Department of State; and
WHEREAS, Section 2 of that Act states that the provisions of said Act "shall become effective on the date which the Governor designates in an Executive Order stating that he has found it administratively feasible to implement" the provisions of that Act; and
WHEREAS, the Secretary of the Department of State is the Secretary of State who already has been appointed and confirmed and is presently holding office; and
WHEREAS, there is consequently no need for the present Secretary of State to repeat the oath of office; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to specify a date on which the new powers of the Department of State shall begin; and
WHEREAS, I find it will be administratively feasible to implement the provisions of 57 Delaware Laws, Chapter 623, on August 5, 1970.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare as follows:
That all the provisions of 57 Delaware Laws, Chapter 623, shall henceforth be considered to be in full force and effect as of August 5, 1970.
Approved this 20th day of July, 1970.
(GREAT SEAL) RUSSELL W. PETERSON
Secretary of State