CHAPTER 195

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 467

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT PROVIDING AUTHORITY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL FOR RELOCATION ASSISTANCE TO PERSONS DISPLACED IN THE ACQUISITION OF BURTON ISLAND, FOR STATE PARK PURPOSES, UPON WHICH THEY LIVE OR CONDUCT A BUSINESS.

WHEREAS, the Federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 establishes a new and different program of state park relocation assistance; and

WHEREAS, the declared purpose of this program is to insure that a few individuals do not suffer disproportionate injuries as a result of a displacement caused by a Federal program; and

WHEREAS, the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 provides that individuals displaced in connection with Federally assisted projects shall be eligible for the benefits authorized under the Act as soon as states are able under their laws to comply with it; and

WHEREAS, persons displaced as a result of the acquisition of Burton Island would be eligible for relocation costs utilizing 100% Federal Funds.

NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is hereby empowered to expend State funds appropriated to the Department for land acquisition; to make relocation payments and to provide assistance in accordance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970; provided, that the

Secretary must expend funds for this purpose that are Federally-reimbursable under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, Public Law 91-646.

Approved July 2, 1971.