CHAPTER 223

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 296

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 527, VOLUME 57, LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO A DECLARED MORATORIUM ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES ALONG THE DELAWARE RIVER AND BAY.

WHEREAS, a program for the protection of lands and waterways bordering on the Delaware shore of the Delaware River and Bay is presently under study, and legislation concerning the utilization, development, management and control of said lands bordering the river and bay is planned for introduction in the General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, the 125th General Assembly declared activities such as diking, filling, bulkheading, dumping and the construction of piers may involve an immediate threat of loss of access by fishermen, boaters and others to the Delaware River and Bay; and

WHEREAS, the 125th General Assembly passed an Act, approved by the Governor on June 9, 1970 which declared a moratorium on these activities, which moratorium shall expire June 30, 1971 unless extended by an Act of the 126th General Assembly.

NOW, THEREFORE;

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all Members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Chapter 527, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware by striking the words "June 30, 1971" as the same appear in Section 1 of said Chapter, and substituting in lieu thereof the words "February 28, 1972".

Approved July 5, 1971.