CHAPTER 246

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 277

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 45, TITLE 7, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE SALE OF PUBLIC LANDS.

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

Section 1. Amend paragraph (c), Section 4520, Chapter 45, Title 7, Delaware Code, by striking said paragraph and substituting in lieu thereof a new paragraph (c) which shall read as follows:

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the Division of Highways and Transportation, its successor or successors from selling, transferring, conveying, trading or, leasing lands which it no longer needs for highway purposes as is provided in Title 17, Delaware Code, Section 137; Title 17, Delaware Code, Section 175; and Title 17, Delaware Code, Section 607 (g).

Section 2. Amend Section 4520, Chapter 45, Title 7, Delaware Code, by adding a new paragraph (d) which shall read as follows:

(d) No public lands, except as hereinabove set forth, shall be transferred or conveyed to or otherwise placed under the control of any person or persons, state, county, or municipality or any governmental agency, whether foreign or domestic, having the power to sell or lease such lands unless the Legislature specifically approves the same and unless done in conformity with the requirements of this chapter.

Approved July 9, 1971