DIRECTING THE OFFICES OF THE EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIAL BRANCHES TO CEASE CONTRACTING FOR AND PURCHASING BOOKS, LARGE QUANTITIES OF WHICH MUST BE STORED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, WITHOUT CONSULTING THE DIRECTOR OF THE COUNCIL AS TO THE NUMBER NEEDED.
WHEREAS, the Legislative Council is given the duty of storing and distributing copies of the Delaware Code, the Laws of Delaware and the House and Senate Journals of each General Assembly, the Delaware Reports, the Delaware Chancery Reports, the Delaware Reporter, and various printed reports of study committees and commissions; and
WHEREAS, the assigned storage space in Legislative Hall is entirely filled to date and unsecured areas must presently be utilized to store these valuable books; and
WHEREAS, storage space in the Insurance Building previously assigned to the Legislative Council and currently containing the majority of the books in the Council's inventory has been ordered emptied of its contents to make room for offices for the Insurance Department; and
WHEREAS, the Legislative Council has not previously and by and large does not now, control the contracting for and purchase of most of these volumes and is thus faced with a tremendous storage problem which will grow worse each year unless steps, beyond the powers of the council, are taken;
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN,
That no employee, commission, agency, division, department or official of the State of Delaware contract or purchase books of any type which will be, at any time, stored and/or distributed by the Legislative Council without consulting the Director of the Council regarding the number of volumes to be ordered.
Approved October 12, 1971.