CHAPTER 534

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL

NO. 739

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE USE OF UNEXPENDED FUNDS APPROPRIATED BY THE 1968, 1970, AND 1972 ANNUAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT ACTS FOR OTHER CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES; AND PROVIDING FOR THE RESTORATION OF REVERTED FUNDS APPROPRIATED IN THE 1969 AND 1970 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT ACTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEWARK SERVICE CENTER.

WHEREAS, the 1969 and 1970 Capital Improvement Acts included funds for the Newark Service Center project; and

WHEREAS, the Attorney General has ruled that these funds reverted to the Special Account for unused capital funds; and

WHEREAS, such funds should be restored; and

WHEREAS, increased costs have necessitated the use of additional funds not previously allocated; and

WHEREAS, certain funds appropriated in the 1968, 1970, and 1972 Capital Improvement Acts have not been encumbered or spent, and are not needed for the projects for which they were originally earmarked; and

WHEREAS, part of these funds could be used for the Newark Service Center project; and

WHEREAS, the Newark Service Center project is of great importance to residents of the Newark area, and should be completed.

NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (three fourths of all members elected to each branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Funds appropriated in Section 7, paragraph (f), chapter 121, Volume 56, Delaware Laws, remaining unexpended after the designated project is completed, but not in excess of $90,000, may be used for construction costs in the Newark Service Center project. The funds so diverted by this act shall be continued and not revert as otherwise required by law until June 30, 1973. In the event any of said remaining sum shall have been reverted to a special amount prior to the enactment of this act. It shall be transferred back to a special account for the Newark Service Center project.

Section 2. Funds appropriated in Section 7, paragraph (a), chapter 347, Volume 58, Delaware Laws, remaining unexpended after the designated projects are completed, but not in excess of $200,000, may be used for construction costs in the Newark Service, Center project. The funds so diverted by this section shall be continued and not revert as otherwise required by law until June 30, 1973. In the event any of said remaining sum shall have been reverted to a special account prior to the enactment of this act, it shall be transferred to a special account for the Newark Service Center project.

Section 3. Funds appropriated in Section 7, paragraph (d), chapter 299, Volume 57, Delaware Laws, remaining unexpended after the designated project is completed, may be used for construction costs in the Newark Service Center project. The funds so diverted by this section shall be continued and not revert as otherwise required by law until June 30, 1973. In the event any of said remaining sum shall have been reverted to a special account prior to the enactment of this act, it shall be transferred to a special account for the Newark Service Center project.

Section 4. All funds appropriated for the Newark Service Center project in Section 7 (p), chapter 469, Volume 56, Delaware Laws, and in Section 7 (k), chapter 299, Volume 57, Delaware Laws, which have reverted to a special account are hereby restored and may be used for the Newark Service Center project as previously provided.

Section 5. Funds affected by this act remaining unexpended on June 30, 1973, shall revert to the special account as provided for in the acts appropriating the funds.

Approved July 14, 1972.