CHAPTER 12

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 75

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO EMPOWER AND DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES TO GRANT A LONG TERM LEASE TO THE CAPITOL LITTLE LEAGUE, ALLOWING THE CAPITOL LITTLE LEAGUE TO OCCUPY A PORTION OF CERTAIN PREMISES OWNED BY THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, a State owned property located on Newport Gap Pike immediately adjacent to the old New Castle County Workhouse and formerly occupied by the Division of Adult Corrections is now vacated, which land is further bounded and described on a plat which is entitled: DETAIL "A"; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Administrative Services has no foreseen need for the premises, and the Capitol Little League is greatly in need of space for purposes of expansion ; and

WHEREAS, the members of the 127th General Assembly are well aware of the benefits derived by the community from the activities of Little Leagues in general and of the activities of the Capitol Little League in particular.

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. The Department of Administrative Services is hereby authorized, empowered, directed and required to make provision for the needs of the Capitol Little League in any consideration of the use of the State-owned property located on Newport Gap Pike immediately adjacent to the old New Castle County Workhouse and formerly occupied by the Division of Adult Corrections.

Section 2. The Department of Administrative Services is hereby authorized and directed to grant a ten year lease with the right of renewal annually for an additional ten year term for the property to the Capitol Little League at an annual rental rate of $1.00 per year and under such other terms and conditions as the Department of Administrative Services deems necessary not limited to but including the assumption of full liability by the Little League for loss due to fire, theft and injury to person or property (accidental or intentional). Any clause notwithstanding in the lease, if the Capitol Little League terminates its program or terminates possession of the present site, the lease will then be terminated and full rights of the property, with improvements, will revert to the State.

Provided further, in consideration of such lease, the Capitol Little League shall assume the responsibility of preparing the site for program purposes.

Approved April 11, 1973.