CHAPTER 50

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 225

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AND SENATE, AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION TO THE DIVISION OF CENTRAL DATA PROCESSING DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES FOR OPERATIONAL COSTS.

WHEREAS, data processing units must develop their operational plans and budgets to provide the services contemplated to be required by their user clients well in advance in order that hardware, software, supplies and staff are on hand to meet the requirements; and

WHEREAS, the Division of Central Data Processing is no exception, its planned operational and budget requirements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1973, amounted to $2,366,200 of which $1,269,922 was funded in the General Fund Budget for fiscal 1973, the balance was expected to be forthcoming from Special Funds (Federal, etc.) via the following agencies and programs:

Department of Health & Social Services $ 240,000

Department of Labor 260,000

Department of Natural Resources and

Environmental Control 20,000

Department of Public Instruction 30,000

Department of Public Safety

(CLUES & ASAP) 165,000

Department of Administrative Services

(Purchasing) 6,000

Division of Highways 200,000

Division of Motor Vehicles 88,000

State Planning Office 30,000

Miscellaneous Special Programs 57,278

TOTAL $1,096,278

WHEREAS, the ever present uncertainties involved in projecting federal funding for special programs resulted in the failure to collect some of such funds and the late cancellation of some of the programs, the Division of Central Data Processing finds itself seriously short of funds required to maintain operations for the balance of fiscal 1973, having collected only $135,000 to date of such anticipated special fundings, necessitating retrenchment in their original planned budget in the amount of approximately $500,000; and

WHEREAS, further retrenchment would completely emasculate its operational capability.

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

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated to the Division of Central Data Processing, Department of Administrative Services, the amount of $432,000 which amount shall be allocated to the following categories of expense:

Salaries and Wages of Employees

$102,000

Overtime

3,000

Contractual Services

3,900

EDP Equipment Rental

315,000

Supplies and Materials

8,100

TOTAL

$432,000

Section 2. This Act shall be known as a supplementary appropriation and the funds appropriated shall be in addition to any funds heretofore appropriated and shall be paid by the State Treasurer from General Fund monies not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. Funds appropriated herein which remain unexpended on June 30, 1973, shall revert to the General Fund.

Approved May 17, 1973.