CHAPTER 76

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 337

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 578, VOLUME 58, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED: "AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE OF DELAWARE TO BORROW MONEY TO BE USED FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND EXPENDITURES IN THE NATURE OF CAPITAL INVESTMENTS AND TO ISSUE BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR AND APPROPRIATING THE MONIES TO VARIOUS AGENCIES OF THE STATE."

WHEREAS, it has been determined that Section 7(f) of Chapter 578, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, is invalid because of the veto of the last sentence of Section 17 of Chapter 578, Volume 58; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary that the invalid portions of Chapter 578, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, be reenacted.

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. Chapter 578, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, is amended by adding as subsection (f) of Section 7, a new subsection, to read as follows :

"(f) Department of Natural Resources and

Environmental Control $8,750,000"

Section 2. Chapter 578, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, is amended by deleting Section 17 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new Section 17 to read as follows :

"Section 17. No funds appropriated by this Act to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for land acquisition can be expended without prior approval by the State Planning Office with respect to compliance with the Delaware Development Plan. In addition, no land purchase in excess of $50,000 shall be contracted by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, without prior approval of the General Assembly; provided, however, that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control shall not be prohibited from conducting studies, surveys or other contractual arrangements that would normally precede land acquisition procedures."

Approved June 15, 1973.