CHAPTER 123

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 239

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO PROVIDE A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND-ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO PROVIDE MATCHING FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING A SURVEY OF THE BOUNDARIES OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, the present boundaries of the State of Delaware are not correctly and concisely described and may be unclear because of the passage of time since the last boundary survey of the State; and

WHEREAS, prospective real estate and industrial developers, consumers of the State's natural resources, law enforcement officials, courts, and many other interested citizens need a precise description of the State's boundaries; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly adopted Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 during the 126th General Assembly, authorizing the Secretary of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the Director of the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, and the Governor to proceed with negotiations with adjacent states to delineate more thoroughly common boundaries; and

WHEREAS, after said negotiations the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States Department of Commerce has agreed to survey the westerly and southerly boundaries of the State at a cost of $120,000 of which the States of Delaware and Maryland will be required to contribute $40,000 and the Federal Government will contribute $40,000 on a matching funds basis.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. In addition to any other funds previously appropriated, there is hereby appropriated to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control the sum of $40,000 which sum shall be used to provide matching funds for the purpose of making a survey of the boundaries of the State of Delaware by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States Department of Commerce.

Section 2. This Act is a Supplementary Appropriations Act, and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid from the General Fund of the State Treasury from monies not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. The funds herein appropriated shall be expended only in the manner set forth in Section 1, and any funds appropriated but unencumbered by June 30, 1975 shall thereupon revert to the General Fund of the State Treasury.

Approved June 80, 1978.