CHAPTER 285

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 560

AN ACT TO PROVIDE A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR FOR THE PURPOSE OF REPLACING FUNDS BORROWED FROM THE GOVERNOR'S CONTINGENCY FUND FOR THE OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY.

WHEREAS, the Federal Highway Safety Act mandates the operation of an Office of Highway Safety in the State of Delaware, which is responsible to the Governor for administration and plans of highway safety programs; and

WHEREAS, the Office of Highway Safety requires a budget to carry out its functions, a minimum portion of which must be appropriated by this State; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly did not appropriate any funds for the Office of Highway Safety in its budget for fiscal year 1974; and

WHEREAS, the consequences of the lack of such an appropriation would have been a loss to the State of approximately three million dollars in federal matching funds and benefits for highway safety and highway construction grants in fiscal year 1974; and

WHEREAS, the Governor took steps to avert these intending federal cutbacks by providing the funds for the continued operation of the Office of Highway Safety from the Governor's Contingency Fund.

NOW, THEREFORE :

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

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated to the Office of the Governor the sum of $28,000 for the purpose of replacing funds borrowed from the Governor's Contingency Fund and allotted to the Office of Highway Safety so that this Office could continue to function for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974. These funds are being used for the purposes described below:

Salaries

$27,753.88

Contract Services

150.00

Supplies and Materials

96.12

TOTAL

$28,000.00

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

Section 3. Funds appropriated herein which remain unexpended on June 30, 1974, shall revert to the General Fund.

Approved March 29, 1974.