CHAPTER 585

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 1073

AN ACT EXEMPTING THE THOMAS COLLINS STATE SERVICE CENTER FROM THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 14, CHAPTER 347, VOLUME 58, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING AS NECESSARY THE TRANSFER OF ANY UNEXPENDED PORTION OF THE APPROPRIATION THERETO FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE GEORGETOWN STATE SERVICE CENTER.

WHEREAS, there is a total of $2,417,000 available to fund the Thomas Collins State Service Center as follows:

$ 900,000 - Cap. Imp. Act 1969 - Vol. 56, Ch. 469, Sec. 7

600,000 - Imp. Act 1972 - Vol. 58, Ch. 347, Sec. 7

500,000 - Cap. Imp. Act 1973 - Vol. 58, Ch. 578, Sec. 7

$2,000,000 - Available for design, construction and equipment

417,000 - Hill Burton Federal reimbursement funds

$2,417,000 - Total

WHEREAS, the project cost of the Thomas Collins State Service Center, including the purchase of furniture and equipment, is $2,200,000, as follows:

$1,848,700 - Construction Contract

139,000 - Architect's fees

165,000 - Furniture & Equipment

47,300 - Contingency Fund

$2,200,000 - Total Cost

WHEREAS, purchase of furniture and equipment is prohibited by the terms of Section 7, Chapter 347, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the Georgetown State Service Center is approximately $75,000 over budget principally due to the unexpected charge to coordinate the electrical systems of the proposed building and the two existing buildings into a single system;

NOW, THEREFORE :

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (three-fourths of all the members elected to the house thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. The Thomas Collins State Service Center project is exempted from the restrictive provisions of Section 7, Chapter 347, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, to permit the purchase of furniture and equipment for the project.

Section 2. The Secretary of Administrative Services is hereby authorized to use, as needed, the balance of any unexpended funds originally appropriated and identified in the 1972 Annual Capital Projects Schedule as "Thomas Collins State Service Center" to complete the "Georgetown Service Center" project.

Approved August 30, 1974.