CHAPTER 603

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENTS NO. 1 AND 2

PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN AD HOC COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF PERMITTING LOTTERIES IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, there is a prevalent and widespread clamor and pursuit, both in support of and against a lottery in the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, there has never been an objective and scientific study conducted as to the feasibility and ramifications of the State of Delaware permitting a lottery; and

WHEREAS, there have been numerous revenue estimates from reliable and unreliable sources as to the amount of revenue the State of Delaware could accrue from a lottery.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that there is hereby established an ad hoc committee to study the feasibility of permitting a state wide lottery with emphasis placed upon the administration, revenue and moral aspects of a state wide lottery.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the ad hoc committee shall be composed of 6 members: two (2) of which shall be selected by the Speaker of the House, two (2) to be selected by the President Pro Tem and two (2) to be appointed by the Governor of the State of Delaware. The appointing authorities herein mentioned shall appoint one member from each major political party. The Committee shall elect a chairman from among its members by a majority vote.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Committee shall study in depth all facets of a state lottery for the purpose of recommending to the Governor and the General Assembly a positive course of action that will be in the best interest of the State of Delaware.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the report of the committee be made to the Governor and members of the General Assembly not later than May 15, 1973.

Approved April 6, 1973.