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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 59

REQUESTNG THE DELAWARE RIVER AND BAY AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY TO DETERMINE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE AUTHORITY MAY ESTABLISH ITS OWN UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PROGRAM.

WHEREAS, in 1961 the States of Delaware and New Jersey entered into a compact, known as the "Delaware-New Jersey Compact", which resulted in the Delaware River and Bay Authority; and

WHEREAS, within its sphere the Authority is autonomous, except that action initiated by the Authority must be approved by the Governors of both States; and

WHEREAS, employees working for the Authority, including approximately fifty Delawareans, are not deemed to be employees of either State, and at present would, upon sudden unemployment, have no recourse to the unemployment compensation programs of either State; and

WHEREAS, it seems that the most appropriate solution would be for the Authority to establish and finance its own Unemployment Compensation program.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that the Delaware River and Bay Authority is hereby requested to conduct a feasibility study to determine the methods by which an unemployment compensation program may be established and financed by the Authority for the benefit of its employees.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that because of the interest which the Delaware General Assembly has in this study, the Authority is requested to advise the General Assembly as to its findings.

Approved July 17, 1974.