HOUSE BILL NO. 50
AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF DELAWARE.
WHEREAS, the present rapid rate of price increases, particularly in the area of paper needs, which price has doubled over the previous year, has greatly affected the Legislative Council budget for fiscal year 1975; and
WHEREAS, proper equipment is desperately needed in the House and Senate to properly perform the duties of the 128th General Assembly in the areas of typing and processing legislation; and
WHEREAS, many purchases of material for use by both the House and Senate are made through Legislative Council, and purchases are necessary by the individual houses to meet the legal requirements regarding legislation; and
WHEREAS, services performed by Legislative Council to the General Assembly and their constituency have considerably increased, thereby necessitating additional overtime functions by the Legislative Council staff; and
WHEREAS, a federal ruling regarding overtime pay vs. compensatory time is now pending in the U. S. Supreme Court, and the State Personnel Commission has not yet reached an independent conclusion regarding same.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:
Section 1. The sum of $17,036. is appropriated to the Legislative Council (01-08-001) for the balance of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1975 as follows:
Line 16 - Overtime Salaries $ 1,540
Line 50 - Contractual Services
Legislative Council 999
Line 60 - Supplies & Materials
Legislative Council 5,717
Line 70 - Capital Outlay
Legislative Council 539
Section 2. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.
Approved February 4, 1975.