CHAPTER 27

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 116

AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE AUTOMOBILE REPAIR COST INCURRED BY A CHARLES T. BAEN AS A RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT AT THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTES 896 AND 71 LOCATED IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, on November 14, 1974, Mr. Charles T. Baen was driving his vehicle on Route 896 and when he came to the intersection of 896 and 71 while passing under the traffic light located at said intersection the light fell on his car causing damages in the amount of $406.90; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Highways and Transportation has not had comprehensive general liability insurance since March 31, 1971; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Highways and Transportation was advised by the Insurance Commissioner that effective with the expiration of the former policy on March 31, 1971, the Department of Highways and Transportation would .have the same type of coverage as other agencies and the type of coverage does not include accidents of this type; and

WHEREAS, the accident is not Mr. Charles T. Baen's fault and, therefore, he should not be responsible for repairs which he incurred as a result of a faulty blinker light which is property of the State of Delaware.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated the sum of $406.90 to the Department of Highways and Transportation for the purpose of paying the auto repair costs incurred by Mr. Charles T. Baen as a result of an accident at the intersection of Routes 896 and 71 located in New Castle County, Delaware.

Section 2. This Act is supplementary appropriation and the funds appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. The funds hereby appropriated shall be used only for the purpose specified herein and any funds remaining unexpended or unencumbered on June 30, 1975, shall revert to the General Fund.

Approved March 31, 1975.