CHAPTER 487

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 1199

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT CONTINUING THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE FORMED PURSUANT TO HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 51 OF THE 128th GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ENABLE THE COMMITTEE TO CONTINUE TO STUDY THE JUDICIAL OPINIONS IN THE DESEGREGATION CASE OF EVANS v. BUCHANAN AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND FURTHER PROVIDING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

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

Section 1. The Special Legislative Committee

formed pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution No. 51, of the 128th General Assembly, to study the function which the Legislature should assume in the desegration case of Evans v. Buchanan is continued. The members of the Committee as of the effective date of this Act shall remain as Committee members, except as provided in the following sentence: In the event that any member of the Committee ceases to hold his or her present seat in the General Assembly, he or she will remain a member of the Committee until January, 1977, whereupon his or her replacement shall be named by the Speaker of the House or the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, as the case may be. The Committee shall continue to be composed of twelve members, six from the House of Representatives, including three from the majority party and three from the minority party, and six from the Senate including three from the majority party and three from the minority party.

forth in House Concurrent Resolution No. 51, the following powers and duties: (a) to study and analyze the judicial Opinions in Evans v. Buchanan; (b) to advise the General Assembly on its constitutional and legal prerogatives in light of Evans v. Buchanan; (c) to recommend to the General Assembly the course of action which will best serve the interests of the people of the State of Delaware; (d) to provide the General Assembly with a plan or plans which the Committee deems appropriate in light of the Evans v. Buchanan litigation and the 1974 Equal Education Opportunity Act; (e) to submit a report and recommendation to the General Assembly.

Section 3. The Committee shall have authority to

engage the services of such personnel as it deems necessary to carry out its duties hereunder; however, any expenditures of funds herein appropriated shall be subject to the approval of Legislative Council. The Committee shall also have Subpoena power. The Committee shall have the power to request and direct the State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction to provide such assistance as the Committee deems necessary in the performance of its duties hereunder.

Section 4. Any funds appropriated by House Con-

current Resolution No. 51, of the 128th General Assembly, to Legislative Council for the purpose of covering the expenditures of the Special Legislative Committee herein continued and remaining unexpended and unencumbered on June 30, 1976, shall be retained by Legislative Council for the purposes herein specified and shall not revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware until December 31, 1978.