CHAPTER 732

FORMERLY

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 32

ESTABLISHING A COMMITTEE TO STUDY AND REPORT ON THE ADVANTAGES OF CREATING A BICENTENNIAL PARK ON THE PLOT KNOWN AS CAPITOL SQUARE BOUNDED BY FEDERAL STREET, DUKE OF YORK STREET, WILLIAM PENN STREET AND LEGISLATIVE AVENUE.

WHEREAS, as the Bicentennnial Year nears the 128th General Assembly considers it important that the General Assembly, in addition to such appropriations as it has been requested to make to the Bicentennial Commission, give consideration to the special interest the members of the General Assembly have in a proper observance of the year; and

WHEREAS, thousands of visitors from all of the other 49 states and from many foreign nations will come to Dover to pay their respects to one of the Colonial States and the first one to ratify the Constitution; and

WHEREAS, sons of Delaware were in the forefront of the events, many of them tragic, which led to the founding of the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly as part of its observance of the Bicentennial Year would like to pay tribute to these heroes through some public demonstration of our respect; and

WHEREAS, the establishment of a Bicentennial Memorial Park in Capitol Square, adjacent to Legislative Hall, would appear to be a proper response on the part of the General Assembly to the celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence; and

could be completed well in time for the official start of the Bicentennial Year on July 1, 1976; and

WHEREAS, to consider the advantages of the creation of such a memorial park it would be proper to appoint a committee which would study the potential advantages and report to the General Assembly on ways and means of developing the park.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the 128th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Governor concurring therein, that a committee of nine members, three to be named by the Governor, three by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and three by the Speaker of the House, be appointed to study and report on the advantages to be gained in the creation of a Bicentennial Memorial Park as a part of the State's observance of the Bicentennial Year starting July 1, 1976.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that no more than two of the three appointees by the Governor, the President Pro Tempore and the Speaker of the House shall be from the same political party.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall select a chairman and a vice-chairman.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that staff assistance to the committee shall be provided by the Legislative Council.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall report to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore and the Speaker of the House no later than September 12, 1975, on its findings, such report to contain any recommendations the committee proposes.