CHAPTER 40

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 203

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 691, VOLUME 60, LAWS OF DELAWARE, KNOWN AS THE "ANNUAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 1977" AND CHAPTER 719, VOLUME 60, LAWS OF DELAWARE, WHICH AUTHORIZED THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS FROM THE SCHOOL BOND REVERSION ACT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, FOR THE PURPOSE OF AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION TO USE CERTAIN FUNDS FOR SPECIFIED PRISON CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION PROJECTS.

WHEREAS, the Capital Improvement Act of 1977 provided funds in the amount of $500,000 to the Department of Correction for the purpose of planning, engineering and feasibility study for the placement of a Women's Correctional Institution; and

WHEREAS, this study has been completed and there remains a surplus of $353,000 in the appropriation; and

WHEREAS, Chapter 719, Volume 60, Laws of Delaware, known as Senate Bill 867, authorized the transfer of the sum of $400,000 from the School Bond Reversion Account to the Department of Correction for the erection of six (6) guard towers equipped with lights and other protective devices at the Delaware Correctional Center; and

WHEREAS, there remains $374,000 in this appropriation, which amount is insufficient to complete the projects for which the monies were transferred; and

WHEREAS, these funds can be better utilized to complete certain construction projects and to undertake other security methods at Delaware Correctional Center and Sussex Correctional Institution.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Three-fourths of all the members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Funds appropriated by Chapter 691, Volume 60, Laws of Delaware, and designated in the 1977 Annual Capital Projects Schedule to be used for the planning, engineering, and feasibility study for the placement of a Women's Correctional Institution shall be used for the following purposes, not to exceed the amounts set forth:

Sussex Correctional Institution

Renovation of facilities - $125,000

Conversion of work release housing to

medium security housing - 136,000

Delaware Correctional Center

Rick wells replacement -Construction of dog kennels -

18,400
25,000

$304,400

Section 2. Funds appropriated by Chapter 719, Volume 60, Laws of Delaware, to the Department of Correction for the erection of six (6) guard towers equipped with lights and/or the installation of protective or electronic devices at Delaware Correctional Center shall be used for the following projects at Delaware Correctional Center, not to exceed the amounts set forth:

Fencing, gates and sally ports

$165,324

High-intensity fence lights, light posts and footings

45,600

New concertina wire

36,000

Roadway and sidewalks

53,000

 

$299,924

Approved May 13, 1977.