CHAPTER 65

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 353

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES, DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES, FOR CERTAIN PUBLIC WELFARE PROGRAMS FROM ENTITLEMENT PAYMENTS RECEIVED BY THE STATE FROM THE FEDERAL ANTIRECESSION FISCAL ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ACT.

WHEREAS, the Federal Department of the Treasury rules and regulations governing the use of entitlement payments received by the State from the Federal Antirecession Fiscal Assistance to State and Local Governments Act provides that each State or unit of local. government must use its payments to maintain basic services which have been customarily provided to persons in that State or in the area under the jurisdiction of that local government, as the case may be; and

WHEREAS, the said rules and regulations provide also that payments should be used for the maintenance of levels of public employment; and

WHEREAS, the said rules and regulations provide further that each State or unit of local government must appropriate or obligate payments received under the said Act before the end of the six-month period which begins the day following receipt of a payment; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware has deposited in the General Fund a total of $1,448,733 received as entitlement payments during fiscal year 1977 from the Federal Antirecession Fiscal Assistance to State and Local Governments Act.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. The sum of $1,448,733, received as entitlement payments from the Federal Antirecession Fiscal Assistance to State and Local Governments Act (Title II of the Public Works Employment Act of 1976, P.L. 94-369), is hereby appropriated

to the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Social Services, for public welfare programs as follows:

Aid to Families with Dependent Children $ 570,000
Title XIX - Other than State Institutions 425,000

Title XIX - State Institutions 453,733

TOTAL $1,448,733

State Treasurer from the entitlement payments received by the State of Delaware during the fiscal year 1977 and deposited in the General Fund and not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. The funds appropriated herein which remain unexpended or unencumbered on June 30, 1977, shall revert to the General Fund.

Approved June 1, 1977.