CHAPTER 173

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 480

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 691, VOLUME 60, LAWS OF DELAWARE, KNOWN AS THE "ANNUAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 1977" AND CHAPTERS 718 AND 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 $48,600 in the appropriation; and

WHEREAS, Chapter 718, Volume 60, Laws of Delaware, known as Senate Bill 866, authorized the transfer of the sum of $200,000 from the School Bond Reversion Account to the Department of Correction for the purpose of enlarging and renovating the Gatehouse at the Delaware Correctional Center; and

WHEREAS, there remains $165,000 in this appropriation, which amount will not be needed due to the project cancellation for which the monies were transferred; 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 $54,000 in this appropriation, which amount will not be needed due to the project cancellation 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 the Delaware Correctional Center and Women's Correc- tional 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 planning, engineering, and feasibility study for the placement of a Women's Correctional Institution shall be used for the following purpose, not to exceed the amounts set forth:

Women's Correctional Institution

Renovation of facilities $48,600

Section 2. Funds appropriated by Chapter 718, Volume 60, Laws of Delaware, to the Department of Correction for the purpose of enlarging and renovating the Gatehouse at the Delaware Correctional Center shall be used for the following project at the Delaware Correctional Center, not to exceed the amount set forth:

Delaware Correctional Center

One prefabricated building - prison industries $165,000

Section 3. Funds appropriated by Chapter 719, Volume 60, Laws of Delaware, to the Department of Correction for the erection of six guard towers equipped with lights and/or the installation of protective or electornic devices at the Delaware Correctional Center shall be used for the following project at the Delaware Correctional Center, not to exceed the amount set forth:

Delaware Correctional Center

One prefabricated building - prison industries $54,000

Approved July 20, 1977.