CHAPTER 269

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 818

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES TO TRANSFER FUNDS BETWEEN ALL LINES AND DIVISIONS.

WHEREAS, the Department of Health and Social Services has insufficient general fund appropriations in certain lines and divisions; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Health and Social Services' total general fund appropriation is sufficient to cover all anticipated expenses through the balance of the fiscal year 1978; and

WHEREAS, the authority to make transfers between all lines and divisions would eliminate the need for any supplementary appropriation.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. The Department of Health and Social Services is hereby authorized, with the approval of the Budget Director, to transfer funds between all lines and divisions, as depicted in the FY 1978 Budget Act, as needed to meet all financial requirements for the remainder of fiscal year 1978 and prior fiscal years. This authority expires on June 30, 1978.

Section 2. This Act does not authorize transfer of funds to any line or division which has not previously been authorized by the General Assembly.

Section 3. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services shall provide the Controller General with a written report summarizing all transfers of funds made under the aegis of this bill. Such report must be submitted not later than July 31, 1978.

Approved May 9, 1978.