CHAPTER 475

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 1150

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 691, VOLUME 60, LAWS OF DELAWARE, BEING THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 1977 RELATING TO SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATIONS IN THE LAUREL SCHOOL DISTRICT AND TO VALIDATE THE SPECIAL ELECTION OR REFERENDUM HELD BY THE LAUREL SCHOOL DISTRICT ON OCTOBER 9, 1976.

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 691, Volume 60, Laws of Delaware, by adding a new section thereto to read as follows:

"Section 38. (a) Section 4 and Section 25 of this Act shall not apply to the Laurel School District.

(b) The State share apportioned to the Laurel School District by this Act shall not be expended unless the local share for such school district shall have been deposited with the State Treasurer not later than three years after the effective date of this Act. The provisions of §7503, Chapter 75, Title 29, Delaware Code, shall not apply to the local share required to be deposited by the Laurel School District pursuant to this Act.

(c) None of the monies appropriated by this Act to the Laurel School District shall be expended by such school district before July 1, 1976. None of the monies appropriated by this Act to the Laurel School District shall be expended by such school district after June 30, 1980, on any of the individual projects authorized in the 1977 Annual Capital Projects Schedule unless such projects have progressed into any or all of the following phases prior to Julyl, 1980; Initial Engineering, Planning, Procurement, Construction. The provisions of 57504, Chapter 75, Title 29, Delaware Code, shall not apply to such Laurel School District projects."

Section 2. The special election held by the Laurel School District on October 9, 1976, for approval to issue bonds and to transfer taxes is hereby declared to be valid and to have been conducted in full compliance with the laws of this State. The notice of such special election given by the Board of Education of the Laurel School District and the ballots used by the Board in said election are hereby declared to be proper and in compliance with the requirements of Chapter 19 and Chapter 21, Title 14, Delaware Code.

Approved July 11, 1978.