CHAPTER 551

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 3

RELATING TO CONTRACTS AND PURCHASES MADE BY AGENCIES OF THIS STATE.

WHEREAS, the unemployment rate in Delaware has reached unprecedented levels; and

WHEREAS, the high unemployment rate is largely attributed to the fact that many construction companies and retail outlets have had to close down or cut back due to lack of business; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware, through its many agencies, does an enormous dollar volume of business with the business community, both within the State as well as outside the State; and

WHEREAS, during the bleak inflationary spiral the State should, wherein possible, grant preference to business firms located within this State so as to enable the general business community throughout Delaware to become more economically viable and thus re-employ Delawareans who have been temporarily discharged because of the decline in sales and contracts.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Governor concurring therein, that all agency heads and all individuals within any department, division or commission in this State charged with the responsibility of making purchases or letting contracts for their respective agencies are hereby requested, wherever possible, to make purchases and to let contracts to Delaware based firms so as to enable such businesses to become economically viable and thus re-employ Delawareans who are unemployed.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be made a part of the Senate and House Journals and that copies be forwarded by Legislative Council to every State Agency within this State.

Approved April 21, 1977.