CHAPTER 73

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 470

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES TO PAY PRIOR YEARS' OBLIGATIONS FROM BUDGETARY APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1979.

WHEREAS, current statutory limitations prohibit paying prior years' obligations from current budgetary appropriations; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Health and Social Services has certain fiscal obligations dating back to previous fiscal years; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Health and Social Services' current general fund appropriation is sufficient to cover all anticipated expenses, including such prior years' obligations, through the balance of fiscal year 1979.

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 to pay prior years' obligations from its current operating budgetary appropriation.

Section 2. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services shall provide the Controller General with a written report of all expenditures made pursuant to provisions of the bill. Such report must be submitted not later than July 31, 1979.

Section 3. The authority for this bill expires on June 30, 1979.

Approved June 26, 1979.