CHAPTER 285

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 965

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADJUSTING THE GASOLINE ALLOWANCE IN THE FORMULA FOR REIMBURSEMENT TO THE SCHOOL BUS CONTRACTORS AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR THE TRANSPORATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL PUPILS DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1980.

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

Section I. The sum of Five-Hundred and Twenty Thousand Dollars ($520,000) is hereby appropriated to the State Board of Education for the purpose of adjusting the allowance for gasoline in the formula for reimbursement to school bus contractors and school districts that operate buses for the transportation of public school pupils.

Section 2. This Act shall be known as a supplementary appropriation act, and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State from funds not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. These funds will be distributed to school bus contractors and school districts on the basis of the average cost of gasoline per gallon for the period of September, 1979, through May, 1980, based on prices obtained from the five suppliers currently used. The June rate will be estimated by the Department of Public Instruction. School district operated bus allowances for gasoline paid by the State shall be reduced by an amount equal to State and Federal gasoline taxes.

Section 4. The adjustments computed on or near May I, 1980, will be made as soon as the funds are allocated and can be transferred to the school districts for distribution to the recipients. Any funds hereby appropriated which remain unexpended shall revert on June 30, 1980, to the General Fund of the State.

Approved June 27, 1980.