CHAPTER 196

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 503

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 63, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR A DEFINITION OF GRANTS-IN-MD, AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 85, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE, TO LIMIT APPROPRIATIONS TO 1.2 PERCENT OF THE ESTIMATED NET STATE GENERAL FUND REVENUE FOR GRANTS-IN-AID.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 8301, Chapter 83, Title 29, Delaware Code, by adding a new paragraph (5) to read as follows:

"(5) A grant-In-aid is an appropriation of the public money from the General Fund for a public purpose to any county, municipality, corporation, private agency or person."

Section 2. Amend Chapter 83, Title 29, Delaware Code, by adding a new Section 8341 to read as follows:

"§8341. Grants-In-Aid.

No appropriation for a grant-in-aid shall be made otherwise than pursuant to an act by the General Assembly, passed with the concurrence of three-fourths of all the members elected to each House."

Section 3. Amend Section 8533, Chapter 85, Title 29, Delaware Code, by adding a new subsection (f) to read as follows:

"(f) No appropriation or supplemental appropriaton enacted for any given fiscal year for grants-in-aid In the aggregate shall (1) exceed 1.2 percent of the estimated net State general fund revenue estimated in March for such fiscal year from all sources, and (2) cause the aggregate State general fund appropriations enacted for any given fiscal year to exceed 98 percent of the estimated net State general fund revenue for such fiscal year from all sources, including estimated unencumbered funds remaining at the end of the previous fiscal year. The term 'estimated net State general fund revenue' means the estimated gross State general fund revenue less estimated Revenue Refunds."

Approved February 8, 1982.