CHAPTER 7

FORMERLY

HOUSE RILL NO. 50

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO EMPOWER THE GOVERNOR TO EFFECT REDUCTIONS IN APPROPRIATIONS.

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

Section 1. The Governor is hereby empowered to make reductions in the amounts appropriated in any line by the FY 1983 Budget Act, otherwise entitled Chapter 322, Volume 63, Laws of Delaware, to the Judiciary and to Higher and Public Education, as necessary, to balance the PY 1983 budget, or to otherwise reduce an FY 1983 budget deficit; provided, however, that:

(a) Reductions to appropriations in any agency of public education (other than the State Board of Education) shall be limited to one-fourth of the amount appropriated to such agency in its line entitled "Division 11 - Energy Costs', although such reduction may be taken In said line or any other line.

(b) Reductions to appropriations for the Judicial branch of government (not including the Department of Justice or the Office of the Public Defender) shall be limited In amount to $500,000,

(c) Reductions limited under this Act shall not be effective unless and until approved in writing by the Budget Director and the Controller General.

(d) The Secretary of Finance is authorized to issue regulations for the purpose of implementing this Act.

Approved February 2, 1983.