CHAPTER 237

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 451

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 90, VOLUME 64, LAWS OF DELAWARE, BEING AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSE OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1984; SPECIFYING CERTAIN PROCEDURES, CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS; AND AMENDING CERTAIN PERTINENT STATUTORY PROVISIONS"; TRANSFERRING GENERAL FUNDS FROM THE BUDGET OFFICE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUPPRESSING GYPSY MOTH INFESTATION.

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware has experienced severe ecological damage from the Gypsy Moth infestation in prior years;

WHEREAS, the Department of Agriculture has identified this to be a serious environmental threat to southwestern New Castle County and western Kent County;

WHEREAS, the failure to address this problem during the current fiscal year will ensure the spread of this infestation; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Agriculture's budget does not have sufficient funds to mitigate the identified problem.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. Amend Section 1 of Chapter 90, Volume 64, Laws of Delaware, by reducing the appropriation for the line item "Contingency - Termination Pay" (01-80) by twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) in "(10-02-004) Budget Office - Contingencies" as it appears in said Section 1.

Section 2. Amend Section 1 of Chapter 90, Volume 64, Laws of Delaware, by reducing the appropriation for the line item "Contingency - Prior Years' Obligations" (01-81) by five thousand five hundred dollars ($5,500) in "(10-02-004) Budget Office - Contingencies" as it appears in said Section I.

Section 3. Amend Section 1 of Chapter 90, Volume 64, Laws of Delaware, by reducing the appropriation for the line item "Contingency - Self Insurance" (01-83) by one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) in "(10-02-004) Budget Office - Contingencies" as it appears in said Section 1.

Section 4. Amend Section 1 of Chapter 90, Volume 64, Laws of Delaware, by reducing the appropriation for the line item "Contingency - Energy for Schools" (01-84) by forty thousand dollars ($40,000) in "(10-02-004) Budget Office - Contingencies" as it appears in said Section 1.

Section 5. Amend Section 1 of Chapter 90, Volume 64, Laws of Delaware, by appropriating the amount of one hundred sixty-five thousand five hundred dollars ($165,500) in a new line item "Other Items" (01-80) in "(65-03-007) Plant Industry" as it appears in said Section 1.

Section 6. The appropriation to the Department of Agriculture 165-03-007) Plant Industry" shall be used for the purchase of supplies and materials and for the contracting with private organizations to address the gypsy moth problem wherever the Department of Agriculture identifies a threat to the State environment.

Section 7. Amend Section 1 of Chapter 90, Volume 64, Laws of Delaware, by recomputing all sub-totals and totals affected by this Act.

Approved March 26, 1984.