CHAPTER 129

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 163

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS FROM BUDGET OFFICE CONTINGENCY (10-02-004) (SALARIES & OEC) TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES, DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH, COMMUNITY HEALTH SECTION (35-05-002) (CONTRACTUAL SERVICES) FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEDICAL SCREENING TO ASSESS ANY EFFECTS OF VINYL CHLORIDE TO CITIZENS OF THE DELAWARE CITY AREA ENVIRONMENT.

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

WHEREAS, there has been more than acceptable emissions of vinyl chloride from an industrial site in the Delaware City area; and

WHEREAS, vinyl chloride is a carcinogen; and

WHEREAS, recent medical literature suggests that emissions of vinyl chloride represent not only a threat to the employees of a plant, but also to the nearby neighbors; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of the Delaware City area environment have been exposed to more than allowable levels.

NOW THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. The Budget Director and the Controller General are hereby authorized and directed to transfer the sum of $7,500 from the Budget Office Contingency (10.02-004) (Salaries & OEC) to the Department of Health and Social Services. Division of Public Health. Community Health Section (35- 05 002) (Contractual Services), for the purpose of a preliminary medical screening to be designed by the Director of the Division of Public Health to assess those persons at health risk from the effects of vinyl chloride in the Delaware City area. Persons so assessed will receive consultation or referral for further testing as appropriate.

Section 2. Funds remaining unspent and unencumbered as of June 30, 1986, shall revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved July 4,1985.