CHAPTER 434

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 642

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTERS 74 AND 88 OF TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STATE APPROVAL OF ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION PLANS.

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

Section 1. Amend §8803, Chapter 88, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding a new paragraph (14) to read as follows:

"(14) To approve all proposed contracts for architectural, engineering and construction management services and all architectural, structural, electrical plans, specifications and cost estimates for public building projects to be undertaken by all State departments and agencies. AU projects planned, designed, maintained and/or constructed by the Department of Transportation, with the exception of projects for the construction of public buildings, are specifically exempted from the requirements of this Section."

Section 2. Amend §8808(b), Chapter 88, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by deleting the word "may" in the first line of said Section and substituting in lieu thereof the word "shall".

Section 3. Amend §7419, Chapter 74, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by deleting the words "Delaware Development Office" wherever they appear in the first paragraph of Section 7419 and substituting in lieu thereof the words "Department of Administrative Services".

Section 4. Amend §7419, Chapter 74, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding the following sentence at the end of the first paragraph of Section 7419, Title 29, to read as follows:

"The Department of Administrative Services shall coordinate its review and approval process with the Budget Office and the Delaware Development Office to insure that approved projects are not inconsistent with any budget of authorization act."

Approved July 1, 1986.