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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 363

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9, DELAWARE CODE, PART II, CHAPTER 15, TO AUTHORIZE NEW CASTLE COUNTY TO CONVEY COUNTY-OWNED LAND TO THE STATE FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES.

WHEREAS, the State must frequently obtain title to County-owned land for public purposes; and

WHEREAS, the County at present has no means to convey said title to the State other than by the surplus property procedure set out in 9 Del. C. §1521(e), (f) and (g); and

WHEREAS, the public would be best served by a cooperative effort between the County and the State, facilitating the speedy progress of public projects.

NOW THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. Amend Title 9, Delaware Code, Part II, Chapter 15, Section 1521, by adding a new subsection (h) as follows:

"(h) In addition to those powers enumerated above, the government of New Castle County may transfer land held by the County, including but not limited to surplus lands, to the State of Delaware after written notification from the Governor or his designee that such lands are required by the State for public purposes. The conveyance shall be made pursuant to ordinance."

Approved June 11, 1990.