CHAPTER 40

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 210

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NOS. 1, 2 AND 3

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO RESTRUCTURING THE NEW CASTLE COUNTY GOVERNMENT.

WHEREAS, the County Executive has announced a restructuring of New Castle County government which is intended to make the government more efficient and accessible; and

WHEREAS, to accomplish this restructuring, the County Executive requires limited authority from the General Assembly to implement these proposals.

NOW THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 11, Title 9 of the Delaware Code by adding a new Section 1122 which shall read as follows:

"§ 1122. County Executive Limited Restructuring Power.

The County Executive of New Castle County shall have the power to merge, establish and modify departments, offices, or agencies of the County and may prescribe the functions and management systems of all departments, and office of the County subject to approval of County Council in the annual budget ordinance. Action taken by the County Executive and County Council pursuant to the authority granted by this provision shall terminate by July 1, 1998. The authority granted pursuant to this Section shall supersede any conflicting provisions within this title."

Approved May 22, 1997