CHAPTER 371

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 294

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN• ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SCHOOL PROPERTY.

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

Section 1. Amend Title 14. Section 1057 of the Delaware Code by adding the following Subsection (g) which reads as follows:

"(g) Notwithstanding any provision of §1056 of this Title or subsection (b)' of this section, when any real property or part thereof any reorganized school district is not then deemed necessary for school purposes, the board of education of the district may lease such property or part thereof to any person or organization for agricultural use. Such a lease may be in excess of 12 months without requiring the district to first offer to lease the property to State agencies, the local government in whose jurisdiction the property is located, or on the open market. The person or organization leasing such property for agricultural purposes shall be required to pay fair rental value of the property. Any funds raised by the school district for such purpose shall be retained by the school district to be used as local funds for any permissible educational purpose."

Section 2. Amend §1057(b)(2)a, Title 14, Delaware Code by deleting "on any lease for a period" both times it occurs therein, and by inserting in lieu thereof both times "during any lease term".

Approved July 7, 1998.