CHAPTER 288

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 436

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 RELATING TO THE STATE SOIL.

WHEREAS, it appears that a majority of the states of the United States of America, having significant concern for soil, have by legislative enactments chosen a particular soil to be known as their state soil; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware has significant concern for soil; and

WHEREAS, Delaware’s soils play a vital part in the quality of life and welfare of all Delawareans; and

WHEREAS, soils enhance water quality, agriculture, wildlife habitat, and natural landscape beauty; and

WHEREAS, the Greenwich loam (a course, loamy, mixed, semiactive, mesic, Typic Hapludult) is commonly found in all counties in Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware has yet to designate a state soil;

NOW THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. Amend Chapter 3, Title 29 of the Delaware Code, by inserting therein a new section as follows:

Ҥ 315 State soil.

Greenwich loam (a course, loamy, mixed, semiactive, mesic, Typic Hapludult) is the official soil of the State.”

Approved April 20, 2000