AN ACT IN RELATION TO PAYING MONEYS APPROPRIATED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO STATE OFFICERS, DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS AND INSTITUTIONS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That the State Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to keep and retain in the State Treasury any and all moneys appropriated by the General Assembly out of the General Fund of the State to or for any State officer, department, board or institution, until a warrant or warrants and voucher or vouchers shall be presented to him as hereinafter provided.
Section 2. That when any money shall be due any person, firm, or corporation, for the furnishing of goods, wares or merchandise, or the doing of any work or labor, upon the contract or order of any State officer, department, board or institution, (and which ought to be paid for out of his or its appropriation) it shall be the duty of the State Treasurer, upon the presentation to him of an itemized bill for the same, approved in writing by the State Auditor of Accounts and the State officer, department, board or institution which contracted for the same, together with a warrant drawn on the State Treasurer, signed by said officer, department, board or institution to examine every such bill, and if he is satisfied with the correctness thereof, to pay the same out of the appropriation, then in the Treasury, appropriated to and for the State Officer, department, board or institution which contracted for the said articles or work done. Upon the payment of any money, as provided in this act, by the State Treasurer, he shall file and preserve in his office every such bill and warrant presented to him as aforesaid.
Section 3. That the State Treasurer shall not pay any such bill and warrant as is mentioned in this Act, when there is no money or moneys sufficient, appropriated to any State officer, department, board or institution, out of which the same ought to be paid.
Section 4. It shall be the duty of the State Board of Supplies to furnish each State officer, department, board or institution books of warrants, numbered consecutively from No. 1 upwards, each warrant to be in triplicate, one to be kept in stub of book, one to be retained and filed by the Auditor of Accounts and one to be retained by the State Treasurer as provided in Section 2 of this Act.
Section 5. Nothing in this Act shall in any way affect or apply to any moneys appropriated to or for the use of the Organized Militia of Delaware.
Section 6. All Acts or parts of Acts in so far as they are inconsistent with the provisions hereof are hereby repealed. This Act shall in no way effect Chapter 37, Volume 23, Laws of Delaware.
Approved April 19, A. D. 1909.