OF THE PUBLIC ARMS AND DEFENCE.
AN ACT providing for the purchase, repair and erection of State Armories and Arsenals.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. The Armory Commission, consisting of the Governor, the State Treasurer, the Adjutant General, Quartermaster General, and the commanding officer of troops, be, and it is hereby authorized and directed to secure by gift or purchase, lots of ground and buildings at suitable places within the State of Delaware, to be selected by said Armory Commission for State Armories and Arsenals, and that when such grounds and buildings are secured the title to the same shall be taken in the name of the State of Delaware. Upon the acquirement of the title to suitable lots of land and buildings, as above provided, the State Armory Commission is hereby authorized and empowered to draw its warrants on the State Treasurer for the purchase price of such lots of land, buildings and repairs, and after title has been properly vested in the State of Delaware, the State Armory Commission shall have plans prepared for suitable Armories and Arsenals to be erected or repaired there-on. The cost of the said Armories and Arsenals, and the sites upon which the same are to be erected or repaired, and all equipment, including plumbing, lighting, heating and lockers, shall not exceed the aggregate sum of Twenty-one Thousand Dollars, and the said sum of Twenty-one Thousand Dollars, or so much thereof, as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this Act, is hereby appropriated out of the State Treasury, to be paid by the State Treasurer upon warrants drawn by the Armory Commission.
Section 2. That after plans have been prepared and accepted for the erection or repair of State Armories and Arsenals, the State Armory Commission shall advertise for bids and shall make an award for the erection or repair of the said buildings to the lowest and most responsible bidders, and when the contracts are awarded the successful bidder in each case shall enter into such contract as the Armory Commission may require, and give bond for such an amount as the Armory Commission may think necessary for the proper enforcement of the contract. No money shall be paid on account of said contracts except upon the certification by the Architect in charge that the work contracted to be done is fifty per cent completed, upon which the Armory Commission shall pay to the contractor fifty per cent of the contract price, the remaining fifty per cent on any contract to be paid upon the completion and acceptance by the Armory Commission of the work to be done under said contract.
Section 3. That when such buildings or repairs to buildings have been completed and accepted, all Government and State Military properties that the Military authorities of the State may desire shall be stored in the State Arsenals, and the use and occupation of the remainder of the Arsenals or Armories shall be turned over to such State Military Organization or Organizations as may be existing or may hereafter exist, subject to the supervision of the proper Military authorities of the State.
Approved February 25, A. D. 1913