House Bill 74
151st General Assembly (Present)
House Administration 1/19/21
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE STATE OR A STATE AGENCY FROM SETTLEMENTS OR OTHER FINAL ORDERS OR JUDGMENTS OF A COURT.
This Act reaffirms the Constitutional requirement that the General Assembly appropriate money belonging to the General Fund by making clear that funds received by the State or a State agency from settlements or other final orders or judgments, other than those funds awarded specifically to a party or consumer or as attorneys' fees, or explicitly directed otherwise by law, are to be deposited to the General Fund and may not be transferred or expended until the funds are appropriated by the General Assembly. Included in the exclusion, are all funds that exist in the Delaware Code where the law provides for the money that must go to the specific fund and how the money in that fund may be spent.
Takes effect upon being signed into law