AN ACT to authorize the State Highway Department to Acquire, by gift, devise, grant or purchase, timberlands adjacent to Public Highways as a part of the State Highway System.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. The State Highway Department is hereby invested with full power and authority to acquire for the State, by gift, devise, grant or purchase, for public use, timberlands adjacent to Highways in this State, as now existing or as hereafter laid out or constructed, as may be determined by the State Highway Department, or its successors in power, the land so to be acquired to lie within a line parallel to and not exceeding five hundred (500) feet from the center line of any such highway.

Section 2. The said timberlands, when acquired shall become a part of the State Highway system of this State and shall be under the supervision and control of said State Highway Department, or such other body as may succeed the said State Highway Department.

Section 3. The State Highway Department is hereby authorized to make payment for any timberlands that may be acquired by purchase under the provisions of this Act from the same funds within the control of the State Highway Department out of which the State Highway Department is authorized to pay for lands acquired by purchase and lying within the right of way of any public highway over which it has jurisdiction under the provisions of Chapter 63, Volume 29, of the Laws of Delaware, as amended.

Approved April 10, 1929.