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OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

CHAPTER 76.

OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

AN ACT providing for a Contingent Fund for the Secretary of State.

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

Contingent Fund for Secretary of State

1. That the sum of Two Thousand Dollars, or so much thereof as may be needed, be and the same is hereby appropriated annually, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, as a contingent fund for use of the office of the Secretary of State.

2. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved March 10, A. D. 1913.

OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

CHAPTER 77.

OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

AN ACT to Authorize the Secretary of State to furnish Certified

Copies of Certain Acts to Public Officers.

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

Section 1. That upon request of any State or County Secretary of officer, the Secretary of State shall furnish to such officer, nish certified without cost, a certified copy of any act of the General Assembly pertaining to the duties of the official making such request.

Approved March 11, A. D. 1913.

OF THE STATE TREASURER.

CHAPTER 78.

OF THE STATE TREASURER.

AN ACT improving the System of Vouchers covering Expenditures

made by the State Treasurer.

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

State Treasurer to pay moreys as hereinafter provided

Section 1. That the State Treasurer is hereby directed not to pay any moneys out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware except in the manner, and upon the presentation of bills, warrants or vouchers, as hereinafter provided.

When money Section 2. That when any money shall be due any peris due for work done for State son, firm or corporation, for the furnishing of goods,

wares or merchandise, printed matter, postage, or anything necessary for the proper conduction of the duties of the several State Departments, or for the doing of any work or labor, upon the contract or order of any State Officer, department, board, commission or institution, the bill or bills, statement or statements for same shall be presented in duplicate by the person, firm or corporation to whom the money is due to the State officer, department, board, commission or institution to which the goods have been furnished or for which the work has

been done. If the bill or statement is correct, the State Method of approving bills officer, or the member or members of the board, commis

sion or department who has or have been authorized by said board, department or commission to do so, shall approve the said bill or statement, and duplicate of same, for payment and shall also state on the bill or statement, and duplicate of same, the appropriation against which

by proper officers

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the expenditure is to be charged. The bill or statement, and duplicate of same, shall then be sent to the Auditor Bill and duof Accounts, who shall, if he deems same to be correct and State Auditor a proper expenditure, approve the bill or statement, and State Treasduplicate of same, and send both the original and duplicate to the State Treasurer for payment.

urer

Supplies

Whenever a bill or statement is for goods or printing Goods or printfurnished under contract awarded by the Board of State tract to be apSupplies, such bill or statement, and duplicate of same Board of State shall bear the approval of said Board, or of the member or members of said Board authorized to approve such bills or statements, before being presented to the Auditor of Accounts.

duplicate

Upon the payment of the amount due by the State Treasurer, he shall write or stamp upon the face of the Stamp number bill or statement, and duplicate of same, the number of on bill and the check drawn in payment thereof, and all checks shall be drawn in consecutive numerical order. The original bill or statement shall be safely filed by the State Treas-Original bill to urer, pending the annual audit of his accounts by the urer Auditor of Accounts and the Legislative Auditing Committee. The duplicate of the bill or statement shall be Duplicate to returned to the Auditor of Accounts and shall be safely filed by him in consecutive order of the numbers of the checks of the Treasury Department. The Auditor of Accounts shall also enter the amount of the expenditure, the date of payment, to whom paid, the appropriation against which the same has been charged and such other information or data he may deem desirable, in a suitable book to be procured for that purpose, and this record shall be kept in such a way as to be clear and easily

State Auditor

checked up

Whenever possible, without causing unnecessary de-Form of bill lay, any bill or bills, statement or statements, and dupli- sented

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pense or mileage of State officers

cates of same, shall be upon stationery upon which is printed, engraved or embossed the name or title of the

person, firm or corporation rendering same. All bills for Personal ex- personal expenses or mileage used, or to be used, by or

for any State officer, or member of any State Board, commission, department or institution, shall be a statement upon the face thereof, signed by the officer presenting same, to the effect that such expense was or will be incurred, or mileage was used or will be used, only.in the proper execution of his, her or their official duties.

Delaware State
Hospital and

excepted

The provisions of this Section shall apply only to expenditures that are not made in accordance with other provisions of the following Sections of this Act.

Section 3. The appropriation for Delaware State HosDelaware Stato pital at Farnhurst and the Delaware State Tuberculosis Commission Commission shall be expended in conformity with the

custom now prevailing and the system now in vogue regarding the auditing, approving and payment of these bills. Whenever it shall be deemed advantageous by the Auditor of Accounts, the bills of other State Boards, departments, commissions or institutions shall be audited, approved and paid in accordance with the system now used in paying the bills of the Delaware State Hospital at Farnhurst or the Delaware State Tuberculosis Commission.

Payment of salaries or where statements are not renderable

Section 4. For the payment of salaries, pensions or any other appropriations for the expending of which bills or statements are not renderable, required or necessary, the Auditor of Accounts shall present to the State Treasurer a voucher or warrant, in duplicate, which shall be signed by him, directing and authorizing the payment of the amounts due and payable. This voucher or warrant shall be in whatever form desired by the Auditor of Accounts and shall be numbered and filed in the same manner as hereinbefore provided for bills and statements.

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