TITLE 16

Health and Safety

Safety

CHAPTER 66. FIRE PREVENTION

Subchapter VII. Delaware Burn Camp


The State Fire Prevention Commission is hereby authorized to incorporate a nonprofit, nonstock corporation known as the Delaware Burn Camp Corporation for the purpose of establishing, administering and operating an overnight camp devoted to helping burned children cope with the emotional and physical issues arising from their injuries.

77 Del. Laws, c. 16, § 1; 77 Del. Laws, c. 444, § 3.;

The Delaware Burn Camp Corporation shall be empowered, notwithstanding any other laws to the contrary:

(1) To adopt bylaws to govern the conduct of its affairs and to carry out and discharge its powers, duties and functions as appropriate;

(2) To enter into contracts and agreements as it may deem necessary, convenient or desirable;

(3) To plan, finance, develop, construct, purchase, lease, maintain, improve, own, operate or control facilities and such real, personal or intellectual property as it may deem necessary, convenient or desirable;

(4) To employ such personnel as necessary to carry out its functions;

(5) To retain, by contract, engineers, advisors, legal counsel and other providers of advice, counsel and services which it deems advisable or necessary in the exercise of its purposes and powers and upon such terms as it deems appropriate;

(6) To do all acts and things necessary or convenient to carry out its functions and purposes;

(7) To have and exercise any and all powers available to a corporation organized pursuant to Chapter 1 of Title 8, the Delaware General Corporation Law; and

(8) To accept appropriations, donations, contributions, grants and loan repayments and to keep such monies in the Corporation's own accounts.

77 Del. Laws, c. 16, § 1; 77 Del. Laws, c. 444, § 3.;

(a) An initial board of directors of the Delaware Burn Camp Corporation shall consist of the members of the Burn Camp Task Force, as established under Senate Concurrent Resolution 38 of the 144th General Assembly, and 1 Commissioner from the State Fire Prevention Commission. The terms of office of the initial board of directors shall expire on April 30, 2011.

(b) Upon expiration of the terms of the initial board of directors, members of the board of directors shall be appointed to oversee the operation of the Burn Camp consisting of 13 members to be determined as follows:

(1) Two public members appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Delaware State Senate;

(2) Two public members appointed by the Speaker of the Delaware State House of Representatives;

(3) One representative of the Office of the State Fire Marshal, as designated by the State Fire Marshal;

(4) One representative of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association, as designated by the Association's president;

(5) One Commissioner from the State Fire Prevention Commission;

(6) One representative from the Delaware health care community appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Delaware State Senate;

(7) One representative from the Delaware health care community appointed by the Delaware Speaker of the House;

(8) One representative of Delaware youth organizations appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Delaware State Senate;

(9) One representative of Delaware youth organizations appointed by the Delaware Speaker of the House; and

(10) Two public members appointed by the Governor.

(c) In order to stagger the terms of the board members;

(1) Those board members initially appointed pursuant to paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2) of this section shall be appointed to a 1-year term.

(2) Those board members initially appointed pursuant to paragraphs (b)(3), (b)(4), (b)(5) and (b)(6) of this section shall be appointed to a 2-year term.

(3) Thereafter, and all other board members shall be appointed to 3-year terms.

(d) The chairperson of the board of directors shall be chosen by the members of the board of directors. The board of directors shall adopt bylaws and other procedures needed for the operation and management of the Delaware Burn Camp Corporation and the Burn Camp.

77 Del. Laws, c. 16, § 1; 77 Del. Laws, c. 378, § 1; 77 Del. Laws, c. 444, §§ 3, 10-13.;