SPONSOR:

Rep. Longhurst & Rep. Hudson & Rep. Schwartzkopf & Rep. Potter & Rep. K. Williams & Sen. Townsend & Sen. Hocker & Rep. Wilson

Reps. Baumbach, Bennett, Dukes, Hensley, Jaques, Q. Johnson, Matthews, Miro, Mulrooney, Osienski, Paradee, D. Short, Viola; Sens. Bonini, Cloutier, Lavelle, Pettyjohn

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

149th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 260

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO GRANT-IN-AID.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 63, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 6341A Grant-In-Aid Committee.

(a) There shall be a Grant-In-Aid Committee. The purpose of the Committee shall be to review requests for grant-in-aid and develop the grant-in-aid appropriations bill.

(b) The Grant-In-Aid Committee is composed of 3 members of the Senate appointed by the President Pro Tempore and 3 members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House. Not more than 2 Senate appointees, nor 2 House appointees, may belong to the same political party. The Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Committee alternate each year between a Representative appointed by the Speaker of the House and a Senator appointed by the President Pro Tem of the Senate. During odd-numbered years, a Senator serves as Chairperson and a Representative serves as Vice Chairperson; during even-numbered years, a Representative serves as Chairperson and a Senator serves as Vice Chairperson.

(c) The Grant-In-Aid Committee shall review the performance and efficacy of grant-in-aid recipients.

Section 2. The Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson, and Members of the Grant-In-Aid Committee shall be compensated at the rate of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee for their service on the Committee.

Section 3. This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2018.

SYNOPSIS

This bill creates the Grant-In-Aid Committee. The Committee is a joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The purpose of the Committee is to review requests for grant-in-aid and to develop the grant-in-aid appropriations bill.