148th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

FISCAL NOTE

 

DESCRIPTION:††††† AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 11 AND 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TEMPORARY INSTRUCTION PERMITS AND DRIVERS LICENSES.

 

 

ASSUMPTIONS:


1.    Effective upon signature of the Governor.

 

2.    This Act creates a means for an undocumented immigrant to apply for and obtain valid driving privileges in the State of Delaware.Those who are eligible will be issued a Class D driver license for driving privileges only and is not considered a valid form of identification due to the applicantís inability to prove legal presence in the United States.The Driving Privilege Card will be uniquely designed to distinguish it from other driver licenses.This Act does not change any existing driver license requirements for those who are citizens of the United States or who have lawful presence in the United States.

 

 

3.    The Delaware Department of Transportation estimates the fiscal impact of this Act will be $317,652 for upfront costs and $112,652 for ongoing costs in order to implement the Driving Privilege Card Program.The upfront costs consist of $125,000 for vendor programing, $40,000 for DelDOT IT programming, $102,652 for personnel costs and $50,000 for education/community outreach for the first year.The ongoing costs consist of $102,652 for personnel costs and $10,000 for education/community outreach that will be required for one to two years beyond the initial year.

 

4.    This Act will also result in additional revenue.The cost of the DPC is $20 and the Department estimates that there will be 20,000 individuals taking advantage of the DPC Program, therefore generating additional revenue of $400,000 within the first two years of the program.The revenues generated from the DPC will offset a significant amount of the costs associated with implementing this program for Delaware Department of Transportation.

5.    The Delaware State Police, State Bureau of Identification (SBI) would be responsible for fingerprinting, fingerprint analysis and the criminal history background check for every first-time applicant.In order to accomplish this, SBI will require equipment to link Livescan workstations located at the four DMVís to the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).The equipment and necessary programming will cost $118,000 in one-time costs.On-goingmaintenance will cost $14,500.Signage and informational materials in multiple languages are expected to cost approximately $2,000 annually.

 

6.    SBI also will require additional staffing for at least the first several years.These positions may be analyzed as the number of first-time applicants dwindles, at which time the incumbents can be transferred into existing vacant positions and the additional positions can be eliminated from SBIís compliment.First year costs are calculated for 9-months, to allow for appropriate hiring and training time prior to the proposed start time.

 

††††††† 3 ASF casual season employees for fingerprinting: $83,500 ASF

††††††† 2.0 ASF FTE Criminal History Technicians:††††††††††† $70,300 ASF

††††††† 1.0 ASF FTE Fingerprint Technician:††††††††††††††††††† $37,300 ASF

††††††† Total for full-year funding:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $191,100 ASF

††††††††† Total for first 9 months:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $143,300 ASF

TTF Cost:

††††††††† Fiscal Year 2016 ††††† $317,652†††††† Cost to implement DPC Program

††††††† Fiscal Year 2017†††††† $0††††††††††††††† Less Net of Revenue

††††††††† Fiscal Year 2018†††††† $0††††††††††††††† Less Net of Revenue

 

GF & ASF Cost:

††††††††† Fiscal Year 2016†††††† $143,300 ASF

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $134,500 GF

 

††††††††† Fiscal Year 2017†††††† $191,100 ASF

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $16,500 GF

 

††††††††† Fiscal Year 2018†††††† $191,100 ASF (subject to continuing need)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $16,500 GF

 

Office of Controller General††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (Amounts are shown in whole dollars)

May 29, 2015

JRG:EN

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