House Bill 103
152nd General Assembly (Present)
House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce 3/30/23
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 17 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TRAFFIC IMPACTS OF DEVELOPMENT.
Transportation infrastructure is critical to the safe and efficient movement of people as well as goods and services throughout the State. The Delaware Strategies and Spending identifies various investment levels to help prioritize State infrastructure funding, with investment levels 1 and 2 representing the areas of highest priority. However, there are many transportation facilities within these areas which do not meet the current standards and rely on development projects to construct improvements resulting in unpredictable costs and fragmented infrastructure. This act creates a transportation impact fee for areas within state strategies and spending levels 1 and 2 that are not currently within an approved Transportation Improvement District. The impact fee ensures that development contributes a reasonable, responsible share of the transportation impact to fund off-site improvements including but not limited to bringing substandard roads to current standards, improving pedestrian facilities, and upgrading deficient intersections while allowing the Department of Transportation to implement the improvements in a more cohesive way. The fees are to be utilized within the counties where they are collected.
Takes effect upon being signed into law