Senate Bill 138
152nd General Assembly (Present)
Becomes effective upon date of signature of the Governor or upon date specified
Rep. Dorsey Walker
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 17 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE BYWAYS PROGRAM.
This Act is a result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee's review of the Delaware Byway Advisory Board ("Board"). First formed in 2000, the Board has served in an advisory role relating to the Delaware Byways Program. The Board's primary purpose is to assist in and make recommendations regarding in the designation, development, operation, management, and promotion of Delaware byways. During the initial development of the Delaware Byways Program, the Board consulted with the Department of Transportation’s planning division to create the Delaware Scenic and Historic Highways Program Guide in 2001. The Guide defined the creation, organization, and ongoing management of designated byways in Delaware. Six byways were designated in Delaware between 2002 and 2010. The Board met regularly from 2000 through 2005, with its last known meeting in 2005. The Delaware Byways Program no longer accepts applications for new byways, and the existing 6 byways are self-governed by byway management organizations and individual corridor management plans. For these reasons, and with the support of the Department of Transportation, the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee concluded that, although the Board once served an important role relating to byways in Delaware, the Board is no longer meeting its statutory duties or fulfilling a state need, and that the Board should be terminated. This Act therefore terminates the Delaware Byway Advisory Board.