SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION
ESTABLISHING A JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 123RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY KNOWN AS A HIGHWAY LAWS STUDY COMMITTEE, AND PROVIDING FOR A STUDY OF EXISTING HIGHWAY LAWS TO EVALUATE THEIR ADEQUACY.
WHEREAS, there is a considerable concern about the adequacy of the existing highway laws to meet present and anticipated highway needs with respect to construction, development, design, maintenance, and safety; and
WHEREAS, the State Highway Department in cooperation with the Bureau of Public Roads proposes to conduct a study aimed at reviewing existing law and proposing needed improvements in legislation; and
WHEREAS, the cost of such studies will be borne in the approximate ratio of 70% Federal Funds and 30% State Highway Department Planning Funds now available; and
WHEREAS, the Department proposes to engage a Nationally known non-profit organization experienced in conducting highway legal studies who will perform the basic investigations and research needed for review by highway and legislative interests necessary for the preparation of the final study report;
BE IT RESOLVED by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware that:
1. There be a Highway Laws Study Committee, hereinafter referred to as the Committee, which shall consist of six members, three of whom shall be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate from among the membership of the Senate, and three by the Speaker of the House of Representatives from among the membership of the House;
2. The Committee be organized by selecting from among its membership a chairman, a vice-chairman and secretary. The Committee shall hold regular or special meetings called by or at the direction of the chairman during or intervening regular sessions of the Legislature, at places designated by the chairman ;
3. The Committee have for its purpose an evaluation of the adequacy of existing highway laws and, where necessary, propose revisions to produce a modern highway code providing the authority and responsibility for effective modern highway transportation;
4. The Committee be kept fully informed by the State Highway Department, through its Director of the progress of any phase of the highway laws study which may be undertaken pursuant to Title 23, Section 307 of the United States Code;
5. Upon completion of the study, the Committee cooperate in the preparation of, the final report containing recommendations of the study group and submit copies thereof to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Committee draw its expenses out of the General Fund upon vouchers signed by the Chairman and Secretary.