CHAPTER 711

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

Dover

EXECUTIVE ORDER

NUMBER NINETEEN

TO: Heads of all State Departments and Agencies

RE: Establishment of a Governor's Task Force on Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV'S)

WHEREAS, the natural resources of the State of Delaware must be conserved to assure continued availability for public benefit; and

WHEREAS, the development and utilization of the natural resources must be regulated to ensure that these resources are employed for beneficial uses and not wasted; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware is faced with a serious problem with the growing number and improper utilization of off-highway vehicles on public lands; and

WHEREAS, establishment of uniform legislation for enforcement and control of these vehicles is direly needed; and

WHEREAS, the provision of and development of designated use areas to accommodate these vehicles will help conserve the natural resources as well as protect the best interest of the health and safety of the public;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order as follows:

1. There is created a Governor's Task Force on Off-Highway Vehicles, whose primary task will be to study the impact of these vehicles on public lands within Delaware, and after such study, draft uniform legislation for the enforcement and control of these vehicles, and further recommend the provision of and development of designated 'use areas which will help conserve the natural resources as well as protect the health and safety of the public.

2. The Task Force on Off-Highway Vehicles will consist of representatives of the following agencies and organizations:

Delaware General Assembly

Department of Highways and Transportation

Delaware State Police

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

State Planning Office

Department of Public Instruction

New Castle County Department of Parks and Recreation

Kent County Department of Parks and Recreation

Sussex County Council

Wilmington Department of Parks and Recreation

Delaware Motorcycle Dealers Association

City of Newark Department of Parks and Recreation

Delaware Federation of Sportsmen Clubs

3. The Task Force will be responsible to report its findings and recommendations to me not later than March 1, 1974.

APPROVED this 4th day of September, 1973.

(GREAT SEAL)

SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT

Governor

Attest:

GROVER A. BIDDLE

Assistant Secretary of State