CHAPTER 215

FORMERLY

HOUSE SUBSTITUTE NO. 1

FOR

HOUSE BILL NO. 505

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 28, DELAWARE CODE ESTABLISHING THE DELAWARE BICYCLE COUNCIL.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Title 28, Delaware Code by adding a new chapter to read as follows: Chapter 17. Delaware Bicycle Council.

§1701. Composition, appointment, term, meetings, compensation.

(a) The Delaware Bicycle Council shall consist of 9 members, hereafter referred to as "Council" to be appointed by the Governor and chosen one from each of the following agencies: Department of Transportation, Council on Transportation, Department of Public Instruction, Department of Public Safety (State Police and Office of Highway Safety), Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (Division of Parks and Recreation), plus four citizens knowledgeable about bicycling matters -- two from New Castle, one from Kent and one from Sussex Counties. No more than 5 members shall be of the same political party.

(b) The term of office shall be for 3 years.

(c) The Governor shall designate 1 member to be Chairman.

(d) The Council shall meet at least five times each year to report on its work concerning the needs and problems of bicycling in this State.

(e) There shall be no salary but each member shall be entitled to be paid his or her reasonable expenses for attending any meeting of the Council.

(f) Vacancies on the Council shall be filled by the Governor by appointment for the unexpired term.

§1702. Powers and duties.

(a) The Council shall possess all necessary powers and duties to consider, review, and work on matters pertaining to bicycling, bicycle safety and bicycle safety education and to make recommendations to the various state agencies. The Council shall coordinate with the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Service regarding bicycle safety education.

§1703. Staff and fiscal support.

The Department of Transportation shall provide staff and fiscal support to the Council as part of that Department's ongoing responsibility. Said staffing shall include a bicycle coordinator.

Approved May 16, 1990.