CHAPTER 403

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 556

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 28 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE BICYCLE COUNCIL.

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

Amend § 1701 of Title 28 of the Delaware Code by restating said section in its entirety as follows:

"§ 1701. Composition; appointment; term and meetings; compensation.

(a) The Delaware Bicycle Council shall consist of fifteen (15) members, hereafter referred to as the 'Council', to be appointed by the Governor. One (1) member (two (2) where noted) shall be appointed from each of the following agencies for a term of two (2) years: the Department of Transportation (one from the Council on Transportation and one from elsewhere within the Department), the Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Public Safety (one (1) from the State Police and one (1) from the Office of Highway Safety), the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (from the Division of Parks and Recreation). the Delaware Council on Greenways & Trails, and the Department of Health and Social Services (from the Division of Public Health). In addition, seven (7) members shall be citizens knowledgeable about bicycling matters -two (2) from New Castle County, one ( I ) from Kent County, one (1) from Sussex County, and three (3) at-large.

(b) The terms of the members who are private citizens shall be staggered. One of the at-large citizens and one of the New Castle County citizens, both as designated by the Governor, shall serve an initial term of one (1) year. One of the at-large citizens, one of the New Castle County citizens, both as designated by the Governor, the Sussex County citizen and the Kent County citizen shall serve an initial term of two (2) years. One of the at-large citizens, as designated by the Governor, shall serve an initial term of three (3) years. Thereafter, each citizen member shall serve a term of three (3) years. Any person who is a member at the time this legislation is enacted may serve the remainder of his or her term.

(c) The members shall each year elect one of the private citizen members to be chairperson of the Council, to serve in such capacity for a period of one year.

(d) The Council shall meet at least five (5) times each year and shall report annually to the Cabinet Committee on State Planning 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 reimbursed for his or her reasonable out-of-pocket expenses for attending any meeting of the Council.

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

Approved June 27, 1996