CHAPTER 501

FORMERLY

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 28

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2,

AND SENATE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2

RE-ESTABLISHING A JOINT TASK FORCE TO REVIEW HOME BUILDER PRACTICES AND REGULATION IN DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, the largest and most significant purchase ever made by an individual or family is their home; and

WHEREAS, there are many very capable and trustworthy home builders in Delaware; and

WHEREAS, there are always a few in any occupation that are not capable or reputable and will take advantage of the consumer; and

WHEREAS, there have been a series of such disreputable home builders preying upon people of Delaware in recent months; and

WHEREAS, State, County, and Local Governments have failed to fully protect consumers from such disreputable builders; and

WHEREAS, the 138th General Assembly by House Concurrent Resolution No. 28 created a Joint Task Force to Review Home Builder Practices and Regulations in Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the work of that Joint Task Force has not been completed; and

WHEREAS, re-establishing this Joint Task Force would be beneficial to the citizens of Delaware.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 139th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that there is hereby created a Joint House and Senate Task Force to investigate State, County and Local regulations of home builders; to conduct such public hearings as it finds helpful; to review legislative options available to the State of Delaware; and to make recommendations to the General Assembly on the better way to regulate home builders and to protect purchasers of Delaware homes.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Task Force shall make its recommendations to the General Assembly on or before June 1, 1999.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Task Force shall consist of:

(a) the Vice-Chairperson of the House of Representatives Housing and Community Affairs Committee who shall be the Task Forces Chairperson;

() the Chairperson of the Senate Housing and Community Affairs Committee;

(a) one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House;

(b) one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Minority Leader of the House;

(c) one member of the Senate appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate;

(f) one member of the Senate appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate;

(g) one member of the Attorney General's Consumer Affairs Division;

(h) one member from the Home Builder's Association of Delaware;

(i) one member from the Delaware Association of Realtors;

(j) one member from the Delaware Bankers Association;

(k) the President of the Delaware Bar Association or his designee;

(l) a representative from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety; and

(m) two public members, one appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and one appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.

Approved March 26, 1998