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Upcoming Event: Joint Legislative and Oversight Sunset Committee Hearing for DVI


The Joint Legislative and Oversight Sunset Committee Hearing for the Division for the Visually Impaired has been scheduled for April 2 beginning at 12:00 PM at Legislative Hall. The Legislative Oversight and Sunset review process determines if the public interest is best served by the continuation, modification, or repeal of the DVI governing statute. Public Comment can be provided in person, or submitted in writing, to highlight the critical work the Division does, as well as the needs of Delawareans with blindness. For information about the sunset review and how to provide testimony, please contact DVI, at 302-255-9800.

What is Legislative Oversight and Sunset Law? Delaware's Legislative Oversight and Sunset Law, Chapter 102 of Title 29 was enacted in 1979 and provides for the periodic legislative review of the State's divisions, boards, commissions, councils, and other agencies. This enables the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee ("JLOSC" or "Committee"), a ten member bipartisan committee responsible for guiding the sunset review process, to determine if the public interest is best served by the continuation, modification, or repeal of a divisionís governing statute.

How do I make a public comment in person? Attend the meeting on April 2, 2019 at Legislative Hall to provide a comment in person. Any members of the public wishing to make verbal public comment would indicate their desire to speak when signing in for the meeting. An individual is limited to three minutes of speaking time and a group is limited to five minutes.

How do I make a public comment in writing? All written public comment can be sent via email directly to Amanda McAtee at Amanda.McAtee@delaware.gov. All written public comment received will be provided to the committee. If you would like to have your written comment in before the presentation hearing, please send to Amanda McAtee by the afternoon of Friday, March 29th. Any written public comment received after the presentation hearing is still provided to the committee.

Where can I learn more about the Sunset process?



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