SB 85 – Development Authority Modification Act
This bill is intended to rectify an internal inconsistency within the definition of “Project” in the Development Authorities Law (the “Law”). This definition in the current version of the Law contains both a lengthy listing of categories of allowable projects, as well as a broad discretionary provision, which was included as a subsequent addition to the law in order for this definition to mirror the comparable provision in the Downtown Development Authorities Law.
By deleting the older specific definitional provisions, while retaining the general discretionary provision already in the Law, Senate Bill 85 would eliminate unnecessary confusion and debate, without seeking to change past practices or expand or reduce any development authority powers. (Summary provided by the Council for Quality Growth)