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JOHN CARNEY

Executive Order 48


EXECUTIVE ORDER
NUMBER FORTY-EIGHT
TO: HEADS OF ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
RE: (1) ALLOCATION AND SUB-ALLOCATION OF STATE PRIVATE ACTIVITY BOND VOLUME CAP FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2021 AND (2) REALLOCATION OF STATE PRIVATE ACTIVITY BOND VOLUME CAP FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2020

WHEREAS, the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Procedure 2020-45, which provides the State of Delaware (the “State”) with $324,995,000 in private activity bond volume cap (“Volume Cap”) for calendar year 2021, and pursuant to 29 Del. C. §8791A(a), the State’s 2021 Volume Cap is to be allocated among the various State and local government issuers; and

WHEREAS, the Internal Revenue Service previously issued Revenue Procedure 2019-44, which provided the State with $321,775,000 in Volume Cap for calendar year 2020, and pursuant to 29 Del. C. §8791A(a) and as memorialized in Executive Order Number Thirty-Seven dated February 12, 2020 (“Executive Order 37”), the Governor set forth the initial allocation among the various State and local government issuers; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to 29 Del. C. §8791A(b), the State’s allocation of 2021 Volume Cap of $162,495,000 is to be sub-allocated by the Governor between the Delaware State Housing Authority and the Delaware Economic Development Authority; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to 29 Del. C. §8791A(d), the Governor has the right, by Executive Order, to modify the allocations made under 29 Del. C. §8791A(a) provided that no such modification shall cause any obligation issued prior to the date of such modification to lose its qualification for tax-exempt treatment under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; and

WHEREAS, the allocation of Volume Cap for 2020 in Executive Order 37 is subject to modification by further Executive Order; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Executive Order 37, $160,885,000 of 2020 Volume Cap which had been allocated to the State of Delaware was further sub-allocated between the Delaware Economic Development Authority ($80,442,500) and the Delaware State Housing Authority ($80,442,500); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to 29 Del. C. §8791A(f), the unused portion of the 2020 Volume Cap which had been allocated to local government issuers as described in 29 Del. C. §8791A(a) ($160,890,000) automatically reverted to the State at the end of calendar year 2020 as follows:

  • $56,310,000 of unused 2020 Volume Cap assigned to New Castle County reverted to the State of Delaware,
  • $32,180,000 of unused 2020 Volume Cap assigned to Kent County reverted to the State of Delaware,
  • $32,180,000 of unused 2020 Volume Cap assigned to Sussex County reverted to the State of Delaware,
  • $40,220,000 of unused 2020 Volume Cap assigned to The City of Wilmington reverted to the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the Secretary of Finance recommends: (i) that the State’s $162,495,000 of 2021 Volume Cap be allocated between the Delaware State Housing Authority ($81,247,500) and the Delaware Economic Development Authority ($81,247,500); (ii) that the $80,442,500 of unused 2020 Volume Cap previously sub-allocated to the Delaware Economic Development Authority be reassigned to the Delaware State Housing Authority for carry forward for use in future years; and (iii) that the $160,890,000 of unused 2020 Volume Cap previously sub-allocated to the local issuers, which automatically reverted to the State of Delaware, be sub-allocated to the Delaware State Housing Authority for carry forward for use in future years; and

WHEREAS, the Chairperson of the Delaware Economic Development Authority and the Chairperson of the Delaware State Housing Authority concur in the recommendation of the Secretary of Finance.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN C. CARNEY, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby DECLARE and ORDER that:

  1. The $162,495,000 allocation to the State of Delaware of the 2021 Volume Cap is hereby sub-allocated as follows: $81,247,500 to the Delaware State Housing Authority; and $81,247,500 to the Delaware Economic Development Authority.
  2. $162,500,000 of the 2021 Volume Cap is hereby allocated pursuant to 29 C. §8791A(a) to the various local government issuers as follows:
    • $56,875,000 of the 2021 Volume Cap to New Castle County, Delaware;
    • $40,625,000 of the 2021 Volume Cap to the City of Wilmington, Delaware;
    • $32,500,000 of the 2021 Volume Cap to Kent County, Delaware; and
    • $32,500,000 of the 2021 Volume Cap to Sussex County, Delaware.
  1. The $160,890,000 of unused 2020 Volume Cap that had been previously allocated to New Castle County, Kent County, Sussex County and the City of Wilmington shall automatically revert to the State of Delaware and is hereby re-allocated to the Delaware State Housing Authority for carry forward use. In addition, the $80,442,500 of 2020 Volume Cap previously sub-allocated to the Delaware Economic Development Authority under Executive Order 37 is hereby re-allocated to the Delaware State Housing Authority for carry forward use.  Furthermore, the $80,442,500 of unused 2020 Volume Cap previously sub-allocated to the Delaware State Housing Authority under Executive Order 37 is to be carried forward for a total carry forward amount of $321,775,000. 
  2. The aforesaid sub-allocations have been made with due regard to actions taken by other persons in reliance upon previous sub-allocations to bond issuers.

APPROVED this 11th day of February 2021

 

John C. Carney
Governor

 

ATTEST:
Secretary of State

 

PDF of Executive Order

 


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