Daily Report for 3/1/2018

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HA 3 to SB 65StrickenCollinsThis amendment clarifies that a professional is not engaging in conversion therapy or unprofessional conduct by treating a patient in the manner that the patient requests or consents to in order to assist the patient achieve their objective or goal. 
HA 1 to SB 101PassedK. WilliamsThis Amendment removes the change made by Senate Amendment No. 2 to retain the original language of Senate Bill No. 101, which requires a research facility to contract with another organization to comply with this Act instead of allowing a research facility to operate its own adoption program. This Amendment also removes the immunity provision from Senate Bill No. 101.  
HB 315CommitteeHudsonThis Bill requires all statewide and other candidates that may appear on the general election ballot to disclose whether or not all their State and Federal personal income tax returns are filed and any tax due has been paid and whether or not all their real property taxes have been paid.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ELECTIONS AND CANDIDATE DISCLOSURES.
HB 321CommitteeHeffernanThis Act requires that consumer contracts which contain automatic renewal provisions, also known as “evergreen clauses”, must clearly and conspicuously disclose the terms of the automatic renewal and procedures for cancelling the renewal. In contracts that renew after 12 months or more, the provider of goods or services must provide an additional written notice to the consumer no less than 60 and no more than 30 days before the time for cancellation expires, along with information on how to cancel. This provision allows businesses to continue the practice of using automatic renewals, while seeking to ensure consumers are fully aware of the terms of the contract and are not caught off guard by a renewal buried somewhere in the fine print. Violation of the terms of this Act can result in an award to the consumer of treble damages plus attorneys fees and may also be addressed through the authority of the Consumer Protection Unit of the Department of Justice pursuant to provisions in subchapter IV. A business will not be held liable if it can show that it has put in place policies and procedures to comply with this Act, and that any violation of the renewal provisions was the result of an error, and that any funds collected from a consumer in violation of the Act have been refunded. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CONSUMER CONTRACTS.
HA 1 to HB 304PassedBradyThis amendment changes use of the singular in the listed lines, inappropriate in a chorus sung by groups, to the inclusive plural used in the preceding lines of the chorus. The pledge itself appears in the state-wide stanza: "Liberty and Independence we will guard with loyal care .and hold fast to freedom's presence in our home state Delaware." The change also achieves gender neutrality, especially desirable when the song is sung in chorus by young boys and girls. 
HB 320CommitteeMiroThis bill lowers the blood alcohol content requirement for driving under the influence from .08 to .05.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.
HA 1 to HB 301StrickenHudsonThis amendment allows the various at-large members of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council to be elected for 3-year terms and be eligible for reelection. This change is requested by Council. 
HA 1 to HB 288PWBK. WilliamsThis Amendment adds the following provisions to House Bill No. 288: - That the following individuals will not fined: > An individual between 19 and 21 years old who serves alcoholic liquor at a taproom. > An individual under 21 years old who enters or remains in a taproom that has a license to permit patrons under 21 years old but is not in compliance with the license. - That taprooms with a history of violating Title 4 or its related administrative regulations are not eligible for a license to allow 19-21 year olds to serve alcohol or patrons under 21 years old on the premises. - Clarifying that the Commissioner may refuse to grant a license for a taproom to allow 19-21 year olds to serve alcohol or patrons under 21 years old on the premises if any of the already-existing grounds for refusal of a license under § 543, Title 4, exist. 
HB 323CommitteeKowalkoThis Act reaffirms the Constitutional requirement that the General Assembly appropriate money belonging to the General Fund by making clear that funds received by the State or a State agency from settlements or other final orders or judgments, other than those funds awarded specifically to a party or consumer or as attorneys' fees, or explicitly directed otherwise by law, are to be deposited to the General Fund and may not be transferred or expended until the funds are appropriated by the General Assembly.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE STATE OR A STATE AGENCY FROM SETTLEMENTS OR OTHER FINAL ORDERS OR JUDGMENTS OF A COURT.

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