Daily Report for 3/8/2018

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SA 1 to SB 147PassedDelcolloThis Amendment retains the current immunity language in § 3001G(b) to make clear that the immunity standard is not being changed. This Amendment updates the current language in § 3001G(b) to be consistent with the terminology changes in Senate Bill No. 147, specifically by adding "recklessly" and changing "peace officer" to "public safety personnel." 
SA 1 to SB 95PWBEnnisThis Amendment retains the current 25 years eligibility for retirement and amends the multiplier for the calculation of state employee pension benefits for correctional officers from either 1.85%, 2.0%, or 2.45% to a uniform 2.5% for years up to 20 years, and 3.5% for years 20 and beyond. The increased multipliers reflect increased costs, reduced benefits, and the need to recruit and retain qualified and competent correction officers with a modernized pension benefit.  
HA 3 to HB 330PWBSpiegelmanThis bill excludes a rifle, shotgun, and rimfire ammunition from the definitions of firearm and ammunition that a person may sell, give, or transfer to a person under 21 years of age. 
HA 2 to HB 330PWBSchwartzkopfThis amendment excludes a shotgun, muzzle-loading rifle, and ammunition for a shotgun and muzzle-loading rifle from the definition of firearm. 
SA 1 to SB 85PWBHenryThis Amendment makes the following changes to Senate Bill No. 85: 1. It references the existing definition of "disruptive behavior" in Title 14. 2. It includes "disability classification" as a category for data collection. 3. It extends by 1 year the years stated in the requirements to retain the same time frames. This is necessary because this Act will be enacted in 2018, not 2017 when it was drafted. 4. It clarifies that schools must develop plans and strategies with stakeholder input. 5. It makes technical corrections. 
HA 2 to HB 300StrickenLonghurstThis Amendment specifically excludes the relinquishment of a bump stock or trigger crank to law enforcement as a transfer. The purpose of this Amendment is to ensure that relinquishment to law enforcement is not an unlawful act. 
HA 1 to HA 1 to HB 239PassedBaumbachThis amendment permits the person appointment by the Governor to be acting County Executive to be a candidate for that office in a special or general election. 

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 90SignedBushwellerThis bill would allow for a student to participate in the Inspire Scholarship Program for eight continuous semesters instead of the current six. This would allow a student to use Inspire Scholarships for each of the semesters during a traditional college program.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE INSPIRE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
SCR 31 w/ HA 1, HA 2PassedDelcolloThis concurrent resolution establishes the Veterans Higher Education Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding veterans’ access to higher education in Delaware.ESTABLISHING THE VETERANS HIGHER EDUCATION TASK FORCE TO STUDY AND MAKE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING VETERANS’ ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION IN DELAWARE.

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 174SignedMitchellThis Act raises the first offense of purchasing or obtaining a firearm for someone not legally qualified to own, possess or purchase one from a Class F to a Class E Felony. This change is to deter such "straw purchases" by making jail time more likely for the offender, and consequently, to reduce the number of people who cannot legally possess firearms but obtain them in this manner.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 RELATING TO ILLEGAL PURCHASES OF FIREARMS.
HB 300 w/ HA 1, HA 1 to HA 1 + SA 2, SA 4 + HA 4, HA 5, HSignedLonghurstThis bill makes it a crime to sell, transfer, buy, receive or possess a trigger crank or bump-fire device designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle, making such weapon function more like an automatic weapon. A bump stock was used by the gunman in Las Vegas in October 2017. Violation of this provision is a Class E felony.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DESTRUCTIVE WEAPONS.
HA 1 to HB 300PassedLonghurstThis Amendment specifically defines “bump stock” and “trigger crank”. This Amendment also provides a delayed effective date of 120 days only for possession of a bump stock or trigger crank. 
SCR 45PassedCloutierThis Senate Resolution designates March as “Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention Month” in Delaware and encourages the Department of Health and Social Services to research methods to prevent and raise awareness of eating disorders.DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF MARCH AS "EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH" IN DELAWARE
HA 1 to HA 1 to HB 300PassedLonghurstThis Amendment specifically excludes the relinquishment of a bump stock or trigger crank to law enforcement as a transfer. The purpose of this Amendment is to ensure that relinquishment to law enforcement is not an unlawful act.  

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House Committee Assignments

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House Committee Report

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Senate Defeated Legislation

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House Defeated Legislation

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Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

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