Daily Report for 4/25/2018

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HCR 80PassedMatthewsThis concurrent resolution designates April 25, 2018, as Engineering and Technology Education Day.DESIGNATING APRIL 25, 2018 AS ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION DAY IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
HA 1 to HB 323PWBKowalkoThis Amendment permits the expenditure of funds to a consumer entitled to any monetary award.  
HA 2 to HB 3DefeatedBriggs KingThis amendment reduces the amount of paid leave by half and thereby reduces the costs to the School District and State agencies who must either pay temporary workers to complete the work during the paid absence or burden existing workers with the additional workload. 
HA 1 to HB 363PassedK. WilliamsThis amendment changes the time when the polls open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. to be consistent with all other elections. 
HB 387CommitteeBaumbachThis bill changes the adjudication process from nonbinding arbitration to an administrative hearing. This change reflects the nature of the hearings that have occurred under this section. This bill also permits any party to request from Superior Court a stay of the hearing officer’s decision if an appeal has been filed.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITIES.
HA 1 to HB 374PassedSchwartzkopfThis amendment removes pediatric autism spectrum disorder and pediatric sensory processing disorder from the definition of debilitating medical condition in House Bill 374. 
HA 1 to HB 369PassedOsienskiThis Amendment further expands the offense of falsifying business records to include a person who causes the alteration or modification of a medical record or causes the creation of a false medical record.  
HA 2 to HB 165StrickenViolaThe amendment does three things; first it allows flexibility to the shipping label signifying signature needed because it's alcohol. Second, simplifies the reporting process whereby carriers report to where alcohol deliveries were made. Lastly, it requires that carriers provide employees and contractors with education on identification checking for obtaining signatures for alcohol shipments. 

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 170 w/ SA 1, SA 1 to SA 1SignedRamoneThis legislation, the Angel Investor Job Creation and Innovation Act for Small Technology Companies, creates an incentive for qualified angel investors to invest capital in qualified Delaware small technology companies..AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 29 AND 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ANGEL INVESTOR JOB CREATION AND INNOVATION ACT .
HB 239 w/ HA 1, HA 1 to HA 1SignedRamoneThis bill addresses how a vacancy in the office of New Castle County Executive will be filled. Initially the County Chief Administrative Officer will fill the position. Thereafter a special election shall be held to fill the vacancy for the balance of the term of office. This is the same special election process as applicable to a vacancy in a County Council district.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO A VACANCY IN THE NEW CASTLE COUNTY OFFICE OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE.
HB 301 w/ HA 2 + SA 1SignedHudsonThis Act allows the various at-large members of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council to be appointed for 3-year terms and be eligible for reappointment. This change is requested by the Council.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COORDINATING COUNCIL.
HB 327 w/ HA 1SignedMitchellThis Act is designed to address underage gambling offenses under § 4810 of Title 29 in a more efficient way. Section 1 of this Act requires mandatory counseling for underage individuals who gamble in violation of § 4810(a) of Title 29 and provides for original jurisdiction for these violations in the Justice of Peace Courts for those who are 18 years of age or older and for original jurisdiction for these violations in the Family Court for those who are 17 years of age or younger. Section 2 of this Act gives Superior Court jurisdiction over other violations of the underage gambling law. Section 3 makes violations of § 4810(a) of Title 29 eligible for probation before judgment. Section 4 of the Act makes violations of § 4810(a) of Title 29 a warrantless crime, which would permit violators to be processed through the use of a criminal summons. Finally, this Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 AND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO UNDERAGE GAMBLING.
SB 167SignedHockerThis Act amends the Charter of Fenwick Island to provide examples of documents that can be used to prove residency in the Town of Fenwick Island for purposes of voting in the annual municipal elections and change the limit on borrowing from $500,000 in any 1 year to 5% of the total assessed value of all non-tax-exempt real property.AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF FENWICK ISLAND.
SA 1 to HB 170PassedBushwellerThis Amendment deletes House Bill No. 170 in its entirety and, therefore, becomes the Act. This Amendment differs from House Bill No. 170 by creating a 6-month holding period before tax credits can be claimed by investors, adds a description of qualified expenditures, and ensures that qualified investment dollars are spent in Delaware to spur job growth. This Amendment makes clear that this Act sunsets for purposes of tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2024. This Amendment also makes technical corrections to conform language from House Bill No. 170 to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.  
HCR 79PassedHensleyThis resolution recognizes April 25, 2018 as World Wish Day in Delaware.RECOGNIZING APRIL 25, 2018 AS WORLD WISH DAY IN DELAWARE.
SA 1 to HB 301PassedHenryThis Amendment clarifies that the member of the health care community is elected by the Council in the same manner as the other Council members that are appointed by the Council. 
SA 1 to SA 1 to HB 170PassedBushwellerThis amendment changes the sunset provision in Senate Amendment No. 1 to House Bill No. 170 from January 1, 2024 to January 1, 2022. 

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

No Legislation Passed By House

Senate Committee Assignments

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House Committee Assignments

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Senate Committee Report

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Senate Defeated Legislation

No Senate Defeated Legislation

House Defeated Legislation

No House Defeated Legislation

Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

Andrus, Kathleen R.ConfirmedDelaware Interscholastic Athletic AssociationNew
Bennett, ReneeConfirmedAlderman of the City of Rehoboth BeachReappointment
Gant, FrancisConfirmedDelaware Board of Charitable GamingReappointment
Gay, Kyle EvansConfirmedState Public Integrity CommissionNew