Daily Report for 6/8/2018

Governor's Actions

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 140SignedM. SmithThis non-punitive, public-health oriented bill seeks to codify certain sections of the federal law known as the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), that requires states to have policies and procedures in place to address the needs of infants born with and identified as being affected by substance abuse, withdrawal symptoms, or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, including a requirement that healthcare providers involved in the delivery or care of such infant notify the child protection services system. This bill formalizes a uniform, collaborative response protocol for the development of a Plan of Safe Care for infants with prenatal substance exposure and their affected family or caregivers.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO INFANTS WITH PRENATAL SUBSTANCE EXPOSURE.
HB 284SignedGrayThis Bill would allow all on-premises licensees who sell a bottle of alcohol (other than beer) to place a cap on the bottle and allow patrons to take it home with them for consumption later. Delaware was one of the first states to recognize that it was important that patrons who purchase a bottle of wine have the opportunity to take the remainder of the bottle home with them rather than face the choice of drinking more than they should and driving, or leaving part of the bottle they had paid for at the premise.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF PARTIALLY CONSUMED ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS FROM A PREMISE.
SB 150SignedEnnisThis Act reduces the membership on the Delaware Police Accreditation Commission from 16 members to 12 members. The Act also provides that: i) the Secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security may not vote except to break a tie; and ii) members of the Commission may appoint a designee to serve in their stead and at their pleasure.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE POLICE ACCREDITATION COMMISSION.
SB 153 w/ SA 2SignedHansenThis Act creates the Delaware Native Species Commission ("Commission"), which is one of the recommendations of the Statewide Ecological Extinction Task Force, created by Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20 of the 149th General Assembly. The Commission will terminate 10 years from enactment unless extended by the General Assembly.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE NATIVE SPECIES COMMISSION.
SB 154 w/ HA 1SignedHockerSection 1 eliminates the need to use an ordinance to appoint a Town Manager and specifies that all departments, including the Police Department, report directly to the Town Manager. Section 2 outlines the Town Manager's responsibility for the Police Department. Section 3 eliminates the organizational details of the beach patrol. AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH BETHANY.
HB 349SignedKeeleyThis Act creates a Delaware Commission on Irish Heritage and Culture.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON IRISH HERITAGE AND CULTURE.
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.
HB 373SignedCarsonThe Bill amends Title 4 to permit licensed Delaware craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries the ability to sell products produced by other Delaware craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries for on-site consumption, only. The products sold must be purchased through the existing three-tier system (i.e., wholesalers or traditional retailers).AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATED TO ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS.
HB 388SignedPostlesSection 1 authorizes the disinterested members of the Town Council to determine if a council member meets the qualifications to be on council. Section 2 outlines the requirements for publishing a notice of solicitation of candidates for municipal elections, the filing requirement to run for Council, the procedures for resolving disputes over an individual’s qualifications to run for Council, and the notice of election requirements. Section 3 eliminates the prescribed time frame for having the polls open on the day of the municipal election and requires the polls to be open for at least 4 hours. Section 3 clarifies the duties of the Board of Elections, clarifies the qualifications to vote in an election, provides details regarding voting procedures and the conduct of the elections, and specifies the need for the Town to comply with 15 Del. C. Ch. 75 (“Municipal Elections”). Section 4 prohibits council members from taking office sooner than 7 days following the certification of the election. Section 5 eliminates a specific day of the month that the Town Council is required to meet. Section 6 requires the Town Council to act by a majority vote of the entire Town Council (and not just a majority of a quorum present at a meeting). Section 7 corrects an erroneous reference to the Council president and authorizes the Mayor or a member of Council to countersign checks. Section 8 eliminates the requirement that the Town Council appoint a police force. Section 9 authorizes the Town to recover from property owners those expenses incurred by the Town in the collection of delinquent Town taxes. Section 10 authorizes the Town to regulate public parking areas in Town. Section 11 eliminates detailed nuisance abatement procedures and authorizes the Town to adopt ordinances regulating nuisances and dangerous buildings. The Town is authorized to collect from the property owners, in the same manner as it collects delinquent taxes, those expenses incurred by the Town in abating a nuisance or dangerous building.AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF BOWERS.

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Senate Committee Assignments

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Senate Committee Report

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Senate Defeated Legislation

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Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

Culp, DawnConfirmedVictims' Compensation Assistance Program Appeals BoardNew
DeMatteis, ClaireConfirmedUniversity of Delaware Board of TrusteesNew
Hawkins, KathleenConfirmedUniversity of Delaware Board of TrusteesNew
Szczerba, MichaelConfirmedAssistant Aldreman of the Town of NewportNew