Daily Report for 6/21/2018

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SCR 76PassedPooreThis concurrent resolution recognizes the achievements and efforts of the staff of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, who worked to earn accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums for Delaware’s state museums and collections, the highest recognition afforded to museums in the United States. RECOGNIZING THE STAFF AND LEADERSHIP OF THE DELAWARE DIVISION OF HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS UPON THE EARNING OF ACCREDITATION FROM THE AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS FOR DELAWARE’S STATE MUSEUM SYSTEM AND COLLECTIONS.
HA 1 to HB 459PWBDukesThis Amendment does all of the following: 1. Removes the insurance claim data collection organization lien process from a paragraph that applies to parties that do not have access to the insurance claim data collection organization database. 2. Exempts insurance payments for property damage from liens under this Act. 3. Fixes a typographical error. 4. Revises the heading of the new statute to eliminate confusion. 5. Revises the reference to reflect the change on lines 23 through 35. 6. Clarifies that this statute applies to insurance payments that result from a court case. 7. Removes a paragraph that conflicts with the rest of the new statute. 8. Clarifies that an insurer satisfies the insurer's obligation under this Act by dispensing funds to the attorney of record for the obligor. 9. Provides for the priority of child support liens. 
HB 478CommitteeHensleyThis act restores the $500 senior real property tax credit.AN ACT TO AMEND VOLUME 81, CHAPTER 58, SECTION 97 OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO THE SENIOR REAL PROPERTY TAX CREDIT.
SB 265CommitteeMcDowellThis Act amends the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act (REPSA) to provide for a workable cost cap to protect Delmarva Power customers from sharp annual increases in their bills due to the cost of procuring renewable energy. This Act authorizes the Director of the Division of Energy and Climate of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to freeze the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) if the cost of compliance to Delmarva Power customers increases by more than 1% a year, or 0.5% for solar power, without shutting down the RPS permanently. However, this Act requires the Director to lift a freeze if the increase in costs is expected to fall below the annual cost caps. This Act revises the RPS cost cap provisions by making it clear that the cost caps measure the annual increase in the cost of compliance with REPSA. This Act reduces the cost cap thresholds from 3% to 1% for renewable energy overall and from 1% to 0.5% for solar energy. Finally, the Act delineates the authority to promulgate regulations on the part of DNREC and the Public Service Commission to avoid any regulatory conflict and ensure that the agencies work together to implement REPSA while protecting customers from sharp cost increases. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 26 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO STANDARDS.
SB 253CommitteeMarshallThis Act creates and funds, in Fiscal Year 2019, a Community Assault Weapon Recovery Program. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FIREARM RECOVERY PROGRAMS.
HB 477CommitteeLynnThis Act provides a post-2011 employee who relied on misinformation that the employee would have a vested right to a reduced pension if the employee can prove, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the employee: (a) Was employed by a non-State employer. (b) While employed by a non-State employer, the employee vested in a pension plan that would pay the employee a greater amount than the employee projected to be payable to the employee as a post 2011-employee, based on the employment under which the employee first became a post-2011 employee. (c) But for the employee’s reasonable understanding that the employee would vest in a pension as a pre-2011 employee, the employee would not have resigned from employment with the non-State employer. Under this Act, the Board of Pension Trustee’s Executive Secretary makes the determination whether a post-2011 employee qualifies for a pension as a pre-2011 employee, and Executive Secretary’s determination is appealable to the Board. If the Executive Secretary determines that a post-2011 employee has met the standard for vested in a pension as a pre-2011 employee, when the employee has 5 years of qualifying credited service and is 62 years or older, the employee is eligible to receive a pension that is reduced by 4/10 percent of each month the employee has less than 15 years. This Act takes effect January 1, 2019.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 RELATING TO THE STATE EMPLOYEES' PENSION PLAN.
HR 33PassedSchwartzkopfThis Resolution recognizes Wednesday, June 21, 2018, as “Staff Appreciation Day” in the House of Representatives.RECOGNIZING JUNE 21, 2018, AS "STAFF APPRECIATION DAY" IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
HB 479CommitteeKowalkoThis Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution of upholstered residential furniture and children's products that contain harmful flame retardant chemicals. People who are not in the business of selling these products and nonprofits are exempted from this Act. These flame retardants have been found to cause cancer, particularly to firefighters who are extinguishing fires that involve products that contain these chemicals. This Act takes effect on July 1, 2019.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF HARMFUL FLAME RETARDANTS.
SCR 79PassedPooreThis Senate Concurrent Resolution directs the Department of Education, with the assistance of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association, to promulgate regulations that permit coaches to coach student athletes out of season, with restrictions that minimize the risk of unethical activity.DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE DELAWARE INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS THAT PERMIT COACHES TO COACH ATHLETES OUT OF SEASON, WITH RESTRICTIONS THAT MINIMIZE THE RISK OF UNETHICAL ACTIVITY.

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 292SignedJaquesThis Act implements the recommendations of the March 2105 Autism Educational Task Force report regarding § 1332 of Title 14, the Program for Children with Autism and its Special Staff. Enacted nearly three decades ago, this law established a network of educational programs initially within a separate school structure known as The Delaware Autism Program (DAP). Today, this network continues as a combination of both separate school programs and within local school district support services. However, the current model does not reflect current practices in special education, especially regarding inclusive education, and parents’ desire to have their children educated in their local communities. In addition, the increase in students with an educational classification of autism spectrum disorder (“ASD”) has made it difficult for the Statewide Director to provide the level of services and support that once was offered. This Act establishes the qualifications and duties of the Statewide Director and enhances the current mandatory committee structure to include a Parent Advisory Committee, in addition to the Peer Review Committee and Statewide Monitoring Review Board, to increase family input, monitoring, and protections. This Act creates a 3 year pilot program that revises the concept of DAP toward a system in which the statewide Director will work in collaboration with a team of experts to provide technical assistance and training to districts and educational entities. It allows for and provides adequate resources for all students with ASD in Delaware by eliminating the distinction between DAP-approved programs and other in-district options and by providing in-state experts at a lower cost than out-of-state residential treatment and consultants. The pilot program created under this Act makes changes that recognize and support the need for specialized technical assistance and training staff to be available to build capacity for teachers in all districts and other programs educating students with ASD. These changes expand available supports so that excellent, evidence-based training and technical assistance can be made available to all Delaware schools and the students who attend them. The pilot program created under this Act establishes a technical assistance team of educational autism specialists numbering a ratio of 1 for every 100 students (currently estimated at 15 positions). The fiscal mechanism to support the pilot program will be accomplished through mandated district participation that is consistent with the current needs-based funding system in Delaware and by redirecting state spending towards lower cost, community-based supports from out-of-state residential placements. The number of training specialists will be phased in over several years or until the pilot program ends. Finally, this Act is known as "The Alex Eldreth Autism Education Law" in memory Alex Eldreth, who passed away unexpectedly on November 24, 2017, and his dedication to this work.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER.
HB 348 w/ HA 1SignedMulrooneyThis Act redefines “resident” to mean one who is legally domiciled in the State for 10 years immediately preceding October of the pretax year. This change means that one must be domiciled in the State for 10 years before one who is over the age of 65 can receive the exemption from real estate taxes provided by Subchapter II, Chapter 81, Title 9 of the Delaware Code. This change is consistent with a similar change made to the residency requirements of those who are over the age of 65 and claiming a tax credit against school taxes (See House Bill No. 99, as amended, from the 149th General Assembly; Chapter 71, Volume 81 of the Laws of Delaware). This Act also corrects language in the definition of “income.” This language operates to reference income information that is a year old at the time provided. Removing this language will mean income information for the most recent federal and state income tax years is provided. Finally, this Act makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COUNTY TAXES.
SB 200SignedLopezThis Act prohibits drilling for oil or natural gas in Delaware’s coastal zone and territorial waters and precludes DNREC from issuing any permits in connection with the development of offshore drilling infrastructure, whether proposed for Delaware territorial waters or waters outside of the State.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO OFFSHORE DRILLING AND THE COASTAL ZONE.
SB 224 w/ SA 1SignedHenrySection 1 of this Act increases the aggregate amount of Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credits that can be approved in any 1 fiscal year from $500,000 to $1 million. Section 1 of this Act also makes a technical correction to use “persons,” which is a defined term for purposes of the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit, instead of “firms,” which is not defined, and to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. Section 2 of this Act provides the Delaware State Housing Authority with funds to administer the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit program. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE TAX CREDIT.
SB 225 w/ SA 1, SA 2SignedHansenThis Act encourages prescribers and patients to use proven non-opioid methods of treating back pain by doing the following: 1. Prohibits numerical limits on physical therapy and chiropractic care, which might deter prescribers or patients from using those treatments rather than opioids. 2. Adds continuing education requirements for prescribers relating to risks of opioids and alternatives to opioids. 3. Creates a pilot program within the state employee health care plan that allows the use of massage therapy, acupuncture, and yoga for the treatment of back pain.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16, TITLE 24, TITLE 29, AND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR THE TREATMENT OF BACK PAIN.
SB 226Out of CommitteePooreThe Public Service Commission’s (“PSC”) authority over public utilities has been changed by recent decisions by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) and legislation enacted in Delaware. This Act changes the statutory requirements for PSC public utilities to remove requirements that are no longer consistent with the FCC decisions and revised State laws but impose unnecessary burdens and costs on utilities and administrative costs to the PSC. This Act also removes an unnecessary administrative requirement regarding motor vehicle dealers. The specific changes are as follows: Section 1. Removes the requirement in § 4915 of Title 6 that an annual assessment be sent to motor vehicle dealers so that the PSC has the flexibility to send an annual assessment and notification to motor vehicle dealers only when the annual assessment is necessary to cover actual administrative costs. Current law requires that the annual assessment be sent even when the actual cost of administering this chapter is zero or de minimis. The PSC has had only 2 cases in the past 6 years and both were settled without significant cost. Section 2. Revises an internal reference to reflect a subsection redesignated by this Act. Section 3, Section 5, Sections 6 through 8. Amend §§ 215, 704, 705, 706, and 707 of Title 26 so that PSC approval is not needed for telecommunication filings for mergers, transfers of control, securities issuance, and financings. The telecommunications industry has continued to evolve and provide competitive services in Delaware. The FCC exercises regulatory authority over telecommunication service providers and recent statutory changes eliminated the PSC’s authority to regulate telecommunication customer service. Thus, applications for merger or transfer of control are typically permitted after there has been no PSC action within the required 30 day period. This section eliminates an unnecessary regulatory requirement and loses little oversight of competitive telecommunication service providers. Section 4. Eliminates PSC authority to regulate “rates changed” for basic cable services. On September 9, 2015, the FCC issued new rules declaring basic cable service to be competitive in all areas because fiber and satellite services offer a competitive alternative. To retain rate regulatory authority, states must petition the FCC showing a lack of competitive alternatives with their boundaries and Delaware has not filed a petition to do so. This change codifies the impact of that FCC ruling on PSC authority. Section 8. Amends § 707 of Title 26 to eliminate the annual rate filing by telecommunication providers. In 2013, HB 96 redefined basic service in Delaware to include an individual access line and residential local usage at a location where there is no alternative provider of telephone service available and switched access services. This revised definition eliminated all basic service in Delaware and the need for a telecommunication provider to file applications for rate changes, which had been calculated using the Gross Domestic Product Price Inflation Index. Under federal law, carriers are prohibited from increasing intrastate switched access rates, so there is no need for a State filing regarding a calculation related to switched access services. Thus, this change eliminates unnecessary regulatory filings. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 AND TITLE 26 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AND THE REGULATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES.
HB 443 w/ HA 1SignedBradyThis Act permits the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to renew or extend the term of a construction permit under certain circumstances. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PERMITS.
SA 1 to SB 224PassedHenryThis Amendment provides the Delaware State Housing Authority with the authority to use up to $50,000 of the interest income from the Housing Development Fund for the support of administrative functions associated with administering the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit program.  
SB 243 w/ SA 1SignedHenrySince 1973, § 9605(b) of Title 9 of the Delaware Code (“§ 9605”) has prohibited the recordation of instruments that restrict the sale, gift, transfer, assignment, conveyance, ownership, lease, rental, use, or occupancy of real property to or by any person because of the person’s race, color, creed, sex, national origin, or ancestry. This Act provides a mechanism for owners of real property subject to an instrument that contains a provision that restricts property rights based on the list of characteristics included in § 9605, including the governing documents of a common interest community, to redact and strike the unlawful restrictive covenant language from instruments recorded with a county recorder of deeds before the original enactment of § 9605 or in violation of § 9605. This Act also amends the list of characteristics included in § 9605 that may not be used to discriminate in the sale, gift, transfer, assignment, conveyance, ownership, lease, rental, use, or occupancy of real property to make it consistent with Delaware’s fair housing laws. However, this Act makes clear that provisions that are permitted by the exceptions to the Delaware Fair Housing Act are not prohibited from being recorded by a recorder of deeds. Finally, this Act makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO UNLAWFUL RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS.
HB 457 w/ HA 1SignedQ. JohnsonThis bill provides for a residential electrician license. A residential electrician license allows for a person to conduct residential electrical work without having to be under the direct onsite supervision of a licensed master electrician, master electrician special, limited electrician, limited electrician special or journeyperson electrician. Electricians with a residential electrician license are permitted to perform electric work performed on or within a residential dwelling or building prior to the dwelling or building being connected to the electric grid, or work to or beyond the breaker panel or fuse box in a residential dwelling or building, or residential low voltage electric work.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ELECTRICIANS.
SB 244 w/ SA 1SignedWalshThis bill provides technical changes and also creates the Committee on Employment and Social Services consolidating the work conducted by the Welfare Employment Committee and Social Service Advisory Council created by Executive Order Six-Eight signed by then Governor Michael N. Castle. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO WELFARE.
SA 1 to SB 225PassedHansenThis Amendment removes the pilot program from this Act. 
SB 247SignedEnnisThis Act, consistent with longstanding practice throughout the State expressly recognized in the existing statute, clarifies the manner in which criminal justice agencies may inform the public of information related to arrests. In addition, this Act provides the State Bureau of Identification the ability to share information with the Federal government to maintain on-going monitoring of individuals who have already undergone background checks. Finally, it provides that fingerprints and similar information collected will be retained for future comparison purposes.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE STATE BUREAU OF IDENTIFICATION.
SS 1 for SB 207 w/ SA 1SignedHansenThis Substitute Act does all of the following: (1) Expresses the General Assembly's and Governor's opposition to the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program ("Draft Proposed Program"). (2) Requests the Department of Justice review the Draft Proposed Program, and any other actions taken by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior targeted at approving an oil and gas leasing program, and take any appropriate legal steps to prevent the sale of oil and gas leases off the coast of the State of Delaware. (3) Directs the Department and the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board to enforce compliance with the Coastal Zone Act. (4) Directs the Department to review Delaware law to ensure these laws properly reflect Delaware's environmental policy objectives for purposes of their use in the consistency review process under the Coastal Zone Management Act. (5) Directs the Department to report to the Chair of the Senate Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee and the Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee any legislative changes that are identified as necessary. This Substitute Act differs from the original Act in that it replaces Section 2 and 3 of the original Act with a new Section 2 that provides the Department of Justice with more flexibility to prevent the sale of oil and gas leases off Delaware’s coast.AN ACT OPPOSING DRILLING OFF DELAWARE'S COAST AND DIRECTING CERTAIN STATE OFFICIALS AND STATE AGENCIES TO ENFORCE DELAWARE'S RIGHTS RELATING TO OFFSHORE DRILLING UNDER FEDERAL AND STATE ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS.
SS 1 for SB 255Out of CommitteePettyjohn This Act prohibits the use and dissemination of information obtained from the machine readable zone of a driver's license or identification card issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles, with limited exceptions. This Act seeks to protect members of the public at large from having their personal information used for purposes other than those enumerated in this act. Various states have taken similar action to protect the personal information of citizens. This Act is modeled after legislation that was passed in Virginia. The Act is substituted for Senate Bill No. 255 and differs from Senate Bill No. 255 by (1) moving the legislation to Subchapter I (General Provisions) of Chapter 25 (Prohibited Trade Practices) of Title 6 of the Delaware Code; (2) providing a definition for the term “merchant”; (3) correcting the name of the Division of Motor Vehicles; (4) clarifying the existence of both a private cause of action and enforcement authority by the Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Unit; (5) changing the term “criminal activity” to “unlawful activity” wherever it appears; (6) clarifying the Act’s language relating to check services companies; and (7) making technical corrections to conform the Act to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SCANNING INFORMATION FROM DRIVER'S LICENSE OR IDENTIFICATION CARD.
SB 263Out of CommitteeMcDowellThis Act amends the Delaware Governmental Accountability Act to make the annual budget process part of a performance management system of strategic planning, performance metrics and performance budgeting, dedicated to continuous process improvement that makes government more efficient, reduces costs and eliminates waste in the process and operations that deliver goods and services to taxpayers, customers and employees of State government.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY ACT.
SA 2 to SB 225PassedHansenThis Amendment makes Section 4 and Section 5 of this Act, which cover the state employee plan and Medicaid, effective when funds are appropriated to implement it. 
SA 1 to SB 244PassedWalshThis amendment makes a technical correction, clarifies the role of the Committee on Employment and Social Services in facilitating employment of TANF recipients, and adds fraud and waste to the topics to be covered in the Committee's Annual Report.  
HCR 95PassedSchwartzkopfThis concurrent resolution recognizes and honors the young women of Delaware participating in the 2018 session of Delaware Girls State.HONORING THE YOUNG WOMEN FROM ACROSS THE STATE OF DELAWARE PARTICIPATING IN THE 2018 SESSION OF DELAWARE GIRLS STATE.
SA 1 to SB 254PassedBoniniThis amendment provides that the civil penalties and other revenue collected will be retained by the General Fund of the State.  
SA 1 to SB 243PassedHenryThis Amendment does all of the following: (1) Makes technical changes to renumber § 9628(b), as contained in the Act. (2) Exempts the county attorney from completing the review of the request to redact an unlawful restrictive covenant within 90 days if there are extradordinary circumstances that prevent completing the review in that time. (3) Authorizes the county attorney to compile a list of phrases identified as unlawful restrictive covenants in violation of § 9605(b) of Title 9 and authorizes the recorder to use this list to grant a request to redact an unlawful restrictive covenant without further review by the county attorney. (4) Clarifies in which circumstances a recorder must publicly disclose a redacted version of an instrument and in which circumstances a recorder must publicly disclose an unredacted version of an instrument. 
SA 1 to SS 1 for SB 207PassedHansenThis Amendment clarifies that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control shall review the Delaware Coastal Management Program’s policies and enforceable mechanisms as they relate to offshore drilling to ensure they reflect Delaware’s current environmental laws and regulations for purposes of their use in the consistency review process under the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act. 

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 90 w/ HA 1, HA 2CommitteeBentzThis bill establishes in-person early voting for the State of Delaware. Registered voters will be allowed to vote in-person for at least 10 days prior to an election, up to and including the Saturday and Sunday immediately prior to the election at locations determined by the Commissioner. The Commissioner is also charged with determining whether such voting should occur by voting machine or paper ballot. All other procedures relating to conducting voting are the same as for election day voting. For statewide elections the statute directs that there must be at least one in-person polling place in each county, and an additional location in the city of Wilmington. This Act takes effect on January 1, 2020.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EARLY VOTING.
HA 1 to HB 90PassedBentzThis amendment removes most local elections from the scope of the requirement for in-person early voting, but clarifies that City of Wilmington elections would be included. It also clarifies that early voting locations should conform to accessibility requirements for persons with disabilities. 
SB 165SignedWalshThis Act permits private sector labor organizations and employers to enter into union security agreements to the full extent allowed under federal law.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO UNION SECURITY AGREEMENTS.
HA 2 to HB 90PassedBentzThis amendment changes the effective date of the Act from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2022. 
HB 400CommitteeViolaThis bill provides for election day registration for presidential primary, primary, special, and general elections whereas currently the deadline is the fourth Saturday prior to the date of the election. Moreover, same day registration at polling places will be permitted with submission of valid government issued identification or other generally accepted proof of identification. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SCR 67PassedPooreThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes June 2018 as National Scoliosis Awareness Month in the State of Delaware.RECOGNIZING JUNE 2018 AS NATIONAL SCOLIOSIS AWARENESS MONTH IN STATE OF DELAWARE.
HA 1 to HB 465PassedSchwartzkopfThis Amendment corrects a typographical error. 
HA 1 to HB 442PassedHeffernanThis Amendment excludes from the citation program any Title 21 misdemeanors, unlawful sexual contact in violation of § 767 of Title 11, and unlawful imprisonment second degree in violation of § 781 of Title 11. 
HA 2 to HS 1 for HB 335PassedD. ShortThis amendment establishes the Delaware School Safety and Security Fund to allow school districts, vocational technical schools, or charter schools (LEAs) to request funding to partially or fully fund projects intended to improve school facilities and training relating to safety or security. The Department of Education shall administer the fund. This Act is effective upon appropriation. 

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Senate Defeated Legislation

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SA 2 to SB 254DefeatedDelcolloThis Amendment permits Delaware-established construction companies to engage other construction companies in the same line of work as subcontractors. This Amendment aligns Delaware law for construction contractors with those of surrounding states and, specifically, Maryland law, which was the basis for language in Delaware’s Workplace Fraud Act. The current restriction is an impediment to Delaware construction contractor’s competitiveness with out-of-state construction contractors. The restriction limits the growth and expansion of Delaware construction businesses to accept work on larger construction projects when surrounding state laws and regulations do not have a similar restriction regarding subcontracting to construction contractor businesses in the same trade. Further, Delaware’s current law is a barrier to meeting federal requirements for inclusion of minority contractors and meeting State goals for expanding the opportunities for minority construction businesses. 

House Defeated Legislation

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Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

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