Daily Report for 1/16/2019

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 38CommitteeBentzThis Act establishes in-person early voting in Delaware beginning January 1, 2022. Registered voters will be allowed to vote in-person during at least 10 days before an election, up to and including the Saturday and Sunday immediately before the election at locations determined by the State Election Commissioner. This Act also charges the State Election Commissioner 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 general election voting. Further, this Act requires that for statewide elections there must be at least 1 in-person polling place in each county, and an additional location in the City of Wilmington.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EARLY VOTING.
HB 39CommitteeViolaThis 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.
SR 7PassedMcBrideThis resolution changes the name of the Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee amd adds the Energy Committee to the list of standing committees contained in Senate Rule 19 of Senate Resolution No. 2 RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT TO THE RULES OF THE DELAWARE STATE SENATE.

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 1ApprovedLonghurstThis is the final leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide equal rights on the basis of sex. There is no Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. While Congress passed the Amendment in 1972, it was not ratified by the requisite number of states by the 1982 deadline. Delaware, however, was one of the first states to ratify the Amendment. About half of the states across the country have passed Equal Rights Amendments to their state constitutions in order to provide protection against discrimination based on sex. Without an Equal Rights amendment, women's rights and protections are limited. This Amendment is necessary to correct a constitutional shortcoming, reduce sex-based disparities and to codify our State's value of equality. Section 1 makes clear the General Assembly's intent in proposing this Amendment to the Delaware Constitution.AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE DELAWARE CONSTITUTION RELATING TO EQUAL RIGHTS.

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

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Senate Committee Assignments

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Senate Defeated Legislation

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House Defeated Legislation

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Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

NomineeStatusCommission/BoardReappointment
Berry, Michael R.ConfirmedAdjutant General of the Delaware National GuardNew
Hagerty, RobertConfirmedDelaware Technical & Community College Board of TrusteesReappointment
Shevock, NancyConfirmedDelaware Technical & Community College Board of TrusteesNew