Daily Report for 1/23/2019

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 46CommitteeKowalkoThis Act creates a Delaware Manufactured Home Owner Attorney Fund ("Attorney Fund") by collecting a $0.50 monthly assessment per lot from manufactured home owners who rent a lot in a community governed by the Manufactured Home Owners and Community Owners Act. The Attorney Fund will be administered by the Department of Justice to contract with an attorney or agency who will provide legal representation and advocacy for manufactured home owners enforcing existing rights in disputes with community owners. This Act does all of the following: 1. Clarifies that tenants and landlords continue to each pay half of the monthly assessment, currently $5.00, which is deposited in the Delaware Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund. 2. Directs $0.50 of each tenant’s portion of the monthly assessment to the Attorney Fund. 3. Reduces the obligation of the landlord by $0.50 for each rented lot. This Act is drafted so that if both this Act and House Bill No. 45 are enacted in 2019, the changes made by this Act will be incorporated into the revisions to Chapter 70 of Title 25 made by House Bill No. 45. Sections 1 and 2 make the same technical corrections as House Bill No. 45 and Sections 1 and 3 make additional technical corrections, to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO A DELAWARE MANUFACTURED HOME OWNER ATTORNEY FUND.

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 2 w/ HA 1SignedSchwartzkopfThis Act creates the Delaware Federal Employees Civil Relief Act which provides the temporary suspension of judicial and administrative proceedings and transactions in Delaware that may adversely affect the civil rights of Federal workers during a shutdown. This Act only applies to Federal workers who reside in Delaware. The Act permits a Federal worker who is furloughed or required to work without pay during a shutdown to apply to a court or administrative agency for a temporary stay, postponement or suspension of any payment of rent, mortgage, tax, fine, penalty, insurance premium, or other civil obligation or liability. A court or administrative agency may grant such relief if it finds that the ability of the Federal worker to pay such obligation has been materially affected by the shutdown. The length of stay may be for the period of the shutdown and 90 days thereafter. This Act also prohibits landlords from evicting a federal worker from premises that are occupied or intended to be occupied primarily as a residence. This Act also prohibits the lapse, termination or forfeiture of the health, life, disability, or motor vehicle insurance policy of a Federal worker without a court order. This Act also places limits on the interest rate that can be imposed on a Federal worker during a shutdown. Finally, this Act empowers the Attorney General to enforce the provisions of the Act and permits a court to impose a civil penalty of not more than $10,000 for violations of the Act.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROTECTING FEDERAL WORKERS DURING A SHUTDOWN.
HCR 3PassedLonghurstThis concurrent resolution designates the week of February 10-16, 2019, as “Children of Alcoholics Week” and calls upon Delawareans to break the silence and talk to their family and friends about alcoholism.DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 10 - 16, 2019 AS “CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS WEEK”.
HCR 6PassedK. WilliamsThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes January, 2019 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Delaware.RECOGNIZING THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2019 AS "HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH" IN DELAWARE.

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

No Legislation Passed By House

Senate Committee Assignments

No Senate Committee Assignments

House Committee Assignments

Committee
Manufactured Housing

Senate Committee Report

Committee
Banking, Business & Insurance
Elections, Govt. & Community Affairs
Labor
Transportation

House Committee Report

Committee
Administration
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce
Education
Manufactured Housing
Public Safety & Homeland Security
Revenue & Finance
Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)
Veterans Affairs

Senate Defeated Legislation

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 3 w/ HA 1DefeatedLonghurstThis Act authorizes the Office of Management and Budget to partner with financial institutions and non-profit providers to establish a temporary loan program for furloughed and unpaid Federal employees as a result of the shutdown caused by a lapse in appropriations.AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET TO PARTNER WITH A FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNITY NON-PROFITS TO ESTABLISH A TEMPORARY LOAN PROGRAM FOR DELAWAREANS EMPLOYED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHO ARE AFFECTED BY THE PARTIAL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.

House Defeated Legislation

No House Defeated Legislation

Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

NomineeStatusCommission/BoardReappointment
Carey, CrystalConfirmedCommissioner of the Delaware River and Bay AuthorityReappointment
Laws, JosephConfirmedMember of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic AssociationReappointment
Parker, LynneConfirmedCommissioner of Superior CourtReappointment
Salomone, JanineConfirmedCommissioner of Superior CourtNew
Slavin, RobertConfirmedMember of the Tax Appeal BoardReappointment
Smith, JudyConfirmedJustice of the PeaceNew