Daily Report for 1/9/2020

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 269CommitteeGrayUnder the current language of Section 2.301, it is unclear what constitutes a "term" when computing term limits and determining a potential candidate's eligibility when they have previously filled a vacancy on the Council. By adding the proposed language, there will be a clear standard for determining whether a potential candidate has exceeded the two-term limit imposed by the Charter.AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF OCEAN VIEW RELATING TO COUNCIL TERMS OF OFFICE.
HA 1 to HB 265PWBJaquesThis Amendment corrects a typographical error by changing “Title 8” to “Title 9”. 
HB 271CommitteeMichael SmithThe National League of Families POW/MIA flag, is "a symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoners, missing, or unaccounted for in all U.S. wars" 36. U.S.C. 902. In 1989 the United States required the National League of Families POW/MIA flag be flown on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and Veterans Day. In 2012, Delaware required the National POW/MIA flag to be flown on National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This bill expands the dates on which the flag shall be flown, consistent with federal law and Delawareans' commitment to our veterans.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS.
HB 266CommitteeQ. JohnsonThis bill addresses an on-going problem relating to background checks for employees, volunteers, and contractors of child-serving entities. Currently, a person working a child-serving entity who obtains the required background check must undergo another background check when that person obtains employment at another child-serving entity even if that background check had recently been completed. This put an undue burden on the employee and the State Bureau of Identification who run the background checks. This bill would allow an employee, volunteer, or contractor who is required to obtain a background check to authorize a child-serving entity to share the results of a background check with another child-serving entity so long as the authorization is in writing and provided to the Office of Child Care Licensing. This bill also requires the Department of Education to establish a procedure to allow employees, volunteers and contractors to authorize the sharing of background checks between child-serving entities. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR CHILD-SERVING ENTITIES.
HJR 10CommitteeMatthewsThis Resolution directs the Department of Transportation to work with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority to produce a report by September 30, 2020, that compares the financial and environmental impacts to Delaware of the current, uncoordinated trash collection system in New Castle County to the impacts of a coordinated system with 1 vendor collecting all of the trash and recycling in an entire neighborhood.A RESOLUTION REGARDING THE IMPACT OF UNCOORDINATED TRASH COLLECTION IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY.
HB 272CommitteeLynnRecently, the Department of Justice has dismissed misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence in the Court of Common Pleas in Sussex County and refiled the same misdemeanor charges in the Superior Court in Sussex County. This Act ends that practice by vesting exclusive original criminal jurisdiction for a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence in the Court of Common Pleas. If a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence otherwise may be joined properly with a felony within the jurisdiction of Superior Court, the violation of this section is within the jurisdiction of Superior Court.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

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