Daily Report for 1/28/2020

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 288CommitteeBaumbachThis Act, the Interstate Compact Prohibiting Company-Specific Subsidies (“Compact”), is an interstate compact designed to eliminate and prohibit corporate welfare. This Act provides that no participating state under the Compact (“member state”) may offer or provide company-specific tax incentives, grants, or any other company-specific subsidy to an entity whose headquarters, manufacturing facilities, office space, or other real estate developments are located in any other member state or to incentivize an entity located in any other member state to relocate its headquarters, manufacturing facilities, office space, or other real estate developments to its state. Furthermore, the Act establishes a board of compact administrators to enforce and govern the Compact. Lastly, this Act will become effective upon the adoption of the Compact by two or more member states.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO AN INTERSTATE COMPACT PROHIBITING COMPANY-SPECIFIC SUBSIDIES.
HA 4 to HB 212StrickenCookeThis amendment incorporates the changes made to House Bill No. 212 by Senate Amendment 1, including, increasing the height restrictions for an industrial landfill from 130 to 140 feet. This amendment also creates a buffer zone between any industrial landfill not incorporated as of January 1, 2020 and any residence, residential community and any school, park, hospital, and wetlands. The amendment also requires that before any permit can be granted for an industrial landfill, the permit applicant must establish that the health, safety and welfare of individuals within the area of the industrial landfill will not be impacted due to run-off by heavy rains or other hazardous weather conditions and pollutants in soil, aquifers or any water supply. 

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 112CommitteeLockmanThe Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee approved a project to work with the Governor's Office throughout 2018 and 2019 to identify antiquated boards, commissions, and councils that need statutory updates or outright repeals. The Council on Development Finance was identified as needing to simplify the party balance requirement to make it easier to fill vacancies and update language regarding appointments and quorum. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENT FINANCE.
HB 214 w/ HA 1, HA 2PassedGrayThis Act supports veterinarians in their effort to protect people from rabies and to ensure the welfare of animals. This Act enables licensed veterinarians to exempt an animal from the mandated rabies vaccination, if the veterinarian determines, based on their professional judgement, that the vaccine would endanger the animal's health and a titer test may be administered to assist in determining the necessity of the vaccine.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 3 AND 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO RABIES AND OTHER VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS, AND LICENSING.
HCR 75PassedHeffernanThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes January 27th, 2020 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.RECOGNIZING JANUARY 27TH, 2020 AS INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY AND THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ.
HCR 74PassedHeffernanThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes 350DE, which is a grassroots environmental coalition dedicated to ending the use of fossil fuels worldwide. RECOGNIZING 350DE, A GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION DEDICATED TO ENDING THE USE OF FOSSIL FUELS WORLDWIDE.

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 28 w/ HA 1CommitteeBriggs KingThis bill clarifies definitions relating to airbags, counterfeit supplemental restraint system components, nonfunctional airbags, and supplemental restraint systems, and prohibited trade practices.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO AUTO REPAIR FRAUD PREVENTION, AND PROHIBITED TRADE PRACTICES.
HA 1 to HB 28PassedBriggs KingThis amendment makes two technical corrections to references in federal law. 
HB 212 w/ HA 1 + SA 1 + HA 5, HA 1 to HA 5 + SA 2, SA 3SignedCookeThis bill defines “industrial landfill” in conformity with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste. This bill also establishes a height restriction, or vertical limit, for an industrial landfill at 130 feet above the mean sea level of the area.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL.
SB 198SignedParadeeThis Act repeals the authority granted to Kent County Levy Court to impose a lodging tax to benefit the Kent County Regional Sports Complex Corporation, also known as DE Turf. This authority was granted by Chapter 102 of Volume 82 of the Laws of Delaware (Senate Substitute No. 2 for Senate Bill No. 178), which was enacted during the first session of the 150th General Assembly.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO A KENT COUNTY LODGING TAX.
HB 281CommitteeSchwartzkopfThis bill increases the minimum amount of property damage that triggers the mandatory reporting of a vehicular collision to police from $500 to $2,000. This bill also increases the minimum amount of property damage requiring police agencies to investigate from $1,000 to $2,000. This increase makes Delaware more consistent with other states and reflects the Legislature’s intention in 1997 to increase the amount annually by $100.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO REPORTS OF ACCIDENTS.
HB 318 w/ HA 1CommitteeHeffernanThis Act requires the Department of Education to establish and implement a curriculum on the Holocaust and genocide for students in grades 6 through 12. Teaching the lessons learned from the Holocaust and other genocides helps cultivate the spirit of human resilience, courage, heroism, and tolerance. Education about the Holocaust and genocide provide a context to learn about the danger that befalls us when hatred goes unchallenged and there is indifference in the face of oppression of others. The Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Committee can provide guidance, academic content assistance, resources, and assistance with curricula development to deliver quality Holocaust and genocide education.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE EDUCATION.
HA 1 to HB 318PassedHeffernanThis Amendment removes the Department of Education's responsibility for establishing and implementing the curricula on the Holocaust and genocide required under this Act. Instead, school districts and charter schools can meet the requirements under this Act either through instruction that is already included in a course that meets State standards, curricula developed or identified by the school district or charter school, or curricula developed by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This Amendment also requires that each school district and charter school annually report to the Department of Education regarding how the requirements under this Act have been implemented. This Amendment also corrects typographical errors. 
HA 5 to HB 212PassedCookeThis amendment incorporates the changes made to House Bill No. 212 by Senate Amendment 1, including, increasing the height restrictions for an industrial landfill from 130 to 140 feet. This amendment also creates a buffer zone for any landfill whose application has not been submitted as of January 1, 2020 and any residence, residential community and any school, park, hospital, and wetlands. The amendment also requires that before any permit can be granted for an industrial landfill, the permit applicant must establish that the health, safety and welfare of individuals within the area of the industrial landfill will not be impacted due to run-off by heavy rains or other hazardous weather conditions and pollutants in soil, aquifers or any water supply. 
HA 1 to HA 5 to HB 212PassedCookeThis amendment provides that the buffer zone restrictions in House Amendment No. 5 to House Bill No. 212 apply to any industrial landfill permit applicant who submits an application after January 15, 2020, not January 1, 2020. 

Senate Committee Assignments

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Banking, Business & Insurance
Capital Improvement
Corrections & Public Safety
Education
Finance
Health & Social Services
Transportation

House Committee Assignments

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Appropriations
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce

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Senate Defeated Legislation

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House Defeated Legislation

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Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

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