House Bill 203
151st General Assembly (Present)
House Administration 5/19/21
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 20 AND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE SUSPENSION OF THE DELAWARE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA).
This Act proposes to limit the Governor’s abilities during a State of Emergency in regard to the Delaware Freedom of Information Act, exempting it from Title 20, Chapter 31. This Act also ensures that the reasons outlined in Title 29, §10003 for the public body requesting an extension to a FOIA request is an exhaustive list. This Act also adds Title 29, Chapter §10008, which states that the Governor may not suspend FOIA during a state of emergency without a showing that FOIA prevents, hinders, or delays the State’s necessary actions in coping with the crisis at hand.
Takes effect upon being signed into law