Daily Report for 1/16/2019

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
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

No Legislation Passed By House

Senate Committee Assignments

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House Committee Assignments


Senate Committee Report


House Committee Report

Public Safety & Homeland Security

Senate Defeated Legislation

No Senate Defeated Legislation

House Defeated Legislation

No House Defeated Legislation

Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

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