Daily Report for 3/12/2019

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SS 1 for SB 5 w/ SA 1SignedHansenThis Act addresses the serious problem of individuals dumping large quantities of trash on public and private property, by: • Defining a “substantial quantity” of litter as being more than an amount contained in a standard garbage can. • Providing enhanced penalties for the unlawful dumping of a substantial quantity of litter. • Creating the Litter Investigation and Enforcement Fund (“LIEF”), funded through restitution paid by offenders of this chapter, to support investigations to identify those who violate this chapter. This Act clarifies that a public authority or agency is not required to provide litter receptacles in a park or recreation area that is designated as a carry-on and carry-out facility. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. This Substitute to Senate Bill No. 5 makes the following changes: • Clearly labels “littering” as a category of unlawful activity distinct from “dumping.” • Adds State parks, State forestry areas, State fish and wildlife areas, federal wildlife refuges, and lands within the State that are administered by the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, to the list of areas that trigger enhanced penalties. • Establishes LIEF as a subaccount to the already-existing Special Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (“SLEAF”) under Subchapter II, Chapter 41, Title 11. • Requires disbursement of LIEF funds to follow the disbursement procedures already established for SLEAF. • Clarifies that the voluntary assessment alternative applies only to littering offenses. The penalty for dumping includes a mandatory community service obligation, so voluntary assessment cannot apply to dumping. • Updates language to allow courts to accept methods other than check or money order to make payments under this Act.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE LITTER CONTROL LAW.

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 11SignedK. WilliamsHouse Bill No. 363, as amended by House Amendment No. 1, of the 149th General Assembly changed the time that polls open for school board and school referendum elections to 7:00 a.m from prior time of 10:00 a.m. There are several sections of Title 14 that govern the hours that polls are open for elections under Title 14 and House Bill No. 363 did not include a revision to the hours listed in § 1907 of Title 14. This Act makes the technical correction to § 1907 of Title 14 so that it is consistent with the sections of Title 14 that were revised by House Bill No 363. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HOURS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS.
HCR 10PassedLonghurstThis resolution designates March 2019 as Women’s History Month in Delaware to raise awareness and celebrate the contributions of women in our society, and for the greater good of our nation. DESIGNATING MARCH 2019 AS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH IN DELAWARE AND HONORING THE LEADERSHIP AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF WOMEN THROUGHOUT OUR STATE’S RICH HISTORY.

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

No Legislation Passed By House

Senate Committee Assignments

Banking, Business & Insurance
Capital Improvement
Health & Social Services

House Committee Assignments

Health & Human Development
Revenue & Finance

Senate Committee Report

No Senate Committee Report

House Committee Report

No House Committee Report

Senate Defeated Legislation

No Senate Defeated Legislation

House Defeated Legislation

No House Defeated Legislation

Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

Engle, WarrenConfirmedCash Management Policy BoardReappointment
Flynn, JeffreyConfirmedWater Infrastructure Advisory CouncilReappointment
Flynn, JohnConfirmedCash Management Policy BoardReappointment
Koston, ThaddeusConfirmedVictims' Compensation Assistance Program Appeals BoardReappointment
Marvin, DavidConfirmedCash Management Policy BoardReappointment