|HB 34||Signed||Schwartzkopf|| This Act amends the Charter of the City of Rehoboth Beach to make Sections 3 through 7 gender-neutral, to provide travel reimbursement at the Internal Revenue Service rate rather than the Sussex County Sheriff’s rate, to reduce the ownership requirement for non-resident freeholders for voter eligibility from six months to thirty days, to make the City’s process to purge individuals from the Books of Registered Voters consistent with the State’s process at 15 Del. C §1704(g), to allow for voter registration up to thirty days prior to the Annual Municipal Election, to amend the definition of real property to include condominiums created under the Delaware Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act, to reduce the durational residency requirement for voter eligibility from six months to thirty days, to define “domicile,” and to clarify that all voting provisions in the City Charter (including annual municipal elections, annexation elections and borrowing and bond issuance elections) shall be construed in accordance with the principle of “one person, one vote,” and removes any form of artificial entity voting from annexation elections and borrowing and bond issuance elections.||AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF REHOBOTH BEACH RELATING TO MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS AND VOTING.|
|HB 45||Signed||Baumbach||This Act is the product of the Manufactured Home Owners and Community Owner’s Act Task Force (“Task Force”), established by HR No. 24 of the 149th General Assembly. This Act makes technical and substantive revisions to the Manufactured Home Owners and Community Owners Act that were approved by all voting and nonvoting members of the Task Force. The specific changes are as follows:
1. Chapter 70 of Title 25 is reorganized so that it is easier to read and specific provisions are easier to identify.
• Section 7026 is broken into separate sections in a new Subchapter V, with headings to indicate the topic of the different provisions. The reorganized subsections of § 7026 are shown with strike through where the subsection is currently located and underline in the new location, but no substantive changes are made to the subsections.
2. Technical corrections that improve consistency, clarity, and conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual, including all of the following:
• Oxford commas added.
• “Shall not” is replaced by “must not” or “may not.”
• “Pursuant to [reference to paragraph, statute, title]” replaced by “under.”
• “Including, but not limited to,” is replaced with “including.”
• Long paragraphs that contain lists are revised into outline form.
• Semi-colons at the end of items in a list are replaced with periods.
• “And/or” is replaced by “and” or “or.”
• “All of the following” or “any of the following” is inserted prior to lists.
• Corrects the references to the Department of Justice.
• Corrects spelling errors and inconsistent hyphenation and phrasing of terms.
• Moves all definitions to the definitions section.
3. Corrections that, while substantive, provide clarity and codify current practices, including all of the following:
• Removes the definition of “hold over” because the term is not used in Chapter 70.
• Clarifies language regarding the content of a rental agreement summary.
• Clarifies language regarding lease renewals.
• Clarifies language regarding holdover tenancies.
• Eliminates inconsistent language about the amount of notice required before a rent increase.
• Provides specific authority for Delaware Manufactured Housing Relocation Authority (“DEMHRA”) to spend funds for DEMHRA’s responsibilities under Subchapter VI.
• Corrects an incorrect statement in the penalty provision of Subchapter VI because DEMHRA does not, under existing law, have the authority or responsibility to approve rent increases.
4. The following substantive changes are made:
• Requires that a receipt be provided to a tenant for a cash payment of rent within 3 days of the payment and that records of cash receipts for rent be maintained for 3 years.
• Revises the procedure for scheduling a meeting when a rent increase is proposed and adds requirements for the content of the notice provided to homeowners of the deadline to request arbitration.
• Removes the model bylaws because they are no longer necessary.
• Simplifies the amount of relocation assistance provided to home owners.
• Explicitly permits relocations assistance for a home moved out of State or to land that is not in a manufactured home community.
This Act takes effect 180 days from enactment.
||AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITIES.|
|HCR 13||Passed||Bolden||This Concurrent Resolution recognizes the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Delaware Chapter for its dedication to improving the lives of Black women and girls in Delaware through advocacy, civic engagement, and other community-building initiatives.||RECOGNIZING THE NATIONAL COALITION OF 100 BLACK WOMEN INC., DELAWARE CHAPTER, FOR ITS DEDICATION TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF BLACK WOMEN AND GIRLS IN DELAWARE.|
|SS 1 for SB 25||Signed||Townsend||This Act restricts access to tobacco products and tobacco substitutes to individuals under age 21 by doing all of the following:
1. Prohibits sales of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes to individuals who are under 21.
2. Imposes a civil penalty for sales to individuals between the ages of 18 and 21.
3. Repeals the ability of a parent or guardian to purchase tobacco products or tobacco substitutes for a minor.
4. Revises the framework by which an employer may use an affirmative defense to the improper sale of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes, aligning the affirmative defense with the minimum age increase.
5. Adopts best practices for enforcement measures by modifying the prohibition against the purchase of tobacco products by minors.
6. Prohibits individuals under age 21 from entering vapor establishments.
This Substitute Bill differs from Senate Bill No. 25 as follows:
1. Revises the definitions of "tobacco product" and tobacco substitute" for clarity and makes corresponding changes to related statutes.
2. Allows employees under age 21 who are employed by a vapor establishment on the effective date of this Act to continue working at the vapor establishment if the vapor establishment provides the required documentation to the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement.
3. Makes this Act effective 90 days after enactment.
This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.
||AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11, TITLE 16, AND TITLE 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DELIVERY AND SALES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS.|