Daily Report for 3/20/2019

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SCR 18PassedCloutierThis Resolution recognizes April 2019 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Delaware.RECOGNIZING APRIL 2019 AS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH IN DELAWARE.
SCR 22PassedPooreThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes March 2019 as Brain Injury Awareness Month.RECOGNIZING MARCH 2019 AS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH IN DELAWARE.
HA 1 to HB 19PWBJaquesThis amendment requires each facility in a district or charter school to have at least 1 nurse. This amendment also requires districts and charter schools to have an appropriate number of registered nurses that matches the needs of the specific facility. 
HA 1 to HB 23StrickenK. WilliamsThis amendment consolidates provisions to donate amounts on personal income tax returns to Habitat for Humanity for each county into a single statewide fund to be allocated to the counties by the Division of Revenue based on the residency of the donating individuals. This consolidation is necessary in order to add the B+ Childhood Cancer Fund to the check-off donation box on the Delaware personal income tax return. 
SS 1 for SB 50Lieu/SubstitutedMcDowellDelaware's statewide community college system, operated by Delaware Technical and Community College (“the College”), plays a critical role in the State's economy by providing workforce development, vocational training and transfer education that connects Delawareans with good paying jobs within the State and region. This Act gives the College’s Board of Trustees the authority to issue bonds to finance the cost of major and minor capital improvements, deferred maintenance, and the acquisition of related equipment and educational technology and establishes the Community College Infrastructure Fund (“the Fund”) to pay the principal and interest on such bonds. This Act is a substitute for and differs from Senate Bill No. 50 by deleting the property tax component and capitalizes the Fund instead by an annual appropriation equal to 10% of the amounts appropriated to public education in the previous year’s bond and capital improvement act, together with such other funds as may be deposited by the College from sources including, but not limited to, tuition and fees, private funds, grants and federal support. This Act also provides a mechanism, but not an obligation, for the state to provide matching funds for minor capital improvement projects consistent with existing matching provisions for public education. 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 AND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMUNITY COLLEGE INFRASTRUCTURE FUND.

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 16 w/ SA 1SignedEnnisThis Act authorizes the Division of Motor Vehicles (“Division”) to issue special registration plates to motorcycle clubs without having to enact a special law for each request. A motorcycle club must have 50 applications for its special registration plate before the Division is required to issue a special registration plate; however, the requirement is reduced to 25 for certain motorcycle clubs. This Act is limited to owners of a motorcycle who are members of a motorcycle club and have completed or are enrolled in, and complete, an experienced rider course. This Act assesses a 1-time, $20 fee, $10 of which must be deposited by the Division into a special account to be used by the Division only for the expenses incurred in the administration of the motorcycle rider education program. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATES FOR MOTORCYCLES.
HCR 14PassedGriffithThis House Concurrent Resolution designates the 21st day of the Month of March, 2019 as “Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day” and celebrates the beauty and contributions that people with Down syndrome make in Delaware.RECOGNIZING MARCH 21, 2019 "ROCK YOUR SOCKS FOR WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY."
SA 1 to SB 16PassedEnnisThis Amendment requires the following: (1) That an owner of a motorcycle who is enrolled in an experienced rider course at the time of application for a motorcycle club’s special registration plate must provide verification of completion of the course to the motorcycle club. (2) That the Division of Motor Vehicle shall revoke a special registration plate if a motorcycle club notifies the Division that an owner has not completed the experienced rider course. (3) That a motorcycle club have 25 applicants for its special registration plate before the Division may issue the special registration plate. This Amendment also creates a nonexclusive list of motorcycle clubs for which the Division could issue a special registration plate. This Amendment also makes a technical correction to line 36 to ensure consistent use of “special registration plate”. 

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

No Legislation Passed By House

Senate Committee Assignments

Banking, Business & Insurance
Elections, Govt. & Community Affairs
Health & Social Services

House Committee Assignments

Health & Human Development

Senate Committee Report


House Committee Report

Health & Human Development
Housing & Community Affairs
Public Safety & Homeland Security
Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)
Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure
Veterans Affairs

Senate Defeated Legislation

No Senate Defeated Legislation

House Defeated Legislation

No House Defeated Legislation

Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

Catts, DouglasConfirmedDiamond State Port CorporationReappointment
Engle, WarrenConfirmedCash Management Policy BoardReappointment
Esposito, GerardConfirmedDiamond State Port CorporationReappointment
Flynn, JeffreyConfirmedWater Infrastructure Advisory CouncilReappointment
Flynn, JohnConfirmedCash Management Policy BoardReappointment
Koston, ThaddeusConfirmedVictims' Compensation Assistance Program Appeals BoardReappointment
Marvin, DavidConfirmedCash Management Policy BoardReappointment
Miller, Tarrie L.ConfirmedCash Management Policy BoardNew