Daily Report for 4/10/2019

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 70CommitteeSokolaThis Act creates the Delaware Large Capacity Magazine Prohibition Act of 2019. The Act includes clear definitions for the term “large-capacity magazine,” as an ammunition feeding device with a capacity to accept more than 15 rounds of ammunition. After enactment, possession of large-capacity magazine will be a class B misdemeanor for a first offense and a class E felony for any subsequent offense. Those who possess a prohibited large-capacity magazine when this Act takes effect must, by June 30, 2020, relinquish the large-capacity magazine to a law-enforcement agency in this State. This Act establishes a buyback program for large-capacity magazines, to be overseen by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEADLY WEAPONS.
SB 69CommitteeSturgeonThis Act creates an application process to obtain a handgun qualified purchaser card, to authorize the purchase of a handgun, or a firearms qualified purchaser card, to authorize the purchase of firearms other than a handgun. This Act then requires licensed importers, manufacturers, or dealers, as well as unlicensed persons, to require an individual to present the individual’s handgun qualified purchaser card or firearms qualified purchaser card before selling or transferring a firearm. In addition, similar to Delaware's concealed carry permit law, this Act requires an applicant to have completed a firearms training course within 2 years before the date of application. Finally, this Act sends to law-enforcement information that is already collected at the time of sale, and required under federal law to be made available to law-enforcement. This change will aid law-enforcement in criminal investigations they already conduct.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEADLY WEAPONS.

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 35SignedParadeeThis Act revises Delaware Insurance Code provisions related to the individual and group health insurance markets to directly incorporate into Delaware law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s consumer protections related to the following: (1) The prohibition of preexisting condition provisions. (2) Guaranteed issue and availability of coverage. (3) Permissible rating factors. This Act also ties references in Delaware law to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to that law as it was in effect on January 1, 2018. This ensures the ACA’s core consumer protection provisions will remain in place during the uncertainty surrounding the ACA in light of recent court challenges. Finally, this Act makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATED TO HEALTH INSURANCE CONTRACTS.
HCR 23PassedChukwuochaThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the contributions made by the Henrietta Johnson Medical Center and the LaRed Health Center to the quality of life and system of healthcare in Delaware.RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND SYSTEM OF HEALTHCARE BY THE HENRIETTA JOHNSON MEDICAL CENTER AND THE LARED MEDICAL HEALTH CENTER.
HCR 28PassedHeffernanThis resolution recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Talleyville Girls Softball League. RECOGNIZING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TALLEYVILLE GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE.

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

No Legislation Passed By House

Senate Committee Assignments


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Senate Committee Report

Banking, Business & Insurance
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House Committee Report

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Housing & Community Affairs
Natural Resources
Public Safety & Homeland Security
Revenue & Finance

Senate Defeated Legislation

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House Defeated Legislation

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Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

Fuller, Margaret LynnConfirmedTax Appeal BoardNew
Washington, StevenConfirmedBoard of ParoleNew