Daily Report for 4/25/2019

Governor's Actions

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 43SignedSeigfriedThis bill eliminates the requirement under several provisions of Title 24 that applicants for professional licenses as well as adult entertainment establishments submit notarized applications. This bill would allow for a policy change at the Division of Professional Regulation to remove the notarization requirement for all licensing applications, which will make the application process more economically and logistically available.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS.
HB 44 w/ HA 1SignedGriffithThis bill eliminates all references to physical paper copies of professional licenses for professions administrated by the Division of Professional Regulation. This bill would eliminate the need for the Division to print and mail over 80,000 paper licenses every two years thus cutting down on administrative and supply costs and eliminating unnecessary paper production and waste.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS.
SB 18SignedMcDowellThis bill makes minor changes and technical corrections to the Public Service Commission’s (“PSC”) authority regarding motor vehicle assessments, cable and telephone regulation, and electric supplier reporting. PSC authority over cable and telephone public utilities has been changed by recent decisions by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) and legislation enacted in Delaware. This bill changes statutory requirements for PSC regulated cable and telephone public utilities to remove requirements that are no longer consistent with FCC decisions. This bill also reduces regulatory burden on motor vehicle dealers and electric suppliers by removing unnecessary administrative requirements and reporting. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 AND TITLE 26 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AND THE REGULATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES.
SS 1 for SB 25SignedTownsendThis 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.

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