Daily Report for 5/7/2019

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SCR 24PassedLopezThis resolution proclaims May 2019 "Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month" in Delaware.PROCLAIMING MAY 2019 "CYSTIC FIBROSIS AWARENESS MONTH" IN DELAWARE.
SCR 29PassedPettyjohnThis resolution designates the week of May 6-12 as "National Nurses Week" in Delaware. DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF MAY 6-12 AS "NATIONAL NURSES WEEK" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
HCR 37PassedBriggs KingThis resolution proclaims May 2019 as "Community Action Month" in the State of Delaware.PROCLAIMING MAY 2019 AS "COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
HA 1 to HB 122StrickenBradyThis Amendment makes clear that the fiscal impact of this bill will be spread over two years.  
SA 1 to SB 77StrickenBrownThis Amendment makes a technical correction to remove unnecessary language. 

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 15 w/ SA 1SignedLopezThis Act, modeled on similar laws in Virginia and Maryland, requires a health-care provider to provide notice to a patient at the time blood is drawn to perform a laboratory test for Lyme disease that explains the limitations of the test and instructs the patient to see their health-care provider if the patient continues to experience unexplained symptoms. This Act is consumer and patient friendly.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION ABOUT LYME DISEASE.
SB 30 w/ SA 1CommitteeSokolaThis Act adopts the Uniform Law Commission's Revised Athlete Agents Act ("Revised Act"), revising Chapter 54, Title 24 of the Delaware Code, which is based on the Uniform Law Commission's Uniform Athlete Agents Act ("Uniform Act"). In the early 2000's, Delaware and 42 other states adopted the Uniform Act. Delaware's version of the Uniform Act included a Board of Athlete Agents Examiners ("Board"), which was sunsetted by the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee in 2012 and removed from the Delaware Code by Senate Bill 184 of the 146th General Assembly (78 Del. Laws, c. 376). In addition to removing provisions related to the Board, Senate Bill 184 also removed provisions requiring athlete agents doing business in Delaware to be registered and subject to administrative oversight. In 2015, the Uniform Law Commission adopted the Revised Act to enhance protections for student athletes and educational institutions, create a uniform body of athlete agent registration information, and simplify the registration process. The changes made to the Uniform Act by the Revised Act became necessary as athlete agent tactics have become more advanced and the industry has become more sophisticated. The need for the Revised Act is highlighted by a recent FBI investigation into athlete agent activities related to the college basketball programs at a number of Division I schools. The Revised Act provides additional safeguards for student athletes by requiring that athlete agents be licensed and that agency contracts contain specific notice provisions. The Revised Act has been enacted by 12 states, with 4 of those enactments occurring in 2018, and introduced in 8 states in 2019. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ATHLETE AGENTS.
HB 68 w/ HA 1SignedKowalkoThis Act extends the Automatic Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program and the Office of Foreclosure Prevention and Financial Education through December 31, 2024. The Automatic Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program and the Office of Foreclosure Prevention and Financial Education were established by 3 different Acts which each sunset after 2 years, based upon the effective date of each Act. The sunset periods have been extended for additional 2 year periods so that the Office of Foreclosure Prevention and Financial Education sunsets in September 2019; § 5062C and § 5062D of Title 10 sunset in January 2020; and § 5062A of Title 10 sunset in January 2019. In addition to providing a uniform date for the expiration of the entire Automatic Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program and the Office of Foreclosure Prevention and Financial Education, this Act makes the expiration date a new subsection of each statute, so that the effective period of the law is clear and easily identified.AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 27, VOLUME 79 AND CHAPTER 74, VOLUME 81 OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE AND TITLE 10 AND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FORECLOSURE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB 60 w/ HA 4SignedPooreThis bill clarifies that in order to be found guilty of prostitution the person must be 18 years or older. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CRIMES.
HCR 36PassedJaquesThis Concurrent Resolution commends the 2019 Delaware State Teacher of the Year, Dana Bowe, and all of the District Teachers of the Year.COMMENDING DANA BOWE REPRESENTING THE SEAFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR BEING SELECTED AS DELAWARE'S STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR FOR 2019 AND COMMENDING EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT'S TEACHER OF THE YEAR.
SA 1 to SB 15PassedLopezThis Amendment revises the language in the notice provided to patients and sunsets this Act in 3 years, unless extended by the General Assembly. 
SA 1 to SB 30PassedSokolaThis Amendment does the following: (1) Adds a three-fifths vote requirement because the Act grants the Secretary of State the authority to set fees to defray the expenses related to the administration of this chapter. (2) Changes language related to what the Secretary provides an athlete agent as proof the agent is properly registered to reflect the Secretary's practice of providing electronic records in lieu of paper documents to licensed professionals through the Division of Professional Regulation. (3) Removes language that is subject to a possible amendment to the Uniform Act to be considered by the Uniform Law Commission. 

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 12SignedMcDowellThis Act facilitates electric vehicle and grid-integrated electric vehicle interconnection by including the Society of Automotive Engineers industrial safety standard, J3072, which sets safety requirements for electric vehicles that provide power from their batteries back to the electric grid. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 26 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO GENERATING SYSTEMS WITH THE NEW SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS ELECTRIC SAFETY STANDARD.
SB 28SignedDelcolloThis Act increases the penalties for parking in an area designated for a vehicle being used by an individual with a disability. For a first offense this Act increases the monetary penalty from $100 to $200. For a subsequent offense, this Act increases the monetary penalty from $200 to $300. The offenses subject to these increased penalties are included without change in lines 4 through 27 to add context. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFULLY PARKING IN AN AREA DESIGNATED FOR OR USING THE PRIVILEGES OF AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY.
SB 53SignedDelcolloDiwali is a 5-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains across the world. The dates for Diwali change each year, but it usually falls in October or November. Fireworks are an essential component of Diwali and the third day of Diwali is the height of the festival. In recognition of the many Indo-Americans living in Delaware, this Act permits the sale and possession of sparklers and ground-based sparkling devices during a 30-day period before and including the third day of Diwali and the use of these items on the third day of Diwali. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EXCEPTIONS TO SELLING OR POSSESSING FIREWORKS.
HA 1 to HB 114PassedCookeThis amendment further raises the time periods for public access to individual vital records to 100 years after the date of birth from 72 years as is in current law and 80 years as in the original bill and 70 years after the date of marriage from 40 years as is in current law and 50 years as in the original bill.  
HA 2 to HB 125PassedSchwartzkopfThis amendment is intended to respond to changes in the regulated alcohol beverage industry by allowing licensed Delaware brewery pubs and microbreweries to affiliate with other in-state or out-of-state brewers while retaining their current license privileges. This bill increases the production volume threshold for the affiliated brewers and maintains the position of craft alcoholic beverage companies in the traditional “three-tier” system by limiting brands that can be transferred from a commonly owned manufacturer or microbrewery to a brewery-pub for consumption on the brewery pub premises. This amendment also corrects a drafting error in the original bill. 

Senate Committee Assignments

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

House Committee Assignments

Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce
Housing & Community Affairs

Senate Committee Report

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House Committee Report

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Senate Defeated Legislation

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House Defeated Legislation

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Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

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