Daily Report for 6/24/2020

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SA 2 to HB 346DefeatedRichardsonThis Amendment clarifies that the Department of Elections must maintain at least 1 polling place in each election district as required under current law for primary, general, and special elections. 
SA 1 to HB 346DefeatedHockerThis Amendment removes the requirement that the State Election Commissioner mail an application to receive a voting by mail ballot to all qualified, duly registered electors. In its place, this Amendment provides for a process in which an elector files an application for a voting by mail ballot. This is the process currently used to receive an absentee ballot. This Amendment also requires the Department to make applications for voting by mail ballots available through multiple means to aide electors in obtaining an application for a voting by mail ballot.  
SB 260SignedMcDowellThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid for Fiscal Year 2021. Section 1 - Government Units and Senior Center $ 26,692,375 Section 2 - One-Times and Community Agencies $ 20,467,399 Section 3 - Fire Companies $ 6,940,706 Section 4 - Veterans Organizations $ 354,318 GRAND TOTAL $ 54,454,798 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CERTAIN GRANTS-IN-AID FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2021; SPECIFYING CERTAIN PROCEDURES, CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS; AMENDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 APPROPRIATIONS ACT; AND AMENDING CERTAIN STATUTORY PROVISIONS.
SA 3 to HB 346DefeatedBoniniThis Amendment limits to 3, the number of ballots an individual can deliver to the Department during an election. In order to enforce this limit, this Amendment requires that when an individual delivers a ballot envelope, the individual must provide proof of identity and sign a record maintained by the Department. 
SA 1 to HB 350DefeatedPettyjohnThis Amendment removes the mens rea element of knowledge, which means that an individual must intentionally use a chokehold on another person to be guilty of aggravated strangulation. 
HA 1 to HS 1 for HB 348PassedBentzSince Governor Carney issued the Declaration of a State of Emergency as modified since March 12, 2020, the fear that Delaware’s health care system would be overwhelmed by the pandemic has eased to the point where the need to rely on out-of-state health care practitioners has diminished. Accordingly, this Amendment eliminates authorization for out-of-state practitioners to practice telemedicine and telehealth in Delaware with the exception of mental health care providers. It retains the suspension of any Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline Regulations which limit the practice of telemedicine. The authorization to use audio-only communication devices and to dispense with a pre-existing patient provider relationship if it is impractical to have an in-person encounter prior to the delivery of telehealth services is maintained. The suspension of the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline Regulation regarding prescribing opioids is also maintained. 

Legislation Passed By Senate

No Legislation Passed By Senate

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 227PassedHansenThis Act brings the Division of Motor Vehicles into compliance with federal law by allowing a commercial learner permit to be issued for a period of up to 1 year. 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 COMMERCIAL LEARNER PERMITS.
SB 223PassedHansenThis Act brings Delaware into compliance with the federal No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act by creating a lifetime disqualification for a commercial diver license if the individual engages in human trafficking while using a motor vehicle. 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 DISQUALIFICATION FROM DRIVING A COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE.
SB 237PassedTownsendThis Act delays to October 1, 2020, the expansion of dental care to all eligible adult Medicaid recipients provided for under Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 92 (150th General Assembly), Chapter 187 of Volume 82 of the Laws of Delaware. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DENTAL CARE FOR ADULT MEDICAID RECIPIENTS.
HB 352PassedOsienskiThis Act extends provisions in the First and Twentieth Modifications to the Declaration of a State of Emergency due to a Public Health Threat which authorize the Delaware Secretary of Labor to issue emergency rules amending the Delaware Unemployment Insurance Code to enhance flexibility in the program to meet the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine suffered by Delaware employees as a result of the pandemic.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE DELAWARE SECRETARY OF LABOR RELATED TO UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
HB 354PassedBennettThis Act requires statutorily designated health providers to provide medical certifications of death, for death certificates, electronically and for the death certificates to be electronically filed with the Delaware Vital Events Registration System (DelVers). This Act sunsets on March 30, 2021.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEATH CERTIFICATES.
HB 355PassedK. JohnsonThis Act creates the 17-person Behavioral Health Planning and Advisory Council to the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and ensures the Council will satisfy the requirements of Title XIX of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x-4(a)). The Act designates the Council as Delaware’s State Mental Health Planning Council under Title XIX of the Public Health Services Act (42 U.S.C. 300x). The Act also makes clear that the Council is a public body for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES.
SB 240SignedMcDowellThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations Act. AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSE OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2021; SPECIFYING CERTAIN PROCEDURES, CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS; AND AMENDING CERTAIN PERTINENT STATUTORY PROVISIONS.
SJR 3SignedMcDowellThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2021.THE OFFICIAL GENERAL FUND REVENUE ESTIMATE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021.
SJR 2SignedMcDowellThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2020.THE OFFICIAL GENERAL FUND REVENUE ESTIMATE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020.

Senate Committee Assignments

No Senate Committee Assignments

House Committee Assignments

No House Committee Assignments

Senate Committee Report

No Senate Committee Report

House Committee Report

No House Committee Report

Senate Defeated Legislation

No Senate Defeated Legislation

House Defeated Legislation

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HA 1 to SB 240DefeatedKowalkoThis Amendment removes the ability of a charter school to request that the difference between the amount of the state transportation funding allocation and actual expenditures be used for educational purposes allowed under the state Opportunity Fund. 

Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

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