Daily Report for 6/30/2020

Governor's Actions

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New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 361CommitteeBushTime is money. The time and delay associated with the review of land use projects is often a factor in determining whether a potential employer will come to Delaware. This Act, the Bring New Jobs to Delaware Act, is intended to provide an expedited review process for projects likely to have significant economic impact and make Delaware more attractive to potential new employers. This Act applies to new office, manufacturing, and industrial uses (that is, uses which provide significant numbers of new jobs), and excludes new residential projects and commercial (i.e. retail) projects, which typically involve more community review, input, and comment and are not as much in need of an expedited review process. Under this Act, New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties each must adopt, by March 1, 2021, an expedited review process for land use plans for a property with an office, business park, manufacturing, or industrial zoning classification and that involves either of the following: (1) More than 75,000 square feet of new space. (2) The creation or addition of at least 60 new, full-time, permanent jobs in the county in which the plan is submitted. The expedited review process must include a timeline that allows for review, final approval, and, if required, recordation of a land use plan within 6 months of the plan’s submission, if all non-county permits and approvals necessary for county approval have been obtained. Residential or commercial retail projects are not eligible for the expedited review process. The expedited review process begins when the plan is submitted for review to the Office of State Planning under Chapter 92, Title 29. A plan under expedited review has priority over a plan that is not under expedited review. An applicant that qualifies is not required to apply for an expedited review. To assist in defraying additional costs associated with an expedited review, a county may charge a 1-time fee of up to $15,000 in addition to other plan review fees. And, if the Office of State Planning requires it, an applicant may be required to pay the Office of State Planning a 1-time fee of $5,000, to be disbursed to the appropriate state agencies. The 1-time, $5,000 fee is in addition to other plan review fees that state agencies may charge. State agencies that are involved in the approval process must use best efforts to timely review and comment on an expedited review.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ZONING.
SR 44PassedMcBrideThis Senate Resolution pays tribute to Delaware's senior senator, Harris B. McDowell, III, upon his retirement from the Senate after some 44 years of exemplary service.HONORING DELAWARE'S SENIOR SENATOR, THE HONORABLE HARRIS BROWN MCDOWELL, III, UPON HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE SENATE AFTER SOME 44 YEARS OF SERVICE.
SR 32PassedMcBrideThis Senate Resolution pays tribute and extends a fond farewell to Secretary of the Senate Joy C. Bower upon her retirement after 32 years of distinguished service to the Senate. HONORING JOY C. BOWER, SECRETARY OF THE SENATE, UPON HER RETIREMENT AFTER 32 YEARS OF DISTINGUISHED YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE DELAWARE STATE SENATE.
HB 362CommitteeBushThis Bill adds God's Way Ministries Inc. to the list of not-for-profit organizations exempt from real property taxation.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TAX EXEMPT NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.
SA 1 to SB 250PWBMcDowellThis amendment makes several changes to Senate Bill No. 250. First, it makes a technical correction on line 64 to correct a proofreading error. Second, it makes changes to lines 159 to 161, 396, and 403 to give municipal electric companies greater leeway to develop and implement renewable energy portfolio standards programs, and to limit the formation of community sustainable energy authorities in certain circumstances. Third, it amends the Synopsis to further clarify the intent of Senate Bill No. 250, expressed at lines 295 to 301, that municipalities retain full control over the decision to create Community Sustainable Energy Authorities.  

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