Daily Report for 1/19/2021

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 76CommitteeShupeThis act designates rescue dogs as the official state dog.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE STATE DOG.
HB 74CommitteeKowalkoThis Act reaffirms the Constitutional requirement that the General Assembly appropriate money belonging to the General Fund by making clear that funds received by the State or a State agency from settlements or other final orders or judgments, other than those funds awarded specifically to a party or consumer or as attorneys' fees, or explicitly directed otherwise by law, are to be deposited to the General Fund and may not be transferred or expended until the funds are appropriated by the General Assembly. Included in the exclusion, are all funds that exist in the Delaware Code where the law provides for the money that must go to the specific fund and how the money in that fund may be spent.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE STATE OR A STATE AGENCY FROM SETTLEMENTS OR OTHER FINAL ORDERS OR JUDGMENTS OF A COURT.
HB 77CommitteeKowalkoThis Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution of children's products, upholstered furniture used in residences, and mattresses that contain harmful flame retardant chemicals. These flame retardants have been found to cause cancer, particularly to firefighters who are extinguishing fires that involve products that contain these chemicals. This Act does not apply to any of the following: 1. The sale of used products. 2. Furniture purchased for public use in public facilities 3. Thread or fiber used for stitching mattress components. 4. Children’s products that are not primarily intended for use in the home. 5. Products being transferred to a vehicle at a warehouse or distribution center for delivery in another state. 6. Electronic components. This Act takes effect on July 1, 2021.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION OF HARMFUL FLAME RETARDANTS.
SCR 5PassedSokolaThis Concurrent Resolution provides for a Joint Session of the Senate and the House of Representatives to be convened for the purpose of hearing an address by the Honorable John C. Carney, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware.PROVIDING FOR A JOINT SESSION OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO BE CONVENED FOR THE PURPOSE OF HEARING AN ADDRESS BY THE HONORABLE JOHN C. CARNEY, JR., GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
SR 6PassedSokolaThis Resolution condemns the violence at and assault on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021; commits the Senate to peaceful, thoughtful, and respectful discourse in the conduct of public business; and expresses gratitude to the members of the Delaware National Guard. CONDEMNING THE JANUARY 6, 2021, ASSAULT ON THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL, COMMITTING TO PEACEFUL AND RESPECTFUL DISCOURSE BY DELAWARE STATE SENATORS, AND EXPRESSING GRATITUDE TO THE MEMBERS OF THE DELAWARE NATIONAL GUARD.

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HCR 4PassedMatthewsThis Concurrent Resolution requests that the Secretary of the Department of Transportation provide a report within 30 days of final passage of this Concurrent Resolution to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Controller General, Director of the Division of Research of Legislative Council, Governor, and Director of the Office of Management and Budget that includes the amount of funds needed to adequately repair and maintain subdivision streets within the Capital Transportation Program without reliance on the Community Transportation Fund.REQUESTING THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PROVIDE A REPORT INCLUDING THE AMOUNT OF FUNDS NEEDED TO ADEQUATELY REPAIR AND MAINTAIN SUBDIVISION STREETS.
SCR 4PassedS. McBrideThis Senate Concurrent Resolution proclaims January 23, 2021, as "Maternal Health Awareness Day" in the State of Delaware.PROCLAIMING JANUARY 23, 2021, AS "MATERNAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

No Legislation Passed By House

Senate Committee Assignments

No Senate Committee Assignments

House Committee Assignments

Committee
Administration
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce

Senate Committee Report

Committee
Environment & Energy

House Committee Report

No House Committee Report

Senate Defeated Legislation

No Senate Defeated Legislation

House Defeated Legislation

No House Defeated Legislation

Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

NomineeStatusCommission/BoardReappointment
Brittingham, ShawnConfirmedState Board of EducationNew
Green, DorrellConfirmedDelaware Interscholastic Athletic AssociationNew
Hodges, AmeliaConfirmedDelaware Interscholastic Athletic AssociationNew
Hubbard, KarrylConfirmedSecretary of the Department of LaborNew
Madrid, LindaConfirmedAlderman of the Town of Dewey BeachNew