Daily Report for 3/9/2021

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SCR 11PassedTownsendThis Senate Concurrent Resolution proclaims the month of April 2021 as “Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month” in the State of Delaware.PROCLAIMING THE MONTH OF APRIL 2021 AS “SIKH AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION MONTH” IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
HCR 10CommitteeShupeRequesting the Division of Research, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Delaware Department of Technology & Information to cooperate in creating a detailed and implementable plan to stream audio and video of all floor and committee action of the House of Representatives and Senate; record all such material; and make these recordings available to the public via an online archive. The resolution further requests the 151st General Assembly and the governor to approve and act on the finished plan and authorize the funding needed to implement it.REQUESTING THE DIVISION OF RESEARCH, THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, AND THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION COOPERATE IN CREATING AN IMPLEMENTABLE PLAN TO STREAM LIVE AUDIO AND VIDEO OF ALL FLOOR AND COMMITTEE ACTION OF THE DELAWARE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE; RECORD ALL SUCH MATERIAL; AND MAKE THESE RECORDINGS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC VIA AN ONLINE ARCHIVE
HA 1 to HB 19StrickenLonghurstThis Amendment: 1) clarifies the definition of “electric bicycle” by providing that an electric bicycle includes a bicycle with an electric motor equal to 750 watts; 2) clarifies the definition of “moped;” and 3) permits local authorities and state agencies having jurisdiction over a bicycle or multi-use path to prohibit the operation of any class of electric bicycle on the path if, after notice and hearing, the authority finds the restriction is necessary for safety reasons or for compliance with other laws or legal obligation. House Bill 19 gave local and state authorities the right to prohibit Class 3 bicycles without a public hearing. 
SA 2 to SB 18StrickenHockerSenate Bill No. 18 allows retail dealers in Sussex County to sell gasoline that does not contain ethanol if the gasoline is being used in watercraft. This Amendment adds retail dealers in Kent County to Senate Bill No. 18. Kent County also easily meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standard.  
HA 1 to HB 59PassedSmykThis Amendment limits the violations that may be dismissed before trial to only those situations that did not involve a vehicle collision. 
SB 83CommitteeSokolaThis Act changes the program for distributing payments to county seats with tax-exempt properties owned by the State. Section 8318 of Title 29 directs compensatory payments for exempt properties owned by the State to the county seats, Wilmington, Dover, and Georgetown. This Act authorizes these compensatory payments to any municipality with a population over 25,000 and more than 20% tax exempt property owned by the State. This Act also adjusts the formula under which distributions to municipalities are made. This Act improves the formulas to enable the elimination of specific dollar earmarks and to treat all higher education institutions in the State equally. The Act increases the compensatory payments under this section to each of the 3 county seats, and adds Newark to the program at a much lower payment than the payment provided to the county seats. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COMPENSATION PAYMENTS FOR CERTAIN TAX EXEMPT PROPERTIES OWNED BY THE STATE.
SA 1 to SB 67PassedEnnisThis amendment limits the removal of the exclusive jurisdiction of the Superior Court to offenses under § 4836 to (a) and (b) only.  
HA 1 to HB 37PWBMinor-BrownThis amendment establishes exceptions as to whom is eligible to receive public health emergency credits. Those exceptions include inmates serving a sentencing for violent Title 11 crimes such as murder, rape, continuous sexual abuse of a child, and assault in a detention facility. Other exceptions includes crimes that occur in correctional facilities such as promoting prison contraband and escape after conviction and those inmates who have been found guilty of more than 2 Class I or more than 5 Class II disciplinary violations in the previous 24 months. This amendment also clarifies that the credit awarded cannot be in excess of 240 days for any declared emergency and the credit cannot reduce an inmate’s Level 5 time to less than 50% of the inmate’s sentence. This amendment also makes clear that the Department of Correction must notify victims in writing of the expected release date. Finally, this amendment makes the bill effective 35 days after enactment. 
SA 1 to SB 28PassedHansenThis Amendment makes technical corrections to Senate Bill No. 28. 

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 51SignedWalshThis Act increases the monetary penalties for sanctions by the Board of Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Examiners. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS BY THE BOARD OF PLUMBING, HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION EXAMINERS.
SS 1 for SB 48SignedWalsh This Act increases the penalty for violations of the Board of Electrical Examiners licensing regulations in situations involving fraud and material deception, or where a person has performed electrical work in a category for which the practitioner is not licensed. This Act makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS BY THE BOARD OF ELECTRICAL EXAMINERS.

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

No Legislation Passed By House

Senate Committee Assignments

Health & Social Services

House Committee Assignments

Housing & Community Affairs
Manufactured Housing

Senate Committee Report

Health & Social Services

House Committee Report

Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce
Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure
Veterans Affairs

Senate Defeated Legislation

No Senate Defeated Legislation

House Defeated Legislation

No House Defeated Legislation

Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

No Records