Daily Report for 3/17/2021

Governor's Actions

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 22SignedHansenThis Act prohibits the import, export, sale, transport, distribution, or propagation of any plant identified by the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, with the advice of the Delaware Native Species Commission, as an invasive plant. This Act also requires that plants identified as potentially invasive be sold with a tag that identifies the plant as potentially invasive. A violation of this Act may result in a civil penalty of $50 to $500, but only after the person has had the opportunity for an administrative hearing and the opportunity to come into compliance with this Act. This Act takes effect July 1, 2022.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO INVASIVE PLANTS.

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 118CommitteeLynnThirty-three states and the District of Columbia have established a process for compensating individuals who have been wrongly convicted. This Act creates such a process for Delaware.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT COMPENSATION ACT.

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 1 w/ SA 1SignedSchwartzkopfFood and drink establishments suffered great losses since March, 2020 due to the pandemic including millions of dollars in lost sales and the loss of an tens of thousands of jobs in this State. This Act extends the provisions contained in HB 349 from the 150th General Assembly until March 31, 2022 with the goal of continuing the efforts to try and mitigate the losses this industry has suffered. This bill extends the following provisions in HB 349: (1) Allowing an entity that has a valid on-premise license to sell alcohol to continue to alcoholic beverages as part of transactions for take-out, curbside, or drive-through food service so long as certain conditions are met; (2) Allowing a licensee to continue to use outdoor seating for serving of food and drinks so long as the licensee satisfies certain conditions; (3) Allowing the Commissioner to temporarily suspend a license only if the Commissioner has reasonable grounds to believe that public's safety is at risk and there has been a violation of the law; and (4) Allowing the Commissioner to hold hearings by electronic, telephonic, or remote means.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS.
SB 55SignedSokolaThis Act creates emergency access to epinephrine that allows an institution of higher education to acquire and stock a supply of epinephrine autoinjectors if an employee or agent has completed a training program. This Act allows the individual who has completed the training program to provide an epinephrine autoinjector to someone experiencing anaphylaxis for immediate self-administration or administer an epinephrine autoinjector to someone experiencing anaphylaxis. Before an individual administers an epinephrine autoinjector under this Act, the individual must notify EMS immediately, and after administration, must report the administration to the prescribing health-care provider. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the creation of the new subchapter and to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual..AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SCHOOL ACCESS TO EPINEPHRINE AUTOINJECTORS.
SB 69SignedSokolaUnder House Bill No. 354, which was enacted by the 150th General Assembly, death certificates may be electronically filed with the Delaware Vital Events Registration System until March 30, 2021. This Act removes the sunset provision, so that death certificates may continue to be electronically filed.AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 268, TITLE 82 OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO DEATH CERTIFICATES.
SA 1 to HB 1PassedSokolaThis amendment seeks to make clear that the right of on-premise licensees to sell for off-premise consumption is not intended to allow the on-premise licensee to become a package store. This amendment places restrictions on the amount of alcohol that can be sold by on-premise licensees for off-premise consumption.  

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

No Legislation Passed By House

Senate Committee Assignments

No Senate Committee Assignments

House Committee Assignments

Committee
Administration
Education
Gaming & Parimutuels
Judiciary
Public Safety & Homeland Security

Senate Committee Report

Committee
Banking, Business & Insurance
Health & Social Services
Labor

House Committee Report

Committee
Agriculture
Appropriations
Education
Health & Human Development
Housing & Community Affairs
Natural Resources

Senate Defeated Legislation

No Senate Defeated Legislation

House Defeated Legislation

No House Defeated Legislation

Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

NomineeStatusCommission/BoardReappointment
Cooper, BethConfirmedUniversity of Delaware Board of TrusteesNew
Lathem, SamuelConfirmedDelaware River and Bay AuthorityReappointment
McMullen, CharlesConfirmedAlderman of the Town of Bethany BeachReappointment