Daily Report for 3/18/2021

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SA 1 to SB 73PassedS. McBrideThis amendment adds a 6 month enactment date to the bill.  
HB 121CommitteeMitchellThis Act removes the October 5, 2021 sunset provision in Chapter 196, Volume 81 of the Laws of Delaware so that the rule of the road for bicycles approaching or entering intersections with 2 or fewer lane roads, § 4196A (c) of Title 21 of the Delaware Code, will remain law.AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 196, VOLUME 81 OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO A BICYCLE APPROACHING OR ENTERING AN INTERSECTION.
HCR 14CommitteeK. WilliamsThis Concurrent Resolution requests that the budget bill prepared by the Joint Finance Committee keep the Senior Property Tax Credit at its statutorily enacted level of the lesser of 50%, or $500, rather than lower the maximum credit amount through epilogue language, until such time as a means-tested program can be implemented.REQUESTING THAT THE SENIOR PROPERTY TAX CREDIT STATUTORY MAXIMUM BE RETAINED.
SA 1 to SB 60PassedLopezThis Amendment does all of the following: 1. Corrects the title of advanced practice registered nurses. 2. Adds pediatric psychiatrists and developmental pediatricians to the list of specialists authorized to recommend medical marijuana for pediatric patients, which is consistent with current Department of Health and Social Services regulations. 

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 20CommitteePettyjohnThis Act clarifies that a person with a special license plate or permit for persons with disabilities may park for an unlimited period where the length of time is otherwise limited and must be able to park in a metered parking space for at least 1 hour. This Act clarifies that it is a violation of the state equal accommodations law to prohibit parking as authorized for a person with a special license plate or permit for persons with disabilities. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 AND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PARKING.
SB 15 w/ SA 1CommitteeWalshThis bill provides for gradual increases in the Delaware minimum wage to $15 over a period of several years. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
SA 1 to SB 15PassedWalshThis amendment makes a technical correction to clarify that the minimum wage will remain at its current level of $9.25 per hour until January 1, 2022.  

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 28CommitteeSchwartzkopfThis bill increases the minimum amount of property damage that triggers the mandatory reporting of a vehicular collision to police from $500 to $2,000. This bill also increases the minimum amount of property damage requiring police agencies to investigate from $1,000 to $2,000. This increase makes Delaware more consistent with other states and reflects the Legislature’s intention in 1997 to increase the amount annually by $100.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO REPORTS OF ACCIDENTS.
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.
HB 43CommitteeBushThis Act extends the limited licensing exemption for adjusters, who are dispatched by insurers to the State after catastrophic events, such as hurricanes or tornadoes, to appraisers. This change will allow for the prompt appraisal and settlement of motor vehicle claims arising from such catastrophic events. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE LICENSING OF INSURANCE PROFESSIONALS.
HB 44CommitteeBushThis Act reflects the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s revisions to the Model Credit for Reinsurance Act. The revisions make the law consistent with provisions of covered agreements with the European Union and United Kingdom with respect to reinsurance collateral requirements. The changes will also provide reinsurers domiciled in National Association of Insurance Commissioners-qualified jurisdictions other than within the EU (currently, Bermuda, Japan and Switzerland) with the possibility of similar reinsurance collateral reductions. This is an accreditation bill.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE.
SCR 17PassedPooreThis Senate Resolution designates March as "Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention Month" in Delaware and encourages the Department of Health and Social Services to research methods to prevent and raise awareness of eating disorders. DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF MARCH AS "EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH" IN DELAWARE.
HCR 15PassedGriffithThis House Concurrent Resolution designates the 21st day of the Month of March, 2021 as “Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day” and celebrates the beauty and contributions that people with Down syndrome make in Delaware.RECOGNIZING MARCH 21, 2021 "ROCK YOUR SOCKS FOR WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY."
HA 1 to HB 20PassedLonghurstThis Amendment changes the section of the Delaware Code being amended and the school year by which all public schools and charter schools must provide feminine hygiene products to students who can have a menstrual cycle from the 2020-2021 school year to the school year commencing in the fall of 2021. It also requires that feminine hygiene products be provided in ½ of bathrooms designated non-gender conforming. 
HA 1 to HB 33PassedK. JohnsonThis Amendment makes technical corrections to House Bill 33 to conform it to the requirements of the Legislative Drafting Manual and clarifies that the Regulatory Council for Physician Assistants is authorized to recommend, not elect, individuals from its membership for appointment to the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline by the Governor. 

Senate Committee Assignments

Banking, Business & Insurance
Health & Social Services
Legislative Oversight & Sunset

House Committee Assignments

Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce
Health & Human Development
Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure

Senate Committee Report

Banking, Business & Insurance

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

No Records