Daily Report for 3/24/2021

Governor's Actions

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.

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SA 1 to SB 63PassedEnnisThis Amendment clarifies a circumstance that this Act may not be construed to restrict. 

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 78SignedOsienskiThis bill extends the amount of years an identification card is valid from four (4) to eight (8) years. This bill is necessary for the Division of Motor Vehicles to maintain consistent business processes. The driver license is currently valid for eight (8) years, and this change would maintain consistency with the driver license requirement.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO NONDRIVER IDENTIFICATION CARDS.
SB 73 w/ SA 1SignedS. McBrideThis Act permits an individual to practice dentistry for the Division of Public Health (Division) under a provisional license. Delaware law provides several routes for entering practice on an interim basis until full licensure can be obtained, however, none of these routes specifically permit hiring by the Division with the intent to practice in a state-supported dental clinic. This Act will assist the Division in recruiting dentists to serve those in need. This Act also 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 LICENSE TO PRACTICE DENTISTRY.
SB 74SignedS. McBrideThis Act relates to the police and fire pension fund provisions of Chapter 7, Title 18 of the Delaware Code. The Act clarifies that an eligible retiree must be alive on July 1 of each biennial payout year in order to receive the payment provided for in Section 708 of Chapter 7. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SPECIAL FUNDS.
SA 1 to SB 73PassedS. McBrideThis amendment adds a 6 month enactment date to the bill.  

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

No Legislation Passed By House

Senate Committee Assignments


House Committee Assignments

Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce
Health & Human Development
Public Safety & Homeland Security

Senate Committee Report

Banking, Business & Insurance
Elections & Government Affairs
Health & Social Services

House Committee Report

Health & Human Development

Senate Defeated Legislation

No Senate Defeated Legislation

House Defeated Legislation

No House Defeated Legislation

Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

No Records