Daily Report for 3/25/2021

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SCR 9PassedBoniniThis resolution commends the Food Bank of Delaware on its 40th anniversary and for its contributions toward ending hunger and resolving the root causes of poverty in the State of Delaware through its increased statewide impact.CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOOD BANK OF DELAWARE.
SCR 10PassedLawsonThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes March 29, 2021 as "National Vietnam War Veterans Day" in Delaware.RECOGNIZING MARCH 29, 2021 AS "NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY” IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
HCR 16PassedBentzThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes March 2021 as Rare Kidney Disease Month in Delaware.RECOGNIZING THE MONTH OF MARCH 2021 AS “RARE KIDNEY DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH” IN DELAWARE.
SR 9PassedSturgeonThis Senate Resolution condemns anti-Asian and Pacific Islander violence and xenophobic rhetoric.SENATE RESOLUTION CONDEMNING ANTI-ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER VIOLENCE AND XENOPHOBIC RHETORIC.

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 18SignedOsienskiThis Act revises the requirements for the shape of a Complete Community Enterprise Districts (“District”) to maximize the use of transit, walking, and bicycling by residents and employees. Specifically, this Act does all of the following: 1. Eliminates the minimum size. 2. Requires the District to contain more than 1 parcel and that part of at least 1 parcel be within a ½ mile from a bus or rail stop or station. 3. Requires the District to include adjacent neighborhoods within a ½ mile from a bus or rail stop or station. 4. Prohibits a district from being in the shape of a linear corridor and requires that each parcel of land in the District is zoned to maximize the use of transit, walking, and bicycling. 5. Requires that a District be part of a master development plan that maximizes the use of transit, walking, and bicycling by residents and employees. This Act also repeals the definition of "isoperimetric quotient" because the term is being removed and replaced with paragraphs (3), (7), and (9) of § 2104 of Title 2, in the revised requirements for a Complete Community Enterprise District. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 2 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COMPLETE COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE DISTRICTS.
HB 20 w/ HA 1SignedLonghurstThis bill requires all public and charter schools which have students in grades 6-12 to provide free feminine hygiene products in 50% of the bathrooms used by students who can have a menstrual cycle. This bill also requires schools to publish on its website and post in its common areas the locations of the bathrooms where the hygiene products are provided. Finally, this bill provides that each school must consult with its school nurse regarding the products to be provided.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF FREE FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS.
HB 33 w/ HA 1 + SA 1SignedK. JohnsonThis bill changes the relationship between physicians and physician assistants from supervisory to collaborative, in recognition of the evolving role of physician assistants and reflecting the education, training, and experience required for licensing, which emphasizes the team-based practice model. The bill retains a 1:4 ratio of physician assistants to physicians, unless a regulation of the Board increases or decreases the number. This limit of 1:4 does not apply to physicians and physician assistants who practice in the same physical office or facility building, such as an emergency department. This bill adds 2 physician assistants members recommended by the Regulatory Council for Physician Assistants to the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline in lieu of 2 public members. The bill authorizes physician assistants to participate as uncompensated volunteers in public or community events.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.
HB 70SignedChukwuochaThis Act revises the bureaus established within the Department of Correction. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing language to the standards of the Delaware Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF BUREAUS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION.
HCR 17PassedLonghurstThis House Concurrent Resolution designates March 24, 2021 as "Equal Pay Day" in the State of Delaware.DESIGNATING MARCH 24, 2021 AS "EQUAL PAY DAY" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
SA 1 to HB 33PassedLockmanThis Amendment strikes House Amendment 1 to House Bill No. 33 in its entirety and makes technical corrections to House Bill No. 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. 

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SCR 13PassedHockerThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes November 2021 as "Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month" in the State of Delaware.RECOGNIZING NOVEMBER 2021 AS "AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
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. 
SCR 18PassedTownsendThis resolution recognizes the importance of providing effective counsel to all who are accused, commends the important role played by the Office of Defense Services in fulfilling that mission, and recognizes March 18 as National Public Defense Day. RECOGNIZING MARCH 18 AS NATIONAL PUBLIC DEFENSE DAY.
HA 1 to HB 26PassedHeffernanThis amendment provides The Department for Children, Youth and Their Families (“DSCYF”) the ability to make a motion to the court for permission to place a pretrial youth in a facility other than one operated by DSCYF. While the circumstances prompting this request are rare, it is important to ensure the health and safety of youth and staff and the DSCYF facilities. This amendment also permits DSCYF’s ability to use contracted facilities for youth who are detained pending adjudication so that an alternative placement can be sought for youth when necessary. Finally, this amendment clarifies that “The Department” referred to in Section 2 of HB 26 specifically refers to the Department for Children, Youth and Their Families and not the Department of Correction. 
HA 1 to HB 4PassedCarsonThis amendment clarifies that House Bill No. 4 has a 3/5 voting requirement due to the imposition of additional monetary penalties. 

Senate Committee Assignments

Corrections & Public Safety
Health & Social Services

House Committee Assignments

Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce
Health & Human Development

Senate Committee Report


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