Daily Report for 3/31/2021

Governor's Actions

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
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.

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HA 2 to HB 37PWBMinor-BrownThis amendment establishes exceptions as to whom is eligible to receive public health emergency credits. Those exceptions include inmates serving a sentence for violent Title 11 crimes such as murder, rape, continuous sexual abuse of a child, strangulation, stalking, 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. The public health emergency credit is available only to those inmates who otherwise qualify and are within 365 days of their scheduled release. Other qualified inmates who are not scheduled for releases within 365 days will receive 160 days of additional good time credit. 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. 
HA 1 to HB 32PassedMatthewsThis Amendment clarifies that only the owner of a container is subject to a civil penalty for violating § 1709 of Title 16 and provides that House Bill No. 32 takes effect 90 days after its enactment into law. 
SA 1 to SB 3PWBLockmanThis Amendment prohibits the Department of Safety and Homeland Security from retaining a record, data, information, or a report related to the transfer of a handgun for longer than 2 years, except in furtherance of an open criminal investigation or during the course of a criminal prosecution. This Amendment also delays the implementation of the requirement to obtain a handgun qualified purchaser card until the Department of Safety and Homeland Security is ready to implement § 1448D of Title 11 or 18 months from the date of enactment, whichever comes first.  
SA 1 to SB 6PassedSokolaAccording to line 28 of Senate Bill No. 6, law-enforcement officers are exempt from the permit provisions of the bill, provided that they are "acting within the scope of official business." This amendment removes the qualifier that the law-enforcement officer must be “acting within the scope of official business” to be exempt. 

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 95SignedK. WilliamsThis Act requires that individual, group, State employee, and public assistance insurance plans provide coverage for epinephrine autoinjectors for individuals who are 18 years of age or under and must include at least 1 formulation of epinephrine autoinjectors on the lowest tier of the drug formulary developed and maintained by the carrier if the insurance plan has tiers.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18, TITLE 29, AND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO INSURANCE COVERAGE OF EPINEPHRINE AUTOINJECTORS.
SB 77SignedHansenThis Act clarifies that a lay individual who administers naloxone under the Community-Based Naloxone Access Program is protected from civil liability for rendering emergency care under § 6801 of Title 16, the general Good Samaritan law.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY-BASED NALOXONE ACCESS PROGRAM.
SB 79PassedMantzavinosThis bill establishes the timeframe within which a property insurer must give prior written notice of its intent to cancel a policy. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROPERTY INSURANCE POLICIES.
SB 80PassedMantzavinosThis Act adds a provision addressing the assignability of rights under property insurance policies and authorizes a property insurance carrier to limit a policy’s assignability only to those persons or entities that have the legal authority to represent an insured. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ASSIGNABILITY OF INSURANCE CONTRACTS.
SB 81PassedMantzavinosThis bill allows for deviations from rating organization filings to be effective continuously until terminated with the approval of the Commissioner or subsequently modified. This change conforms the law to current practice. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO INSURANCE RATE FILINGS.
SB 85PassedPooreThis bill allows the Public Guardian to collect fees for services in accordance with standards to be established by the Guardianship Commission and approved by the Court of Chancery.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 12 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE PUBLIC GUARDIAN.

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

No Legislation Passed By House

Senate Committee Assignments

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House Committee Assignments

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Senate Committee Report

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Corrections & Public Safety
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Executive
Finance
Judiciary
Legislative Oversight & Sunset

House Committee Report

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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