Daily Report for 4/1/2021

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SCR 21PassedPettyjohnThis Senate Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 18, 2021 as "National Lineman Appreciation Day" in the State of Delaware. RECOGNIZING APRIL 18, 2021 AS "NATIONAL LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
SCR 22PassedWilsonThis resolution designates April 6, 2021 as "National Tartan Day" and commemorates the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States. When the United States was first formed and the thirteen states selected their first governors, nine were of Scottish ancestry. All the members of the first American cabinet had Scottish ancestry. Delaware's first governor, John McKinly, was born in Northern Ireland of Scottish descent. Americans of Scottish descent have played a vibrant and influential role in the development of this country. However, not until 1997 was this influence recognized by a single-year U.S. Senate Resolution that appeared in the Congressional Record of April 7, 1997. In 1998 National Tartan Day was officially recognized on a permanent basis when the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 155 recognizing April 6th as National Tartan Day. This was followed by companion bill House Resolution 41, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on March 9, 2005. President George W. Bush signed a Presidential Proclamation on April 4, 2008 making April 6 National Tartan Day. In April of 2008, then Governor Minner issued a statement celebrating the accomplishments of Scots-Irish Americans in the First State as part of a Scots/Scots-Irish Heritage Month. April 6 commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, which asserted Scotland's sovereignty over English territorial claims, and which was a significant influence on the American Declaration of Independence. Canada has been celebrating "National Tartan Day" since 1993. The idea and motivation for creating a similar American holiday was provided by the Scottish Coalition, a group of national Scottish-American cultural organizations. COMMEMORATING THE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY SCOTTISH-AMERICANS TO THE UNITED STATES BY PROCLAIMING APRIL 6, 2021 AS NATIONAL TARTAN DAY.
SCR 26PassedLockmanThis Senate Concurrent Resolution designates the month of April as “Volunteer Month” in Delaware. DESIGNATING APRIL AS “VOLUNTEER MONTH” IN DELAWARE.
HB 142CommitteeGrayThis Act promotes the expansion of licensure opportunities in Delaware while maintaining standards of competence and professionalism required for the protection of the citizens of Delaware. The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professional licensure for engineers. It develops, administers, and scores the examinations used for engineering licensure in the United States. Most recently, NCEES has recommended that states broaden access to licensure subject to rigorous competency requirements. For example, Delaware has historically recognized EAC of ABET-accredited (Engineering Accreditation Commission of the former Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) programs as the gold standard for engineering education. NCEES has recommended that graduates of engineering programs accredited by signatories of the Washington Accord be afforded the same recognition as EAC of ABET graduates. The Washington Accord is an international agreement between bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programs. Signatories of the Accord mutually “recognize the substantial equivalency of participating organizations’ accreditation processes and their graduates’ preparedness to begin professional practice at the entry level.” ABET and Engineers Canada are signatories of the Accord among a total of 20 representing agencies from every continent. This Act will give holders of degrees from engineering programs accredited by Washington Accord signatories the same recognition as EAC of ABET graduates. The required engineering experience for such applicants will be four years. This Act also proposes modifications that would expand licensure comity. While many professions in Delaware use the term “reciprocity” to define the process whereby an individual licensed in one jurisdiction may become licensed in Delaware, the term “comity” is used in the licensing law for professional engineers. To promote international engineering licensure mobility, this Act provides that the Council may license an applicant who is an International Professional Engineer (IntPE), meaning that the applicant has been fully and rigorously evaluated and approved by the International Engineering Alliance (IEA). NCEES is a member of the IEA and the International Professional Engineers Agreement (IPEA). There are currently 15 other members of the IPEA including Engineers Canada. “The International Professional Engineers Agreement recognizes the substantial equivalency of standards establishing the competency of professional engineers for independent practice.” Engineers who are licensed by agencies that are members of IPEA undergo a rigorous application process for registration as IntPEs. NCEES is an IPEA member and maintains a registry of U.S. licensed engineers who have attained IntPE status. Engineers registered as IntPEs would be provided with the same eligibility for comity within the U.S. as would U.S. state-licensed engineers. This applicant will also need to present proof of five years of experience obtained after initial licensure. This Act further proposes that an applicant who has been designated as a Model Law Engineer by NCEES may be issued a license administratively on the basis that the applicant has already been vetted by the profession’s governing body. Other provisions pertaining to comity have been amended to make the Practice Act consistent with other statutes governing professional licensure. Specifically, the comity provision pertaining to licensure by experience has been revised to require five years of licensed experience rather than the current ten years. The standards for licensure by comity have been amended to ensure that the applicant has a current license in good standing from the originating jurisdiction. This Act clarifies the grounds for denial of an application to explicitly include discipline in another jurisdiction. This Act eliminates the requirement that licensees must acquire an embossing seal and allows them to choose a seal format, such as embossing, stamp or electronic. Finally, this Act strikes references to permits on the basis that compliance with temporary permit requirements is difficult for the Council to monitor. Further, as an alternative to the temporary permit, an expedited path to licensure will be available for applicants with the Model Law Engineer designation. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS.
HB 143CommitteeK. WilliamsThis Act removes taproom from the establishments for which the Commissioner shall refuse to grant a license for the sale of alcohol when there is an existing licensed establishment of similar type within a specified distance. The minimum distance between licensed establishments of similar type is made applicable only to a store or establishment for consumption off premises.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS.
HB 145CommitteeGriffithThis Act will allow Delaware residents two new deductions from personal income tax. The first is a deduction from taxable income of up to $1,000 for contributions to an account in a Delaware-sponsored qualified tuition program, as that term is defined under 26 U.S.C. § 529 (a “529” College Savings Plan). The second is a deduction from taxable income of up to $5,000 for contributions to an account in a Delaware-sponsored ABLE program, as that term is defined under 26 U.S.C. § 529A (a “529A” Savings Account - a special account for meeting the needs of certain individuals with disabilities). The 529 and 529A deduction is only applicable to the Delaware-sponsored plan. A transfer or rollover from another account authorized under 26 U.S.C. §§ 529 and 529A or for a change in beneficiary of any such account does not qualify for the deduction. This Act takes effect on the date the Secretary of Finance provides written notice to the Registrar of Regulations that the Division of Revenue has implemented the personal income tax release of the Internal Revenue Administration System.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COLLEGE SAVINGS AND “ABLE” SAVINGS ACCOUNTS.
HB 144CommitteeK. WilliamsThis Act will result in increased funding for preschool children with disabilities who are not in either Intensive or Complex special education units by revising the current ratio of 12.8 students per unit to 8.4 students per unit consistent with the ratio of students per unit in Basic Special Education for students enrolled in grades 4-12. The reduction of students per unit will be phased in over three years; in the first year, the number of students per unit will be 11.3, in the second year, the number of students per unit will be 9.8, and in the third year the number of students per unit will be 8.4. This Act also makes changes to existing law to make it consistent with the Legislative Drafting Manual. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FUNDING FOR PREKINDERGARTEN SPECIAL EDUCATION.
HS 1 for HB 96CommitteeK. WilliamsHouse Bill No. 96 prohibits multiple service charges for residential trash collection service except if the charge is for any of the following: 1. Late or nonpayment of an amount due. 2. Replacement of a container. 3. Collecting waste that cannot be collected using the container. House Substitute No. 1 for House Bill No. 96 differs from House Bill No. 96 as follows: 1. It clarifies that a bill may include multiple charges if the charges in addition to basic rate if each additional charge is in compliance with § 2737 of Title 6. 2. Requires that a contract list the basic rate and each additional charge and the amount of the charge. 3. Requires that all charges in a bill that includes a fee allowed under § 2737 of Title 6 be itemized. 4. Requires 90 days notice before a new fee is added, the amount of a fee increases, or the base rate increases and allows a consumer to terminate or not renew the contract with no penalty or additional fee. 5. Clarifies the applicability of this Act. 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 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CONSUMER CONTRACTS.
SB 102CommitteeMantzavinosThis bill clarifies the original intent of House Bill No. 151 of the 147th General Assembly, which substantially revised the law relating to bail agent licensure and oversight, that individuals or businesses that loan or otherwise provide funds to bail agents for purposes of furnishing bail (“bail funders”) are themselves required to be licensed as bail agents. This clarification is necessary in light of certain members of the bail industry’s attempts to circumvent the requirements of HB 151, as reflected in the Superior Court opinion issued in the matter of Preferred Financial Services, Inc. v. A&R Bail Bonds LLC, et al., 2019 WL 315331 (Del. Super. January 23, 2019), aff’d 2019 WL 4042324 (Del. August 28, 2019). The bill also creates a standard term (“bail agent business entity”) to refer to business entities that advertise and act as bail agents and standardizes the use of the phrase throughout the subchapter. Section 2 provides a definition of “financial interest” and revises the provision regarding background check requirements to permit applicants to submit federal background check requests electronically through SBI. Section 3 of this bill clarifies that the duties of bail agents as set forth in Section 4333B(b) apply both to individual property bail agents and business entity licensees and also grants the Commissioner the authority to request from licensees financial statements and balance sheets in a form required by the Commissioner, bank statements, and other information deemed necessary by the Commissioner in her review of the business operations of licensees under this Chapter. Section 4 of this bill requires the automatic suspension of a bail entity’s license if such entity’s designated responsible individual licensee is no longer in good standing and dictates that a designated responsible individual licensee is responsible for the business entity’s failure to comply with the relevant insurance laws. Sections 5 and 7 of this bill correct a typographical error in the original statute. Section 6 of this bill increases the amount of the bond that bail agents are required to file with the Department. Section 7 also sets forth the procedure for requesting a hearing in connection with a license application denial, which is consistent with the procedures set forth in Chapter 17 of the Insurance Code for producers. Section 8 of this bill includes additional record maintenance requirements in connection with the use of bail funders. Sections 9 and 10 make changes for technical and consistency purposes. Section 11 of this bill requires bail agents to substantively respond to Department inquiries within a reasonable timeframe, which is consistent with the requirements under Title 18’s Unfair Trade Practices Act (Ch. 23). Section 12 of this bill adds language regarding fines that may be imposed upon bail agents in lieu of or in addition to other penalties that may be imposed for violations of the laws of this State. This bill 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 BAIL BOND AGENTS.

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 6 w/ SA 1Passed SenateSokolaThis Act creates the Delaware Large Capacity Magazine Prohibition Act of 2021. The Act includes clear definitions for the term “large-capacity magazine,” as an ammunition feeding device with a capacity to accept more than 17 rounds of ammunition. After enactment, possession of large-capacity magazine will be a class B misdemeanor for a first offense and a class E felony for any subsequent offense. Those who possess a prohibited large-capacity magazine when this Act takes effect must, by June 30, 2022, relinquish the large-capacity magazine to a law-enforcement agency in this State. This Act establishes a buyback program for large-capacity magazines, to be overseen by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEADLY WEAPONS.
HCR 18PassedMinor-BrownThis Resolution recognizes the week of April 11-17, 2021 as "Black Maternal Health Awareness Week" in Delaware.RECOGNIZING THE WEEK OF APRIL 11 THROUGH APRIL 17, 2021 AS "BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK" IN DELAWARE.
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. 
SS 1 for SB 3Passed SenateLockmanThis Substitute amends Senate Bill No. 3 by doing the following: (1) Prohibiting the Department of Safety and Homeland Security (“Department”) 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. (2) Redrafting § 1448D(e) of Title 11 to cite to the grounds on which a person is a person prohibited under § 1448 of Title 11, rather than repeating them in § 1448D(e) of Title 11 and potentially create unintentional differences. (3) Making clear that a decision by the Justice of the Peace Court on the denial or revocation of a handgun qualified purchaser card by the Department may be appealed to the Superior Court for a hearing de novo. (4) Delaying the implementation of the requirement to obtain a handgun qualified purchaser card until the Department is ready to implement § 1448D of Title 11 or 18 months from the date of enactment, whichever comes first. Like Senate Bill No. 3, this Substitute does all of the following: (1) Creates an application process to obtain a handgun qualified purchaser card to authorize the purchase of a handgun. While an applicant will incur costs related to fingerprinting and required training, a fee will not be charged to obtain the permit. (2) Requires licensed importers, manufacturers, or dealers, as well as unlicensed persons, to require an individual to present the individual's handgun qualified purchaser card before selling or transferring a firearm to an individual. (3) Requires that an applicant complete a firearms training course within 5 years before the date of application, similar to what is required by Delaware’s concealed carry permit law. An individual licensed to carry a concealed deadly weapon is exempt from this requirement as they must already complete a firearms training course to be licensed. (4) Sends to law-enforcement information that is already collected at the time of sale and required under federal law to be made available to law-enforcement. This change assists law-enforcement in the criminal investigations they already conduct. (5) Makes clear that § 904A of Title 24 is not intended to prohibit law-enforcement officials from keeping records of sales and transfers of firearms for their use during criminal investigations or prosecutions. (6) Makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 AND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEADLY WEAPONS.

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 200 w/ HA 2CommitteeLonghurstMany of the State’s waters do not meet water quality standards to support their designated uses, such as for drinking, swimming or supporting aquatic life. The Clean Water for Delaware Act establishes a framework for assessing needs and planning and implementing projects that support Delaware’s efforts to improve the quality of the State’s water supply and waterways. A Delaware Clean Water Trust account is created as a funding source for executing projects highlighted by this framework. The Trust account will have oversight from the Clean Water Trust Oversight Committee (the “Committee”). The Committee will draw upon recommendations from the Water Infrastructure Advisory Council, (WIAC), the county Conservation Districts’, experts in the effected Cabinet agencies and other public input with the goal of assisting municipal and county governments and others in implementing affordable water quality projects. The Committee is required to develop and publish an Annual Report and multi-year Strategic Plan for Clean Water with annual updates.AN ACT TO AMEND THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CLEAN WATER FOR DELAWARE.
HB 19 w/ HA 2CommitteeLonghurstThis bill defines and regulates electric bicycles. Section 1 adds electric bicycles to the definitions contained in Title 21. Section 2 includes electric bicycle operators and passengers as vulnerable users when on a highway, crosswalk, road shoulder or sidewalk and prescribes rights and responsibilities attendant to the operation of electric bicycles. Section 3 adds electric bicycles to the definition of vehicle.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ELECTRIC BICYCLES.
HB 32 w/ HA 1CommitteeMatthewsThis Act provides all law-enforcement officers the authority to enforce the existing labeling requirements for dumpsters that are in a public road or parking lot. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TRASH CONTAINERS ON HIGHWAYS.
SB 32SignedBrownA 2019 study found the following: (1) Black women are 80% more likely to change their natural hair to meet social norms or expectations at work. (2) Black women are 50% more likely to be sent home or know of another Black woman sent home from work because of her hair. (3) Black women are 30% more likely to be made aware of a formal workplace appearance policy. Delaware law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in a variety of settings. This Act makes clear that race also includes traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and a protective hairstyle, which includes braids, locks, and twists. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DISCRIMINATION.
SB 37PassedParadeeThis Act amends the Delaware Viatical Settlements Act by permanently removing the bond requirements for viatical settlement brokers and updating a reference to "life settlement brokers" by replacing it with "viatical settlement brokers".AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO VIATICAL SETTLEMENTS.
SS 1 for SB 36PassedParadeeSection 1 of this Act revises the following definitions: (1) “Dormant captive insurance company”, to change the criteria review period from a calendar year to a continuous 12-month period. (2) "Pure captive insurance company", to clarify that a pure captive insurer may insure its parent, its parent's affiliates, or a controlled unaffiliated business. (3) “Series”, to allow a registered series to be licensed as a captive insurer. Section 2 of this Act clarifies that a pure captive insurer may insure its parent, its parent’s affiliates, or a controlled unaffiliated business. Section 2 of this Act also expands the captive insurance licensing authority for a series as defined under Chapter 69 of Title 18 to allow a Delaware series to be licensed as an agency captive insurance company. Section 3 of this Act allows certain captive insurers to select the Delaware series form of business organization. Section 4 of this Act makes the provisions of §§ 2702, 2703, and 2706 of Title 18 applicable to captive insurance companies. In addition, this Act makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. This Substitute Bill differs from Senate Bill No. 36 as follows: (1) By removing new definitions for “policy” and “premium” and amending definitions for “dormant captive insurance company” and “series” as indicated in Section 1 of this Act. (2) By clarifying that a pure captive insurer may insure its parent, its parent’s affiliate, or a controlled unaffiliated business as indicated in Section 2 of this Act. (3) By removing authority for a series to apply for a certificate of authority as a branch or reciprocal captive insurance company. (4) By making §§ 2702 and 2703 of Title 18 applicable to captive insurance companies. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
HB 84 w/ HA 1CommitteeGrayThis bill removes from §C-5 (Town Council) of the Charter of the Town of South Bethany sections regarding qualifications of Town Council Members, terms of office, and Prohibition of Employment with the Town and relocates the sections to §C-6. It also amends §C-6 (Municipal Elections) to conform with the mandatory provisions of Delaware Code, Chapter 75 of Title 15 of the Delaware Code (entitled “Municipal Elections); adds a requirement that the Town post a Notice of Solicitation of Candidates at least 20 days prior to the Town’s candidate filing deadline; changes the Town’s Notice of Election requirement to include posting such notice on the Town website and one newspaper of general circulation, while no longer requiring notice to be posted in 5 public places; changes the date of the annual election for municipal offices to the second Saturday in May; renames all references of “Freeholder” to “Property Owner”; removes “spouse of a freeholder” as a qualification to vote in an election; denies Trusts, Corporations, Partnerships and Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) the right to vote; revises the definition of “resident of town” to include a person who has physically resided in the town corporate limits for at least 30 days prior to the election; requires persons appearing to vote to present proof of identity and address; allows personal recognition of a voter by a majority of Election officers at the polling place to attest to a voter’s identity and address; removes the requirement a Notice of Intention of Candidacy be filed 45 days before the election; requires the Town to submit the names of candidates to the Department of Election within one day of the filing deadline; allows the Mayor to call a Special Meeting regarding candidate eligibility 20 days before the election; requires a candidate for a municipal office to file a Certificate of Intention establishing a campaign committee with the State Election Commissioner; allows the Board of Elections to declare candidates elected where the number of qualified candidates are equal to or less than the number of seats up for election; adds a provision barring members of the Board of Elections from being elected officials or immediate family members of elected officials; and adds new procedures for Election Day. The bill also removes references to Town Aldermen; removes the option of the Town Council Secretary and Treasurer not being members of the Town Council; renames the President pro-tempore as the Mayor pro-tempore; further expands the definition of “sudden emergency”; allows the City Treasurer to be assisted by Town Staff in their responsibilities; removes the requirement that an audit of town funds be performed upon the expiration of a Treasurer’s term in office; requires a member to pay at the member’s own expense if they retain counsel at a hearing for a forfeiture of office; requires notice requirement of Special Meetings be made in accordance with the provisions of the Delaware Freedom of Information Act; and authorizes the Town Council to allow participation and vote by remote electronic access to the extent permitted by a state of emergency and the Delaware Freedom of Information Act. This Act requires a greater than majority vote for passage because §1 of Article IX of the Delaware Constitution requires the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house of the General Assembly to amend a municipal charter.AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH BETHANY RELATING TO TOWN COUNCIL, MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS, AND ORGANIZATION OF TOWN COUNCIL.
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.
SB 66PassedLopezThis Act exempts an individual from having to pay the revoked license or driving privileges reinstatement fee if the individual is eligible for and applies for reinstatement of the individual’s license or driving privileges within 1 year of their release from Department of Correction Level V supervision. The purpose of this Act is to limit financial barriers that may impede an individual from successfully reintegrating into the community after that individual has served their time. The ability to legally drive is imperative for an individual to secure and maintain employment, access educational opportunities, and foster family and community connection that may lower recidivism. Additionally, if an individual was incarcerated, the individual likely could not renew their license or driving privileges before the license or privilege lapsed. This Act makes it easier for an individual reintegrating to restore their license or driving privileges. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO REVOKED LICENSE OR DRIVING PRIVILEGES FEES.
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.
SB 39SignedGayThis bill clarifies that Probation Before Judgment (PBJ) may be entered for multiple charges arising from a single arrest. Changes to the legislation also allow for a defendant to be permitted Probation Before Judgment more than once in a five year period so long as offenses are in different titles of the Code. For example, a defendant who was granted PBJ in 2017 for speeding (title 21) would be eligible for PBJ on a title 11 charge (e.g. bad check) or title 4 (e.g. underage consumption of alcohol) in 2019. This bill also allows persons who have been adjudicated delinquent of a crime as a juvenile to be eligible for Probation Before Judgment. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROBATION BEFORE JUDGMENT.
SCR 15PassedLopezDysautonomia is a group of medical conditions that result in a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for “automatic” bodily functions such as respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, temperature control, and more. This Resolution proclaims October 2021 "Dysautonomia Awareness Month" in the State of Delaware.PROCLAIMING OCTOBER 2021 "DYSAUTONOMIA AWARENESS MONTH" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
SCR 20PassedBoniniThis Resolution recognizes April 2021 as "Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month" in the State of Delaware.RECOGNIZING THE MONTH OF APRIL 2021 AS "PARKINSON'S DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH" IN THE STATE OF THE DELAWARE.
HA 2 to HB 19PassedLonghurstThis Amendment clarifies the definition of “electric bicycle” by providing that an electric bicycle includes a bicycle with an electric motor equal to 750 watts. It also clarifies the definition of “moped”, and permits local authorities and state agencies having jurisdiction over a bicycle or multi-use path to prohibit the operation of any class of electric bicycle on the path if, after notice and hearing, the authority finds the restriction is necessary for safety reasons or for compliance with other laws or legal obligation. This amendment makes clear that an electric bicycle cannot be ridden while using the electric motor on any sidewalk, including a sidewalk permitted to be used by bicycles or any trail or multi-use path that is specifically designated as nonmotorized.  
HA 1 to HB 84PassedGrayThis amendment makes a technical correction. 
SCR 23PassedGayThis resolution recognizes April 10 through 16, 2021 as "Week of the Young Child" in Delaware.RECOGNIZING APRIL 10 THROUGH 16, 2021, AS "WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD" IN DELAWARE.
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. 
HA 2 to HB 200PassedLonghurstThis amendment names the annual report that the Clean Water Trust Oversight Committee must produce “The Mulrooney Report” after former Representative Michael Mulrooney. This amendment adds that the Strategic Plan include a prioritized list of proposed projects including those projects with increased accessibility to lower-income and traditionally underserved communities. The amendment increases the number of members to The Water Infrastructure Advisory Council by adding a member representing the water utilities, the president of 1 of the conservation districts, and a member of the Farm Bureau, who shall serve as non-voting members, and at the pleasure of the Governor. The Amendment provides that these nonvoting members may provide recommendations to the Council relating to stormwater, drainage, flood protection, resource and conservation development projects, agricultural and conservation cost share, cover crops, conservation reserve enhancement, and tax ditches. This amendment also makes clear that only the voting members of the Water Infrastructure Advisory Council can vote on motions, approve the 6-year water supply and wastewater infrastructure plan, the assessment, and recommendations for loans or grants. Finally, this amendment provides for at least 3 public meetings prior to publication of the initial Annual Report and Strategic Plan, and thereafter, at least 1 public meeting prior to publication of the Annual Report and annually updated Strategic Plan. All such meetings must comply with § 10004 of Title 29. 

Senate Committee Assignments

Banking, Business & Insurance
Elections & Government Affairs
Environment & Energy

House Committee Assignments

Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce
Health & Human Development
Revenue & Finance
Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)

Senate Committee Report

No Senate Committee Report

House Committee Report

Manufactured Housing

Senate Defeated Legislation

No Senate Defeated Legislation

House Defeated Legislation

No House Defeated Legislation

Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

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