|SB 32||Signed||Brown||A 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 37||Signed||Paradee||This 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 36||Signed||Paradee||Section 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.|
|SCR 9||Passed||Bonini||This 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 66||Signed||Lopez||This 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 10||Passed||Lawson||This 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 39||Signed||Gay||This 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 15||Passed||Lopez||Dysautonomia 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 20||Passed||Bonini||This 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 19||Passed||Longhurst||This 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 84||Passed||Gray||This amendment makes a technical correction.|| |
|SCR 23||Passed||Gay||This 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 32||Passed||Matthews||This 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 200||Passed||Longhurst||This 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.|| |