Daily Report for 4/15/2021

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

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BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 147CommitteeShupeThis Act requires the Controller General to cause to be prepared an economic impact analysis on legislation that increases the state’s minimum wage to determine the economic impact in this State of increasing the minimum wage.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS.
HA 1 to HB 91PassedBentzThis amendment modifies the definition of “unfair practice” to more closely follow the definition of “unfair trade practice” currently used by the Federal Trade Commission, and reflects negotiations with stakeholders regarding the Act. 
HB 152CommitteeSmykIn a case of first impression, the Superior Court ruled, contrary to "common knowledge" of Delaware Criminal laws, that criminal impersonation requires proof that a real person (a human being who has been born and is alive) has been impersonated; in other words, one cannot impersonate a fictitious person. Evans v. State, Del. Super., June 5, 2019. This Act provides that criminal impersonation occurs when one impersonates a real or fictitious person.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CRIMINAL IMPERSONATION.
HB 165CommitteeBennettThis Act authorizes the process of natural organic reduction to be used in this State. Natural organic reduction is also known as human composting. This process uses large tanks or similar vessels to hold human remains together with straw, wood chips, or other natural materials for about 30 days. The human remains and organic materials, mixed together with warm air, are periodically turned and the composting process eventually results in reduction of the human remains to a soil material that can then be provided to the deceased individual's family. Natural organic reduction is considered a more eco-friendly cremation alternative, forgoing the usage of formaldehyde and the release of carbon dioxide and mercury into the atmosphere. The process also uses 1/8 the energy of cremation. Section 10 of this Act removes "and by the Attorney General or a deputy attorney general", which was overlooked when Chapter 164 of Volume 68 of the Laws of Delaware was enacted, removing similar language in § 3159 of Title 16. Section 20 of this Act replaces the citation to § 3162 of Title 16 with a citation to § 3159. Section 3162 was transferred to § 3159 when Chapter 31 was reenacted by Chapter 274 of Volume 68 of the Laws of Delaware, but this citation was overlooked. This Act takes effect the earlier of 1 year from the date of the Act's enactment or notice in the Register of Regulations that final regulations to implement this Act have been adopted. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. This Act requires a greater than majority vote for passage because § 28 of Article IV of the Delaware Constitution requires the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house of the General Assembly to expand the scope of an existing crime within the jurisdiction of the Court of Common Pleas, Family Court, or Justice of the Peace Court.AN ACT TO AMEND THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HUMAN REMAINS.
SCR 33Passed SenatePinkneyThis Senate Concurrent Resolution requests that the United States Congress approve Delaware’s Community Project Fund request for fiscal year 2022 allocating funding to the Statewide Violence Reduction program, to be administered through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council. This fund will provide resources to evidence-based programs for gun violence intervention and prevention statewide, including the Group Violence Intervention program, community-based intervention and interruption programs, and hospital-based violence interruption, as well as prevention programs.REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS APPROVE DELAWARE'S COMMUNITY PROJECT FUND REQUEST FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022 TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE STATEWIDE VIOLENCE REDUCTION PROGRAM THROUGH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COUNCIL TO REDUCE PREVENTABLE COMMUNITY GUN VIOLENCE USING EVIDENCE-BASED STRATEGIES.

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