Daily Report for 4/20/2021

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SCR 28PassedBrownThis Senate Concurrent Resolutions proclaims April 2021 as "Second Chance Month" in the State of Delaware.PROCLAIMING APRIL 2021 AS "SECOND CHANCE MONTH" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
HA 1 to HB 137PassedDukesThis amendment makes technical corrections to the minimum age requirements for candidates for Mayor and Town Council. 
HA 1 to HB 100StrickenLonghurstThis amendment provides districts flexibility to allocate units where needed most, prioritizing disadvantaged students and students with special needs. Additionally, it adds district Pre-Kindergarten to the strategic plan. The amendment also makes technical corrections. 
HR 9CommitteeShupeThis resolution would make an addition to the Permanent Rules of the House of Representatives, providing a mechanism for bills that have been vetted and released by committee, but have been overlooked on the Ready List, a path for consideration on the House Floor.RELATING TO AMENDING THE PERMANENT RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 151ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
HA 1 to HB 145StrickenGriffithThis Amendment limits the deduction for contributions to a 529 College Savings Account. The contribution for which a deduction is taken would be eligible for all qualified expenses except for tuition in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school. 
SA 1 to SB 96PassedEnnisThis amendment would gradually increase the rate of the inspection fee in Section 2106 of Title 3 over a period of three years, instead of having the entire increase become effective immediately. In addition, the amendment authorizes the Department of Agriculture to adopt policies and regulations regarding the registration and distribution of plant biostimulants, when their use, registration, or distribution is permitted by the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials. 

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 86PassedGayThis Act is a result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee’s (“JLOSC”) 2019 review of the Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education (“DACCTE”), and adds a requirement to DACCTE’s annual report to provide students and families access to information regarding educational, employment, and training opportunities. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.
SB 87 w/ SA 1PassedGayThis Act requires the Delaware Health Information Network (“DHIN”) to provide the Gift of Life program – the State’s approved organ procurement organization, or “OPO” – with access to data on potential anatomical donors when the data is needed to determine the suitability for organ, tissue and eye donation for any purpose identified in Delaware’s Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. This Act is the result of the 2019 report of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee's task force under Senate Resolution No. 9 of the 150th General Assembly. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ANATOMICAL GIFTS AND THE DELAWARE HEALTH INFORMATION DATABASE.
SB 88PassedGayThis Act is the result of the 2019 report of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee’s task force under Senate Resolution No. 9 of the 150th General Assembly, which recommended permitting the Delaware Health Information Network (“DHIN”) to use clinical healthcare data in its possession for appropriate analytic and public health purposes. This Act largely tracks current law regarding the use of health care claims data that DHIN holds. It requires DHIN to promulgate regulations to permit appropriate health-care payers, providers, purchasers, or researchers to access clinical data in DHIN’s possession under terms and conditions that DHIN and its Board of Directors establish. This Act maintains and enhances language that requires DHIN to disclose individually-identifiable patient information only with direct patient consent or for purposes permitted by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and associated regulations (“HIPAA”). This Act also provides additional protections to consumers, by codifying DHIN’s general practice of providing Delaware residents with access to their own health information and requiring DHIN to promulgate regulations giving residents the ability to require DHIN to provide that health information to third parties under appropriate terms and conditions. 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 THE DELAWARE HEALTH INFORMATION NETWORK AND THE PROTECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION.
SA 1 to SB 87PassedGayThis Amendment adds language requested by the Gift of Life Program, to make Delaware law consistent with similar laws in other states. 

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 Defeated Legislation

No Senate Defeated Legislation

House Defeated Legislation

No House Defeated Legislation

Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

NomineeStatusCommission/BoardReappointment
Adkins, JenniferConfirmedWater Infrastructure Advisory CouncilReappointment
Baker, DesmondConfirmedWater Infrastructure Advisory CouncilReappointment
Borel, JamesConfirmedTrustee of the University of Delaware Board of TrusteesReappointment
Carter, Aubrey TempleConfirmedDelaware Solid Waste AuthorityReappointment
Castellanos, AllisonConfirmedTrustee of the University of Delaware Board of TrusteesReappointment
Clark, JeffreyConfirmedResident Judge of the Superior Court of Kent CountyNew
Danberg, CarlConfirmedChief Judge of the Court of Common PleasNew
Duncan, RichardConfirmedWater Infrastructure Advisory CouncilReappointment
Dvornick, EugeneConfirmedWater Infrastructure Advisory CouncilReappointment
Ferrell, EmilyConfirmedCommissioner of the Court of Common PleasNew
Hartnett, AnneConfirmedJudge of Court of Common PleasReappointment
Heaton, DeborahConfirmedDelaware Natural Areas Advisory CouncilReappointment
McCormick, KathaleenConfirmedChancellor of the Court of ChanceryNew
Riddle, William JackConfirmedDelaware Solid Waste AuthorityReappointment
Sears, FrederickConfirmedDiamond State Port CorporationReappointment
Shevock, NancyConfirmedBoard of Pension TrusteesReappointment
Whalen, MariettaConfirmedDiamond State Port CorporationReappointment
Wicks, CarolannConfirmedWater Infrastructure Advisory CouncilReappointment