|SCR 12||Passed Senate||Lawson||This concurrent resolution recognizes the month of May 2021 as "Healthy Vision Month" in the State of Delaware.
||RECOGNIZING THE MONTH OF MAY 2021 AS "HEALTHY VISION MONTH" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.|
|SCR 32||Passed Senate||Lopez||This resolution proclaims May 2021 "Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month" in the State of Delaware.||PROCLAIMING MAY 2021 "CYSTIC FIBROSIS AWARENESS MONTH" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.|
|SCR 31||Passed Senate||Lopez||This concurrent resolution designates the month of May 2021 as "Lyme Disease Awareness Month" in the State of Delaware.||DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF MAY 2021 AS "LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.|
|SCR 27||Passed||Gay||This resolution recognizes long-term care workers and facilities in Delaware and designates May 9 through 15, 2021 as Skilled Nursing Care Week in Delaware. ||RECOGNIZING LONG-TERM CARE WORKERS AND FACILITIES IN DELAWARE AND DESIGNATING MAY 9 THROUGH 15, 2021 AS SKILLED NURSING CARE WEEK IN DELAWARE.|
|SCR 39||Passed Senate||Poore||This resolution designates May 2-9, 2021, as "Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week" in Delaware.||DESIGNATING MAY 2 – 9, 2021, AS “TARDIVE DYSKINESIA AWARENESS WEEK” IN DELAWARE.|
|SJR 2||Committee||Hansen||This Senate Joint Resolution requires the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to engage authoritative federal agencies to identify the administrative structure, legal structure, and resource needs to establish a State nontidal wetlands permitting program effectively shifting the permitting program from the federal to the State level. This Senate Joint Resolution also requires that a report containing the results of this review be completed and made public within 1 year.||DIRECTING THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL REOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO BEGIN COORDINATION WITH THE FEDERAL AGENCIES CARRYING AUTHORITY TO IDENTIFY THE STRUCTURE NECESSARY FOR A STATE NONTIDAL WETLANDS PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF SHIFTING PERMITTING AUTHORITY FROM THE FEDERAL LEVEL TO THE STATE.|
|SS 2 for SB 78||Out of Committee||Sturgeon||Senate Bill No. 78 enhances the qualifications for an individual to serve as a member of a school board or the State Board of Education.
Specifically, this Act does all of the following:
1. Requires a prospective member of a school district board or State Board of Education to undergo the background check for child-serving entities and provides authority for the State Bureau of Identification to provide the required background check information to the appropriate entities.
2. Provides that background check information provided under this Act is not a public record under the Delaware Freedom of Information Act.
3. Requires that the Commissioner of Elections determine that an individual does not have any disqualifying convictions before the individual can be a candidate for election to a school board.
4. Requires the suspension of a member of a school board or the State Board of Education if the member is charged with a crime that would disqualify the individual from holding the position if convicted.
5. Requires the suspension of a charter school board member who is charged with a disqualifying offense. Existing law requires potential charter school board members to undergo and pass a criminal background check to serve as a charter school board member.
6. Makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.
The disqualifying convictions under Senate Bill No. 78 are similar to those that cause an educator to lose their license or certificate and the additional qualifications do not apply to current school board members until the expiration of the member’s current term, unless the member is charged with a disqualifying crime while serving.
Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 78 differs from Senate Bill No. 78 as follows:
1. Automatically suspends a member of the State Board of Education or a vocational-technical school district board if the member is charged with a disqualifying crime instead of requiring the Governor to suspend the member.
2. Imposes a 10-year period of ineligibility, instead of a lifetime bar, for someone convicted of a violent felony.
3. Removes the section making this Act effective immediately because legislation is always effective immediately, unless otherwise provided, so that section is unnecessary.
Senate Substitute No. 2 for Senate Bill No. 78 differs from Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 78 and Senate Bill No. 78 as follows:
1. Changes the permanent disqualification of an individual convicted of a felony offense against public administration to a 10-year disqualification like other felonies.
2. Requires a candidate for election to a school board to have requested the background checks by the deadline to file notice of candidacy but provides the State Bureau of Identification and the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families with 15 days to provide the results of the background checks.
3. Revises § 309 to Title 31 so that background check reports required under this Act are provided to the proper entities and makes additional revisions to § 309 to Title 31 for internal consistency within the statute and for consistency with other provisions of this Act.||AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 AND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERS OF SCHOOL BOARDS AND THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.|
|HB 158||Committee||Yearick||This Act creates a $500 tax credit applicable to individual personal income taxes for certain lower income, working poor, individuals. In the case of spouses filing a joint return, the tax credit is $1,000. If spouses file their Delaware taxes separately, each spouse with the required income will be entitled to a $500 tax credit.
Additionally, for certain qualifying lower income, working poor, individuals the current personal tax credit allowed under § 1110 of Title 30 of the Delaware Code of $110 is being increased to $500.
This personal credit is refundable.||AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PERSONAL INCOME TAX CREDITS.|
|SJR 3||Committee||Lopez||This Joint Resolution suspends the requirement that student athletes participating in non-high risk sports outdoors wear masks while actively engaged in practice or game play while on the field for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. This establishes parity between the Governor's face covering restrictions for youth and amateur sports and the face covering restrictions for interscholastic sports. Finally, this Joint Resolution requires that an authenticated copy of the resolution be forwarded, upon the resolution going into effect, to the Executive Director of the DIAA, who shall be responsible for its dissemination to all DIAA Member Schools.||SUSPENDING THE REQUIREMENT THAT STUDENT ATHLETES WEAR FACE COVERINGS WHILE PARTICIPATING IN NON-HIGH-RISK INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS OUTDOORS IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH PARITY IN FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUTH AND AMATEUR SPORTS AND FOR INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS.|
|SA 1 to SB 95||Stricken||Pinkney||Under current law, a student who has been convicted of any felony cannot qualify for the Inspire Scholarship. This amendment changes that qualification by limiting the prohibition to students who have been convicted of a violent felony as defined in Title 11 of the Delaware Code, Section 4201. || |
|SB 119||Committee||Gay||This Act is a 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 requiring dental insurers to report to the Delaware Health Care Claims Database (“Database”). When the Database was created in 2016, providers of dental insurance were exempted from the mandatory reporting requirements. Dental care, however, remains an important indicator of overall health, and claims information related to dental care will help the Database continue to provide value to the State and researchers to help advance the Triple Aim Plus One, the State's goal of better health, improved health care quality and patient experience, lower growth in per capita health care costs, and an enhanced provider experience.
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 HEALTH INSURERS.|
|SB 121||Committee||Gay||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. This Act addresses a gap in care coordination efforts for individuals in the custody of the Department of Correction (“Department”), by ensuring that appropriate health data regarding the care provided to those individuals and the cost of the care is provided to the Delaware Health Information Network ("DHIN") for inclusion in DHIN's clinical health data repository and the Delaware Health Care Claims Database, respectively. The data will be accessed or used only consistent with DHIN's governing statute, Chapter 103 of Title 16.
Under this Act, the Department or a third-party entity that provides medical care to an individual in the Department’s custody or care as of the date this Act is enacted must enroll in DHIN under § 8916(1) of Title 29 no later than 30 days after the date of enactment, and must enter into an agreement with DHIN under § 8916(2) of Title 29 no later than 90 days after the date of enactment.
A third-party entity that begins providing medical care to an individual in the Department’s custody or care after the date this Act is enacted must enroll in DHIN under § 8916(1) of Title 29 no later than 30 days after beginning to provide the medical care, and must enter into an agreement with DHIN under § 8916(2) of Title 29 no later than 90 days after beginning to provide the medical care.
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 AND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE HEALTH INFORMATION NETWORK AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION.|
|SB 118||Committee||Gay||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. which recommended requiring long-term care facilities to enroll in and provide summaries of care to the Delaware Health Information Network ("DHIN"). To improve quality and coordination of care across the State, this Act requires long-term care facilities to enroll in DHIN and provide summaries of care to DHIN.
Under this Act, long-term care facilities that provide services in Delaware as of the date this Act is enacted must enroll in DHIN under § 1119D(a) of Title 16 no later than 30 days after the date of enactment, and must enter into an agreement with DHIN under § 1119D(b) of Title 16 no later than 90 days after the date of enactment.
Long-term care facilities that begin providing services in Delaware after the date this Act is enacted must enroll in DHIN under § 1119D(a) of Title 16 no later than 30 days after beginning to provide the services, and must enter into an agreement with DHIN under § 1119D(b) of Title 16 no later than 90 days after beginning to provide the services. ||AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES AND SERVICES AND THE DELAWARE HEALTH INFORMATION NETWORK.|
|HA 1 to HB 160||Passed||Bentz||This is a technical amendment that corrects the inadvertent omission of some strike through and underlining.|| |
|HB 159||Committee||Mitchell||This act modifies the locations at which sheriff’s sales may be conducted to provide the sheriffs with needed flexibility and to modernize the sheriff’s sale process. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has revealed substantial inflexibility in 10 Del. C. § 4974 as currently adopted, forcing the sheriff of each of the three counties to either hold sheriff’s sales outdoors, find non-governmental venues in which to hold sheriff’s sales or cancel sheriff’s sales. Additionally, the New Castle County Sheriff is considering using an online auction process to conduct sheriff’s sales, as other counties throughout the United States have done, but § 4974 as currently adopted does not permit online sheriff’s sales. Finally, this act removes uncertainty regarding the meaning of the term “public building” as currently used in § 4974 by adopting a definition that is consistent with the Delaware Supreme Court’s definition of that term in Moore v. Wilmington Housing Authority, 619 A.2d 1166, 1174-75 (Del. 1993).||AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SALES OF REAL ESTATE MADE BY A SHERIFF.|