Daily Report for 5/6/2021

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 172CommitteeYearickThis Act temporarily eliminates the state's portion of the realty transfer tax for certain real estate closings for first time home buyers with a purchase price of $250,000 or less. The bill applies to a natural person home buyer whose gross income is less than $45,000 or in the case of natural person joint purchasers whose combined gross income is less than $75,000. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO REALTY TRANSFER TAX REDUCTION.
HB 169CommitteeSmykThis bill amends the Charter for the City of Lewes to permit the City of Lewes to utilize the State's Voter Registration System in connection with municipal elections, as authorized by Subchapters IV and V of Chapter 75 of Title 15 of the Delaware Code. This bill also amends the appointment process for an incumbent Councilperson or the Mayor in the event there is no challenger at the time of the Lewes municipal elections. This bill also deletes provisions that are redundant or in conflict with provisions that are redundant or in conflict with provisions of State law relating to municipal elections, specifically Chapter 75 of Title 15. This bill also provides that if a vacancy occurs in the Office of Mayor or City Councilperson, the person chosen to fill the vacancy shall be deemed to have been elected. This Act amends the Charter of the City of Lewes to permit the City Council to restrict fishing on the Delaware Bay shore, northwest of the Ferry terminal. AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF LEWES RELATING TO THE MANNER AND METHOD OF CONDUCTING ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS AND FISHING ALONG THE DELAWARE BAY SHORE.
HA 1 to HB 79PassedBradyThis amendment makes a technical change to avoid potential conflict with another currently pending bill. 
HA 1 to HB 124PassedGriffithThis Amendment amends HB 124 by specifying that a person know, not just have a reason to know, that the person is subject to a Family Court protection from abuse order before the person becomes a person prohibited from purchasing, owning, possessing or controlling a deadly weapon. It also specifies that a person know that the person is the subject of an active arrest warrant or post-arrest charges, indictment or information before the person becomes a person prohibited from purchasing a firearm. 
HA 1 to HB 128PassedGriffithThis Amendment clarifies that the type of services to be provided to eligible students under HB 128 are those transition services necessary to support a child’s achievement of post-secondary goals because students turning 21 in the 2020-2021 school year are transitioning to post-secondary activities. If transition services and activities for those students were adversely affected by the State of Emergency Due to the Public Health Threat caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the student so affected will be offered an extension of services until post-secondary goals are met or the end of the 2021-2022 school year, whichever is earlier. The IEP team will determine whether there is a basis for extension of services and if so, the nature and duration of the services to be provided. This Amendment also clarifies the source of funding for services to be provided to eligible students is federal funding through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund. Accordingly, eligible students will not be included in the annual unit count. 
HA 1 to HB 175StrickenMorrisonThis Amendment removes quotation marks around “redeem” and “exchange” in line 24. The Amendment also removes the requirement that a student’s parent or guardian provide prior written permission for a student to be absent from school to participate in a civic engagement. In place of the requirement to provide prior written permission, this Amendment allows schools and school districts to require students to provide a written note from their parent or guardian documenting the excused absence after the absence has occurred. 

Legislation Passed By Senate

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Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

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Senate Committee Assignments

Committee
Health & Social Services

House Committee Assignments

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Administration
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce
Education
Manufactured Housing
Revenue & Finance
Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)

Senate Committee Report

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House Committee Report

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Senate Defeated Legislation

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House Defeated Legislation

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Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

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