Daily Report for 6/8/2021

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SCR 46Passed SenatePettyjohnThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the 50th anniversary of CHEER, a nonprofit organization that has provided seniors in Sussex County with critical services for half a century.RECOGNIZING CHEER FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO DELAWARE SENIORS.
SCR 47DefeatedWilsonThis concurrent resolution proposes the formation of the Registered Voter List Improvement Task Force. This 10-member group will review current laws and practices associated with compiling and maintaining Delaware’s registered voter list. The main objective of the task force will be to suggest methods for improving the accuracy of the list. The task force shall deliver a report containing its findings and recommendations to every member of the General Assembly no later than March 15, 2022. In instances where improvement recommendations will require legislation to implement, the task force shall draft bills that will be included as part of its report.PROPOSING THE FORMATION OF A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE CURRENT PRACTICES OF COMPILING AND MAINTAINING DELAWARE’S LIST OF REGISTERED VOTERS; EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES TO INCREASE ACCURACY; AND DELIVERING SUGGESTIONS FOR ACTIONABLE IMPROVEMENTS.
SB 172CommitteeLawsonSection 20 of Article I of the Delaware Constitution guarantees that “a person has the right to keep and bear arms for defense of self, family home and state…”. Both the United States Supreme Court and the Delaware Supreme Court have recognized the right of self-defense to be fundamental and to have pre-dated the formation of our country. As of 2020, there were over 18,600,000 Americans with concealed carry permits and 24,400,000 adults living in states where no permit is required to carry a concealed firearm, which is a 420% increase in the number of adults living in states allowing the public carrying of a firearm since 1988. As of the beginning of 2021, there were 18 states where no permits were required to carry a concealed firearm, 25 states that were considered “shall issue” permit states, and 9 states that were considered “may issue” permit states. This Act brings Delaware law concerning the carrying of concealed deadly weapons into conformity with Section 20 of Article I of the Delaware Constitution by allowing a person who is 21 years of age or older and not a prohibited person under either Delaware law or the laws of the United States to carry a deadly weapon concealed on or about their person for the purpose of defending self, family, home, and State. In addition, this Act makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual and conforming amendments in other provisions of the Delaware Code to account for the removal of the requirement to obtain a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9, TITLE 10, TITLE 11, AND TITLE 22 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON.
HA 1 to HB 163PassedWilson-AntonThis amendment consolidates the language of the bill into Chapter 27 of Title 14, requires the Secretary of Education to create a list of religious holidays on which an absence must be excused through the regulatory process, and clarifies that a written excuse from a parent or guardian is necessary to excuse a religious absence. 
HA 1 to HB 190PassedGriffithThis Amendment adds terroristic threatening to the acts of domestic violence for which an offender may elect to apply for first offender status. This Amendment also removes reference to the time of arraignment from §1024(c). 
SA 1 to SB 101PWBTownsendThis Amendment does all of the following: (1) Includes representation by non-attorneys in the definition of “legal representation”, if the Rules of the Supreme Court are amended to permit the representation. (2) Removes the provision for representation in proceedings related to the reduction of a housing subsidy. (3) Makes clear that legal representation is provided as it is available and that an individual does not have a cause of action if it is not available. (4) Provides examples of circumstances in which a designated organization may decline representation. (5) Provides that the Right to Counsel Coordinator (“Coordinator”), with appropriate funding from the General Assembly, shall contract with designated organizations to provide the services required under the Act. (6) Requires the Coordinator to include the Justice of the Peace Court’s experience with the Act in the Coordinator’s annual report. (7) Removes events that require a landlord to provide a tenant with a brochure about legal representation available to tenants. (8) Makes technical changes to make clear that an action for possession based on unpaid rent may not be brought if the amount of rent owed is less than 1-month’s rent or less than $500, whichever is greater. (9) Changes the time for the application of the tenant’s right of redemption to before the writ of possession is posted. (10) Changes one of the possible deadlines for implementing the residential eviction diversion program to 270 days after the effective date of the Act. (11) Provides that the Residential Eviction Diversion Program is to be established and implemented by the Justice of the Peace Court or the Court’s designee, which may be the Right to Counsel Coordinator. (12) Expands the exemption to participation in the residential eviction diversion program to include when threats of substantial or irreparable harm to the landlord’s or other tenant’s person or property and cites the appropriate provisions of the Delaware Code relating to proceedings based on irreparable harm. (13) Changes what a landlord is required to do once the Twenty-Seventh Modification of the Declaration of a State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat expires or is not renewed. (14) Makes Sections 1, 2, 4, 5, and 8 of this Act effective 120 days after the Act’s enactment and makes the effective date of Section 3 of the Act (regarding the residential eviction diversion program) contingent on funding. (15) Requires the Coordinator to provide the General Assembly with a copy of the first annual report to determine if additional funding is needed to address the fiscal impact of the Act on the Justice of the Peace Court. 
HB 235CommitteeLynnThis Act is the Bill of Rights for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness to ensure that all individuals, regardless of housing status, have equal opportunity to live in decent, safe, sanitary, and healthful accommodations and enjoy equality of opportunities. To that end, this Act sets forth the rights of individuals experiencing homelessness and creates a process by which the State Human Relations Commission and the Division of Human Relations may accept and investigate complaints of discriminatory treatment, attempt conciliation, and refer enforcement actions to the Department of Justice where necessary.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 AND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE HOMELESS.
HA 1 to HB 226PassedBennettThis Amendment removes language that suggests the Division of Public Health and the Department of Agriculture are available to inspect donated food upon request by nonprofit organizations accepting donated food.  
HA 4 to HB 150PWBOsienskiThis amendment requires the Commissioner and the Department of Agriculture to maintain communication regarding the cultivation of hemp and marijuana. This amendment provides that the Commissioner may grant a social equity applicant a conditional license and sets out the requirements for maintaining the conditional license. This amendment also makes changes the Marijuana Regulation Fund and the Marijuana Control Enforcement tax. This amendment makes a technical revision to the expungement section of the bill so that it will not conflict with other pending legislative measures relating to expungement. Finally, this amendment makes minor technical corrections.  
HA 5 to HB 150PWBMichael SmithThis amendment removes provisions relating to employers. 
HA 6 to HB 150PWBOsienskiThis amendment removes the establishment of the Social Equity Fund, and instead gives the Commissioner the authority to investigate opportunities for financial assistances that can be offered to social equity applicants. 
HA 1 to HB 135PWBBriggs KingThis amendment adds ambulance and rescue company members to the definition of covered firefighters. 
HA 7 to HB 150PWBOsienskiThis amendment adds requirements to the packaging and labeling of marijuana and marijuana products to enhance child safety. 
HA 8 to HB 150PWBOsienskiThis amendment requires the Marijuana Oversight Committee to publish data in its annual report concerning the number of applicants who have reported that they have been convicted of or adjudicated delinquent or are married to or the child of a person who has been convicted of or adjudicated delinquent of a marijuana-related offense. This amendment also requires an applicant for any license to provide a statement whether the applicant has been or the applicant is married to or the child of a person who has been convicted of or adjudicated delinquent of a marijuana-related offense. The Commissioner cannot use the applicant’s statement into consideration, but will provide that information to the Marijuana Oversight Committee so that it can include that data in its annual report. Finally, this amendment changes the criteria for a social equity applicant. 

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 88PassedK. WilliamsThis bill removes the training minimum wage and youth minimum wage, which takes effect 90 days after enactment.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
HB 133PassedK. WilliamsThis Act changes the current evaluation system for all teachers from the former Delaware Performance Appraisal System II evaluation to a new Delaware Teacher Growth and Support System. The goal of this new evaluation system is to build a culture of professionalism and learning within every school by converting the evaluation system from a teacher-focused to a learning-focused system. It also increases accountability by requiring a beginning, middle and end of the year review of both the teacher’s professional learning goals and student improvement goals. All teachers (not just 4-8 testing subjects) will be held accountable for student growth. The new evaluation system will only apply to teachers. Specialists and administrators will continue to be evaluated under the Delaware Performance Appraisal System II. Under this Act the new evaluation system will be phased in with a minimum of 3 local education agencies participating in a pilot program for academic year 2021-2022, which will sunset on June 30, 2022. Under Section 2 and 3 of this Act, effective academic year 2022-2023, all teachers will fall under the Delaware Teacher Growth and Support System and all specialists and administrators will be evaluated under Delaware Performance Appraisal System II.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EDUCATOR EVALUATIONS.
HB 7 w/ SA 1 + HA 1Passed HouseMinor-BrownThis Act makes permanent and temporary changes to the Adult Correction Healthcare Review Committee ("ACHRC") which is a committee that serves in an advisory capacity to the Governor, General Assembly and the Commissioner of the Department of Correction on all matters relating to the provision of inmate health care services. The permanent changes include adding to ACHRC a healthcare professional who by virtue of the professional's training, education, and specialization hold expertise in correctional health and allowing either a psychiatrist or forensic psychologist to serve as a member. The temporary changes address the Department's response to COVID-19 from March 12, 2020 to March 30, 2021. This Act requires ACHRC to provide a report to the Governor, General Assembly and Commissioner a report regarding the efficacy and appropriateness of the Department's response identifying total numbers of correctional officers and inmates who tested positive and died from COVID-19 or COVID-19 related illnesses. The report also identifies the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement and assesses the medical treatment provided to inmates who tested positive for COVID-19. The Act authorizes ACHRC to request records, consult with additional medical professionals and engage additional staff. Finally, for 2021 and 2022, the Chairpersons of the House and Senate Corrections Committees will be voting members of ACHRC, but cannot designate another individual to attend meetings or vote.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE ADULT CORRECTION HEALTHCARE REVIEW COMMITTEE.
SJR 2 w/ SA 1CommitteeHansenThis 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 RESOURCES 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.
SB 122Out of CommitteePooreThis Act provides that the County Attorney of New Castle County, consistent with other department directors of New Castle County government, is appointed by the County Executive with the advice and consent of the New Castle County Council. Pursuant to § 1391 of Title 9, the Office of Law provides legal advice to the County Executive, County Council, and County departments, boards, offices, and agencies. This amendment would require the advice and consent of the County Council in the appointment of the County Attorney. Consequently, this proposed amendment would safeguard against unequal preference to either branch of government when advice is provided.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY.
SB 126Out of CommitteeWilsonThis Act prescribes specific fines for violating § 4134 of Title 21. Previously, a violation of § 4134 would have been subject to the penalties outlined in § 4205 of Title 21. The amount of the penalties in § 4205 are as follows: for a first offense, a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $75. For each subsequent like offense, a fine of not less than $57.50 nor more than $95. Section 4205 is a general penalty provision that establishes penalties for violations of Chapter 41 of Title 21 or Chapter 42 of Title 21 in the event that the penalties are not otherwise prescribed. 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 OPERATION OF VEHICLES ON APPROACH OF AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLES.
SA 1 to SJR 2PassedHansenThis amendment removes language in the resolution that is unclear.  
SA 1 to HB 7PassedPinkneyThis amendment increases the size of the Adult Correction Healthcare Review Committee and adds as a member an organization that serves inmates and inmates' families. 
SB 164Out of CommitteeTownsendThis Act postpones the effective date of Senate Bill No. 67, enacted in 2019. Senate Bill No. 67 was to become effective on January 1, 2020; however, the Clerks of the Peace for all 3 counties have indicated that they intend to postpone implementation of the requirements set out in Senate Bill No. 67. This postponement is in order to allow additional time for engagement with leaders of faith communities and to identify any additional changes to the marriage registry structure or to its implementation or enforcement. AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 95, VOLUME 82 OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO MARRIAGES.
SS 1 for SB 101CommitteeTownsendThis Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 101. Like Senate Bill No. 101, this Substitute creates a right to counsel for tenants in evictions and other landlord-tenant actions. Approximately 18,000 eviction cases are filed each year in the State of Delaware, and while 86% of landlords are represented by an attorney, agent, or business manager, only 2% of tenants have representation. The disruptive displacement that accompanies eviction proceedings create significant costs for state and local government related to shelter funding, education funding, health care provided in hospitals instead of community-based providers, transportation costs for homeless youth, and foster care. Evictions and disruptive displacement also have significant, well-documented, and long-lasting effects on the lives of individuals and families, including poorer physical and mental health, increased risk of homelessness, increased risk of employment loss, loss of personal property, damage to credit standing, and relocation into substandard housing. Further, evictions fall disproportionately on Black and Latinx families, who have also been the hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Section 1 of this Act establishes a right to counsel for covered individuals with household income below 200% of the federal poverty guideline for evictions and other landlord-tenant actions. A Coordinator for the program will be appointed by the Attorney General. The Coordinator will contract with legal services providers for the provision of representation in proceedings covered by this Act. Section 1 also requires the Coordinator to work with community organizations to do outreach and education regarding the right to counsel. And, landlords must provide notice of the right to counsel at periodic designated intervals in the tenancy and in eviction proceedings. Section 2 of this Act creates a monetary floor for initiation of eviction proceedings for nonpayment of rent – no action may be filed where the amount of rent owed is 1-month’s rent or less than $500, whichever is greater. It also provides that a landlord may not initiate or continue eviction proceedings for nonpayment of rent if the tenant pays and the landlord accepts all rent due. Finally, it creates a right of redemption for a tenant who pays all back rent, costs, and fees before eviction. Section 3 of this Act authorizes the creation of a residential eviction diversion program modeled after the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program. Section 4 of this Act provides COVID-19-specific relief in an action where execution was stayed based on a finding that the stay was required in the interests of justice. Section 5 of this Act is a severability clause. This Substitute differs from Senate Bill No. 101 as it does all of the following: (1) Includes representation by non-attorneys in the definition of “legal representation”, if the Rules of the Supreme Court are amended to permit the representation. (2) Removes the provision for representation in proceedings related to the reduction of a housing subsidy. (3) Makes clear that legal representation is provided as it is available and that an individual does not have a cause of action if it is not available. (4) Provides examples of circumstances in which a designated organization may decline representation. (5) Provides that the Right to Counsel Coordinator (“Coordinator”), with appropriate funding from the General Assembly, shall contract with designated organizations to provide the services required under the Act. (6) Requires the Coordinator to include the Justice of the Peace Court’s experience with the Act in the Coordinator’s annual report. (7) Removes events that require a landlord to provide a tenant with a brochure about legal representation available to tenants. (8) Makes technical changes to make clear that an action for possession based on unpaid rent may not be brought if the amount of rent owed is less than 1-month’s rent or less than $500, whichever is greater. (9) Changes the time for the application of the tenant’s right of redemption to before the writ of possession is posted. (10) Changes one of the possible deadlines for implementing the residential eviction diversion program to 270 days after the effective date of the Act. (11) Provides that the Residential Eviction Diversion Program is to be established and implemented by the Justice of the Peace Court or the Court’s designee, which may be the Right to Counsel Coordinator. (12) Expands the exemption to participation in the residential eviction diversion program to include when threats of substantial or irreparable harm to the landlord’s or other tenant’s person or property and cites the appropriate provisions of the Delaware Code relating to proceedings based on irreparable harm. (13) Changes what a landlord is required to do once the Twenty-Seventh Modification of the Declaration of a State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat expires or is not renewed. (14) Makes Sections 1, 2, 4, 5, and 8 of this Act effective 120 days after the Act’s enactment and makes the effective date of Section 3 of the Act (regarding the residential eviction diversion program) contingent on funding. (15) Requires the Coordinator to provide the General Assembly with a copy of the first annual report to determine if additional funding is needed to address the fiscal impact of the Act on the Justice of the Peace Court.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 8 w/ HA 2 + SA 1PassedHeffernanThis Act mandates that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Division of Public Health establish maximum contaminant levels for specific contaminants found in drinking water in this state. Such contaminants include PFOA and PFOS, which are man-made chemicals. In certain studies, these chemicals were found to be associated with increased risks of chronic diseases. The Environmental Protection Agency, thus far, has not established a maximum contaminant levels, but have issued health advisories. The establishment of maximum contaminant levels is essential in order to protect the health and safety of all Delawareans from contaminants in drinking water.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DRINKING WATER.
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.
SB 97PassedEnnisThis bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture to update the Delaware Commercial Feed Law of 1967. Changes to this law include updating language to align with current industry terminology and includes applicable language from the most recent version of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Uniform State Bill, which is designed to create uniformity amongst states. This bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture to add criteria for defining an adulterated feed and adjusts penalties for violators of this chapter. The proposed changes will provide clarity to distributers and Department staff regarding product labeling, registration, and violations as well as providing updated terminology to make regulating this program more efficient. This bill also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COMMERCIAL FEEDS.
SB 96 w/ SA 1 + HA 1Passed HouseEnnisThis bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture to update the Delaware Commercial Fertilizer and Soil Conditioner Law of 1971. Changes to this law include updating language to align with current industry terminology and includes applicable language from the most recent version of the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO) Uniform State Bill, which is designed to create uniformity amongst states. This bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture to impose product registration and tonnage fees to better reflect current market rates and to assist the Department in funding costs associated with inspections, sampling and analysis for this chapter; to adjust requirements for current registering of Delaware mixing facilities and custom fertilizer blends. The proposed changes will give clarity to distributers and Department staff regarding product labeling, registration, and deficiencies as well as providing updated terminology to make regulating this program more efficient. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COMMERCIAL FERTILIZERS AND SOIL CONDITIONERS.
HB 174CommitteeS. MooreThis Act strikes the sections of existing law pertaining to merged instruction and apprenticeship programs for cosmetologists and barbers because no schools have applied for approval to conduct merged programs. This Act authorizes transfer of apprentice hours to cosmetology and barbering programs which will accomplish the same purpose as merged programs which are being eliminated. This Act also makes technical changes to existing law to conform to the Legislative Drafting Manual. Under the Act, shaving certifications are available to cosmetologists or cosmetology instructors who obtain 35 hours of relevant training and authorizes a master barber to obtain a skin and nail certification either through supplemental school instruction or an apprenticeship. The Act adds lash treatments to the services an aesthetician or cosmetologist may perform in conformity with advancements in those professions. The Act increases membership in the Board of Cosmetology and Barbering by two and adds shop and school owners or managers as required categories of Board candidates. The Act also specifies that the 40 hour per week limit of school hours does not include any hours a student is using to make up missed hours.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY AND BARBERING AND LICENSURE OF AESTHETICIANS.
HA 1 to HB 143PassedBaumbachThis Amendment prohibits the Commissioner from granting a license for the sale of alcoholic liquor by any taproom or tavern when there is an existing licensed establishment of similar type within 1200 feet by accessible public road or street in any incorporated city or town, or within nine tenths of a mile by accessible public road or street in any unincorporated or rural area. Recent changes to the Delaware Code increased the required distance between establishments of similar type to one half of a mile in any incorporated city or town and 3 miles outside any incorporated city or town. This Amendment would return the prohibited distance to 1200 feet and nine tenths of a mile. This Amendment also makes a corresponding technical change to § 543(d)(4) and a technical correction to the heading.  
HA 1 to HB 173PassedChukwuochaThis Amendment clarifies that the parent or guardian of a military-connected student may preliminarily enroll the student by remote registration in a school district or charter school. 
HA 2 to HB 100PassedLonghurstThis amendment phases implementation of House Bill No. 100 out over three years in regard to school counselors, licensed clinical social workers, and school social workers. Current ratios of students to these professionals far exceed those recommended by leading counseling and mental health organizations. Gradual implementation is needed to allow Delaware school districts time recruit and retain these critical positions. This amendment also 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 since there was duplication of many of the "Whereas" clauses. 
HA 1 to HB 80PassedSchwartzkopfThis amendment changes House Bill 80 by clarifying the following: (1) The revised pension multiplier only applies to years of service on or after January 1, 2022; (2) That the employee contribution for a correction officer or specified peace officer is 7% of all annual compensation. This amendment also adds State Police Drug Diversion Unit agents, who are not Delaware State Police Troopers, to the definition of “specified peace officer”, and makes clear that Delaware State University police officers are also "specified peace officers". 
HA 1 to SB 96PassedCarsonThis Amendment makes a technical change to replace the numbering for one of the terms in the definition section, which was inadvertently deleted when the bill was drafted. 

Senate Committee Assignments

Committee
Banking, Business & Insurance
Education
Elections & Government Affairs
Finance
Judiciary
Legislative Oversight & Sunset

House Committee Assignments

Committee
Administration
Education
Health & Human Development
Judiciary
Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)
Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure
Veterans Affairs

Senate Committee Report

Committee
Education
Finance
Judiciary

House Committee Report

No House Committee Report

Senate Defeated Legislation

No Senate Defeated Legislation

House Defeated Legislation

No House Defeated Legislation

Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

NomineeStatusCommission/BoardReappointment
Augustus, AmberConfirmedProfessional Standards BoardReappointment
Battaglia, Sandra KaufmannConfirmedState Board of ElectionsNew
Biles, Marjorie O.ConfirmedPublic Integrity CommissionNew
Dempsey, EarleConfirmedProfessional Standards BoardReappointment
Director, StevenConfirmedTax Appeals BoardReappointment
Evans-Gunter, VetraConfirmedDelaware Interscholastic Athletic AssociationReappointment
Kijowski, Sherry S.ConfirmedDelaware Interscholastic Athletic AssociationNew
Robinson, R. MarkConfirmedDelaware Interscholastic Athletic AssociationNew
Smith, Kevin T.ConfirmedDelaware Interscholastic Athletic AssociationNew
Winters, JoanConfirmedTax Appeals BoardReappointment