Daily Report for 6/21/2021

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HA 2 to HB 205PWBBriggs KingThis Amendment clarifies that employees who have not been employed by their employers for at least ninety (90) consecutive days are not to be included under the definition of “covered person”. The Amendment also removes the requirement that covered employees who do not opt out are automatically enrolled in the Program, instead creating an affirmative duty for an employee to request enrollment to their Program administrator. 
SB 192CommitteeLopezUnder current Delaware law a license to sell alcohol may be subject to revocation or suspension by the Commissioner of Alcoholic Beverage Control or criminal charges for selling alcohol to a minor. This is so even though the licensee is not directly involved in the sale and may have taken significant steps to prevent such activity by employees. This bill updates the current law to provide for a system of fines for a licensee when alcohol is sold to a minor and removes the current authority to revoke or suspend a license under these circumstances. It does not change current law with respect to repercussions for an individual actually carrying out the sale.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS.
HB 252CommitteeBradyThis Act requires each county to reassess the value of real property in the county on a regular basis that occurs at least once every 5 years. The first 5-year period starts when the reassessments being conducted under the settlement agreements in the case In re Delaware Public Schools Litigation, C.A. No. 2018-0029-VCL (County Track) (Del. Ch.) are completed. This Act also makes revisions for consistency with current law and terminology as follows: 1. Because boards of assessment are not responsible for assessing property in any of the counties under current law, this Act also repeals the penalty for a board of assessment that knowingly and wilfully assesses property at an incorrect value. 2. Requires that real property be assessed at its “present fair market value” instead of at its “true value in money.” Delaware courts have established that the “true value in money” for real property means its “present fair market value”, which is the terminology that is currently used.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT OF REAL PROPERTY.
HA 1 to HB 243PassedCookeThis amendment clarifies that the photographs and names of juveniles covered by HB 243 are those concerning or depicting a juvenile who has been arrested or suspected of committing a crime. This amendment will permit law enforcement agencies to continue to publish or release names and photographs of missing children and juveniles participating in law enforcement programs, such as youth academies or sports programs. 
HA 1 to HB 122StrickenHeffernanThis Amendment strengthens the role of stakeholders in developing the 14(c) phase out plan by requiring the Employment First Commission to appoint a task force comprised of stakeholders to develop the phase out plan as opposed to merely consulting with stakeholders. The Amendment also adds a requirement that the phase out plan include consideration of current sheltered workshop employees’ wishes to continue working in or near the same location and people with whom the employee is friendly or familiar. 
HA 1 to HB 142PassedGrayThis amendment makes technical corrections to the bill by showing deletions as shown by strikethrough 
HA 4 to HB 145PassedGriffithThis Amendment clarifies that the deduction for contributions to accounts established and maintained pursuant to the Delaware College Investment Plan is limited to $1,000 per individual per year and the deduction for contributions to accounts established and maintained pursuant to the Delaware Achieving Better Live Experience (ABLE) program is limited to $5,000 per individual per year, without regard to the number of accounts to which contributions are made. The Amendment clarifies that spouses filing a joint return are entitled to a deduction of up to $2,000 for contributions to accounts established and maintained pursuant to the Delaware College Investment Plan and up to $5,000 for contributions to accounts established and maintained pursuant to the ABLE program. The Amendment also limits the deduction for contributions to a Delaware College Investment Plan Account to contributions intended or used for qualified college expenses. 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. For contributions to a Delaware College Investment Plan Account, the Amendment provides a means test limiting the deduction to individual, head of household, or married filing separate filers with an adjusted gross income of $100,000 or less per individual, and to joint filers with an adjusted gross income of $200,000 or less. The Amendment also provides a means test limiting the deduction to individual or head of household filers with an adjusted gross income of $100,000 or less and to joint, married filing separate combined, or married filing separate with an adjusted gross income of $200,000 or less. This Amendment makes the legislation effective for contribution to 529 and ABLE accounts made after December 31, 2021. This Amendment also corrects a section numbering error in HB 145 and clarifies the references for eligible Delaware College Investment and ABLE plans. 
SA 1 to SB 90PWBLockmanThis amendment delays the effective date of this Act to allow the opportunity for all of the following to occur: 1. Conduct outreach and education to landlords about how this Act changes the law. This outreach will include information explaining that while the law prohibits a landlord from having a blanket policy of not accepting government assistance to pay rent, it does not require a landlord to accept all applicants who receive rental assistance, such as applicants who have a history of evictions or not paying utility bills. 2. Explore opportunities to streamline and standardize the processes used by government assistance programs. 

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