Daily Report for 1/19/2022

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SCR 67PassedS. McBrideThis Senate Concurrent Resolution proclaims January 23, 2022, as "Maternal Health Awareness Day" in the State of Delaware. PROCLAIMING JANUARY 23, 2022, AS "MATERNAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
SCR 68PassedRichardsonThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes January 16, 2022, as "Religious Freedom Day" in Delaware.RECOGNIZING JANUARY 16, 2022 AS "RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY" IN DELAWARE.
HA 1 to HS 1 for HB 96PassedK. WilliamsSenate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 93 was enacted on August 4, 2021, revising the Delaware Code sections in House Substitute No. 1 for House Bill No. 96. This Amendment revises HS 1 for HB 96 to conform to the current version of the Delaware Code by redesignating sections and using newly created defined terminology. This Amendment also makes technical corrections to conform existing law, including provisions enacted by SS 1 for SB 93, to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. 
SA 2 to HB 290StrickenSokolaThis Amendment requires that, in addition to volume limitations, a restaurant sell food that accounts for not less than 60% of a customer’s total transaction when the take-out, curbside, or drive-through sale includes alcoholic beverages.  
SA 1 to HB 290PassedLopezThis amendment includes compliance with the Delaware Food Code as a requirement for any expansion of outdoor seating pursuant to § 524(f)(2) by an establishment that serves food. 
SA 1 to SB 211PassedMantzavinosThis amendment expands upon the reasons that an employer can request or require prospective employees to disclose their age, date of birth, dates of attendance at, or date of graduation from, an educational institution to include circumstances where the information is required by any regulatory, licensing, or certifying body or organization.  

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 198 w/ SA 1, SA 2SignedPooreSB 187 passed by the 150th General Assembly moved the Office of Child Care Licensing (“OCCL”) from the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (“DSCYF”) to the Department of Education (“DOE”). This Act cleans up references in the Code that still refer to the OCCL and its responsibilities as part of DSCYF and changes the references to reflect its status and responsibilities as part of DOE. This bill also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 29, AND 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF CHILD CARE LICENSING.
HB 280SignedBentzThis Act commits discretion over the length of certified nursing assistant training and orientation programs to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. This change will facilitate the rapid certification of National Guard members as certified nursing assistants (CNAs) by allowing the Department of Health and Social Services to establish the total required classroom and clinical training and mandatory facility-specific orientation hours. Modeled after a Minnesota initiative, eligible guard members will participate in rapid certification programs through DelTech and be deployed to provide temporary staffing in long term care facilities experiencing staffing shortages under MOUs entered will the facilities. National Guard members have served as a critical part of the state’s response efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Training and deploying National Guard soldiers to work as CNAs will help relieve staffing shortages in health care settings and facilitate the transfer of patients out of Delaware’s hospitals to free up in-patient bed space. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO REGULATORY PROVISIONS CONCERNING PUBLIC HEALTH.
SB 207PassedWilsonThis Act extends until 2026 the requirement that agriculture and intrastate construction vehicles be registered in accordance with the manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TRUCK WEIGHTS.
SB 210SignedParadeeThis Act responds to the promulgation of final federal regulations, 85 FR 74010, for state-sponsored savings programs under section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code, the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 (“ABLE”), through which contributions may be made to the account of an eligible individual with a disability to meet qualified disability expenses. The federal regulations, among other things, resolve questions related to who may establish and exercise signature authority over an ABLE account. The final regulations clarify that an eligible individual with legal capacity may delegate signature authority to any other person and provide a hierarchy of persons who may establish or exercise signature authority over an ABLE account for an individual without legal capacity. The final regulations also clarify that expenses incurred at a time when a designated beneficiary is neither disabled nor blind are not qualified disability expenses. The Act makes changes to Chapter 96A of Title 16 of the Delaware Code for the sole purpose of conforming the Code to these aspects of the final regulations.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM.
HB 281SignedSchwartzkopfThis Act provides for a Deputy Controller General who is authorized to serve as the Acting Controller General if the Controller General dies, resigns, is removed, or is temporarily incapacitated. This Act codifies the Controller General’s responsibility for staffing the Joint Committee on Capital Improvement and preparing fiscal projections and fee impact statements. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CONTROLLER GENERAL.
HB 282SignedSchwartzkopfThis Act authorizes Legislative Council to determine the compensation to be paid to the Delaware Code Revisors.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 1 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE CODE REVISORS.
SA 1 to SB 198PassedPooreThis amendment clarifies language at lines 37 to 42 of Senate Bill No. 198, for example, by specifying that the Office of Child Care Licensing is responsible for exercising general control and supervision to license, register, and monitor all residential and nonresidential child care facilities. In addition, the amendment specifies that the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families is responsible for licensing foster homes. The amendment also corrects inadvertent errors in the language of Senate Bill No. 198.  
SA 2 to SB 198PassedPooreThis amendment changes outdated language in the bill.  

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

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Senate Committee Assignments

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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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