|SB 198 w/ SA 1, SA 2||Signed||Poore||SB 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 280||Signed||Bentz||This 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 207||Signed||Wilson||This 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 210||Signed||Paradee||This 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 281||Signed||Schwartzkopf||This 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 282||Signed||Schwartzkopf||This 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 198||Passed||Poore||This 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 198||Passed||Poore||This amendment changes outdated language in the bill. || |