Daily Report for 4/12/2022

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SCR 87PassedTownsendThis resolution recognizes the 50th anniversary of Meals on Wheels nationally and the 25th anniversary of Meals on Wheels Delaware. RECOGNIZING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MEALS ON WHEELS NATIONALLY AND THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF MEALS ON WHEELS DELAWARE.
SCR 88PassedPooreThis resolution designates the week of May 1-8, 2022, as "Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week" in Delaware.DESIGNATING MAY 1 – 8, 2022, AS “TARDIVE DYSKINESIA AWARENESS WEEK” IN DELAWARE.
SCR 90PassedBrownThis Senate Concurrent Resolution proclaims April 2022 as "Second Chance Month" in the State of Delaware.PROCLAIMING APRIL 2022 AS "SECOND CHANCE MONTH" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
HA 1 to HB 369PassedGriffithThis Amendment appoints the Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association as an additional member of the Delaware Guardianship Commission. 
SCR 92PassedHansenThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 24-30, 2022, as "Crime Victims' Rights Week" in the State Of Delaware. Please visit the following websites for more information on Crime Victims' Rights Week and the resources available to victims and survivors of crime: Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, at https://dcadv.org Delaware Victims' Rights Task Force, at https://delawarevictimservices.org.RECOGNIZING APRIL 24-30, 2022, AS "CRIME VICTIMS' RIGHTS WEEK" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
HA 1 to SS 1 for SB 4PassedK. WilliamsThis Amendment provides broad flexibility regarding how school districts and charter schools fulfill the requirement to identify an individual who is responsible for assisting with the implementation of the curricula adopted under this Act. Instead of a school-based supervisory position, the person responsible for providing this assistance can be a school-based or district-level position, and the individual in this position can be a teacher, administrator, or consultant. 
HA 1 to SS 1 for SB 187PassedGriffithThis Amendment extends the date by which municipalities must establish their local ordinances to comply with the bill. The only municipalities impacted by Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 187 are those with a population of 30,000 or more.  

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 26 w/ SA 1 + HA 1PassedSokolaThis Act requires that meetings of the Board of Trustees for the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, and Delaware Technical and Community College must be livestreamed using technology that permits the public to hear all participants contemporaneously. This Act also requires that recordings of the livestreamed meetings must be maintained on a public website. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. This Act requires a greater than majority vote for passage because § 1 of Article IX of the Delaware Constitution requires the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house of the General Assembly to amend a charter issued to a corporation for educational purposes sustained in whole or part by the State, including the University of Delaware and Delaware State University.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LIVESTREAMING BOARD MEETINGS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY, AND DELAWARE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
HB 296SignedMitchellAll three counties in Delaware have been plagued with thefts of catalytic converters, which contain precious metals having significant monetary value in the scrap metal industry. This Act adds catalytic converters to the list of items for which scrap metal processors shall create a record and provide information when acquired. Amending Section 24(b)(1) to specifically include catalytic converters as items that the industries regulated by Chapter 23 must report will enhance enforcement of this Chapter and assist law enforcement by providing a mechanism to follow-up on thefts of converters and to obtain solvability factors in the ever-growing trend associated with thefts of converters. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SCRAP METAL PROCESSORS.
SB 247 w/ SA 1SignedGayBy this Act, Delaware would join the Interstate Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact (OT Compact). The OT Compact is an interstate compact, or a formal agreement among states, to facilitate the interstate practice of occupational therapy. Under the OT Compact, Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) who are licensed and in good standing in a Compact member state may practice in other Compact member states via a “compact privilege,” which is equivalent to a license. This will remove the need for practitioners to get an individual license in each state where they want to practice. The OT Compact is the same in form and function as other occupational licensure compacts like the Nurse Multistate Licensure Compact (adopted by Delaware, 24 Del. C. Ch. 19A), the Physical Therapy Compact (adopted by Delaware, 24 Del. C. Ch. 26C) and the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (adopted by Delaware, 24 Del.C. Ch. 17A). The OT Compact authorizes in person practice and telepractice based on a valid, unrestricted home state license in other Compact member states for both Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) The American Occupational Therapy Association is leading the initiative in collaboration with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. The National Center for Interstate Compacts at the Council of State Governments facilitated the development of the OT Compact and is providing technical assistance. The OT Compact has been adopted by ten states: Colorado, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The OT Compact is pending before the legislatures of thirteen other states. The OT Compact establishes a licensure data system allowing for instantaneous verification of licensure information. The Compact also establishes an interstate commission, composed of member state officials, to carry out the Compact’s purposes. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS AND THE INTERSTATE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSURE COMPACT.
SA 1 to SB 247PassedGayThis amendment makes two technical corrections. 
HCR 69PassedBushThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation and community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities throughout Delaware for their dedication to serving their communities with energy saving programs and carbon reduction projects. This Resolution also celebrates DEMEC’s upcoming 43rd anniversary and over 100 years of reliable electric service from Delaware’s local public power utilities by proclaiming April 13, 2022, as DEMEC Day.CELEBRATING DEMEC DAY AND RECOGNIZING THE DELAWARE MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC CORPORATION AND THE COMMUNITY-OWNED NOT FOR PROFIT ELECTRIC UTILITIES THROUGHOUT DELAWARE.
SA 1 to SB 26PassedSokolaThis Amendment changes the effective date of Senate Bill No. 26 from January 1, 2022, to January 1, 2023. 
HCR 70PassedBoldenThis Concurrent Resolution designates April 26th, 2022 as “Kalmar Nyckel, Tall Ship Day” in Delaware.DESIGNATING APRIL 26, 2022, AS “KALMAR NYCKEL, TALL SHIP DAY” IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 229SignedMantzavinosThis bill requires applicants for a Delaware resident producer license to either be a Delaware resident or to work for an entity that has a physical location in Delaware out of which the business of insurance is conducted. This bill prohibits the practice of out-of-state applicants using Delaware registered agents or postal boxes to establish residency in Delaware. These changes will help to reduce or eliminate the improper marketing of insurance plans by bad actors that seek to avoid regulatory oversight through these licensing practices.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO RESIDENT INSURANCE PRODUCER LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS.
SCR 81PassedPinkneyThis resolution recognizes April 11-17, 2022 as "Black Maternal Health Awareness Week" in Delaware.RECOGNIZING THE WEEK OF APRIL 11 THROUGH APRIL 17, 2022 AS "BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK" IN DELAWARE.
SCR 89PassedSturgeonThis Concurrent Resolution observes April 2022, as the 2022 Month of the Military Child in the State of Delaware.OBSERVING APRIL 2022, AS THE 2022 MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
HA 1 to HB 338PassedBushThis amendment eliminates the exemption for mortgages held by the state Housing Authority. 

Senate Committee Assignments

Committee
Banking, Business & Insurance
Education
Executive
Health & Social Services
Judiciary
Legislative Oversight & Sunset

House Committee Assignments

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Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce
Health & Human Development
Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)

Senate Committee Report

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Agriculture
Legislative Oversight & Sunset

House Committee Report

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Appropriations
Labor
Manufactured Housing
Natural Resources

Senate Defeated Legislation

No Senate Defeated Legislation

House Defeated Legislation

No House Defeated Legislation

Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

No Records