Daily Report for 5/10/2022

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HR 23PassedBriggs KingThis resolution proclaims May 2022 as "Community Action Month" in the State of Delaware.PROCLAIMING MAY 2022 AS "COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
HB 409CommitteeMorrisonThis Act requires all employers in the State to provide employees with a minimum of 1 hour of earned sick time and safety leave for every 30 hours worked. For employers with fewer than 10 employees, the time may be unpaid, job-protected time instead of paid time. Accrued earned sick time and safety leave may be used by the employee for time off with pay at the employee’s regular wage and benefit rate to deal with the mental and physical health needs of either the employee or an employee’s family member and other specified purposes. Earned sick time and safety leave may also be used to address the consequences of domestic violence for such things as meeting with lawyers, obtaining services from victim service organizations, temporary relocation and the like. Employers may cap the number of hours earned per year at 40, the carryover from one year to the next at 40 hours, and the maximum earned sick and safety leave at 80 hours. Employers may require employees to have been employed at least 90 days before they may take earned sick leave and safety time. Employers whose benefits packages already meet the minimum requirements of this Act are not required to offer anything additional. The Department of Labor will promulgate regulations governing operation of the Act and will enforce the provisions of the Act. Employers who violate the Act are subject to civil penalty of no less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against an employee who complains to the Department that an employer has violated the Act.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EARNED SICK TIME AND SAFETY LEAVE.
HCR 81PassedMinor-BrownThis resolution recognizes May 11, 2022 as “School Nurse Appreciation Day” in Delaware. RECOGNIZING MAY 11, 2022 AS SCHOOL NURSE APPRECIATION DAY
SA 1 to SB 283PWBMantzavinosThis amendment clarifies that the continuing education requirement for physicians applies only to those who treat adults. 
HB 410CommitteeMichael SmithThis Act does all of the following: (1) Creates a refundable tax credit for certain individuals who are self-employed in the operation of or employed by a child care or family care center to provide care or education to children. The amount of the refundable tax credit varies based on the educational attainment of the child care employee. (2) Indexes the increases in the amount of the refundable tax credit to the Consumer Price Index. (3) Requires the Department of Education to report annually to the General Assembly, Governor, and Delaware Early Childhood Council on the usage of this tax credit. (4) Requires the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee to review this Act in fiscal year 2029 to determine if there is a genuine need for the continuation of this Act and if this Act is satisfactorily and effectively meeting the need.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO A CHILD CARE EMPLOYEE TAX CREDIT.
HB 413CommitteeBriggs KingThis Bill requires motor vehicle insurance policies, under the personal injury protection provisions (PIP), to provide coverage for up to $650 for any 1 person extricated and $1200 for all persons extricated in any 1 accident by an emergency medical services vehicle. Emergency medical services vehicle is a vehicle duly licensed in Delaware that uses rescue tools used by emergency rescue personnel to extricate the injured person from a vehicle. The Act also requires the Insurance Commissioner to develop a uniform billing form for reimbursement and that volunteer fire and ambulance companies submit financial reports regarding expenses incurred in the use of rescue tools to the State Fire Prevention Commission.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
HB 415CommitteeBentzThis Act sets forth the procedures by which a health care provider licensed in another state may provide health care services in this State, including the process by which the Division of Professional Regulation must grant a temporary license.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PRACTICE BY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FROM OTHER STATES.
HCR 79PassedMinor-BrownThis resolution designates the month of May as "National Nurses Month" in Delaware.DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF MAY AS "NATIONAL NURSES MONTH" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
HA 1 to HS 1 for HB 288PWBMorrisonThis Amendment limits paid time off to vote to a minimum of 2 hours if the employee does not have 2 consecutive nonworking hours in the time period between the opening and closing of the polls on the day of the election. This Amendment also clarifies that it will be effective after the Department of Elections advises the Register of Regulations that it has promulgated regulations to implement the Act, or 1 year, whichever occurs first. 
HB 414CommitteeMorrisonThis Act adds coercive conduct which restricts, controls, or interferes with an individual’s finances or financial resources including their bank accounts, credit cards, employment, education, and personal identity to the definition of “abuse” under Protection from Abuse Proceedings section in Title 10. The Act also makes technical changes to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWAE CODE RELATING TO PROTECTION FROM ABUSE.
HA 1 to HB 304PassedK. WilliamsThis amendment does the following: Specifies that educators must be given time during the contractual day to complete duties associated with the universal reading screener, including professional learning. Requires inclusion of curriculum and special education supervisors, as well as elementary school teachers and elementary special education teachers, from districts and charters in the development of the lists of aligned screeners and interventions. Removes the separate reporting requirement for dyslexia specific interventions. 
HB 416CommitteeBushThis Act provides state employees 30 days of leave with pay to attend training camp or special duty on orders as members of the military reserve of the United States or the National Guard. This is an increase from 15 days leave with pay currently provided.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LEAVES.

Legislation Passed By Senate

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
SB 228 w/ SA 1CommitteeWalshThis bill allows licensed veterinary technicians, as well as licensed veterinarians, to administer rabies vaccinations to dogs, cats, and ferrets.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO VETERINARY TECHNICIANS.
HB 357PassedDorsey WalkerThis Act is a result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee's review of the Technology Investment Council ("TIC"). This Act updates TIC's statute to further streamline operations and prevent redundancies, and to make technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. This Act is the product of collaboration with TIC, the Department of Technology and Information, and other stakeholders. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT COUNCIL.
HB 363PassedDorsey WalkerThis Act is a result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee's ("JLOSC") review of Adult Protective Services ("APS"). In the process of the review, and with APS's agreement, JLOSC recommended eliminating the Adult Protective Services Advisory Council under § 3903 of Title 31 and absorbing that council's role into the Council on Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities. This Act makes the required changes to the Council on Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities. The APS Advisory Council is removed from Title 31 in separate legislation. 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 COUNCIL ON SERVICES FOR AGING AND ADULTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES.
SA 1 to SB 228PassedWalshUnder this amendment, a licensed veterinary technician may administer a rabies vaccine to a dog or cat, provided that the licensed veterinary technician is working under the indirect supervision of a licensed veterinarian, and the animal is in a shelter and is owned by the shelter. In such cases, the vaccination certificate must be signed by the supervising licensed veterinarian and the licensed veterinary technician responsible for the administration of the vaccine. 
HCR 78PassedYearickThis concurrent resolution proclaims the week of May 15-21, 2022 as Delaware Grown Week. It has been eight years since the General Assembly first partnered with the Delaware Department of Agriculture to establish this annual observation to facilitate better, healthier relationships between Delaware farmers and local consumers. Successful passage of this resolution will continue this worthy collaboration. PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF MAY 15 THROUGH MAY 21, 2022 AS DELAWARE GROWN WEEK.

Legislation Passed By House of Representatives

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
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 216PassedEnnisThis Act allows the Delaware Standardbred Breeder’s Fund Board to promulgate rules and regulations necessary or appropriate to implement or clarify the statutes related to the Standardbred Breeder’s Fund Program. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE STANDARDBRED BREEDER’S PROGRAM FUND.
HB 367 w/ HA 1, HA 2CommitteeBennettThis Act makes the State Council for Persons with Disabilities consistent with current practice by revising its responsibilities to collect data regarding persons with disabilities. This Act also amends the members of the Council and clarifies the definition of “persons with disabilities”. 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 STATE COUNCIL FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.
HB 369 w/ HA 1CommitteeGriffithThis Act adds a member of the Delaware Bar, designated by the Elder Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, to the Delaware Guardianship Commission. This Act also makes technical changes to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 12 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE GUARDIANSHIP COMMISSION.
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 101PassedLawsonThis resolution honors USO Delaware for their important and inspiring work supporting military members and their families. HONORING USO DELAWARE FOR ITS IMPORTANT AND INSPIRING WORK SUPPORTING MILITARY MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
HA 1 to HB 367PassedBennettThis Amendment makes a technical correction. 
HA 1 to HS 1 for HB 302PassedBaumbachThis Amendment makes forgery of a vaccination document a class A misdemeanor if it is a first offense by an individual involving a single written instrument. This Act requires a greater than majority vote for passage because § 28 of Article IV of the Delaware Constitution requires the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house of the General Assembly to give jurisdiction to inferior courts. 
HA 2 to HB 367PassedBennettThis is a technical amendment to fix an underlining error. 

Senate Committee Assignments

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Banking, Business & Insurance
Education
Elections & Government Affairs
Health & Social Services
Legislative Oversight & Sunset

House Committee Assignments

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Administration
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce
Health & Human Development
Judiciary
Revenue & Finance
Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure

Senate Committee Report

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Legislative Oversight & Sunset
Transportation

House Committee Report

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Appropriations
Judiciary
Revenue & Finance
Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)

Senate Defeated Legislation

No Senate Defeated Legislation

House Defeated Legislation

No House Defeated Legislation

Nominations Enacted upon by the Senate

No Records