Daily Report for 5/13/2022

Governor's Actions

No legislation is Signed by Governor Today

New Legislation Introduced

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HA 1 to HB 378PWBMorrisonThis Amendment clarifies that individuals who own, possess, harbor or control a dog are prohibited from allowing the dog to cause a noise disturbance as defined in the Act. This Amendment excludes animal shelters, pet stores, dog grooming facilities, veterinarian offices and animal clinics from the prohibition regarding barking dogs. This Amendment clarifies that police officers may assist animal welfare officers in enforcing dog control laws of the state or a political subdivision. This Amendment changes the effective date from January 1, 2024 to July 1, 2024. 
HB 423CommitteeMitchellFederal law permits states to require federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to conduct background checks through a state agency, or point of contact, instead of directly through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). This Act creates the Firearm Transaction Approval Program (FTAP) within the State Bureau of Identification (SBI) of the Delaware State Police and designates the SBI's FTAP as the point of contact between an FFL and the federal databases checked by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for purposes of conducting background checks for firearm purchases or transfers. By establishing SBI as the point of contact for all firearm purchases or transfers in this State, SBI becomes responsible for determining if a potential buyer or transferee is prohibited from receipt or possession of a firearm under § 1448 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code or federal law. This enables SBI to search other databases in addition to relying on the required NICS check, enhancing background checks conducted in this State. This Act enables firearms dealers who suspect a straw purchase has or is occurring to notify SBI using the same hotline that is established for background checks through FTAP. Finally, this Act makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 11, 16, 24, AND 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR FIREARMS SALE, TRANSFER, OR CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT.
HB 421CommitteeLonghurstThis Act codifies standards for recovery houses to become “certified recovery houses” either through the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (“DSAMH”) or through a Division approved certifying entity. A non-certified recovery house may continue to operate and provide an alcohol and drug free residence to persons recovering from substance use disorders. However, a non-certified recovery house may not: (1) Receive referrals from a state entity or state court; (2) obtain state or local funding; (3) Receive referrals for individuals whose treatment is state or locally funded; (4) represent or imply that it is “certified”. The Division shall maintain a Registry of Certified Recovery Houses. This Act grandfathers existing licensed recovery houses. The Act takes effect upon enactment and will be implemented upon notice, by Division, of promulgation of final rules and regulations, published in the Register of Regulations or 6 months after enactment, whichever occurs first.AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LICENSING AND ACCREDITATION OF RECOVERY HOUSES.
HB 424CommitteeMitchellThe Delaware Code currently has no provisions for dementia care. This bill defines dementia care and sets forth staffing requirements for all facilities that provide dementia care, including setting minimum staffing ratios. The bill requires that staff who provide dementia care must complete dementia-specific-care training and identifies what the training must include. This bill also requires that facilities have dedicated activity staff and that activity services be offered seven days a week at least 9 hours per day while residents are awake and able to participate. This bill prohibits the use of “dementia” or “memory care” in advertising unless a facility is in compliance with the Delaware Code and associated regulations. Finally, this bill provides that the Department may promulgate and adopts rules and regulations to implement the section and the subchapter. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STAFFING IN NURSING FACILITIES, INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES, AND DEMENTIA CARE.
HA 1 to HB 375PWBBoldenThis Amendment adds the Chief Diversity Officer of the Division of Human Resources as an ex-officio member of the Racial Equity Consortium. 

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