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 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 375PassedBoldenThis 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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