Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the hours of website operation?

    The Delaware General Assembly website is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

    How many legislators are there in the Delaware General Assembly?

    There are 62 legislators in Delaware. The General Assembly is comprised of 21 Senators and 41 Representatives.

    What legislative information is available from this site?

    The following is a partial listing of information that is available:

    • Full-text of all bills considered by the General Assembly
    • The Delaware Code
    • The Delaware Constitution
    • The Delaware Landlord/Tenant Code
    • The Delaware Divorce Code
    • The Delaware Register of Regulations
    • Various Reports published by the General Assembly

    What is the length of terms for Senators and Representatives?

    Senators are elected to 4 years terms and Representatives are elected to 2 years terms.

    Are there term limits for the legislators?

    No. There are currently no term limits for legislators in Delaware.

    Where and when does the General Assembly meet?

    The General Assembly meets in Legislative Hall in Dover. The legislature convenes on the second Tuesday of January and meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until June 30 of each year.

    What is the length of a General Assembly?

    A General Assembly meets for 2 years, the first year being the first session and the second year being the second session. All bills carry over from the first year to the second year. Legislation not passed by the end of the second session is not carried over to the next General Assembly.

    How can I determine my district and legislator?

    As your elected officials, your Legislators value your thoughts and opinions on current legislation. Please contact your Senator or Representative's office directly. Find Your Legislator by Address

    How do I find e-mail addresses for members of the General Assembly?

    E-mail addresses for those members of the General Assembly who have elected to utilize e-mail are listed on Senators and Representatives listings. If no email address is listed, the legislator has either chosen not to have e-mail or not to publish the address. Lists that contain all of the legislative email addresses are not published.

    How do I get a law changed?

    Please contact your Senator and Representative with your proposal and idea.

    Is the Delaware Code available on-line and what is the cost?

    The Delaware Code On-line is available from this site free of charge.

    How can I obtain copies of legislative documents?

    Copies are available from this website or by calling the Division of Research at 1-800-282-8545.

    What is the Legislative Information System?

    The Legislative Information System is the bill-tracking system used by the General Assembly. Bills, amendments, calendars, and meeting notices are available on-line from the LIS.

    How do I find a bill if you do not know the sponsor or number?

    Bills are searchable by keyword or by Title.

    Will you send me a copy of all bills by subject?

    We do not currently index legislation by topic.

    Where can I find information on visiting Legislative Hall?

    Tours of Legislative Hall are available on a reservation basis by contacting the Division of Research out-of-state at 302-744-4114 or in state 1-800-282-8545 or by email.

    How do I contact the Governor?

    The Governor can be contacted from the Governors website or by phone at 1-800-292-9570.