Just three more legislative days! It was a full voting day in both chambers. The Budget and Supplement passed the House, and have been sent to the Governor.
- The House passed House Bill 354, which expands whistleblower protection against retaliation to threats against a whistleblower’s citizenship status. It now goes to the Senate.
- The Senate passed House Bill 206S unanimously. It would require any employee, contractor and volunteer with the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services to undergo a criminal background check before being given permission to visit a child in their home or community or given regular, direct access to children or adolescents under the age of 18. It now goes to the Governor.
- The Senate passed House Bill 264S unanimously. It would allow a victim of rape or other non-consensual sexual conduct to seek a sexual violence protective order, regardless of whether any criminal charges have been filed. It now goes to the Governor.
- The Senate passed House Bill 277 unanimously. It would clearly state in Delaware law that schools, organizations, and businesses that serve or care for children are legally liable for childhood sexual abuse committed by their employees during the course of their official job duties, removing certain civil liability shields in Delaware code. It now goes to the Governor.
- The House passed Senate Bill 144, a bill reforming the Hate Crime Statute. Eight total Republicans in both the House and Senate voted no because they enjoy Hate Crimes apparently. The bill now goes to the Governor.
- The House passed Senate Bill 286, which allows the creation of Neighborhood Improvement Districts. The bill goes to the Governor now.
- The Senate passed House Bill 293S, which will require public comment at public meetings. It now goes to the Governor.
- The Senate passed House Bill 339, which will protect innocent home buyers from prior property liens from the seller’s prior criminal judgments. It now goes to the Governor.
- The Senate passed House Bill 394, which will provide more transparentcy at the Department of Corrections. It now goes to the Governor.
- The Senate passed House Bill 255, with will criminalize the deprivation of a person’s civil rights. It now goes to the Governor.
On this chart above, we do not list all legislation filed by our members of the General Assembly. We do not care about license plates. Resolutions honoring or approving of something generally do not make this chart. What we do follow are bills of a progressive or liberal interest from a policy perspective, or conversely, bills that the fascist Republican Party wants to advance to take away your rights.
A link to the specific legislation is provided if you move your mouse over the Bill Number. A link to the Blue Delaware post that covers the bill is provided on the far left. In the second column on the right, we will provide the bill’s current status and whether or not it has passed a chamber of the General Assembly.
The chart is divided into several groups:
- Passed One House – These are the bills that are likely to see action in the last two weeks.
- Out of Committee – Some of these bills might get passed through the House and Senate over the last two weeks if they get on consent lists.
- Still in Committee – Time is running out for these bills. Most of these will not pass.
- Passed Bills – self explanatory.
- Defeated Bills – same.
Updated: June 24, 2022