Governor Carney Embarking On Massive Two-Day Bill Signing Marathon

According to Governor Carney’s public schedule, he might get some blisters on his fingers from signing so many bills.  Tomorrow and Wednesday he will be signing 29 bills at various times of the day.  In the education world, two big bills will get the ink.  The long awaited House Bill #292 which makes drastic changes to the Delaware Autism Program will finally become law.  Another big one is Senate Bill #172 which takes steps to improve transparency in education funding.  It doesn’t go far enough in my opinion.  Nothing will until the public can see where every penny in public education goes.

To see the 29 bills being signed and what they are about, please see below.

Tuesday, August 28

Bill Signing Ceremony for House Bill 425 and House Bill 441

This event is open to the press.

WHAT: Governor Carney will sign House Bill 425 and House Bill 441, pieces of legislation related to prescription drugs.

WHO:Governor Carney, Representative Andria Bennett, Representative William Carson, Erik Mabus, Owner, Bayard Pharmacy

WHEN: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Bayard Pharmacy, 202 W. Loockerman Street, Dover, DE 19904

 

Bill Signings at Delaware Public Archives

This event is open to the press.

WHAT: Governor Carney will sign the following legislation. Please note all times are approximate and subject to change. Prime sponsors are listed in parentheses.

2:30 p.m. – Senate Bill 266 (Senator Anthony Delcollo) (cultivation of industrial hemp)

2:45 p.m. – House Bill 374 (Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf) (medical marijuana)

3:00 p.m. – House Bill 380 (Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf) (realty transfer tax)

3:15 p.m. – Senate Bill 189 (Senator Harris McDowell) (underground utility and safety act)

3:30 p.m. – House Bill 476 (Representative Trey Paradee) (maintenance for non-profit cemeteries)

3:45 p.m. – House Bill 426 (Representative Trey Paradee) (paid tax preparers and tax returns)

4:00 p.m. – House Bill 437 (Representative David Wilson) (registration of vehicles)

4:30 p.m. – House Bill 298 (Representative Charles Postles) (special license plates)

WHO:Governor Carney, Members of the General Assembly, Advocates

WHEN: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 2:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

WHERE: Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd North, Dover, Delaware 19901

 

Wednesday, August 29

Bill Signings at the Carvel Building Auditorium

This event is open to the press.

WHAT: Governor Carney will sign the following legislation. Please note all times are approximate and subject to change.Prime sponsors are listed in parentheses.

9:30 a.m. – House Bill 332 (Representative Stephanie T. Bolden) (financial exploitation)

9:45 a.m. – Senate Bill 172 (Senator David Sokola) (transparency in education funding)

10:00 a.m. – Senate Bill 169 (Senator Nicole Poore) (sexual offenses and relations in detention facilities)

10:15 a.m. – Senate Bill 212 (Senator Nicole Poore) (historic preservation tax credit)

10:30 a.m. – House Bill 368 (Representative John Viola) (green alert program for certain missing persons)

11:00 a.m. – Senate Bill 227 (Senator Bryan Townsend) (primary care services)

11:15 a.m. – Senate Bill 157 (Senator Bryan Townsend) (expedited partner therapy)

11:30 a.m. – Senate Bill 197 (Senator Gregory Lavelle) (marijuana and drug paraphernalia expungements)

1:30 p.m. – House Bill 292 (Representative Earl Jaques) (changes based on Autism Task Force Recommendations)

1:45 p.m. – House Bill 456 (Representative Earl Jaques) (lead paint in public buildings)

2:00 p.m. – Senate Bill 11 & Senate Bill 7 (Senator Harris McDowell) (police and fire pension funds) (county and municipal police/firefighter pension plan)

2:15 p.m. – House Bill 360 (Representative Helene Keeley) (employment practices)

2:30 p.m. – House Bill 386 (Representative Paul Baumbach) (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders)

2:45 p.m. – House Bill 401 (Representative Debra Heffernan) (controlled substances act)

3:00 p.m. – Senate Bill 113 (Senator Harris McDowell) (voluntary clean energy financing program)

3:30 p.m. – House Bill 412 (Representative Bryon Short) (limitations on pledging or hypothecating assets on banks and trust companies)

3:45 p.m. – House Bill 438 (Representative Charles Potter Jr.) (school truancy)

4:00 p.m. – Senate Bill 230 (Senator Bryan Townsend) (insurance coverage for serious mental illness and drug and alcohol dependency)

WHO:Governor Carney, Members of the General Assembly, Advocates

WHEN: Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Break between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Carvel Building Auditorium, 2nd Floor, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

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