DE HB2 | 2019-2020 | 150th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 34-4)
Status: Passed on January 23 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-01-23 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


This Act creates the Delaware Federal Employees Civil Relief Act which provides the temporary suspension of judicial and administrative proceedings and transactions in Delaware that may adversely affect the civil rights of Federal workers during a shutdown. This Act only applies to Federal workers who reside in Delaware. The Act permits a Federal worker who is furloughed or required to work without pay during a shutdown to apply to a court or administrative agency for a temporary stay, postponement or suspension of any payment of rent, mortgage, tax, fine, penalty, insurance premium, or other civil obligation or liability. A court or administrative agency may grant such relief if it finds that the ability of the Federal worker to pay such obligation has been materially affected by the shutdown. The length of stay may be for the period of the shutdown and 90 days thereafter. This Act also prohibits landlords from evicting a federal worker from premises that are occupied or intended to be occupied primarily as a residence. This Act also prohibits the lapse, termination or forfeiture of the health, life, disability, or motor vehicle insurance policy of a Federal worker without a court order. This Act also places limits on the interest rate that can be imposed on a Federal worker during a shutdown. Finally, this Act empowers the Attorney General to enforce the provisions of the Act and permits a court to impose a civil penalty of not more than $10,000 for violations of the Act.

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An Act To Amend Title 6 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Protecting Federal Workers During A Shutdown.


Roll Calls

2019-01-23 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 13 N: 6 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2019-01-22 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 37 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-01-23 Signed by Governor
2019-01-23 Passed By Senate. Votes: 13 YES 6 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
2019-01-23 Suspension of Rules in Senate
2019-01-23 Lifted From Table in Senate
2019-01-22 Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 4 NO
2019-01-22 Suspension of Rules in House
2019-01-22 Amendment HA 1 to HB 2 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2019-01-22 Introduced and Assigned to Administration Committee in House

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