DE HB290 | 2015-2016 | 148th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on August 29 2016 - 100% progression
Action: 2016-08-29 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


This Act is the result of the findings of the Lyme Disease Prevention Task Force (“the Task Force”). On June 1, 2015, the Task Force issued a report that made several recommendations. One of the recommendations was to “[d]evelop on a statewide basis a science-based Integrated Pest Management strategy incorporating acaricide use, biological controls, management of tick-host animals and backyard habitat management.” To implement this strategy, the Task Force recommended a change to state law to allow the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to address ticks and be involved in field control operations for ticks. This Act amends the powers and duties of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control by granting it the authority to address tick mitigation in the manner recommended by the Task Force.

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An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Tick Control.


Roll Calls

2016-07-01 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 11 N: 5 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2016-08-29HouseSigned by Governor
2016-07-01SenatePassed by Senate. Votes: Passed 11 YES 5 NO 5 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2016-07-01SenateLifted From Table in Senate
2016-07-01SenateLaid On Table in Senate
2016-06-29SenateReported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
2016-06-22SenateAssigned to Natural Resources & Environmental Control Committee in Senate
2016-06-21HousePassed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2016-06-21HouseAmendment HA 1 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
2016-06-21HouseAmendment HA 1 - Introduced in House
2016-06-16HouseReported Out of Committee (APPROPRIATIONS) in House with 4 On Its Merits
2016-03-24HouseAssigned to Appropriations Committee in House
2016-03-23HouseReported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES) in House with 1 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits
2016-03-16HouseIntroduced and Assigned to Natural Resources Committee in House

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