DE HB37 | 2021-2022 | 151st General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)
Status: Introduced on December 18 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-04-01 - Assigned to Appropriations Committee in House
Pending: House Appropriations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


Delaware, like the rest of the country and the world, has been struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic since March of 2020. The worst outbreaks have occurred in facilities where people live and/or work in tight communal settings long-term care facilities, prisons, and meat processing plants. There is no real way to prevent an outbreak and the spread of a highly contagious disease inside a prison where inmates share cells, communal recreation and dining spaces, and in some instances reside in large bunk rooms. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the operations of the prisons as they struggle with staff shortages due to illness and quarantines, and curtail activities to reduce opportunities for community spread within the prison.

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An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Public Health Emergency Credits.



2021-04-01 Assigned to Appropriations Committee in House
2021-03-31 Amendment HA 2 to HB 37 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2021-03-09 Amendment HA 1 to HB 37 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2021-01-26 Reported Out of Committee (Corrections) in House with 2 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
2020-12-18 Introduced and Assigned to Corrections Committee in House

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