DE HB37 | 2021-2022 | 151st General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: Introduced on December 18 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-12-18 - Introduced and Assigned to Corrections Committee in House
Pending: House Corrections Committee
Hearing: Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm Corrections
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.



2020-12-18 Introduced and Assigned to Corrections Committee in House

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