DE HB99 | 2023-2024 | 152nd General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 33-0)
Status: Passed on August 3 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-08-03 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


This Act, known as the Delaware Climate Change Solutions Act of 2023, follows the issuance of Delawares Climate Action Plan in 2021, and establishes a statutory target of greenhouse gas emissions reductions over the medium and long term to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change due to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions on the State. The Act establishes a process of regular updates to the Climate Action Plan to serve as the framework to achieve the targeted emissions reductions and develop resilience strategies for the State, creates Climate Change Officers in certain Key Cabinet-Level Departments who will assist DNREC in the ongoing implementation of the Climate Action Plan, requires State agencies to consider climate change in decision-making, rulemaking, and procurement, and requires an Implementation Report every 2 years on the progress of the State towards meeting the statutory targets.

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An Act To Amend Titles 7 And 29 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Climate Change.


Roll Calls

2023-06-27 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 15 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-06-27 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 14 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [FAIL]
2023-06-06 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 27 N: 13 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2023-08-03 Signed by Governor
2023-06-27 Passed By Senate. Votes: 15 YES 5 NO 1 ABSENT
2023-06-27 Roll Call Rescinded in Senate
2023-06-27 Reconsidered in Senate
2023-06-27 Passed By Senate. Votes: 14 YES 5 NO 2 ABSENT
2023-06-21 Reported Out of Committee (Environment, Energy & Transportation) in Senate with 5 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
2023-06-06 Assigned to Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee in Senate
2023-06-06 Passed By House. Votes: 27 YES 13 NO 1 ABSENT
2023-06-06 Amendment HA 2 to HB 99 - Defeated By House. Votes: 15 YES 25 NO 1 ABSENT
2023-06-06 Amendment HA 1 to HB 99 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2023-06-06 Amendment HA 2 to HB 99 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2023-06-06 Amendment HA 1 to HB 99 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2023-05-02 Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources & Energy) in House with 8 Favorable
2023-04-27 Introduced and Assigned to Natural Resources & Energy Committee in House

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