DE SB197 | 2023-2024 | 152nd General Assembly


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-3)
Status: Engrossed on January 25 2024 - 50% progression
Action: 2024-03-12 - Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources & Energy) in House with 8 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act revises State procurement rules to require that beginning January 1, 2026, state agencies under Chapter 69 of Title 29 must purchase only native plants, including cultivars and hybrids of native plants, in the development of new landscaped areas and in the rehabilitation of exiting landscaped areas. Beginning January 1, 2025, the Department of Agriculture, with the advice of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Native Species Commission, must maintain a list of native plants that are generally available and appropriate for the needs of agencies.

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An Act To Amend Chapter 256, Volume 81 Of The Laws Of Delaware And Title 29 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Native Plants.


Roll Calls

2024-01-25 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2024-03-12 Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources & Energy) in House with 8 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
2024-02-29 Assigned to Natural Resources & Energy Committee in House
2024-01-25 Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
2024-01-25 Amendment SA 1 to SB 197 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2024-01-25 Lifted From Table in Senate
2024-01-25 Amendment SA 1 to SB 197 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2024-01-18 Laid On Table in Senate
2024-01-11 Reported Out of Committee (Environment, Energy & Transportation) in Senate with 5 Favorable
2023-09-13 Introduced and Assigned to Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee in Senate

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