DE SB25 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Enrolled on April 6 2017 - 75% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2017-04-06 - Enact w/o Sign by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act is the second leg of a Constitutional amendment to lengthen the time period during which the Governor must appoint a judicial officer following the occurrence of a vacancy, thereby giving the Governor and State Senate more flexibility in the consideration of vacancies occurring when the State Senate is not in session while preserving the Delaware tradition of quickly filling judicial vacancies. The first leg, Senate Bill No. 275 from the 148th General Assembly, was adopted by two-thirds of the members elected to the General Assembly and publicized in accordance with Article XVI, ยง 1 of the Delaware Constitution.

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An Act Concurring In A Proposed Amendment To Article Iv Of The Delaware Constitution Relating To The Appointment Of Judges.


Roll Calls

2017-04-06 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2017-03-30 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 17 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2017-04-06 Enact w/o Sign by Governor
2017-04-06 Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
2017-04-05 Reported Out of Committee (House Administration) in House with 4 On Its Merits
2017-04-04 Assigned to House Administration Committee in House
2017-03-30 Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 ABSENT
2017-03-29 Reported Out of Committee (Executive) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
2017-03-16 Introduced and Assigned to Executive Committee in Senate

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