DE SB306 | 2009-2010 | 145th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Passed on July 30 2010 - 100% progression
Action: 2010-07-30 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


Currently, including during the recent snowstorms, when the Governor restricts vehicles from the State’s roadways due to unsafe conditions, a criminal sanction is the only available penalty for drivers who are caught by law enforcement on the roads. This legislation would create a three-tiered driving restriction system for future storms or other emergencies: A Level 1 Driving Warning with no penalties, a Level 2 Driving Restriction with motor vehicle violations and a Level 3 Driving Ban for the most severe conditions with the current criminal sanctions under 20 Del. C. 3125. Additionally, the bill provides that an employer may not terminate, reprimand or in any way discipline an employee for failing or refusing to report to work during a Level 3 Driving Ban. During a Level 2 Driving Restriction, an employer who requires an employee, who has not been pre-designated as essential personnel, to report to work shall be liable for the expenses incurred as a result of any emergency response to remove the employee, a passenger and/or the motor vehicle that becomes inoperable on the State’s roadways. Author: Senator DeLuca

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An Act To Amend Title 20, Chapter 31 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Emergency Management.


Roll Calls

2010-07-01 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2010-06-24 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2010-07-30 Signed by Governor
2010-07-01 Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2010-07-01 Necessary rules are suspended in House
2010-06-25 Introduced and Assigned to House Administration Committee in House
2010-06-24 Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2010-06-24 Amendment SA 1 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2010-06-24 Amendment SA 1 - Introduced in Senate
2010-06-24 Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
2010-06-23 Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate

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