DE SB56 | 2019-2020 | 150th General Assembly


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-1)
Status: Engrossed on April 16 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-05-08 - Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 7 On Its Merits
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act modernizes the process and requirements for issuance of liquor licenses for off premises consumption. The current process and requirements do not consider population growth. Minimum distance requirements are enhanced while increases in population growth will now be considered to arrive at a safety and convenience balance. This Act also grandfathers existing licensees into the current process.

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An Act To Amend Title 4 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Alcoholic Liquors.


Roll Calls

2019-04-16 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 12 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2019-05-08 Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 7 On Its Merits
2019-04-17 Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee in House
2019-04-16 Passed By Senate. Votes: 12 YES 8 NO 1 ABSENT
2019-04-10 Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
2019-03-20 Introduced and Assigned to Banking, Business & Insurance Committee in Senate

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