DE SB77 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 7-3)
Status: Passed on August 30 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-08-30 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


As a result of the passage of the in Inland Bays Aquaculture Act, numerous ongoing concerns have been raised during subsequent public meetings and a public hearing. As a result of those meetings, the Secretary's Order No. 2016-W-0049 reduced the number and location of leasable sites, and eliminated oyster aquaculture in the Little Assawoman Bay. This Act seeks to ensure the following: sites eliminated in the Secretary's Order cannot be considered for leasing for aquaculture; the elimination of poles as a form of markings of any and all leased sites within the Little Assawoman Bay; and limiting all aquaculture leased sites in the Little Assawoman Bay to hard clams only.

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An Act To Amend Title 7 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Aquaculture.


Roll Calls

2017-06-30 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 41 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-05-18 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 18 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2017-05-18 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 18 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2017-08-30 Signed by Governor
2017-06-30 Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
2017-06-14 Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources) in House with 9 On Its Merits
2017-06-01 Assigned to Natural Resources Committee in House
2017-05-18 Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
2017-05-18 Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
2017-05-17 Reported Out of Committee (Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
2017-05-03 Introduced and Assigned to Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee in Senate

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