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Bill List as of  March 18, 2022
Category Bill # Bill Explanation  Comments Registration Status
AEA HSB727 (Previously HF2182) Relates to the consolidation of area education agencies, modifying the teacher salary supplement state cost per pupil calculation, and modifying the employment terms of certain specified employees of area education agencies. 2/28 Introduced, placed on Appropriations calendar. Subcommittee: Wills, Brink and Ehlert.  3/9 Subcommittee recommends passage. Vote Total: 2-1.  
Free Speech HF2437 (Previously HSB677) Prohibit a government entity from burdening a person's free exercise of religion. 2/16 Introduced, placed on calendar.  
Free Speech SF2284 Prohibit a government entity from burdening a person's free exercise of religion. 2/15 Committee report, approving bill. S.J. 296.   Introduced, placed on calendar.  
Immunizations HF2298 Prohibits requiring COVID immunization in order to enroll in childcare center, school or college or university prior to July 2029. 2/22 Passed House, yeas 57, nays 36. 3/1 Message from House. Read first time, referred to Judiciary. 3/16   Committee recommending passage, 10-5.  
Medical Privacy HF2545 (Previously HSB647) Prohibits the disclosure of medical treatment or furnishing of an immunity passport. 3/1 Introduced and placed on calendar.  
Operations HF2131 (Previously HSB511) Relating to child care center staff ratios. 1/26 Introduced, placed on calendar. 3/1 Amendments H-8106, H-8107 and H-8108 filed. H.J. 441.  
Operations HF2081 (Previously HSB520) Relating to the assessments administered to practitioner preparation program admission candidates and to practitioner preparation program students prior to students’ completion of a practitioner preparation program. 2/28 Passed House, yeas 94, nays 0. Immediately messaged. 3/1 Read first time, referred to Education. S.J. 418. Messaged from House. Read first time, referred to Education.3/8/Subcommittee: Sinclair, Giddens, and Johnson. 3/9 Subcommittee recommends passage. 3/15 Committee report, recommending passage.  
Operations SF2130 (Substituted for HF2156, formerly HSB542) Relates to colleges that are required to register with the College Student Aid Commission which includes Community Colleges and Regents. 2/9 Passed Senate, 46-0. Messaged from Senate. 3/2 Passed House 98-0. 3/2 Substituted for HF 2156. Passed House 98-0.  Messaged from House.  
Operations SF2337 Allowing third-party CDL testers. 2/23 Passed Senate, yeas 48, nays 0. Message from Senate. Read first time, passed on file. H.J. 23/22. 3/10 Substituted for HF 2530. Passed House, yeas 91, nays 0. Sent to the Governor. Undecided
Operations SF493 (Formerly SF69) Relating to the registration of construction contractors. 1/14 Subcommittee: J. Taylor, Rowley, and T. Taylor. 1/20 Subcommittee recommends passage. 1/26 Committee report, approving bill. 2/23 Amendment S-5018 filed. S.J. 385. Undecided
Operations SF2188 (Previously SSB3030) Eliminating specific requirements relating to no smoking signs or symbols. 2/3  Committee report approving bill. 2/3 Introduced, placed on calendar.   
Operations HSB691 Prohibiting the state or a political subdivision from expending taxpayer revenue for payment for ransomware attacks. 2/9 Introduced, referred to Information Technology. Subcommittee: Brink, Hall, and Hite. 2/16 Subcommittee Meeting. *while this did not move forward in its current form, we expect the issue will come back this session and will continue to track. Undecided
Operations SF2207 (similar to HSB691) Prohibiting the state or a political subdivision from expending taxpayer revenue for payment for ransomware attacks. 2/8 Introduced, referred to Commerce. Subcommittee: Nunn, Quirmbach, and Williams. Undecided
*while this did not move forward in its current form, we expect the issue will come back this session and will continue to track.
Operations SF2361 (Previously SSB3123) Governor Regulatory Proposal - section on work-based learning. 2/21 Committee report, approving bill. S.J. 355. Referred to Ways and Means. S.J. 334. 2/22 Subcommittee: Brown, Jochum, and R. Smith. 3/1 Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage.  
Operations SF2322 Cost associated with providing copies of open records. 2/23 Read first time, referred to Ways and Means. H.J. 02/23. Message from Senate. Passed Senate, yeas 48, nays 0. Message from Senate. Read first time, referred to Ways and Means. H.J. 394. 3/2 Subcommittee: Jones, Jacoby and Mitchell. 3/9 Subcommittee recommends passage. Vote Total: 2-1. 3/15 Committee report, recommending passage, 24-0. 3/16 Placed on Ways and Means calendar. Undecided
Operations SF2362 A bill for an act relating to entities supported in whole or in part by public moneys, including the sale of public bonds, the duties and responsibilities of school boards, school districts, the department of education, accredited nonpublic schools, charter schools, and children’s residential facilities, and the membership and voting units of county and city conference boards. 2/23   Passed Senate, yeas 48, nays 0. Message from Senate. Read first time, referred to Education. 3/8 Subcommittee: Hite, Gjerde and Thompson. 3/10 Subcommittee recommends passage. Vote Total: 2-0  
Operations SF2369 (Previously SF2349) This bill relates to education, including establishing a student first scholarship program and a student first enrollment supplement fund, requiring the boards of directors of school districts to publish certain specified information, and modifying provisions related to required social studies instruction, open enrollment, teacher librarian endorsements, competent private instruction, and special education.  2/21 Referred to Appropriations. 2/22 Subcommittee: Rozenboom, Celsi, and Cournoyer. 2/23 Subcommittee recommends passage. 3/1 Committee report approving bill, renumbered as SF 2369.  
Programming HF2433 (Previously HF2308) Create a taskforce to explore the feasibility of establishing an artisanal dairy processing program at a community college or at a regent institution. 2/16 Introduced, referred to Appropriations. 2/22 Subcommittee: Thompson, Mommsen and Prichard. 3/2 Subcommittee recommends passage. Vote Total: 3-0. Undecided
Programming SF2290 (Previously SSB313) Established a Dairy & Milk Innovation Program. 2/16 Introduced, placed on calendar. S.J. 301. Committee report, approving bill. S.J. 305. 3/9 Amendment S-5047 filed, adopted. Passed Senate, yeas 48, nays 0. Messaged from the Senate. Read first time, referred to Appropriations. 3/14 Subcommittee: Thompson, Mommsen and Thede. 3/17 Subcommittee recommends passage, 3-0 Undecided
Programming HF2470 (Previously HSB675) Requires DE to establish a one-year community college certificate for artisanal butchery no later than December 31, 2022.  Also, requires IWD to add butchery, artisanal butchery and meat processing to the high-demand jobs list no later than July 31, 2022. 2/18 Introduced, placed on calendar. 3/2 Passed House, yeas 99, nays 0. Message from House. Read first time, referred to Commerce. S.J. 439. 3/7 Subcommittee: Johnson, Bisignano, and Koelker. 3/15 Subcommittee recommends passage. 3/16 Committee report, recommending passage, 17-0. Undecided
Programming SF2307 (Previously SSB3114) An Act relating to professional licensing boards, including requirements related to the submission of official transcripts or diplomas. 3/8 Passed Senate, yeas 37, nays 10. S.J. 460. Message from Senate. 3/9 Introduced, referred to State Government. 3/10 Subcommittee: Lundgren, Meyer, A. and Winckler 3/15 Subcommittee recommends indefinite postponement. Vote Total: 0-0 Undecided
Programming SF2128 (Previously SSB3047) Changes references from "limited English proficiency'" to "English learner", postsecondary institutions accreditation, and standards for hiring community college faculty. (DE Department bill) 2/22 Passed Senate, yeas 48, nays 0.  Message from Senate.  2/23 Read first time, passed on file. 3/2 Substituted for HF 2409.  Passed House, yeas 99, nays 0. Sent to the Governor.  
Scholarships HF2165 (Previously HSB541) Allow part-time students to be eligible for Last Dollar Scholarships 1/31 Introduced, placed on calendar. 2/21 Amendments H-8048 and H-8052   filed H.J. 323 3/2 Amendment H-8099 adopted. H.J. 03/02. Passed House, yeas 99, nays 0. Message from House. Read first time, attached to companion SF 2129. S.J. 437. For
Scholarships SF2129 (Previously SSB3046 [companion to HF2165]) Allow part-time students to be eligible for Last Dollar Scholarships 1/26 Introduced, placed on calendar.  3/2 Attached to companion HF 2165.  For
Scholarships HF2553 (Previously HF2278) FAFSA Assistance 2/4 Introduced, referred to Appropriations. 2/8 Subcommittee: Brink, Kerr and Thede. 02/17 Subcommittee recommended passage.  3/10 House Appropriations Committee approved 23 - 0. 3/14 Introduced, placed on Appropriations calendar For
Scholarships HF2495 (Previously HF2306) Post-Secondary Transition Scholarships 2/21 Introduced, placed on calendar. 3/2 Passed House, yeas 99, nays 0. Message from House. Read first time, referred to Education.  3/8
Subcommittee: J. Taylor, Kraayenbrink, and Quirmbach. 3/10 Subcommittee Meeting recommends passage. 3/15 Committee report, recommending passage.
 
SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR      
Programming HF2416 Student eligibility requirements for athletics based on sex. 2/21 Passed House, yeas 55, 39 nays. H.J. 318. 3/2 Passed Senate, yeas 31, nays 17. 3/3 Signed by Governor. H.J. 493.  
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