SB 207

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 149th General Assembly (2017-2018)
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 22, 2018
  • Passed Senate Jun 21, 2018
  • Passed House Jun 30, 2018
  • Signed by Governor Sep 20, 2018

An Act Opposing Drilling Off Delaware'S Coast And Directing Certain State Officials And State Agencies To Enforce Delaware'S Rights Relating To Offshore Drilling Under Federal And State Environmental Laws.

Abstract

This Substitute Act does all of the following: (1) Expresses the General Assembly's and Governor's opposition to the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program ("Draft Proposed Program"). (2) Requests the Department of Justice review the Draft Proposed Program, and any other actions taken by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior targeted at approving an oil and gas leasing program, and take any appropriate legal steps to prevent the sale of oil and gas leases off the coast of the State of Delaware. (3) Directs the Department and the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board to enforce compliance with the Coastal Zone Act. (4) Directs the Department to review Delaware law to ensure these laws properly reflect Delaware's environmental policy objectives for purposes of their use in the consistency review process under the Coastal Zone Management Act. (5) Directs the Department to report to the Chair of the Senate Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee and the Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee any legislative changes that are identified as necessary. This Substitute Act differs from the original Act in that it replaces Section 2 and 3 of the original Act with a new Section 2 that provides the Department of Justice with more flexibility to prevent the sale of oil and gas leases off Delaware’s coast.

Bill Sponsors (12)

Votes


Jun 30, 2018

Jun 21, 2018

Actions


Sep 20, 2018

Office of the Governor

Signed by Governor

Jun 30, 2018

House

Passed By House. Votes: 35 YES 3 NO 3 ABSENT

Jun 26, 2018

House

Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources) in House with 1 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Natural Resources

Jun 22, 2018

House

Assigned to Natural Resources Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Natural Resources

Jun 21, 2018

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 2 NO 2 ABSENT

Senate

Amendment SA 1 to SS 1 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT

Jun 20, 2018

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy

Jun 19, 2018

Senate

Adopted in lieu of the original bill SB 207, and Assigned to Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy

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