SB 251

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 150th General Assembly (2019-2020)
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 23, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 23, 2020
  • Passed House Jun 25, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Jul 16, 2020

An Act To Amend Title 20 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Public Protections During The Covid-19 State Of Emergency And Marriage Licenses.


This Act ensures that the protections put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic related to marriage licenses do not cease immediately upon the lifting of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, but instead continue until June 30, 2021. This Act authorizes parties applying for a marriage license to appear together before an issuing officer via video-conference call and authorizes the issuing officer to witness the parties’ signatures on the marriage license application by video-conference call. This Act ensures that the General Assembly will have another opportunity to express its will on continuing this protection by including an internal sunset date.

Bill Sponsors (2)


Jun 25, 2020

Jun 23, 2020


Jul 16, 2020

Office of the Governor

Signed by Governor

Jun 25, 2020


Suspension of Rules in House


Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES

Jun 23, 2020


Assigned to Administration Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee


Suspension of Rules in Senate


Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES

Jun 16, 2020


Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate

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