HB 194

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 151st General Assembly (2021-2022)
  • Introduced in House Jun 22, 2021
  • Passed House Jun 22, 2021
  • Passed Senate Jun 30, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Sep 10, 2021

An Act To Amend Title 7 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Unmarked Human Burials And Skeletal Remains.

Abstract

This Act would revise the definition of Committee to include the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware in the body that determines the treatment and disposition of Native American unmarked burials and human skeletal remains. This Act would also add a new definition of a Committee convened by the Director of the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to address discoveries of non-Native American unmarked burials and human skeletal remains, including those of enslaved individuals and undetermined cultural affiliation. This Act also adds new definitions for “lineal descendant” and “proven kinship” to replace the undefined term “next of kin.” This Act would also clarify responsibilities of various parties and encourage preservation of unmarked burials in place, consistent with the purposes of the Chapter. This Act would make failure to report a discovery of remains a prohibited act. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual and removes erroneous references to “subchapter.”

Bill Sponsors (28)

Ernesto B. Lopez

     
Cosponsor

Votes


Jun 30, 2021

Jun 22, 2021

Actions


Sep 10, 2021

Office of the Governor

Signed by Governor

Jun 30, 2021

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES

Jun 24, 2021

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Environment & Energy) in Senate with 4 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Environment & Energy

Jun 22, 2021

Senate

Assigned to Environment & Energy Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Environment & Energy

House

Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES

Jun 18, 2021

House

Suspension of Rules in House

Jun 16, 2021

House

Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources) in House with 3 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits

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

May 18, 2021

House

Introduced and Assigned to Natural Resources Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Natural Resources

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