HB 427

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 151st General Assembly (2021-2022)
  • Introduced in House May 19, 2022
  • Passed House May 19, 2022
  • Passed Senate Jun 30, 2022
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 4 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Alcoholic Liquors.

Abstract

House Bill 373, passed by the 151st General Assembly, clarified that persons 14 and 15 years of age can be employed in such places where alcoholic beverages are served, but cannot be involved in the sale or service of alcoholic beverages. Currently, the Department of Labor (DOL) has a robust process for youth (those not yet 18) to apply for a work permit. Youth may not work in the state unless they have a DOL-issued work permit which is required to be kept on file with the employer. The OABCC statute requires an additional work permit. Youth must obtain two, separate work permits after going through two separate processes to obtain one job. This legislation will streamline that process for our youth, requiring them to obtain just one work permit from the Department of Labor. Additionally, this legislation will permit employees in the Office of the Alcoholic Beverage and Control Commissioner (“OABCC”) to work in any of the three counties. Sussex County is experiencing an increase in growth. The OABCC has just one licensing inspector who is responsible for performing licensing inspections for the entire state. With this change, the OABCC could create a more efficient operation to serve all three counties for those who are licensed to sell and serve alcoholic beverages in the state.

Bill Sponsors (10)

Votes


Jun 30, 2022

May 19, 2022

Actions


Jun 30, 2022

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 NOT VOTING

Jun 08, 2022

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Executive) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Executive

May 19, 2022

House

Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 3 ABSENT

Senate

Assigned to Executive Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Executive

May 18, 2022

House

Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 4 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Administration

House

Suspension of Rules in House

May 12, 2022

House

Introduced and Assigned to Administration Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Administration

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