SB 38

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 152nd General Assembly (2023-2024)
  • Introduced in Senate Mar 16, 2023
  • Passed Senate Mar 15, 2023
  • House
  • Governor

An Act Concurring In An Proposed Amendment To § 1, Article Xvi Of The Delaware Constitution Relating To The Procedure For Notice To The Public Of A Proposed Amendment To The Delaware Constitution.


This Act is the second leg of an constitutional amendment to the Delaware Constitution to enable the General Assembly to designate who is responsible for providing notice of a proposed amendment to the Constitution and how the notice is disseminated. This change gives the General Assembly flexibility in the dissemination of the notice, particularly as technology advances. This Act also changes the timeframe of dissemination from 3 months to between 120 and 90 days. The first leg of the constitutional amendment was House Bill No. 130 of the 151st General Assembly, which became Chapter 147 of Volume 83 of the Laws of Delaware. On passage of this second leg by this General Assembly this amendment will become part of the Delaware Constitution House Bill No. 131 of the 151st General Assembly, codified in § 914 of Title 29 of the Delaware Code, implements the procedure for notice of a proposed amendment to the Delaware Constitution based on the authority granted by this Act and takes effect on the enactment of this Act. This Act requires a greater than majority vote for passage because § 1 of Article XVI of the Delaware Constitution requires the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house of the General Assembly to amend the Delaware Constitution.

Bill Sponsors (10)


Mar 15, 2023


Mar 16, 2023


Assigned to Administration Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee

Mar 15, 2023


Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES

Mar 08, 2023


Reported Out of Committee (Executive) in Senate with 6 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable

Jan 26, 2023


Introduced and Assigned to Executive Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee

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