By David Rugg, Dustyn Thompson, Julie McIndoe, and Matthew Bittle
Published October 13, 2021
The General Assembly completed the first half of the 151st session in June with more than 900 votes on various bills and resolutions, many of which affect the lives of all Delawareans. Though much of the legislation was passed with bipartisan support, the session was not without partisan divides reflecting the values of each party. Such votes occurred in important areas like criminal justice, LGBTQ and women’s rights, education, and the environment, to name a few. Delaware United (DU) strongly supported much of the legislation that passed with significant Republican opposition, such as Senate Bill 15 creating a $15 minimum wage (passed 25-16 in the House and 14-7 in the Senate), House Bill 125 banning untraceable “ghost guns” (passed 23-18 in the House and 13-8 in the Senate), and Senate Bill 5 that created an automatic voter registration system (passed 25-16 in the House and 14-7 in the Senate). These and other significant bills are discussed in more detail on the Delaware United website. Thank you for your continued support of our mission and advocacy on behalf of all Delawareans.
Here’s a link to Part 2 of our Legislative Recap which is an annotated breakdown of all the legislation we discuss here and more! So, for those policy wonks amongst us, we got you covered!