State Session Information for Delaware

Session

2019-2020 (150th General Assembly)

House/Assembly Pre-filing Deadline

House/Assembly Bill Introduction Deadline

NONE

House/Assembly Committee Reporting Deadline

NONE

House/Assembly Crossover Deadline

NONE

Begin Date

1/8/2019

Adjournment Date
6/30/2020

Senate Pre-filing Deadline

Senate Bill Introduction Deadline

NONE

Senate Committee Reporting Deadline

NONE

Senate Crossover Deadline

NONE

Effective Date

Bills take effect as soon as they are signed into law, when a veto is overridden, or when the Governor has failed to sign a bill within 10 days (Sundays excluded), unless a different effective date is otherwise noted within an enactment clause in the bill.

Comments

Generally, the Delaware State Legislature convenes for each year of its biennium in January and adjourns in June.

Leadership

Governor

John Carney (D)

House/Assembly Control

26D/15R

Highest Ranking House/Assembly Majority Legislator

Speaker Peter Schwartzkopf (D); Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst (D)

Highest Ranking Senate Majority Legislator

President Pro Tempore David McBride (D); Majority Leader Nicole Poore (D)

Lieutenant Governor
Bethany Hall-Long (D)

Presides Over Senate?
Yes

Senate Control
12D/9R

Highest Ranking House/Assembly Minority Legislator
Minority Leader Gerald Hocker (R)

Highest Ranking Senate Minority Legislator
Minority Leader Daniel Short (R)