SB 254

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 152nd General Assembly (2023-2024)
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 20, 2024
  • Passed Senate Jun 11, 2024
  • Passed House Jun 27, 2024
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Food Deserts.

Abstract

This Act creates the Delaware Grocery Initiative. The Delaware Grocery Initiative is a healthy foods initiative that seeks to provide financial assistance to eligible food resources as designated by the bill. The Act defines food deserts and eligibility requirements for the initiative. The Act authorizes the Division of Small Business to implement the grant and financial support system. This substitute bill does the following: 1. Adds the following terms in the definition section of the Act: Council, food resource, Healthy Foods Retail Initiative, Program, and specialty grocer. 2. Modifies the definition of food desert. 3. Removes terms of grocery store, rural tract, and urban tract in lieu of the new definitions of food resource and food desert. 4. Designates the Division of Small Business, instead of the Office of State Planning, as theagency authorized to implement the Delaware Grocery Initiative and authorizes the Division of Small Business to adopt rules. 5. Replaces the grocery and food desert study with a food access strategy. 6. Subject to appropriation, creates a food access strategy to address food insecurity and requires submission of a report to the General Assembly and the Governor by June 1, 2025.

Bill Sponsors (23)

Votes


Jun 27, 2024

Jun 11, 2024

Actions


Jun 27, 2024

House

Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES

Jun 25, 2024

House

Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 6 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations

Jun 20, 2024

House

Assigned to Appropriations Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations

Jun 18, 2024

House

Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 9 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Health & Human Development

Jun 12, 2024

House

Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Health & Human Development

Jun 11, 2024

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Finance

Jun 06, 2024

Senate

Adopted in lieu of the original bill SB 254, and Assigned to Finance Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Finance

Bill Text

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Related Documents

Document Format
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