Del. legislative session postponed until further notice

DOVER, Del. – Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, the Delaware General Assembly is postponing legislative session until further notice.

Session was originally scheduled to resume on Tuesday, but was postponed last week due to the spread of the coronavirus and recommendations from health officials. We’re told that while it is possible that session could resume normal operations at some point in the future, there is no set date at this time.

Officials say the General Assembly is preparing plans that will be used in the event lawmakers must reconvene to pass legislation that addresses the effects of the virus on Delaware residents and state government. In addition, the General Assembly is constitutionally required to pass an operation budget by June 30th, and plans are being discussed to meet that obligation if the State of Emergency continues well into the spring.

Legislative Hall remains closed to the public, with no tours or in-person meetings taking place.

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