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145th General Assembly
SS 1 FOR SB 49

Primary Sponsor: McBride Additional Sponsor(s):    Reps. Mulrooney & Oberle
CoSponsors: Sens. Simpson, McDowell, Peterson & Katz; Reps. Kovach, Lavelle, Hocker, Carey, Wilson, Outten & Carson
Introduced on : 06/16/2009
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS AND AMENDMENTS TO DEED RESTRICTIONS.
Synopsis:This Bill enables the use of rooftop solar systems on privately owned residential dwellings by limiting the use of covenants or other restrictions beginning January 1, 2010 but does not impact restrictions in effect prior to then. This Bill also bans the use of covenants or other restrictions to prohibit the installation of solar photovoltaic systems in Delaware. A provision to allow homeowners associations to eliminate prohibitions or loosen restrictions for installation of rooftop solar systems in existing covenants is also included in the Bill.

Current Status: Signed   On   07/09/2009
Volume Chapter77:144
Date Governor acted:07/09/2009
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Substituted Legislation for Bill :
Original bill ------->Substitutes
Committee Reports:
House Committee Report 06/24/09 F=2 M=7 U=0---->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
Senate vote: () Passed 6/16/2009 6:06:55 PM------->Voting Record
House vote: () Passed 6/29/2009 7:57:16 PM------->Voting Record
Actions History:
Jul 09, 2009 - Signed by Governor
Jun 29, 2009 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 24, 2009 - Reported Out of Committee (ENERGY) in House with 2 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
Jun 17, 2009 - Introduced and Assigned to Energy Committee in House
Jun 16, 2009 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 16, 2009 - Necessary rules are suspended in Senate
Jun 16, 2009 - was introduced and adopted in lieu of SB 49
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