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Engross
50%
DEHB13This bill prohibits a former member of the General Assembly from acting as a lobbyist for a period of one year after such person’s term of office ends. Any person who knowingly violates this section shall be guilty of an unclassified misdemeano...
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2014-04-10
Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
Pass
100%
DEHB122This bill would allow farmers who have a farm vehicle that is used within a 20 mile radius of their farm to register their vehicle with DMV. The “FV” tag would replace the white plastic “Farm Vehicle” tags. The FV tag fee is $...
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2014-04-10
Signed by Governor
Engross
50%
DEHB256This Act will make changes to Delaware’s law prohibiting Sexual Solicitation of a Child to ensure the safety of Delaware’s children from sexual predators, including the persons that promote sexual solicitation of a child and the persons t...
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2014-04-10
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Enroll
75%
DESB178This bill transfers authority for state-approved motor vehicle accident prevention (defensive driving) courses from the Department of Insurance to the Division of Motor Vehicles. The Division of Motor Vehicles shall promulgate regulations in coordina...
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2014-04-10
Engross
50%
DEHCR43This resolution recognizes April 11th, 2014 as National Pet Day in Delaware.
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2014-04-10
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Engross
50%
DEHCR46This concurrent resolution commends the students selected as Secretary of Education Scholars of 2014 and extends the General Assembly’s best wishes for their continued success.
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2014-04-10
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Intro
25%
DEHB299This legislation would allow for the sale and consumption of beer, wine and liquor at movie theaters, including consumption within the theater during a movie showing, something that is allowed in at least 30 states including Maryland, New Jersey, New...
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2014-04-10
Intro
25%
DEHB305Section 1 of this bill requires lobbyists to disclose if they receive any compensation for their services. Additionally, Section 1 further requires that lobbyists who are compensated to pay a registration fee, which shall be determined by the Public ...
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2014-04-10
Intro
25%
DEHB298This Bill raises the fine for a first offense for using a hand-held cell phone or other electronic device while driving from $50 to $75.
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2014-04-10
Intro
25%
DESB196This bill restores language to the Delaware Code that was inadvertently repealed in 2010 when SB 240 and HB 419 were enacted concurrently. This bill adds cats to the list of domestic animals that are protected under the dangerous dog law. Cats are do...
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2014-04-10
Intro
25%
DEHB296The bill allows professional licensing boards to recognize military education, training and experience when reviewing credentials and issuing licenses and aims to assist service personnel and their spouses in obtaining and/or renewing professional li...
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2014-04-10
Introduced in House and assigned to Veterans Affairs Committee
Intro
25%
DESB195The purpose of this amendment is to allow injured persons of motor vehicle collisions to maximize their personal injury protection benefits by allowing injured persons to direct the way in which personal injury protection benefits are to be administe...
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2014-04-10
Intro
25%
DESB197Human trafficking is a global concern that affects the United States on federal, state, and local levels, and victimizes more than 27 million people worldwide. By 2012, human trafficking had become the second fastest growing criminal activity in the ...
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2014-04-10
Engross
50%
DEHB105This bill provides for election day registration for presidential primary, primary, special, and general elections whereas currently the deadline is the fourth Saturday prior to the date of the election. Moreover, same day registration at polling pla...
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2014-04-09
Intro
25%
DEHB191This bill expands the business or occupation category of permissible absentee voters to include those who are unable to appear at the polling place “because of the nature of such person’s business occupation, including the business or occ...
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2014-04-09
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 3 On Its Merits
Intro
25%
DESB171After the General Assembly adopted a drafting procedure using strikethrough and underline, some inconsistencies and confusion about how amendments to bill should be drafted resulted. In the effort to update the Legislative Drafting Manual, the Divisi...
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2014-04-09
Reported Out of Committee (EXECUTIVE) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
Intro
25%
DEHB301This bill clarifies and establishes procedures for how a contribution by means of a check from a joint bank account should be attributed.
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2014-04-09
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 5 On Its Merits
Pass
100%
DESB99This Bill re-organizes Section 351 to be more reader friendly as to the requirements and exceptions for DSCYF to evaluate homes where children are placed with non-relatives. It also changes the current statute which required DSCYF consent before a ch...
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2014-04-08
Signed by Governor
Intro
25%
DESB182This bill creates a check box for donations to the Protecting Delaware’s Children Fund on the individual income tax return. All amounts designated to this Fund would be forwarded to the Delaware Community Foundation for use in public awareness ...
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2014-04-08
Reported Out of Committee (COMMUNITY/COUNTY AFFAIRS) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
Intro
25%
DEHB291The Insurance Coverage Office has administratively operated within the Office of Management and Budget and its predecessor agencies for over twenty years. This legislation updates the Delaware Code to formalize the movement of the Insurance Coverage ...
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2014-04-08
Engross
50%
DEHB193This bill promotes the safety and welfare of the State’s citizens by making failure to wear a seat belt an independent civil violation. It would no longer be an aggravating circumstance for sentencing on other violations. There are still no mot...
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2014-04-03
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
Intro
25%
DEHB195This bill institutes a graduated schedule for Delaware General Obligation Bonds using a as a basis the interest rate announced by Municipal Market Data on March 31 of the year prior to the fiscal year in which the borrowing is undertaken. This gradua...
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2014-04-03
Intro
25%
DEHB263This bill is an attempt to ensure that every public school in the State of Delaware has a nurse. This bill provides a mechanism to allow public schools that currently do not have a school nurse to receive state funds. The bill also allows for a match...
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2014-04-03
Intro
25%
DESB188This bill vests judges with discretion to determine “habitual offender” sentences, rather than the Attorney General’s staff. It also permits some offenders whose sentences were determined by the Attorney General’s Office to be...
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2014-04-03
Intro
25%
DESB185Delaware employment discrimination law applies to employers of 4 or more employees within the State for all protected classes (race; marital status; genetic information; color; age; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; national origin)...
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2014-04-03
Intro
25%
DESB186This bill requires entities contribute more than $100 to a political committees during an election cycle to disclose the name and address of a “responsible party”—that is, someone who shares or exercises direction or control over th...
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2014-04-03
Intro
25%
DESB191Healthy and vibrant downtowns are critical components of Delaware’s economic well-being and quality of life. The Downtown Development Districts Act is intended to leverage state resources to spur private investment in commercial business distri...
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2014-04-03
Enroll
75%
DESB20Section 1 of this Act appropriates 39.7 FTEs, of which up to 4.0 shall be authorized as teachers/supervisors, 31.7 authorized as teachers, 3.0 authorized as secretaries for the Department of Education and 1.0 Education Associate to operate the Prison...
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2014-04-02
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 10 On Its Merits
Engross
50%
DESB168This bill provides the option for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to develop alternative educator evaluation systems for all educators, including novice teachers and specialists, pursuant to the requirement in this section. The bill only addresses 12...
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2014-04-02
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 12 On Its Merits
Engross
50%
DESCR38When the United States was first formed and the thirteen states selected their first governors, nine were of Scottish ancestry. All the members of the first American cabinet had Scottish ancestry. Delaware’s first Executive – John McKinly...
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2014-04-02
Passed in House by Voice Vote
Intro
25%
DEHB273This bill changes the qualifying year for a street rod from 1949 to pre 1970.
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2014-04-02
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY) in House with 11 On Its Merits
Engross
50%
DEHB247This bill creates a special license plate identifying members of the Cancer Support Community. The special plates will be available upon 100 applicants submitting applications and continued membership must be shown by members to maintain possession o...
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2014-04-01
Enroll
75%
DEHB199This bill declares that the shell of the channeled whelk, which contributes to the beauty of our seashores, as well as to the marine economy of the State of Delaware, shall be the official shell of the State.
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2014-03-27
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Pass
100%
DEHB259This bill removes the sunset provision from the public education unit count law adopted in the first session of the 146th General Assembly. The provision, previously set to expire April 1, 2012, was extended two years by legislation in the second ses...
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2014-03-27
Signed by Governor
Engross
50%
DESCR43This concurrent resolution recognizes Delaware’s Teacher of the Year in each school district, and Lea Wainwright as the Delaware State Teacher of the Year.
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2014-03-27
Passed in House by Voice Vote
Intro
25%
DESB184SYNOPSIS
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2014-03-27
Intro
25%
DESB181This bill makes several changes to the Child Protection Registry. First, it provides the requirement for a hearing for every child prior to placement on the registry and requires the appointment of counsel. The bill reorganizes the Court findings req...
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2014-03-27
Enroll
75%
DEHB129This Bill tasks the Department of Health and Social Services with developing and implementing regulations that would ensure that hospital staff have the ability to quickly access a locked hospital bathroom in the event of an emergency.
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2014-03-25
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Engross
50%
DESCR42This resolution recognizes March 25, 2014 as “Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day” in Delaware.
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2014-03-25
Passed in House by Voice Vote
Intro
25%
DESB161This bill provides the option for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to develop alternative educator evaluation systems for all educators, including novice teachers and specialists, pursuant to the requirement in this section. The bill only addresses 12...
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2014-03-20
Stricken
Intro
25%
DEHCR39This Concurrent Resolution requests the establishment of an independent bipartisan committee of Delaware attorneys to review and recommend revisions to Delaware’s campaign finance laws with a report and recommendations due by January 1, 2015.
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2014-03-19
Enroll
75%
DESB13In January 2011, the Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman transferred from the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) to the Delaware Health and Social Services Office of the Secretary. These amendments reflec...
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2014-03-18
SS 1 for SB 13 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Intro
25%
DEHB261This bill requires an operator of an Internet website, online service, online application, or mobile application who has actual knowledge that a child is using its Internet website, online service, online application, or mobile application to permit ...
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2014-03-18
Engross
50%
DESB48This bill will create a process to have an eleven-member Commission appointed every ten years to redistrict the Senate and House of Representatives of the Delaware General Assembly. “The Redistricting Commission for the State of Delaware”...
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2014-03-13
Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Pass
100%
DESB135This Bill implements recommendations made by the Joint Sunset Committee following its review of the Board of Charitable Gaming. The Bill: 1) Combines into one chapter the three chapters for bingo, charitable gaming, raffles and Texas Hold’em Po...
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2014-02-25
Signed by Governor
Pass
100%
DESB21This Bill expands the composition of the State Employees Benefits Committee and provides Delaware public employees with representation on the Committee.
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2014-02-14
Signed by Governor
Pass
100%
DEHJR5This Joint Resolution creates a Child Welfare Data Sharing Task Force to make recommendations for data sharing between Family Court, the Department of Education, and the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families.
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2014-02-14
Signed by Governor
Pass
100%
DEHB154In recognition of the increasing abusive and illegal uses of controlled substances and the illegal commerce thereof, this bill creates a new offense and imposes penalties for diverting prescription drugs from a patient of a facility. It also requires...
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2014-02-14
Signed by Governor
Pass
100%
DESB55This bill adds members of the Public Service Commission to the definition of 'public officer' which would subject them, like many other individuals in positions of public trust, to certain financial disclosure requirements.
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2014-01-30
Signed by Governor
Pass
100%
DESB67This bill would provide an exemption to traffic laws for participants in a foot race or walking event on a highway to run or walk with the flow of traffic during an approved event. Currently, there is the potential for a conflict with Delaware Code r...
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2014-01-30
Signed by Governor
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