DE HB304 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)
Status: Introduced on January 23 2018 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-05-10 - Defeated By House. Votes: 15 YES 22 NO 4 ABSENT
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act substitutes gender neutral phrases for the ones currently contained in the State Song of Delaware. The proposed changes come at the request of Donn Devine, a retired Brigadier General in the Delaware National Guard and co-author of the State Song of Delaware, who believes that this new phrasing will make the song more relevant to future generations of Delawareans.

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An Act To Amend Title 29 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The State Song.


Roll Calls

2018-05-10 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 15 N: 22 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [FAIL]


2018-05-10 Defeated By House. Votes: 15 YES 22 NO 4 ABSENT
2018-05-10 Amendment HA 1 to HB 304 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2018-04-25 Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 5 On Its Merits
2018-03-01 Amendment HA 1 to HB 304 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2018-01-23 Introduced and Assigned to House Administration Committee in House

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