DE HB372 | 2013-2014 | 147th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 16-8)
Status: Passed on September 24 2014 - 100% progression
Action: 2014-09-24 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


This Bill expands line of duty death benefits to include individuals who die from a heart attack, stroke, or vascular rupture within 24 hours of on duty strenuous physical activity. This Bill further removes the statute of limitations on submitting a claim for benefits. The Act shall be applied retroactively to include all claims for benefits for a death occurring on or after July 1, 2005. This Act shall be known as the Delaware Hometown Heroes Act.

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An Act To Amend Title 18 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Line-of-duty Death Benefits.


Roll Calls

2014-07-01 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2014-06-10 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2014-09-24HouseSigned by Governor
2014-07-01SenatePassed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2014-06-26SenateReported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
2014-06-11SenateAssigned to Public Safety Committee in Senate
2014-06-10HousePassed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2014-06-10HouseAmendment HA 1 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
2014-06-05HouseAmendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2014-06-04HouseReported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY) in House with 4 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
2014-05-29HouseIntroduced and Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House

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Bill Comments