DE HB5 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 25-7)
Status: Introduced on May 16 2017 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2017-06-13 - Defeated By House. Votes: 24 YES 9 NO 7 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide for equal rights. This amendment would advance human dignity and equality for all under the Delaware Constitution, and would correct a constitutional shortcoming. It subjects unequal treatment arising from historical bias to strict scrutiny, and enables courts in Delaware to establish jurisprudence concerning equal rights violations under State law reflecting Delaware values.

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An Act Proposing An Amendment To Article I Of The Delaware Constitution Relating To Equal Rights.


Roll Calls

2017-06-13 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 24 N: 9 NV: 7 Abs: 1) [FAIL]


2017-06-13 Defeated By House. Votes: 24 YES 9 NO 7 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
2017-06-13 Amendment HA 1 to HB 5 - Defeated In House by Voice Vote
2017-06-07 Reported Out of Committee (House Administration) in House with 5 Favorable
2017-05-16 Introduced and Assigned to House Administration Committee in House

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