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SCR10EngrossThis resolution recognizes the week of March 23 through April 3 of 2017 as Homelessness Awareness Week in Delaware.
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2017-03-23
Introduced in Senate
HB100IntroThe denial by private and public health benefit administrators of adequate coverage for substance abuse treatment has been identified as a major source of failed treatment efforts by persons addicted to controlled substances. These denials have also ...
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2017-03-23
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
SCR7EngrossCommemorating the week of March 19 through 25, 2017 as Delaware Ag Week and urging all Delawareans to celebrate and to learn more about Delaware's modern agricultural industry, and to pay tribute to the farmers, the agricultural community, and th...
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2017-03-23
Introduced in Senate
SB41IntroIn an effort to reduce overdose deaths relating to the growing epidemic of opioid addiction, this Act requires carriers to provide coverage for medically necessary inpatient treatment of alcohol and drug dependencies and prohibits carriers from impos...
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2017-03-23
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
SB42IntroThis Act permits individuals to add their resident minor child and foster child to their existing motor vehicle insurance policies as additional drivers.
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2017-03-23
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
SB46IntroThis legislation modernizes Delaware's Self-Service Storage Facility Act to account for the wide proliferation of online news and auction sites, as well as to establish frameworks for: (1) towing of certain property for which rent and other charg...
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2017-03-23
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
SB43IntroThis Act regulates the practice of art therapy, amending 24 Del. C. §30 by adding Subchapter V. Professional Art Therapists, administered under the Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals. The Art Therapy Practice Act w...
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2017-03-23
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
HB88IntroThis Act allows for juniors and seniors majoring in education at a Delaware college or university to be paid $83 per day as substitute teachers, the same rate paid to those who hold a bachelor's degree but not a teaching license. This will encour...
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2017-03-23
To House Education Committee
SB40IntroThis legislation adopts the NAICs Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act, and requires Delaware-domiciled insurers to provide to the Commissioner on an annual basis a summary of the insurers or insurance groups corporate governance structur...
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2017-03-23
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
SCR9EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution designates March 2017 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in the State of Delaware.
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2017-03-23
Introduced in Senate
HB89IntroSection 1 of this bill moves the date of primary elections for statewide office, county office, and municipal office to the fourth Tuesday in April, which is the date of the presidential primary (in presidential election years). The dates for submitt...
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2017-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
HCR13EngrossThis House Concurrent Resolution recognizes March 22, 2017, as Rare Disease Day in Delaware.
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2017-03-22
Introduced in House
HB90IntroThis bill establishes in-person early voting for the State of Delaware. Registered voters will be allowed to vote in-person for at least 10 days prior to an election, up to and including the Saturday and Sunday immediately prior to the election at lo...
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2017-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
SB39IntroThis Act is the result of the recommendation made by the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee in its review of the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline ("the Board") that the Division of Professional Regulation amend applic...
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2017-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Sunset Committee
SB7IntroThis Act provides county and municipal police and firefighters with the same pension burial benefit that is provided to state employees effective July 1, 2016. This Act is named for Wilmington Firefighters Captain Christopher M. Leach, Lieutenant Jer...
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2017-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
HCR15EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution commends the 2017 Delaware State Teacher of the Year, Wendy Turner, and all of the District Teachers of the Year.
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2017-03-21
Introduced in House
HB83IntroThis bill clarifies a county government authority to enact and enforce an ordinance affecting an area within a right of way and consistent with state code. Specifically, it enables a county government to enact an ordinance that concerns the maintenan...
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
SCR6EngrossThis Resolution commends the Delaware State Dental Society on the success of its 14th Annual Give Kids a Smile Program and recognizes its continuing efforts to improve the dental health of Delawares children.
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2017-03-21
Introduced in Senate
HB87IntroThis bill enhances Delaware's attractiveness as a captive insurance domicile by creating a streamlined and inexpensive regulatory regime for captive insurance companies that are dormant.
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
HB86IntroThis bill corrects an unintended consequence of House Bill No. 15 of the 148th General Assembly, signed into law by the Governor on June 24, 2015, by preventing double taxation of premium ceded to a series captive insurance company or protected cell....
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
SB37IntroThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that would require the same super-majority vote to amend a provision that results in the act's expiration on a certain date, also known as a "sunset" provision, as was required to ...
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Executive Committee
SB27IntroTo establish more transparency in government, and to strengthen citizens' faith in the election and redistricting processes that serve as the foundation of democracy in Delaware, this bill establishes an Independent Redistricting Commission for t...
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Executive Committee
SB28IntroThis legislation promotes transparency and integrity at the highest levels of our democracy, by requiring that all candidates for President and Vice President of the United States file copies of their federal tax returns with the Delaware Department ...
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2017-03-21
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
SB38IntroFor purposes of clarity regarding Delaware's commitment to supporting Delawareans with disabilities, including military service-related disabilities, this Act codifies existing county-level tax exemptions. Absent this Act, Delaware will continue ...
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
SB30IntroThis Act requires political committees to report a contributors occupation and employment information. This is already a requirement in federal campaign finance law. If only a contributors name and address are disclosed (without occupation and employ...
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2017-03-21
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
SB29IntroThis Act makes several changes to the law governing the conduct of members of the General Assembly, as a first step to addressing the troubling ethics scores Delaware received in the 2015 State Integrity Investigation by the Center for Public Integri...
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Executive Committee
HB84IntroThis bill provides that civil violations or penalties under subchapters IV and V of Delawares Uniform Controlled Substances Act in Title 16 are included as offenses whereby a $15 penalty is assessed for the Fund to Combat Violent Crimes.
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
SB36IntroThis Act more effectively and efficiently clarifies the enforcement authority of the Department of Agriculture regarding livestock at large. The offenses will now be civil penalties rather than criminal fines, expenses for impoundment will be reimbur...
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Agriculture Committee
HB85IntroThis bill eliminates preferences for students living within a 5-mile radius of a charter school. This change was supported by a majority vote of the Enrollment Preferences Task Force established by House Bill 90 of the 147th General Assembly. The Act...
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2017-03-21
To House Education Committee
SB35IntroThis Act enacts the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact Act ("REPLICA"). With REPLICA, EMS personnel will be able to respond across state borders within the provision of their duties on a short t...
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Apr 5 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
HJR4IntroThis resolution requires a Delaware Certificate of Multi-literacy be established. The criteria for such certificate is to be developed by the Department of Education no later than August 30, 2017.
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2017-03-21
To House Education Committee
SCR5EngrossThis concurrent resolution calls on the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) to study and revise as appropriate, the emergency evacuation routes for the beach areas in lower Sussex County.
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2017-03-21
Introduced in Senate
HB81IntroThis legislation revises § 5006 of the Insurance Code to track the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Holding Company Act with respect to the Commissioners power to examine insurers and have access to books and records of insurers...
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2017-03-16
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
SB25IntroThis Act is the second leg of a Constitutional amendment to lengthen the time period during which the Governor must appoint a judicial officer following the occurrence of a vacancy, thereby giving the Governor and State Senate more flexibility in the...
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2017-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Executive Committee
HB80IntroThis legislation establishes permissible rating factors for insurance companies to use in the rating of automobile insurance and requires the offering of a good driver discount plan for qualified drivers.
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2017-03-16
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
SB24IntroThis Act removes the requirement that a psychiatrist be the physician who signs the written certification in support of an applicant's application for medical marijuana and adds anxiety to the list of debilitating conditions which a person can ha...
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2017-03-16
[Hearing: Apr 5 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
HB77IntroThis legislation authorizes the Department to operate its principal office in the Dover area and an additional branch office in Sussex County.
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2017-03-16
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
HB82EngrossSections 1-4 clarify the type of supervised experience applicants are required to obtain in order to be qualified for licensure and eliminates the requirement that reciprocal applicants be certified by a national organization prior to being qualified...
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2017-03-16
To House Administration Committee
SB26IntroThis Act creates a one-time $100 tax credit per unit for any business purchasing and placing an automatic external defibrillator in service in the State.
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2017-03-16
To Senate Finance Committee
SB22IntroThis bill establishes a 20 year retirement for correction officers and specified peace officers. The bill amends the multiplier for calculation of state employee pension benefits for correction officers and specified peace officers from either 1.85%,...
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2017-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
SB33IntroThis Act is a companion to Senate Bill No. 34. Senate Bill No. 34, in pertinent part, eliminates several aggravating factors under Delaware's controlled substances laws. This Act retains and codifies one of those aggravating factors, § 4751A(1)e...
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2017-03-16
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
SB23IntroThis Act establishes a formula for rent increase based on capital improvements and clarifies that community owners may recoup certain capital costs as increased rent without increasing base rent in perpetuity.
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2017-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
SB31IntroThis bill allows a hunter to use a handgun in lieu of a shotgun on farms permitted by DNREC through their Deer depredation programs to reduce agricultural crop damage.
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2017-03-16
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
HB78IntroThis Act improves the enforcement mechanisms related to Delawares campaign finance disclosure laws in four ways.
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2017-03-16
To House Administration Committee
SCR3EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution proclaims the month of April 2017 as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month in the State of Delaware.
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2017-03-16
Introduced in Senate
SB34IntroThis Act addresses issues identified following the enactment of the Ned Carpenter Act, 78 Del. Laws, ch. 13, in 2011. Specifically, Sections 1 through 14 of this Act do the following:
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2017-03-16
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
HB79IntroSection 1 of this Act updates Delawares existing Motor Voter Program to adopt an automatic voter registration process. Currently, when Delawareans apply for, renew, or replace a drivers license or identification card, they must choose to register to ...
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2017-03-16
To House Administration Committee
SB32IntroThis Act establishes a procedure by which a mortgagee that changes its notice address from the notice address as provided in any mortgage or assignment of mortgage may, at its option, provide public notice of its new notice address.
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2017-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
SB1IntroIn every December in the years 2010 through 2015, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation enacted that year. While technic...
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2017-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Executive Committee
HCR12EngrossThis resolution encourages all Delaware departments and agencies to consider citizens with visual impairments when developing, maintaining, procuring, or using electronic information and technology.
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2017-03-16
Introduced in House
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