DE Legislation | 2015-2016 | 148th General Assembly

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DESB9This charter change reverts the times that polls will be open in the City of New Castle back to their original times. The earlier opening and later closing proved to be a burden on workers and the Department of Election and few voters arrived before ...
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2015-02-11
Signed by Governor
Engross
50%
DEHB22This Act reincorporates the Town of Townsend.
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2015-02-11
Intro
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DESB34When a certified repair technician completes repairs to a customer’s vehicle, the technician’s best validation of the repair is to test drive the vehicle before returning it to the customer. Many times a customer’s vehicle’s r...
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2015-02-05
Intro
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DESB31This bill repeals the sunset provision included in Chapter 214, Volume 78 of the Laws of Delaware, which will continue to enable the Teach For America (TFA) program to recruit and train teachers from Delaware schools and from across the nation to tea...
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2015-02-05
Intro
25%
DESB20This Bill is the Fiscal Year 2016 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2015-01-29
Intro
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DEHB38This bill specifies procedures that must be followed during pharmacy audits. The bill also establishes procedures for modifying contracts between pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacies. This bill is based on legislation passed in Minnesota in 2012 ...
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2015-01-29
Enroll
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DEHB16Section 1 of this Act amends the definition of “restaurant”, as it relates to Delaware’s laws governing the sale and consumption of alcoholic liquors, to allow smaller restaurants, those with seating for at least 12 individuals, to ...
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2015-01-29
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Intro
25%
DEHB37Many employers require criminal history background checks as a condition of employment. This bill would limit conviction data provided to prospective employers to Class B misdemeanor convictions or greater, meaning criminal acts classified as unclass...
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2015-01-29
Intro
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DESB33Legislative status for DE Senate Bill SB33
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2015-01-29
Enroll
75%
DEHB21This bill removes the $10 administrative fee for applicants requesting the Gold Star family special license plate in recognition of a close relative’s death while serving in the military.
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2015-01-29
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Engross
50%
DEHCR8This House Concurrent Resolution recognizes February 2015 as “African American History Month.” It also requests that the Governor issue a proclamation declaring the same and encouraging the State agencies and all Delawareans to observe th...
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2015-01-29
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Intro
25%
DESB32This bill removes the time limitation applicable to exemptions for real property and manufactured homes.
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2015-01-29
Intro
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DESB25This bill amends the Charter of the Town of Laurel to eliminate the need for residents to reregister to vote in the General Municipal Election should they miss two consecutive elections.
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2015-01-29
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DEHB20This Act authorizes the State Bank Commissioner to approve the purchase by a bank or trust company of the shares of its own capital stock, subject to such terms and conditions, if any, as the Commissioner may require.
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2015-01-29
Signed by Governor
Intro
25%
DESB29This 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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2015-01-29
Intro
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DESB16This Act amends Section 2306 of Delaware’s probate code to clarify that if a decedent owned real estate in Delaware, either solely or as tenants in common, the small estate affidavit authorized by Section 2306 of Delaware’s probate code s...
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2015-01-29
Engross
50%
DESCR4This Resolution requests that the Division of Motor Vehicles study and consider issuing optional digital driver’s licenses for Delaware motorists.
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2015-01-29
Passed in House by Voice Vote
Engross
50%
DESCR7This Resolution commends the Delaware State Dental Society on the success of its 11th Annual Give Kids a Smile Program and recognizes its continuing efforts to improve the dental health of Delaware’s children.
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2015-01-29
Passed in House by Voice Vote
Intro
25%
DEHB45This Bill is the Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriation Act.
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2015-01-29
Introduced in House and assigned to Appropriations Committee
Intro
25%
DESB19This bill allows law enforcement officers to purchase firearms as undercover officers using CFRP funds.
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2015-01-29
Intro
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DESB26This Bill provides for recording and maintaining a record of all deliberations made by public bodies during public hearings, including any discussion made “off the record.”
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2015-01-29
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DESB11This bill addresses various aspects regarding the administration of the abandoned or unclaimed property law of the State of Delaware and implements certain recommendations of the Task Force to Study and Make Findings and Recommendations to Improve Fa...
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2015-01-29
Signed by Governor
Engross
50%
DESB23Legislative status for DE Senate Bill SB23
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2015-01-29
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Intro
25%
DESB27This Act stops individuals convicted of certain crimes from collecting their State pensions.
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2015-01-29
Intro
25%
DEHR5This Resolution extends the deadline for the task force’s report from January 30, 2015, to May 29, 2015.
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2015-01-29
Passed in House by Voice Vote
Intro
25%
DEHB36This bill would place limits on the use of solitary confinement, a topic which is largely unaddressed in current Delaware law. A growing body of research shows that long-term solitary confinement may contribute to significant mental health issues and...
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2015-01-29
Intro
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DEHB39The purpose of this bill is to decriminalize the possession or private use of a personal use quantity of marijuana. More specifically, persons who possess one ounce or less of marijuana shall be assessed a civil penalty that will not become part of a...
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2015-01-29
Intro
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DESB30This Bill implements the recommendations of the Lottery & Gaming Study Commission adopted on January 22, 2015. The revenue sharing model is being adjusted in a way that allows the State to continue to benefit from video lottery proceeds, allows f...
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2015-01-29
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DEHJR2Despite the good-faith efforts of city, county, state, and federal law enforcement and other officials, Wilmington’s violent crime rate remains unacceptably high. This Joint Resolution establishes the Wilmington Public Safety Strategies Commiss...
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2015-01-29
Signed by Governor
Engross
50%
DEHCR7This House Concurrent Resolution recognizes January 2015 as “School Board Recognition Month”.
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2015-01-29
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Intro
25%
DESB28Every indigent person accused of a crime has the Constitutional right to effective, conflict-free counsel funded by the state. In Delaware, the Public Defender's Office and the Office of Conflict Counsel are charged with the responsibility of providi...
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2015-01-29
Intro
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DEHB25This bill authorizes the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to allow the harvesting of gray foxes and permitting of same.
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2015-01-28
Reported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES) in House with 2 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
Intro
25%
DEHB15This bill will make captive insurance companies subject to additional sections in Title 18. These additional sections will allow the Commissioner greater regulatory authority and will also clarify that those acting on behalf of the Commissioner for c...
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2015-01-28
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 9 On Its Merits
Intro
25%
DEHB30This bill provides State funding to kindergarten through third grade for basic special education. State funding already occurs for intensive and complex special education during these grades. Currently the basic special education funding runs from fo...
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2015-01-28
Intro
25%
DESCR6This resolution places Delaware alongside several sister states--including Vermont, California, and Illinois--in calling for an Article V convention, following the United States Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commissi...
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2015-01-28
Laid On Table in Senate
Intro
25%
DEHB7In 2010, the Legislature added the crime of Strangulation, a Class D or Class E felony, to the Delaware Code. This bill adds Strangulation to the list of violent felonies. As a result, the provisions of 11 Del. C. 2116 governing the revocation of ba...
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2015-01-28
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 3 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
Intro
25%
DEHB35This bill creates a tax credit for demolition permit fees if the demolition is needed as a result of damage caused by a natural disaster. This bill shall be referred to as the “Barbara Smith-Morlock and Robert Dolga Act”.
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2015-01-28
Intro
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DEHB23This bill updates requirements for handguns used for deer hunting by adding a range and limit to allowable handgun calibers to accommodate changing handgun availability while maintaining public safety and handgun hunting efficacy.
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2015-01-28
Reported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES) in House with 1 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
Engross
50%
DESB8Senate Bill 119 which passed the 147th General Assembly inadvertently omitted the exception for veterinarians and methadone clinics from dispensing more than 72 hours of a controlled substance.
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2015-01-28
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 2 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
Engross
50%
DESB6This bill increases the penalty for committing terroristic threatening that causes evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation from a class G felony to a class E felony.
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2015-01-28
Enroll
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DESB7This Act clarifies the appointment process for and internal operations of the Medical Marijuana Act Oversight Committee.
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2015-01-28
Intro
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DEHB34This bill will allow a local school district board to delay new or changed rules, regulations, or administrative procedures from becoming effective during a school year once the school year has started. This will allow the rules, regulations, and pro...
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2015-01-28
Intro
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DEHB10Stand By Me is an innovative financial empowerment program that has been operating within DHSS for the past two years. Stand By Me is designed as a partnership model, integrated into the culture and operations of businesses, educational institutions,...
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2015-01-28
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 2 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
Enroll
75%
DESCR2SYNOPSIS This Concurrent Resolution creates the Blind and Visually Impaired Education Task Force.
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2015-01-28
Passed in House by Voice Vote
Engross
50%
DEHB17Chapter 438, Volume 79 of the Laws of Delaware (House Bill 417 from the 147th General Assembly) provides a mechanism for financial institutions to freeze transactions that they suspect are financial exploitation of an elderly person and requires them...
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2015-01-27
Intro
25%
DEHCR5Under the current Department of Education formula for providing State funds for education, there is a wide discrepancy in the funding per pupil between public school districts and among the other educational systems offered in this State. This Resolu...
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2015-01-27
Engross
50%
DEHB24Under this section of the Landlord Tenant Code, there is an exemption that is created for vacation rentals along some of Delaware’s beaches that permits homeowners to rent their homes for a period of 120 days or less without being subject to th...
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2015-01-27
Engross
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DEHCR6This resolution recognizes January 27, 2015, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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2015-01-27
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Engross
50%
DEHB18This Act clarifies that Chapter 50C, Title 6 of the Delaware Code, relating to the safe destruction of records containing personal identifying information, applies only to commercial entities that transact business in this State. Additionally, the Ac...
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2015-01-27
Intro
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DEHB31This bill amends the Charter of the Town of Laurel to include in the qualifications for Mayor and Town Councilman, that candidates must be a resident of the Town of Laurel for a minimum of one year. It also amends the section of the charter to includ...
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2015-01-27
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