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SB127PassThe purpose of this legislation is to promote sustained economic growth and stability by establishing a fund to provide grants, loans or other economic assistance to businesses or public entities that invest in constructing, renovating or improving i...
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2021-07-27
Signed by Governor
HB91PassThis Act amends Delawares Consumer Fraud Act (Subchapter II, Chapter 25, Title 6 of the Code), to give Delaware consumers and businesses the protection against unfair acts or practices in commerce that the General Assembly intended to give them when ...
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2021-07-23
Signed by Governor
HB200PassMany of the States waters do not meet water quality standards to support their designated uses, such as for drinking, swimming or supporting aquatic life. The Clean Water for Delaware Act establishes a framework for assessing needs and planning and i...
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2021-07-22
Signed by Governor
HB195PassThis Act requires certain police officers and some certain employees of the Department of Correction and Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families to wear a body worn camera and to use the body worn camera to record interactions ...
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2021-07-21
Signed by Governor
SB158PassThis bill expands prison-based jobs to provide work experience and job skill training and will assist offenders with reentry, while also maintaining Department of Correction (DOC) facilities. DOC has not been able to increase the number of offender j...
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2021-07-20
Signed by Governor
SB15PassThis bill provides for gradual increases in the Delaware minimum wage to $15 over a period of several years.
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2021-07-19
Signed by Governor
HB151EngrossSections 1 and 2 of this Act make clear that an individual who is the subject of a false report is a victim and is entitled to restitution and the benefits of the Victims Bill of Rights.
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2021-06-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HB94IntroThe minimum wage for employees who receive tips or gratuities has not changed since 1983, when the overall state minimum wage was $3.35 per hour. Tipped wage workers at that time were paid a percentage 66.67% of the minimum wage, which was $2.23 pe...
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2021-06-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
HB227EnrollThis Act adds child abuse in the third degree to the list of enumerated criminal offenses for which, if convicted, one is by definition considered a perpetrator of domestic violence for purposes of this Child Protection From Domestic Violence Act. Th...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
SB104PassThis Act clarifies various aspects of the States procedures to operate its unclaimed property program, including promoting and determining holder compliance, processing owner claims, and preventing fraudulent claims.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
HB182EnrollThe Victims Compensation Assistance Program (Agency or VCAP) administers the Victims Compensation Fund and provides financial assistance to eligible victims of crimes to help cover the costs of a variety of services that help victims and their famili...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
SB133PassThe 2019 Delaware Literacy Plan (Literacy Plan) established a framework to address Delawares literacy challenges. The Literacy Plan concluded that a strong teacher preparation program should lay the foundation for teachers to be able to engage studen...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
HB222PassCurrently, blood lead level screening and testing rates are well below what the Division of Public Health would expect them to be based on the risk factors that determine when screening or testing is necessary.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
SB147PassThis Act codifies a reasonableness requirement for the use of force, both non-lethal and lethal. This is important when the state of mind is an issue in a criminal trial, such as when the judge or jury must decide as to what someone believed, knew, o...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
HCR24EngrossThis Resolution: 1) Celebrates Senate Bill No. 56 and the immediate investment of targeted funding for student needs; 2) Describes the need for additional action from the General Assembly to update and modernize remaining underlying education funding...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
SB103PassThis Act adopts an express reporting requirement for virtual currency, with an exemption for game-related digital content with minimal or no value; defines virtual currency and game-related digital content; requires the liquidation of and conversion ...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
SB56PassThis Act codifies the Opportunity Fund, an additional source of educational funding for Delaware public schools intended to support the increased needs of low income and English learner students, and establishes the parameters for how the funding is ...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
SB102EnrollThis bill clarifies the original intent of House Bill No. 151 of the 147th General Assembly, which substantially revised the law relating to bail agent licensure and oversight, that individuals or businesses that loan or otherwise provide funds to ba...
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2021-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
SB175EnrollSection 1 of this bill adds additional financial reporting requirements for authorized insurers, which codifies current practices in accordance with the NAICs accounting practices and procedures manual and which was recommended by the NAIC as part of...
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2021-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
HB214EnrollThis Act creates the Disabled Veterans Property Tax Relief and Education Fund. Pursuant to this legislation, school districts are authorized to create a credit against school taxes for up to the full amount of school tax liability for property owned ...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HB56EnrollThis amendment repeals Title 16 § 7204 in its entirety. This particular section prescribes a practice that is typically unused and handled through a traditional warrant process by charging a previous section of this chapter brought by a law enforcem...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HB163PassThe Delaware Code does not currently contain any explicit direction for public schools relating to school absences for observance of religious holidays. This Act requires schools to excuse a pupil's absence for observance of a religious holiday, ...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
HB34PassThis bill removes the option of allowing notification to the public of candidates for Mayor and City Council by posting the names of such candidates in at least five (5) public places in the City rather than having this information published in a new...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
HB194EnrollThis Act would revise the definition of Committee to include the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware in the body that determines the treatment and disposition of Native American unmarked burials and human skeletal remains. This Act would also add a new d...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HB121EnrollThis Act removes the October 5, 2021 sunset provision in Chapter 196, Volume 81 of the Laws of Delaware so that the rule of the road for bicycles approaching or entering intersections with 2 or fewer lane roads, § 4196A (c) of Title 21 of the Delawa...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HB153EnrollThis bill creates a special license plate for Autism Awareness and Acceptance.
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HB251PassThis Act appropriates $221,121,200 to provide one-time funded projects through the Office of Management and Budget.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
HB201PassThis legislation updates the licensing requirements for gaming employees and vendors. In addition, it updates references in certain sections of the laws to reflect which law enforcement agencies are responsible for the duties as described in the Dela...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
SB5PassThis Act creates an automatic voter registration system at the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and grants the State Election Commissioner the authority to implement automatic voter registration at other state agencies that already offer vot...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
HB250PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Act.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
SB116PassThis bill continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (the Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendme...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
HB176EngrossThis Act clarifies the responsibilities of manufactured home community owners and homeowners for maintenance.
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2021-06-30
Referred to Out of Committee Status
SB89PassThis Act makes the following changes related to traffic control devices erected on order of the Secretary of the Department of Transportation (Secretary) limiting the size and weight of vehicles and loads permitted on a specific highway:
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
SB65EnrollSenate Bill No. 65 establishes the Focus on Alternative Skills Training Program ("FAST"). FAST will provide tuition assistance, to Delaware residents who have obtained a high school diploma, Diploma of Alternate Achievement Standards, or a ...
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2021-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
SB200PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2022 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
HB60EnrollThis bill increases the amount that a tenant may deduct from rent in order to have necessary work done on the rental premises if the landlord fails to repair or maintain the premises after proper notice. The original amount of $200 was selected at th...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
SB48EnrollThis Act increases the penalty for violations of the Board of Electrical Examiners licensing regulations in situations involving fraud and material deception, or where a person has performed electrical work in a category for which the practitioner is...
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2021-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
HB180EngrossThis Act revises Chapter 70 of Title 25, which governs manufactured homes on rented lots in manufactured home communities, by adding disclosure requirements to the right of first offer process when the community owner decides to sell, transfer, or co...
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2021-06-30
Referred to Out of Committee Status
HB211EnrollThis bill adds the Department of Correction, Bureau of Prisons and Bureau of Community Corrections' vehicles to the list of "authorized emergency vehicles" identified in Chapter 41 of Title 21 that are afforded certain privileges when r...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HB137EnrollThis Act amends the Charter of the Town of Laurel to include in the qualifications for Mayor and Town Councilman, that candidates must be non-delinquent tax payers of all capitation and property taxes of the Town of Laurel for at least 1 year next pr...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HB140IntroThis Act permits a terminally ill individual who is an adult resident of Delaware to request and self-administer medication to end the individual's life in a humane and dignified manner if both the individual's attending physician or attendin...
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2021-06-30
To House Health & Human Development Committee
HB143EnrollThis Act removes taproom from the establishments for which the Commissioner shall refuse to grant a license for the sale of alcohol when there is an existing licensed establishment of similar type within a specified distance. The minimum distance bet...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HCR41EngrossThis resolution encourages compliance with Delaware laws relating to fireworks or similar items and mindfulness regarding the potential negative impacts on neighbors from the use of fireworks or similar items, including Delawareans with post-traumati...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
SR20EngrossThis resolution designates September 1, 2021 as "Wesley College Legacy Day" in the State of Delaware.
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HB216PassUnder the Governors Eleventh Modification of the COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration, and continuing upon passage of Senate Bill No. 247, remote notarization and witnessing by Delaware attorneys via audio-visual technology has been permitted. Thi...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
HB132EnrollThis Act changes the definition of tavern from an establishment with a special space and accommodation for sale of beer by the glass for consumption on the premises to an establishment with a special space and accommodation for sale of beer and wine ...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
HB261IntroThe ability of insured dependents and other insured members to receive confidential sensitive health care services without the knowledge of the insured policyholder is greatly impeded through traditional billing processes utilized by health insurers....
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2021-06-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
HB59EnrollThis bill would allow a court of competent jurisdiction to dismiss minor equipment violations upon a showing that repair(s) have been made. The sections include inoperative horn, missing rear-view mirror, improper window tint, and inoperable headligh...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HB266IntroThis bill clarifies that the definition of employees who receive gratuities also includes employees that receive tips, that these employees earn more than 50% of their income from tips or gratuities. This bill clarifies that employers may continue to...
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2021-06-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
SB114PassThis bill continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments of the...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
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