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HB136IntroThis bill imposes a filing fee on write-in candidates of $1,000.00 for federal office and $100.00 for statewide or local office and changes the deadline for write-in candidates to file their declaration and filing fee from September 30 to September 1...
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2017-04-27
To House Administration Committee
HB151IntroThis Act revises Delawares hate crime statute to make law enforcement, firefighters and emergency personnel protected classes. Nationwide we have seen unprecedented number of unprovoked attacks upon our first responders. This Act provides additional ...
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2017-04-27
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
SB73IntroThis Act provides clearer language concerning license requirements, gives licensees a much clearer understanding of prohibited acts, discipline and penalties; and grants the ability of the Professional Licensing Section to promulgate regulations, and...
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2017-04-27
To Senate Sunset Committee
SB63IntroSection 1 of this Act updates the Delaware Code relating to the Board of Nursing (Board) by eliminating conflicting definitions of an advanced practice registered nurse in the Code, correcting inaccurate cross-references, and eliminating references t...
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2017-04-27
To Senate Sunset Committee
SB67IntroTobacco traffickers move black market contraband cigarettes or other tobacco products purchased from low tax states to be sold in higher tax states, facilitated by individuals or through organized groups. The potential financial gain of tobacco smugg...
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2017-04-27
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
SB74IntroThis Act fulfills recommendations made by the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee. First, this Act adds language to establish the circumstances under which Trustees of the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation may be remove...
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2017-04-27
To Senate Agriculture Committee
SB68IntroThe primary purpose of this bill is to provide for an increase in fees collected with annual hazardous chemical inventory reports submitted by facilities. The bill also makes certain technical corrections.
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2017-04-27
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
HR10IntroThis House Resolution recognizes April 28, 2017, as Workers Memorial Day.
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2017-04-27
Introduced in House
HB148IntroThis bill would allow Delaware residents two new deductions from personal income tax. The first is a deduction from taxable income of up to $2,500 for contributions to a 529 College Savings Plan. The second is a deduction from taxable income of up to...
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2017-04-26
[Hearing: May 3 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
HB149IntroThis Act creates the Complete Your Degree Grant Program. Under this program, state funds may be provided to help eligible students who have completed at least 30 credit hours return to school and complete an associate degree.
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2017-04-26
To House Education Committee
SB65IntroConversion therapy is a practice or treatment that seeks to change an individuals sexual orientation or gender identity, including any effort to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelin...
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2017-04-26
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
HB143IntroThis bill removes a performance assessment requirement for new educators that is limiting Delaware schools' ability to recruit new educators from other jurisdictions that do not have this requirement. Approximately 45% of teachers hired annually ...
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2017-04-25
To House Education Committee
HB145IntroABLE accounts are special savings accounts established for certain persons with disabilities. This bill clarifies the treatment of funds in an ABLE account upon the death of a designated beneficiary. Specifically it prohibits State agencies or instru...
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2017-04-25
To House Health & Human Development Committee
SB66IntroOn June 30, 2016, the Delaware State Senate adopted Senate Resolution No. 19 (S.R. 19), requesting the Delaware Department of Insurance (the Department) to examine the secondary market for life insurance policies and make recommendations for possible...
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2017-04-25
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
SB62IntroThis bill aligns requirements for initial licensure for school nurses to the unique role they play in Delaware public schools. It requires school nurses to hold a Bachelors Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university, maintain a ...
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2017-04-25
To Senate Education Committee
HB146IntroThis bill will remove the requirement for signatures to be in pen and ink when provided for driver license, identification card, or registration application processes. Removing this provision enables the Division of Motor Vehicles to develop more eff...
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2017-04-25
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
HB147IntroThis bill implements across-the-board increases to the filing fees associated with Department of Insurance filings, including for insurer Certificates of Authority, producer and adjuster licenses, annual statement filings, and rate and rule filings.
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2017-04-25
[Hearing: May 3 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
HB1EngrossThis Act builds on some of the legislation passed by the 148th General Assembly that addressed the wage gap between men and women. When employers ask prospective employees for their wage or salary history, it perpetuates disparities in pay based on g...
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2017-04-25
To House Labor Committee
SB64IntroThis bill removes the requirement that the Governor must declare a State of Emergency before issuing a Level 1 Driving Warning.
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2017-04-25
[Hearing: May 3 @ 12:30 pm]
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
HCR21EngrossThis concurrent resolution designates April 26, 2017, as Engineering and Technology Education Day.
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2017-04-25
Introduced in House
HB142IntroThis Act will improve guidelines for training by school districts and charters as it pertains to School Resource Officers (SRO), their duties and training when interacting with students with disabilities. The limitations and prohibitions described in...
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2017-04-25
To House Education Committee
HB150IntroThis Act creates the Delaware African and Caribbean Affairs Commission.
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2017-04-25
[Hearing: May 3 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
HCR20EngrossThis concurrent resolution designates the month of April 2017, as Alcoholism Awareness Month and calls upon Delawareans to break the silence and talk to their family and friends about alcoholism.
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2017-04-25
Introduced in House
HCR19EngrossThis concurrent resolution recognizes April 2017 as National Donate Life Month and recognizes the generosity of donors and their families. It further encourages all Delawareans to become designated organ, eye, and tissue donors.
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2017-04-25
Introduced in House
HB144IntroThis bill serves to better define and limit what real property rights the Department of Transportation may acquire. It also corrects a technical error that if left unchanged, will jeopardize the use of federal funds on transportation projects due to ...
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2017-04-25
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
HB134IntroThis Act establishes an Educational Support Professional of the year award program throughout the State. Through this legislation, the state will formally honor and recognize the work educational support professionals, such as paraprofessionals, food...
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2017-04-13
To House Education Committee
HB138IntroThis bill replaces the National Change of Address process with another non-discriminatory process of cancelling the registrations of persons who are no longer permanent residents of Delaware. It also gives the Department of Elections, instead of the ...
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2017-04-13
[Hearing: May 3 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
HB137IntroThis bill eliminates the conflict between Section 2047, which requires a voter to vote at the polling place where he or she currently resides, and Section 4941, which enables a voter to vote where he or she formerly resided.
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2017-04-13
[Hearing: May 3 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
HB133IntroThis bill would create an end date for the special filing deadline created by school board vacancies that arise after the second Friday in February. The new end date for these vacancies would be the first Friday in March. Any vacancies that arise aft...
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2017-04-13
To House Education Committee
HB139IntroThis bill allows the election cycle regarding contributions from political parties and political action committees to reset after the Primary Election as it does for other contributors.
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2017-04-13
To House Administration Committee
HB130IntroThis bill makes the lodging tax apply to all hotels, motels, tourist homes, and short-term rentals.
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2017-04-13
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
HB140IntroThis non-punitive, public-health oriented bill seeks to codify certain sections of the federal law known as the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), that requires states ...
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2017-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
HB141IntroThis Act authorizes the Family Court to interview a child outside the presence of the parties for the purpose of obtaining the child's testimony and ascertaining the truth of a matter asserted by a party to a Protection from Abuse proceeding. The...
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2017-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
HB135IntroThis bill eliminates the "10-day hold" before registering a voter who is eligible to vote. This bill also allows the Department in lieu of the Board to remove voters who no longer reside in Delaware.
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2017-04-13
[Hearing: May 3 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
SB61IntroThis Act clarifies the authority of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee ("Committee") to hold over entities unless or until certain conditions are met or modifications are made. This Act also provides the authority for the ...
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2017-04-07
To Senate Sunset Committee
HCR25EngrossThis House Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 6, 2017 as "Wilmington Blue Rocks Day."
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2017-04-06
Introduced in House
HB129IntroThe intent of this act is to promote agritourism activities within this State by broadly defining what constitutes agritourism.
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2017-04-06
To House Agriculture Committee
HB131IntroThis bill sets forth the framework by which a homeowner will pay the disputed rent increase amount to the community owner until final resolution of the rent increase dispute. The community owner must keep each payment of the disputed rent increase am...
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2017-04-06
To House Manufactured Housing Committee
HR9IntroThis Resolution recognizes April 2017 as Autism Awareness Month.
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2017-04-06
Introduced in House
HB132IntroThis bill corrects the duration of revocation to match § 4177C(d)(2) and will make it possible for all applicants who are required to participate in the Ignition Interlock Device program to be eligible to submit an application for an indigent plan. ...
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2017-04-06
[Hearing: May 3 @ 4:00 pm]
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
HB128IntroThis Act creates a Chapter 60 in Title 11 relating to providing individuals Fair Notice. Specifically, the Act requires individuals considering a plea of guilty in a criminal court of law be provided information related to the collateral consequences...
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2017-04-06
To House Judiciary Committee
HB127IntroThis bill updates Title 26 relating to the requirements for obtaining a certificate to operate in Delaware as a new electric transmission utility. This bill uses language similar to certificate requirements for water, wastewater, and other utility se...
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2017-04-06
To House Energy Committee
HCR18EngrossThis Resolution recognizes the week of April 3-8, 2017 as Auctioneers Week in the State of Delaware, acknowledging the great economic impact and rich history auctioneers have on the State.
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2017-04-06
Introduced in House
HR8IntroThis Resolution recognizes April 6, 2017 as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority or AKA Day at the Capitol in Delaware.
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2017-04-06
Introduced in House
SCR15EngrossThis resolution designates April 6, 2017 as National Tartan Day and commemorates the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States.
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2017-04-05
Introduced in Senate
SCR18EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution commends and congratulates the Secretary of Education Scholars for 2017.
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2017-04-05
Introduced in Senate
SB59IntroThis Act replaces the current multistate nurse licensure compact with an enhanced version. The enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact allows for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to have one multistate license, with the privilege to practice ...
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2017-04-05
To Senate Sunset Committee
SB60IntroCivil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgetso...
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2017-04-05
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
SB58IntroThis Act ensures victims of crime are afforded as much information as is available to assist them through the trial, sentencing, and post-conviction phases of a criminal case.
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2017-04-05
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
HCR2IntroSince its adoption in 2003, the Manufactured Home Owners and Community owners Act has proven to be an effective tool to protect the rights of tenants in manufactured home communities. After 13+ years, a number of issues and concerns have been identif...
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2017-04-05
was introduced and adopted in lieu of HCR 2
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