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SB154PassThis Act repeals the sunset of the Focus on Alternative Skills Training Program, which provides tuition for an eligible individual to attend an approved nondegree credit certificate program that provides industry-accepted skill training and certifica...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
SB83PassThis Act creates the Delaware Community Investment Venture Fund to develop opportunities for banking organizations and credit unions doing business in Delaware to better serve the needs of low to moderate income tracts in Delaware. The source of fund...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
SB123PassThis Act provides that any adult day care facility required to be licensed under Chapter 1 of Title 16 is subject to the existing reporting obligations for facilities under Subchapter III of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Delaware Code.
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
SB168PassThis Act does all of the following:
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
HB208PassThis Act prohibits motor vehicle lessors from including licensing, title, registration, and plate fees as a separately stated mandatory charge in a rental agreement.
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
SB167PassThis Act establishes a wellness program designed to improve the well-being of first responders and first responders immediate family members, as well as civilian employees of police, fire, and emergency medical services agencies and their immediate f...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
SB46PassAccording to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an estimated 800,000 children are reported missing each year.
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
SB192PassIn 2015, the General Assembly, in Chapter 28 of Volume 80 of the Laws of Delaware, designated as subsection (d) the last sentence of § 4201(c) of Title 11 regarding attempts to commit a felony listed as a violent felony (the last sentence). The clea...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
SB36PassThis Act provides a definition for 911 Dispatchers. While referenced in other sections of the Code, including being identified as a first responder in § 4319 of Title 11 for purposes of confidentiality of communications by first responders for criti...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
SB125PassIn December 2022, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections that they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation that was enacted by the 151st General Assembly in 2022 or a...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
HB193PassIn 2016, the General Assembly passed HB 404, the Concussion Protection in Youth Athletic Activities Act (CPYAAA). This Act clarifies the requirements of CPYAAA and enables the Division of Public Health, in consultation with the State Council for Pers...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
HB172PassThis bill increases the amount of money the Town of Laurel is permitted to raise from levying and collecting taxes from $500,000 to $2,500,000.
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
HB142PassThis bill precludes the so-called LGBTQ+ "panic" defense that seeks to partially or completely excuse or justify a defendant from full accountability for the commission of a crime on the grounds that the actual or perceived sexual orientati...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
HB185PassThis legislation prioritizes recruitment and retention of State employees by removing the 3-month waiting period for the state to pay its share of premium or subscription charges for health care coverage under § 5202 of Title 29 for benefit eligible...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
HB151PassThis Act expressly adds the intentional restriction of another adults access to economic resources resulting in a loss of financial autonomy to the definition of abuse for protection from abuse proceedings. This Act also specifies that tangible prope...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
SB107PassThis Act clarifies that in calculating the document fee to be paid by the owner upon the sale, transfer, or registration of a park trailer, the owner shall be allowed to demonstrate the fair market value of the park trailer through an appraisal by a ...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
SB6PassIn 1682 or 1683, the Sussex County Court, created by William Penn, created the land grant that is the subject of this Act (Warner Grant). As this Act describes, the Warner Grant consists of land in and adjacent to the City of Lewes largely consisting...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
SB133PassThe Voluntary Assessment Center was created by legislative action in 1976 (60 Del. Laws Section 509) to allow recipients of minor traffic violations to pay the fine and costs associated with the violation without the need to appear in the Justice of ...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
SB128PassThis Act establishes the crime of obstruction of justice. Nearly every other state has a statutory crime of obstruction of justice and this Act is modeled on laws that prohibit intentional obstruction of justice and interference with governmental fun...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
SB131PassThis bill updates and clarifies certain provisions that have been confusing or otherwise problematic in the Investor Protection Units enforcement efforts, or have otherwise become out-of-synch with federal securities law.
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
SB141PassThis Act establishes updated, detailed standards for the practice of hearing aid dispensing. Definitions are added to specify that the standards and requirements pertaining hearing aid dispensing apply to prescription hearing aids only and not to ove...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
SB67PassThis Act updates the crime of official misconduct to ensure appropriate accountability of public servants who abuse their positions of power and public trust. The statute establishes a grade in the penalty for the official misconduct to be commensura...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
HB118PassDue to continuing concerns over the negative health effects secondhand smoke will have on the youth of Delaware, this bill adds Smoking Restrictions within vehicles if a person under the age of eighteen (18) is in the vehicle. Also, it makes clear th...
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2023-09-20
Signed by Governor
SB43PassThis Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 43. Both this Act and SB 43 add additional State facilities and categories of establishments to § 787 of Title 11 which would be required to display public awareness signs about human trafficking. The add...
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2023-09-14
Signed by Governor
SB184PassResearch has shown that certain underwriting factors used by insurers, while facially neutral, may have a disparate impact on protected classes. This bill seeks to address this disparate impact by prohibiting certain underwriting and rating factors, ...
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2023-09-14
Signed by Governor
HB73PassThis House Substitute No. 1 for House Bill 73 provides a 5-year statute of limitations for the Department of Labor to bring civil actions to recover nonfraud overpayment debts and no period of limitations to recover fraud overpayment debts. This port...
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2023-09-14
Signed by Governor
SB190PassSince its creation the Water Supply Coordinating Council (the Council) has provided critical guidance to proactively address identified water supply issues. However, the actions of the Council have largely focused on recommendations and implementatio...
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2023-09-14
Signed by Governor
SB66PassThis Act adds the Senate Minority Leader and the House Minority Leader as members of the Public Health Emergency Planning Commission (Commission).
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2023-09-14
Signed by Governor
SB186PassThis Act enables Sussex County to use the Voluntary School Assessment (VSA) to address the impact of residential development on school capacity. The following is a summary of the Acts 3 sections:
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2023-09-14
Signed by Governor
SB197Intro

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This Act revises State procurement rules to require that beginning January 1, 2026, state agencies under Chapter 69 of Title 29 must purchase only native plants, including cultivars and hybrids of native plants, in the development of new landscaped a...
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2023-09-13
To Senate Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee
SB8PassThis Act is the second substitute for Senate Bill No. 8. Like Senate Bill No. 8 and its first substitute, this Act protects patients from unfair debt collection practices for medical debt, including prohibiting large health care facilities from charg...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
SB152PassThis Act expands the rights of long-term care facility residents by ensuring that long-term care facility residents are entitled to care that recognizes cultural differences and preferences and that long-term care facility residents are made aware of...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
SB153PassThis Act makes changes to provisions related to behavioral health and the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to reflect current practices.
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
HB82PassThis Act requires the Department of Elections to biennially mail a notice to all registered voters informing the registrant of their polling place and containing the following additional information: a brief description of all available methods of vo...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
HB78PassThis Act updates the definition of a catalytic converter and limits the purchase or sale of a catalytic converter to a licensed automotive recycler or licensed scrap metal processor, and their respective employees and agents. The Act prohibits minors...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
SB91PassDelaware law on the application to an authorized judge for the intercept of wire communications was written prior to the creation of the statutory divisions of Family, Fraud and Consumer Protection, and Civil Rights and Public Trust, within the Delaw...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
HB181PassThis Act allows the State Bureau of Identification to release subsequent arrest notifications to the Department of Education for its employees and contractors. This Act also corrects existing typos in § 309 of Title 31 and makes clarifying changes t...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
HB154PassThis bill creates the Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act. The Act delineates a consumers personal data rights and provides that residents of this State will have the right to know what information is being collected about them, see the information, c...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
HB188PassThis Act codifies the Equity Ombudsman program, the purpose of which is to provide students and families encountering inequity in the school system with non-lawyer advocates to assist them. The Educational Equity Council, as a stakeholder council, pr...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
SB146PassUnder current law, an individual can file a charge of employment discrimination by sending the verified charge to the Delaware Department of Labor (Department). This Act clarifies that a verified charge of discrimination is deemed to be filed on the ...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
SB145PassThis Act increases the limits on the dollar amount of awards of compensatory or punitive damages, or both, in cases of employment discrimination, establishing specific caps based on the number of the respondent's employees. This Act also clarifie...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
HB265Intro

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This act requires a commercial entity that knowingly or intentionally provides pornography and other materials defined as harmful to minors to verify the age of individuals accessing the material.
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2023-09-01
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
HB139PassThis Act amends the Charter of the Town of Townsend in the following ways:
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2023-08-31
Signed by Governor
SB72PassIn 2017, the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), Public Law No. 115-97, suspended many itemized deductions from individual federal taxes until January 1, 2026, including the itemized deduction for costs to maintain membership in a labor organizatio...
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2023-08-31
Signed by Governor
HB28PassThis bill creates a special license plate for Whitetails Unlimited.
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2023-08-31
Signed by Governor
SB182PassThis Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 182. Like Senate Bill No. 182, this act does all of the following:
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2023-08-31
Signed by Governor
SB178PassUnder § 3716(e) of Title 19, the Family and Medical Leave Program (FMLP) allows the Department of Labor (Department) to approve private benefits in existence on May 10, 2022, as a private plan under the FMLP, for applications submitted by January 1,...
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2023-08-31
Signed by Governor
SB185PassThis Act extends the date that the requirements created by Senate Bill 283 in the 151st become effective to allow the Division of Professional Regulation more time to implement these requirements.
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2023-08-31
Signed by Governor
SB98PassThis Act allows Dental Clinicians possessing a DDS or DMDS to participate in the Health Care Provider Loan Repayment grant program. The Act also extends the time in which providers may apply for a Health Care Provider Loan Repayment grant from six mo...
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2023-08-31
Signed by Governor
HB156PassThis Act establishes the comprehensive framework for the regulation of pet insurance transacted in Delaware. The Act reflects the adoption of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Pet Insurance Model Act, with adjustments made to confor...
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2023-08-31
Signed by Governor
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