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HB272PassThis Act allows the Family Court to exercise jurisdiction over parties married to each other who own jointly titled real property which may have been acquired prior to their marriage and not in contemplation of marriage.
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2016-05-19
Signed by Governor
HB340IntroThis bill allows the Wilmington Parking Authority to enter into partnerships and other organizations for the development of public parking garages. This bill is important to retaining and attracting major employers to the City of Wilmington and to de...
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2016-05-19
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB284EnrollThis bill requires pharmacy benefit managers who employ “maximum allowable cost,” or “MAC” pricing for multi-sourced drugs to follow set standards in composing and updating the list, to provide information on MAC and how it is...
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB307EnrollIn 2015, the Legislature enacted the one-time fee of no more than $100 for an educator’s first license in Delaware. This Bill provides a waiver for graduates of Delaware high schools and graduates of teacher preparatory programs located in Dela...
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB382EngrossThis Act guarantees that all children facing criminal charges and allegations of delinquency have the right to an attorney, codifying the Office of Defense Services’ current practice of representing every juvenile that requests representation.
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2016-05-19
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB246EngrossThe Omnibus School Safety Program under Title 29, Chapter 82, 8237(g) requires a yearly progress report to be submitted to the General Assembly by May 31. The Department of Safety and Homeland Security has determined that the due date does not coinc...
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB260EngrossThe Agricultural Lands Preservation Act currently allows for various agritourisum activities and other uses of farm lands in the Preservation Program which do not unduly interfere with ongoing agricultural use of the properties. These allowances prov...
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB240IntroThis Bill updates the definition of emergency housing shelter to correlate time frames and program terminology with those accepted by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Delaware State Housing Authority, and current best practices...
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2016-05-19
To Senate Community/County Affairs Committee
HB271PassThis Act adds to the definition of “marital property” property that parties acquire by joint title prior to their marriage, not necessarily in contemplation of marriage, unless the parties exclude it as marital property through a valid ag...
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2016-05-19
Signed by Governor
HB380EngrossThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that would alter the continuity of government provisions of the Delaware Constitution to enable the effective continuance of government following a variety of emergency situations. Currently, A...
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2016-05-19
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB212PassThis Act permits the Superior Court to temporarily assign duties to a retired Commissioner at the designation of the President Judge with the approval of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. A retired Commissioner must have been in good standing a...
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2016-05-19
Signed by Governor
SB214EngrossThis Act increases the amount of time provided to a person seeking to file a charge of employment discrimination from 120 days to 300 days, making Delaware’s statute of limitation consistent with the statute of limitations under federal discrim...
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB229IntroUnder the current School Choice program, there are certain students who may receive priority consideration for enrollment in the school of their choice. This Bill adds a new priority consideration for students who have a medical condition or disabili...
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2016-05-19
Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
SB221IntroThis Act is designed to further promote the purpose of 16 Del. C. Chapter 96 (as amended). The intent is to advance the number of work opportunities made available to Delawareans with disabilities beyond those offered through State Use Law by present...
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2016-05-19
Reported Out of Committee (FINANCE) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
HB255PassThis Act adds violations of a county or municipal code to the list of offenses that are eligible for probation before judgment. County and municipal code violations are similar in nature to the types of offenses that were previously eligible for prob...
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2016-05-19
Signed by Governor
HB264PassThis charter amendment consolidates the authority of the Town of Wyoming to regulate nuisances into one location within the charter and clarifies the Town’s authority to regulate nuisances. This charter amendment raises the taxation limit of th...
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2016-05-19
Signed by Governor
HB376EngrossThis bill establishes the pilotage rates for the Pilots’ Association for the Bay and River Delaware for 2017, 2018, and 2019.
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2016-05-19
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 36 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB32PassThis bill removes the time limitation applicable to exemptions for real property and manufactured homes.
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2016-05-19
Signed by Governor
HB326PassThis Act makes technical corrections based on the enactment of House Bill No. 360 of the 147th General Assembly (Chapter 424, Volume 79 of the Laws of Delaware) so that the Department of Health and Social Services is named as the responsible agency, ...
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2016-05-19
Signed by Governor
HB114EnrollAs promoted in the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles Motorcycle Operator Manual, it is recommended to motorcycle, Mopeds, and Motorized Scooter operators that they temporarily flash brake lights when stopping in order to increase visibility to othe...
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SCR69EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution designates May 22, 2016 as “Delaware Conservation Day” in the State of Delaware.
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2016-05-19
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB289EngrossThis bill allows for the hunting of deer on private land on Sundays.
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2016-05-19
HS 1 for HB 289 - Reported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HCR81EngrossThis resolution strongly encourages employees and state health plan participants to make good choices like being a wise health care consumer, choosing lower cost health care services, getting appropriate level of care, managing chronic diseases and e...
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB389IntroThis bill is in response to concerns that an automobile insurance carrier might increase the rates or terminate the policy of non-profit transportation drivers who do not receive monetary compensation. This bill is designed to protect these drivers f...
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2016-05-19
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
SB255EngrossIn implementation of federal law, 4943 of the Election Code was amended in 2012 to allow voters who require assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write to be given assistance by a person of the voter’s ...
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SCR78EngrossThis resolution recognizes the month of May 2016 as “Healthy Vision Month” in the State of Delaware.
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2016-05-19
Passed in House by Voice Vote
SB251IntroMandatory reporting laws are a crucial protection for children; every state has a version of such laws and they have been an effective tool. As Delaware’s mandatory reporting law matures, it is important to recognize necessary balances to ensur...
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2016-05-19
Reported Out of Committee (CHILDREN; YOUTH & FAMILIES) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
HB391IntroThis bill provides that every member of the General Assembly or person elected to state office shall disclose as part of their financial disclosure if they have received more than $10,000 in the last 10 years due to the sale of land, development righ...
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2016-05-19
To House Administration Committee
HB348EngrossThis bill expands the list of persons eligible to participate in the Ada Leigh Soles Memorial Professional Librarian and Archivist Incentive Scholarship Program to include employees of non-public libraries in Delaware that join the Delaware Library C...
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2016-05-19
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 34 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 7 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB400IntroThis bill expands upon Senate Bill No. 90 of this General Assembly, known as “Rylie’s Law,” by classifying pain, anxiety, or depression, if related to a terminal illness, as a qualifying condition in the Delaware Medical Marijuana A...
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2016-05-19
To House Health & Human Development Committee
SB210EnrollThis Act permits the imposition of work referral in order to work off fines and costs in offenses which are classified as civil violations. Work referral is currently permitted as an option for working off fines and costs for civil violations under T...
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2016-05-19
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB129PassCurrently, communities in the program only get reimbursed for snow events equal to or greater than 4 inches. This bill allows communities in the snow reimbursement program with the Delaware Department of Transportation that have schools within their ...
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2016-05-19
Signed by Governor
HCR83EngrossThis resolution recognizes the day of May 25th, 2016 as World MS Day in Delaware.
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB331PassAs a State agency, the Division is responsible for providing services and assistance to any individual seeking help. Having the term “enforcement” in the name of the division deters individuals such as non-custodial parents and members of...
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2016-05-19
Signed by Governor
SB190IntroThis Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide for equal protection regardless of race, sex, age, religion, creed, color, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. This Ac...
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2016-05-19
To Senate Executive Committee
HB292EnrollThis bill requires schools to post the toll-free telephone report line number for child abuse and neglect in a conspicuous location, where it may be viewed by students. Currently the number is 1-800-292-9582.
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB353EngrossThis bill eliminates the requirement that a mortgage be under seal in order for it to be enforced through a foreclosure proceeding in the Superior Court pursuant to Chapter 49 of Title 10. The under seal requirement is most prominently described in t...
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2016-05-19
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 35 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 6 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB383EngrossThis Act designates Maypole dancing as the official dance of Delaware.
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2016-05-19
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 34 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 7 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB202IntroThis bill expands upon the existing at-store recycling program regarding the use of single-use plastic bags. The existing requirements will continue, however stores subject to this program will now be required to charge 5 cents for every single use c...
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2016-05-19
Amendment HA 1 to HA 2 - Introduced in House
SB248EngrossThis Act adds a new Section 3342 to Title 12 authorizing trust modifications upon consent or non-objection of the trustor, all fiduciaries, and all beneficiaries.
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB82PassSenate Bill 20 of the 147th General Assembly (79 Del. Laws c. 251) formally established the Prison Education program in Chapter 24 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code. Employees of the Prison Education program whose primary job location is within an ins...
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2016-05-19
Signed by Governor
HB295EnrollThis bill names the training area of the John P. Mulhern Jr. Emergency Management Operations Center the “James E. Turner, III Educational Center”.
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2016-05-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB337EngrossThis legislation updates Chapter 69 of Title 29 with respect to professional services procurement. The bill adds a requirement that cooperative agreements for professional services can only be entered into after receiving approval from the OMB Direct...
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2016-05-18
To Senate Banking and Business Committee
HB378IntroThis bill amends the insurance law to clarify the status of funding agreements issued by life insurers, including for purposes of premium taxes, form filing and priority of claims in an insurer’s delinquency proceeding. Delaware law allows fund...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 8 On Its Merits
HB356IntroThis bill creates a special license plate urging motorists not to use electronic devices and drive. Having these plates visible on Delaware’s roadways will help raise public awareness and encourage drivers to keep their eyes on the road, not on...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY) in House with 8 On Its Merits
HB315EngrossThis bill makes a few changes to the midwifery licensure. Specifically, Section 1 adds a definition for a midwifery student who is under direct supervision. Section 2 then provides an exemption for midwifery students to practice midwifery. Section 3 ...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
HB322EngrossThis bill updates the Delaware Code relating to the Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Section 1 ensures that the internship requirement for applicants for psychological assistant registration is equivalent to the internship required of ap...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (SUNSET) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
HB381IntroPatients struggle every day to receive necessary care, suffering symptoms longer than appropriate and encountering unnecessary stress factors as they engage in the complicated system of health insurance. One such factor is Pre-Authorization, a tool d...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 2 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
SB257IntroVolume 78, Chapter 349, of the Delaware Laws provided the State the same statutory transfer rights afforded defendants charged with Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”). The ability of both the State and the defendant to transfer misdemean...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
HB323EngrossThis bill updates the Delaware Code relating to the Delaware Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene regarding the exemption from unlicensed practice for owners and operators of non-profit tax exempt organizations that provide dental care. The current ...
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2016-05-18
Reported Out of Committee (SUNSET) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
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