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SB259PassThe bill authorizes the Division of Public Health (DPH) to provide a Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) statewide. The bill lifts the geographic restriction on the program which is currently limited to the City of Wilmington, and expands the membership o...
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2016-08-11
Signed by Governor
HB435PassThis Act seeks to strengthen certain aspects of Title 14 of the Delaware Code with respect to charter school audits and seeks to improve the relevant sections of the Title for consistency and cross-reference of terms. The Act allows charter schools t...
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2016-08-11
Signed by Governor
HB250PassIn 2014, the Legislature passed a bill adding instances of “reported and recorded” bullying to the list of reasons why a child could be withdrawn from a choice or charter school before the expiration of the statutory minimum enrollment pe...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
HB194PassThe expansion of modern drinking water distribution systems and wastewater collection systems by local governments and regulated utilities is of paramount importance to the protection and conservation of the water resources of Delaware. This bill enc...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB246PassThe 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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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
HB197PassThe additional language in the statute specifically citing ‘members of the General Assembly’ creates a loophole in the law which requires lobbyists to report campaign contributions given to elected state officials (Governor, Lt. Governor,...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB280PassAn Act To Authorize The Transfer Of Certain Properties Located In The Town Of Smyrna.
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB213PassAt least 26 states have enacted legislation requiring the study or development of curricula for educating educators, students, and parents about personal body safety and child sexual abuse awareness and prevention.
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB216PassThis bill reflects current practice within Family Court as to how and when one files for Extended Jurisdiction. This bill provides for a petition for extended jurisdiction to be filed by the youth who will be or was in foster care at age 18 or by the...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
HB364PassThe Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) was originally drafted to govern only consumer wire transfers. As a result, 4A-108 of Title 6 of the Delaware Code excluded fund transfers governed by EFTA from the scope of Article 4A of Title ...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB274PassThis legislation authorizes and facilitates the environmentally friendly collection of certain electronic devices, with provisions that account for public safety considerations.
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
HB305PassThis bill amends Title 18, Chapter 58, by adding a higher RBC standard for trend testing from 2.5 to 3.0 for a life insurance company, health insurance company, or a fraternal benefit society. The bill’s language comes directly from the NAIC Ri...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
HB392PassAt the recommendation of the Joint Sunset Committee, this Act establishes the Reports Appeals Subcommittee to hear and decide appeals of the State Election Commissioner’s decisions regarding tardy and incomplete reports. This Act takes effect ...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB262PassThe purpose of this Chapter is to ensure the safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness of rides provided by Transportation Network Company Drivers within the State of Delaware and to preserve and enhance access to these important transportation opti...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
HB407PassThis bill clarifies provisions for compensation and benefits, and sets reimbursement rates for soldiers and airmen while serving during a non-emergency. It requires that soldiers and airmen serving in the Delaware National Guard who request an honora...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
HB395PassPursuant to longstanding United States Supreme Court precedent, it is unconstitutional to require a person to be a resident of the voting state, district, or municipality for any length of time that exceeds the time necessary to effectively register ...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB55PassThis Bill extends the number of days for an emergency ex parte order from 10 days to 15 days. Currently, an ex parte order is issued and a full hearing is scheduled within 10 days. This can be insufficient time to effectuate service of the order and ...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB192PassUnder current law, an unlicensed person is only authorized to deliver medications to essential workers and their families. This legislation will expand and enhance the ability of the Division of Public Health to respond to public health emergencies r...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB282PassThis Act allows the Town Treasurer to allow another bonded person to physically deposit the Town’s money.
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB284PassIn 2002, Delaware adopted the Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic-Violence Protection Orders Act (UIEDVPOA), 1049 through 1049F of Title 10 of the Delaware Code, to enforce domestic protection orders of other states. In 2011, the Uniform Law ...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB266PassThis bill establishes the Delaware Motion Picture and Television Development Commission in the code. It was formerly established by a joint resolution; so, this bill makes the commission more permanent.
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB264PassThis Bill makes changes to the method of selection of members of the Adult Correction Health Care Review Committee, clarifying that members be appointed by the Governor and providing that particular organizations may make recommendations to the Gover...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB235PassThis bill eliminates the mandate that the State pay wireless cost recovery related to 911. To date, Delaware is only one of a few states still accepting invoices from wireless carriers for cost recovery. The original intent of cost recovery was to pr...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB207PassThis Act would improve the state’s response to incidents of school bullying by better informing parents of the availability of intervention by the Department of Justice’s School Ombudsperson, and clarify that the Ombudsperson has authorit...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
HB238PassThis bill changes the days of the week when the sale of alcoholic liquor for off-premises consumption can occur at 8 a.m. during the months of October through December from Monday through Saturday to Friday through Saturday.
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB297PassThis bill prohibits a county recorder from collecting a recording or filing fee from any common interest community or civic association der subsection 9607(b) when its respective county has elected to waive county
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2016-08-10
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HB379PassThis bill corrects an original drafting error in the definition of Qualified Risk Manager and updates the definition in accordance with the federal Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act (NRRA), which was passed in July 2010.
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB231PassThis is a housekeeping bill. Sections 1 and 2 present identical language to that of the first two sections of HB 15 that was passed in June 2015 affecting captive insurance. The title to HB 15 was limited to captive insurance, but the effect of the ...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB203PassAn Act To Amend Title 7 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Criminal Penalties For Violations Of Law Relating To Wetlands And Subaqueous Lands.
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
HB80PassThis Bill adds to the crime of impersonation by including the impersonation of our members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces, commonly known as “Stolen Valor”. The crime is only applicable when the person intends impersonate ...
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2016-08-09
Signed by Governor
HB345PassUnder this Act, the General Assembly formally recognizes the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware ("the Tribe") as an American Indian tribe, not only to acknowledge the Tribe's rich history and culture, but also so that the Tribe may be recogniz...
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2016-08-04
Signed by Governor
HB409PassThis bill amends the Charter of the Town of Milton to place a “hard” cap of $1.75 million on the amount of real property taxes that the Town can levy and collect. Currently, the Charter provides a “soft” cap of 0.5% of the tot...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
HB388PassThis bill restores Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child to the list of offenses for which a defendant shall receive an enhanced sentence when the victim is less than 14 years of age or the defendant has previously been convicted or adjudicated delinque...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB209PassThis bill clarifies that treatment required for participants in the domestic violence first offenders program must be domestic violence treatment with a Domestic Violence Coordinating Council certified treatment provider.
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
HB389PassThis 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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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
HB373PassThis bill amends the definition of family to make spouses and couples gender neutral. This bill also permits the transfer of misdemeanor criminal jurisdiction in cases involving former spouses, persons cohabitating with or without a child in common, ...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB300PassThis Act clarifies that a vote by the General Assembly, as required by 1008(g) and 1026(d) of Title 14, in support of redistricting serves to authorize the State Board to proceed with the redistricting, but does not constitute approval of any partic...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
HB281PassThis bill adds deputy chief fire marshals I through V to the “law-enforcement and investigative agents” category for purposes of bargaining units in state employment. Deputy chief fire marshals are considered law enforcement officers and ...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SJR17PassThis Senate Joint Resolution affirms the decision of the State Board of Education to approve the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission’s Plan (“the Plan”) and supports the continued work of the Commission in developing details...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
HB190PassThis is a housekeeping bill amending the definition of “biological sample” to include all evidence samples, however collected, for the purposes of identifying DNA.
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
HB296PassThis Act designates the Golden Retriever as the official dog of Delaware.
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
HB341PassThis bill makes a change to the method by which DNREC issues food fishing equipment permits for hook and line. By law there are only 172 such permits available in the State. When the number of permits in use drops below 172 the DNREC is required to i...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB179PassThis bill prohibits housing discrimination based on source of income by adding “source of income” as a protected class under the Delaware Fair Housing Act and the Landlord Tenant Code. A person may still take into account sufficiency of i...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB139PassOver the past several years, the federal government and states have begun to place liens on retirement accounts held by noncustodial parents who owe past due child support. This Bill will amend the Delaware Code to include public and private retireme...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB271PassThis Act makes a revision to the Delaware Code for the purpose of closing a loophole in the robbery first degree statute, whereby a criminal can threaten to kill someone during the course of committing theft and receive a lesser sanction than by thre...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB236PassSection 1 amends the definition of ‘Brownfield’ by eliminating the use of the phrase “any vacant, abandoned or underutilized real property” and substituting the phrase “real property, the expansion, or redevelopment or r...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB52PassAn estimated 123,000 Delawareans provide varying degrees of unreimbursed care to adults with limitations in daily activities. Based on 2013 data, the total value of the unpaid care provided to Delawareans in need of long-term services and supports am...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB206PassThis Act updates a general provision of the code to reflect current practice and conform with specific statutory language applicable to the appointment of a vacant office for a commissioner in the Superior Court or the Court of Common Pleas.
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
HB336PassThis bill creates a special license plate for the Delaware Equine Council.
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB260PassThe 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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2016-08-01
Signed by Governor
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