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HB58EnrollIn 1981, the General Assembly set the current tax rate ceiling for the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District (“District”) at 13 cents on each $100 value of real property for the tax year 1982 and then provided for it to i...
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2015-04-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 17 YES 2 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB109IntroUnder current Delaware law there is no recognized right to privacy in an employee or applicant’s social networking site passwords and account information. This Bill makes it unlawful for employers, subject to certain exceptions, (i) to mandate ...
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2015-04-23
SB37EnrollThis bill requires a mammography service provider to provide specific notice to a patient if that patient presents with dense breast tissue.
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2015-04-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB49IntroThis bill provides for the transfer of property from the Appoquinimink School District to the Town of Townsend.
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2015-04-23
Reported Out of Committee (COMMUNITY/COUNTY AFFAIRS) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
HB63EngrossThe amendment to Section 3951 of Title 12 memorializes the Court of Chancery’s long-standing practice of requiring notice to interested parties, appointment of an appraiser, and a return of sale in petitions to sell real estate owned by a perso...
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2015-04-23
HCR22EngrossThis Resolution recognizes April 19-25, 2015, as “Crime Victims’ Rights Week” in Delaware.
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2015-04-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SCR8EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution continues the Motorcycle Rider Education Advisory Committee, which must meet at least quarterly to monitor the Motorcycle Rider Education Program, assess future needs, and recommend program improvements.
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2015-04-23
Passed in House by Voice Vote
SB62EngrossThis Act updates the minimum insurance coverage requirements for school transportation to reflect current industry standards.
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2015-04-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB104IntroThis Act places a constitutional limitation on base general fund operating appropriations. However, appropriations deemed as emergencies involving the health, safety, or welfare of the citizens of the State that are approved by three-fifths of the me...
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2015-04-23
HB72IntroAs promoted in the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles Motorcycle Operator Manual, it is recommended to motorcycle operators that they temporarily flash brake lights when stopping in order to increase visibility to other motorists. There are aftermar...
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2015-04-23
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
SB34EngrossWhen a certified repair technician completes repairs to a customer’s vehicle, the technician’s best validation of the repair is to test drive the vehicle before returning it to the customer. Many times a customer’s vehicle’s r...
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2015-04-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB44EnrollWhen the owner of a vehicle who qualifies for the following military license plates: Former Prisoners of War; Veterans with Disabilities; Veterans Formerly Missing-in-action; Delaware National Guard and Reserves; Purple Heart; Recipients of Medals or...
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2015-04-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB103IntroThis bill removes a conflict in the Delaware Code relating to the duration of tax liens.
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2015-04-23
HB107IntroThis bill articulates the principle that local school districts and school boards should have the authority to select their own leaders and staff from a pool of qualified applicants. These are decisions best left at the local level rather than impose...
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2015-04-23
SB64IntroAt the recommendation of the Joint Sunset Committee and in an effort to make it less difficult to find qualified members to fill the Open Space Council, this Act simplifies the appointment terms and expirations and requires that all three counties be...
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2015-04-23
Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
SB43EngrossThis bill reconciles general provisions applicable to Commissioners found in section 1991 with more specific provisions found in 10 Del. C. 511(a) and 1315(a) regarding the appointment of a commissioner when there is a vacancy in office and residen...
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2015-04-23
Amendment HA 1 to HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB106IntroThis Bill clarifies that the Department of Transportation can set and post a lower speed limit at the delineation of the non-highway speed toll plaza area along Delaware State Route 1.
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2015-04-23
HB100EngrossThis Act establishes a new tax rate ceiling for the next two years and then sunsets to its original level in year three. Also this Act limits total enrollment over the next three years and provides limitations on applicant selection.
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2015-04-23
HCR21IntroThis House Concurrent Resolution continues the Citizens Advisory Council for White Clay Creek State Park and adds a voting member from the Omnia Humanitas organization.
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2015-04-23
Passed in House by Voice Vote
SCR11EnrollThis resolution endorses an expansion of naloxone access in Delaware’s schools.
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2015-04-23
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 2 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SCR12EngrossEstablishes April 25, 2015 as Engineering and Technology Education Day in the State of Delaware to emphasize the importance of technological literacy.
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2015-04-23
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB73IntroCurrently, there are helmets being sold in Delaware that are being advertised as being appropriate for use when operating a motorcycle even though they are not approved for highway use. This bill will prohibit retailers from advertising or stating th...
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2015-04-23
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
SCR14EngrossThis resolution commends and congratulates the Secretary of Education scholars of 2015.
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2015-04-23
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB9PassThe bill eliminates an existing conflict between the Delaware Code statute regulating licensed water system operators and the regulations governing licensed water system operators. This bill corrects the conflict by allowing the creation of an Adviso...
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2015-04-23
Signed by Governor
SB41EngrossThis Act gives State law enforcement agencies the ability to prosecute those who aim the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft. This Act supplements Federal prosecution efforts focused on deaths or injuries caused by use of laser pointers by enactin...
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2015-04-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB69IntroAn Act To Amend Title 21 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Registration And Control Of Off-highway Vehicles.
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2015-04-23
SB70IntroThis bill provides for the transfer of property from the Appoquinimink School District to the Town of Townsend.
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2015-04-23
HB69EngrossThe advancements and continued development of medical and communications technology have had a profound impact on the practice of medicine and offer opportunities for improving the delivery and accessibility of health care in and across the many prof...
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2015-04-23
SB68IntroThis bill creates the Delaware Online Privacy and Protection Act, which expands the legal protections available under Delaware law to individuals, in particular children, relating to their online and digital activities. First, the bill prohibits the ...
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2015-04-23
SCR15EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
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2015-04-23
Passed in House by Voice Vote
SB50EngrossThis bill clarifies the definition of a Correction Officer in the State Employees’ Pension Plan by expanding the existing requirements from supervising inmates to supervising Correctional Officers in secure facilities and/or classified with a c...
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2015-04-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB110IntroThe Department of Health & Social Services has administered a highly successful attendant services program since enactment of enabling legislation in 2001. This bill is the product of a committee comprised of representatives of the Department, th...
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2015-04-23
HB108IntroThis bill requires that the General Assembly approve any ESEA Flexibility waiver prior to its submission to the U.S. Department of Education.
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2015-04-23
HB8PassDuring the 147th General Assembly, House Bill 346 was signed into law. House Bill 346, which codified the work of the HJR 17 Study Group to comprehensively update the state civil mental health laws, created a definition of psychiatrist which specific...
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2015-04-23
Signed by Governor
SB57EnrollThis bill modernizes the abbreviated title of Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), it updates the renewal and reinstatement requirements for advanced practice nursing licensure, and clarifies prescription requir...
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2015-04-23
SB61EngrossThis Act clarifies that school buses are not exempt from the requirement to stop at railroad grade crossings regulated by a traffic-control signal or at railroad grade crossings protected by crossing gates or flashing lights. Section 4163 currently i...
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2015-04-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB111IntroAs more healthcare services continue to move into the community, it is necessary to clearly define the scope of services offered in community settings. This legislation will update the Delaware Code to clearly define the level of medication administr...
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2015-04-23
HB90IntroThis bill requires all public school employees to receive 90 minutes of training each year on suicide prevention. The bill also requires all public schools to establish a suicide prevention committee. Furthermore, the bill requires local education ag...
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2015-04-22
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 10 On Its Merits
HB50IntroThis bill creates the right for the parent or guardian of a child to opt out of the annual assessment, currently the Smarter Balanced Assessment System.
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2015-04-22
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
HB76IntroThis bill implements the NAIC’s revised Standard Valuation Law (SVL). The revised model authorizes a principle-based reserve (PBR) basis for life, annuity and accident and health contracts. A PBR valuation is a reserve valuation that uses one o...
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2015-04-22
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 8 On Its Merits
HR10IntroA Resolution Encouraging All Residents Of Delaware To Observe Earth Day On April 22, 2015.
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2015-04-22
Passed in House by Voice Vote
SB65IntroThe Joint Sunset Committee recommended in 2014 that the Board of Funeral Services (the Board) and the Division of Professional Regulation (the Division) review Chapter 24, Title 31 of the Delaware Code and submit in 2015 proposed legislation to bring...
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2015-04-22
Reported Out of Committee (SUNSET) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
SB35EngrossSection 1 updates the municipal election procedures to better conform to the Delaware Municipal Election Laws. Among other things, this section addresses and clarifies voter qualifications, election procedures and required notices, procedures for res...
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2015-04-22
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 4 On Its Merits
SB36EngrossAfter the General Assembly adopted a drafting procedure using strikethrough and underline, some inconsistencies and confusion about how amendments to bill should be drafted resulted. In the effort to update the Legislative Drafting Manual, the Divisi...
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2015-04-22
SB25EngrossThis bill amends the Charter of the Town of Laurel to eliminate the need for residents to reregister to vote in the General Municipal Election should they miss two consecutive elections.
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2015-04-22
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 4 On Its Merits
HB95IntroIn many circumstances homebuyers purchase investment properties or second homes in a development that has a homeowners association. Often these homeowners do not receive mail at the physical property. In addition, these new homeowners are often unawa...
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2015-04-22
SB63IntroAt the recommendation of the Joint Sunset Committee, this Act removes the Council on Manufactured Housing and the Delaware Manufactured Housing Alternative Dispute Resolution Act from the Delaware Code. Author: Sen. Poore
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2015-04-22
Reported Out of Committee (SUNSET) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
SB29EngrossThis bill restores language to the Delaware Code that was inadvertently repealed in 2010 when SB 240 and HB 419 were enacted concurrently. This bill adds cats to the list of domestic animals that are protected under the dangerous dog law. Cats are do...
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2015-04-22
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 8 On Its Merits
SB42EngrossThis bill: (i) clarifies but does not substantively alter the existing law regarding the permissibility of the terms of a governing instrument to vary the right of a beneficiary to be informed of the beneficiary’s interest in a trust for a peri...
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2015-04-22
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 8 On Its Merits
HB87IntroThis act allows each municipality and each county to create right-to-work zones.
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2015-04-22
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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