DE Legislation | 2015-2016 | 148th General Assembly

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HB130VetoThis bill creates a felony level offense for a person that is a health professional and in the course of providing professional health services to the victim, intentionally has sexual contact with the victim. This bill adds to the existing crime of u...
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2015-08-17
Vetoed by Governor
HB79PassThis bill provides that a striped bass must be tagged by a commercial fisherman before it is landed or put on shore.
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2015-08-17
Signed by Governor
SB104PassWhen Chapter 86, Title 11 was created in 1982, the criminal history file was the only automated database to which criminal justice users had electronic access. Furthermore, the criminal file itself was only a skeleton of the record, and pertinent inf...
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2015-08-17
Signed by Governor
HB201PassThis act establishes that county governments may pass ordinances regulating the possession of firearms, ammunition, components of firearms, and explosives in county buildings and police stations subject to specific requirements. The act further allow...
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2015-08-17
Signed by Governor
HB192PassThis act establishes that municipal governments may pass ordinances regulating the possession of firearms, ammunition, components of firearms, and explosives in municipal buildings and police stations subject to specific requirements. The act further...
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2015-08-17
Signed by Governor
HB82PassPursuant to 14 Del. C. Chapter 1, the Secretary and Department of Education are given authority to promulgate and adopt rules and regulations, consistent with the laws of the State of Delaware, for the administration and supervision of the public edu...
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2015-08-17
Signed by Governor
HB98PassThis bill creates a definition of an autocycle. An autocycle may be driven by anyone possessing a Class D driver license. A helmet is not required for anyone in an autocycle.
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2015-08-17
Signed by Governor
SB114PassThis Act declassifies a number of minor violations associated with state parks by changing some violations from an unclassified misdemeanor to a class D environmental violation. As a result, the first offense of a class D environmental violation will...
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2015-08-14
Signed by Governor
SB135PassThis Act prohibits non-essential idling of locomotives between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.
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2015-08-14
Signed by Governor
SB5PassThis Act affirmatively authorizes preexisting common interest communities and approved common interest communities to comply with any or all of the provisions of the Delaware Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act that they are not already required to...
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2015-08-13
Signed by Governor
SB87PassThis bill creates a Port-of-Entry chapter for the Delaware Insurance Code. This will allow international insurance companies to use Delaware as its “Port-of-Entry” state into the U.S. market. This bill gives the Insurance Commissioner the...
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2015-08-13
Signed by Governor
SB133PassThis Act allows the Boys And Girls Club of Delaware, Inc. to convey the Richard Allen School property to the Richard Allen Coalition Inc. The deed of the property will continue to include a reversion to the Indian River School District.
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2015-08-12
Signed by Governor
SB144PassThe Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III Child Protection Act is the result of the work of the Delaware Background Checks Task Force, which was established by Executive Order 42. This legislation will consolidate into one chapter and section of the...
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2015-08-11
Signed by Governor
SB29PassThis 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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2015-08-11
Signed by Governor
SB66PassThis Act will allow any Delaware jurisdiction with a long-term residential vacancy rate above 3%, including a county, to form a land bank, where such jurisdiction determines that a land bank would help it address the problem of vacant and abandoned r...
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2015-08-11
Signed by Governor
SB22PassThis bill allows first responders to use reasonable force to remove an animal confined in a motor vehicle under conditions likely to cause suffering, injury or death. The bill also allows a person removing an animal to use reasonable means to contact...
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2015-08-11
Signed by Governor
HB89PassThis bill promotes public safety by authorizing wireless service providers to give call location information concerning the telephone of a wireless service customer to a requesting law-enforcement agency or public safety answering point. The request ...
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2015-08-07
Signed by Governor
HB109PassUnder 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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2015-08-07
Signed by Governor
HB102PassThis bill amends the Address Confidentiality Act, Subchapter II of Chapter 96 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code, to extend the protections of the Department of Justice’s Address Confidentiality Program by prohibiting persons from publicly postin...
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2015-08-07
Signed by Governor
HB164PassSection 1 of the Act clarifies section 4915 of title 10. Current section 4915 expressly provides that IRAs described in Internal Revenue Code 408 and Roth IRAs described in Internal Revenue Code 408A are exempt from certain creditor claims. The Act...
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2015-08-07
Signed by Governor
HB163PassThis bill updates the Delaware Code with respect to self-proved wills that are executed in a foreign jurisdiction by providing that a will shall be treated as self-proved under Delaware law if such will was executed in a manner that it would be consi...
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2015-08-07
Signed by Governor
HB133PassThis bill requires builders of new, one- or two-family residential dwellings that are 3 stories or less to provide to the purchasers a cost estimate from the builder for an automatic sprinkler system, as well as information from the State Fire Marsha...
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2015-08-06
Signed by Governor
HB46PassThis bill sets forth the rights of abused, neglected and dependent youth in DSCYF Custody.
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2015-08-05
Signed by Governor
SB94PassThis Act requires the Department to develop a regulation for the identification of a “military-connected youth”. The Act further provides that this identification is not a public record, is protected by the federal Family Educational and ...
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2015-08-04
Signed by Governor
SB122PassAn Act To Amend Title 14, Chapter 10 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Education And The Reorganization And Changing Of School District Boundaries.
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2015-08-04
Signed by Governor
SJR4PassWhile Delaware is deeply committed to preparing every child to reach his or her full potential and succeed in the new economy, the State will not be able to build a world-class education system for its children without modernizing the 70-year-old edu...
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2015-08-04
Signed by Governor
HB209PassThis bill amends the zoning authority for the 3 counties to expressly provide that each county may, via its zoning processes, regulate parking and parking areas.
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2015-08-04
Signed by Governor
HB148PassThe purpose of this bill is to create the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission as recommended by the recent report on Strengthening Wilmington Education, prepared by the Wilmington Education Advisory Committee. The Wilmington Education Improv...
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2015-08-04
Signed by Governor
SB127PassThis Bill amends the Charter for the City of Lewes to include the Savannah Place and Highland Acres subdivisions as areas annexed into the City. This Bill also aligns absentee voting in special annexation elections with absentee voting for annual mun...
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2015-08-04
Signed by Governor
HJR6PassThis House Joint Resolution directs the DPAS II Advisory Committee to review and make recommendations to the current educator evaluation system. This Resolution also limits the State Department of Education’s ability to propose changes to certa...
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2015-08-04
Signed by Governor
SB132PassThis Act provides that driver’s licenses will not be renewed nor will duplicate licenses be issued if there are outstanding fines of fees for minor traffic offenses subject to voluntary assessment until such fees are paid by the license applica...
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2015-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB69PassAn Act To Amend Title 21 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Registration And Control Of Off-highway Vehicles.
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2015-07-30
Signed by Governor
SB145PassThis bill imposes a renewal fee for the recertification application of a certified nursing assistant.
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2015-07-28
Signed by Governor
HB132PassThis amendment clarifies that regardless of whether parental rights have been terminated, a petition for protection from abuse may be filed on behalf of a child against a former parent whose conduct constitutes abuse.
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2015-07-28
Signed by Governor
SB64PassAt 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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2015-07-28
Signed by Governor
HB106PassThis 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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2015-07-28
Signed by Governor
HB151PassThe purpose of this bill is to amend the timeframe in which Sussex County Council must pass a formal resolution after posting the notices of the establishment or revision of a sanitary sewer or water district. This bill proposes to substitute ninety ...
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2015-07-28
Signed by Governor
HB123PassThis bill revises the statutory provisions relating to reciprocity requirements for barbers, cosmetologists, and aestheticians. Currently an applicant from a state with licensure standards less stringent than those of Delaware must show 5 continuous ...
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2015-07-28
Signed by Governor
SB50PassThis 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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2015-07-28
Signed by Governor
HB157PassAs more services move outside of hospital walls, it is necessary to clearly define the scope of services offered in outpatient settings. Citizens of Delaware cannot be expected to discern the differences in levels of care offered in outpatient facili...
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2015-07-27
Signed by Governor
SB110PassAn Act To Amend Title 31 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Child Care Licensing And Penalties.
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2015-07-27
Signed by Governor
HB146PassDelaware is one of only a few states that does not charge a fee for educator licensure or for certifications. Delaware processes approximately 10,000 applications for licensure and certification each year, in addition to other processing requests for...
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2015-07-27
Signed by Governor
HB76PassThis 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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2015-07-27
Signed by Governor
SB117PassThis bill revises the language regarding the requirement of resident applicants and nonresident applicants declaring Delaware to be their home state to obtain state and federal background checks to permit these applicants to obtain both the state and...
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2015-07-27
Signed by Governor
HB143PassThis bill amends Title 18, Chapter 50 - Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act to include recently amended language to the NAIC Model Act, authorizing the Insurance Commissioner to act as Group-Wide Supervisor of internationally-active insur...
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2015-07-27
Signed by Governor
SB151PassThis bill addresses informed consent for disclosing genetic information by adding those individuals authorized to access EMR and DHIN.
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2015-07-27
Signed by Governor
HB187PassThis bill adjusts the criminal background check and review period for taxi and limousine drivers to equal what is expected of a driver for a Transportation Network Company such as Uber or Lyft.
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2015-07-27
Signed by Governor
SB88PassThis Act authorizes the Division of Parks and Recreation to augment the funding it receives from the State Budget thru proactive endeavors.
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2015-07-27
Signed by Governor
SB138PassIndependent, high quality research regarding the safety and efficacy of medical marijuana is important to public and patient safety. This Act allows for rigorous scientific study to assess the safety, effects, and efficacy of cannabis and cannabis co...
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2015-07-27
Signed by Governor
HB166PassThe purpose of this bill is to allow injured workers who seek medical care from out-of-state, non-certified health care providers, in the payment of their medical expenses. This revision will correct a flaw in the current statute that was exposed by ...
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2015-07-27
Signed by Governor
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