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SB216EngrossThis 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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2016-04-28
To House Judiciary Committee
HB289IntroThis bill allows for the hunting of deer on private land on Sundays.
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2016-04-28
HS 1 for HB 289 - Assigned to Agriculture
HB350IntroThis Act revises the Delaware Code relating to the limitation, suspension and revocation of educator licenses. Between September 2012 and September 2014, the Delaware Department of Education has investigated 105 cases of alleged educator misconduct, ...
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2016-04-28
To House Education Committee
HB338IntroThis Act amends the Charter of the City of Seaford by altering the voting hours for a special election for annexation, borrowing money, or issuing bonds. It also authorizes the Seaford City Council to offer tax exemptions to economic development proj...
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2016-04-28
To House Administration Committee
HB342IntroAt the recommendation of the Joint Sunset Committee (“Committee”), this Act establishes the Department of Elections Voting Equipment Selection Task Force (“Task Force”). The current voting equipment used in Delaware will need ...
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2016-04-28
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
HB346IntroThis Bill creates a licensure exemption for individuals engaged solely in the practice of hair braiding, which does not involve hair cutting, dyeing or the application of chemicals. In short, hair braiding is a low risk activity which does not requir...
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2016-04-28
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
HB348IntroThis 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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2016-04-28
To House Education Committee
HB339IntroThis Act permits craft distilleries to purchase alcoholic beverages that they do not manufacture to add to products they do produce to sell to their patrons for on premises consumption. For example, this Bill would allow a craft distillery to sell fo...
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2016-04-28
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
HB345IntroUnder 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 ...
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2016-04-28
To House Administration Committee
HB351IntroThe Appeals Commission recently ruled that the Commissioner does not have standing to appear before the Appeals Commission. This means that an appeal of the Commissioner’s decision on an unprotested application would result in the appealing par...
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2016-04-28
To House Judiciary Committee
HB349IntroThe country is experiencing exponential growth in student loan debt as well as defaults on student loans. Student loan debt and managing loan repayment is becoming a more important problem for millions of Americans. In Delaware, an estimated 129,000 ...
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2016-04-28
To House Education Committee
HB344IntroThis Act modifies the existing Charter for the Municipal Services Commission for the City of New Castle.
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2016-04-28
To House Administration Committee
HB343IntroThe Joint Sunset Committee has existed since at least 1980 and, over time, it has become clear that the Committee's name does not accurately reflect all of the work that the Committee actually performs. The Committee has "sunsetted" an agen...
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2016-04-28
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
HB347IntroThis bill changes the composition of the Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professional from thirteen total members to nine and lessens the required number of professional members to help ensure that there are no Board vacancies...
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2016-04-28
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
HB341IntroThis 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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2016-04-28
To House Natural Resources Committee
SJR9IntroThis Joint Resolution encourages State government to continue to expand social media platforms to better connect with citizen businesses and visitors.
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2016-04-25
Stricken
SB62PassThis Act updates the minimum insurance coverage requirements for school transportation to reflect current industry standards.
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2016-04-22
Signed by Governor
HB270EnrollThis Act amends the Telemarketing Fraud Act, Chapter 25A of Title 6, to enable the Consumer Protection Unit (“CPU”) of the Delaware Department of Justice, which enforces the Telemarketing Fraud Act, to act to protect Delaware residents wh...
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2016-04-21
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SCR72EngrossThis Resolution proclaims that May 2016 is Community Action Month in Delaware.
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2016-04-21
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB337IntroThis 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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2016-04-21
To House Administration Committee
SCR68EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution declares November 2016 “Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month” in Delaware, in honor of Nancy Vodvarka Young, who is 1 of the more than 17,000 Delawareans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Author: S...
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2016-04-21
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB315IntroThis 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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2016-04-21
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HCR69EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution designates April 2, 2016, as “Paraprofessional Appreciation Day” in the State of Delaware.
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2016-04-21
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
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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2016-04-21
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
HR27IntroThis House Resolution recognizes April 28, 2016, as Workers Memorial Day.
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2016-04-21
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB284IntroThis 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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2016-04-21
Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB217EngrossOne of the findings of the Wilmington Public Safety Strategies Commission was that the Wilmington Police Department should enhance its use of firearms investigative and intelligence tools and ballistics technology in investigating and preventing viol...
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2016-04-21
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB212EngrossThis 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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2016-04-21
To House Judiciary Committee
SB185EngrossIn order to be eligible to transport hazardous materials (HAZMAT) in a commercial motor vehicle an applicant must clear a criminal background check conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The TSA background check is only valid ...
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2016-04-21
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
SCR50EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes April, 2016 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Delaware.
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2016-04-21
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB300EnrollThis Act permits those under 14, with the permission of a parent or one legally standing in the place of a parent, to volunteer or perform work for horse farms and other equine operations, just as those under 14 may do for other types of farms, and t...
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2016-04-21
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SCR67EngrossThis resolution extends the due date of the findings and recommendations report of the Complex Chronic Disease Task Force from May 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
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2016-04-21
Passed in House by Voice Vote
SCR70EngrossRecognizing That October Is The American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals' "national Adopt A Shelter Dog Month" And The American Humane Association's "adopt-a-dog Month" And Encouraging The Adoption Of Shelter And ...
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2016-04-21
Passed in House by Voice Vote
SCR71EngrossThis Resolution recognizes the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Ireland.
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2016-04-21
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB257EngrossThis bill allows agents of the Division of Professional Regulation to inspect persons providing electrical services to ensure compliance with the laws relating to electrical services in Title 24 of the Delaware Code.
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2016-04-21
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 26 YES 9 NO 2 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SCR64EngrossEstablishes April 25, 2016 as Engineering and Technology Education Day in the State of Delaware to emphasize the importance of technological literacy.
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2016-04-21
Passed in House by Voice Vote
SB174PassThis legislation creates a Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission, similar to commissions that the state has in place to review child deaths and the deaths of domestic violence victims. The purpose of the Commission is to examine the facts and circ...
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2016-04-21
Signed by Governor
HB329Engross​This bill will ban the sale of dextromethorphan (DXM) to those under 18 years of age without a prescription to help combat the small number of teens who abuse DXM. Every year, millions of Americans use over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containi...
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2016-04-21
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SCR58EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution recognizes the month of April, 2016, as the 33rd Annual “National Fair Housing Month” in the State of Delaware.
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2016-04-21
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB129EnrollCurrently, 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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2016-04-21
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB296EngrossThis Act designates the Golden Retriever as the official dog of Delaware.
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2016-04-21
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 36 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 5 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SCR66EngrossThis resolution extends the due date of the findings and recommendations report of the Clean Water and Flood Abatement Task Force from April 30, 2016 to May 24, 2016.
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2016-04-21
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB1EngrossThis bill will require responsible employees of institutions of higher educations to report incidents of sexual assault perpetrated by or against a student to the law enforcement authorities or public safety officials serving the institution of the a...
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2016-04-21
HS 1 for HB 1 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SJR8EnrollThis Senate Joint Resolution honors Delaware State University on the 125th Anniversary of its founding on 15 May, 1891 and declares May 15, 2016 as Delaware State University Day in Delaware.
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2016-04-21
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SCR73EngrossThis Resolution continues to raise awareness that the month of May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month in Delaware and lauds a new treatment for advanced melanoma.
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2016-04-21
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB226EnrollThe work of the Behavioral and Mental Health Task Force indicated a greater need for psychiatric services statewide. This Act meets this need by eliminating the need for additional review by the Delaware Health Resources Board for a 90 bed psychiatri...
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2016-04-21
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB336IntroThis bill creates a special license plate for the Delaware Equine Council.
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2016-04-21
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
HB325EngrossThis bill closes a loophole to our gun background check laws. The current loophole allows for guns to be given to a potential purchaser if the background check is delayed for 3 days or more. In some cases a gun is given to a person who should not be ...
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2016-04-21
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 22 YES 17 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SCR63IntroThis Concurrent Resolution requests an Opinion of the Justices of the Delaware Supreme Court as to the Constitutional authority to disburse settlement monies paid to the State.
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2016-04-21
Defeated by Senate. Votes: Defeated 9 YES 11 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB322IntroThis 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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2016-04-20
Reported Out of Committee (SUNSET COMMITTEE (POLICY ANALYSIS & GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY)) in House with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
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