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HB247EngrossThis bill sets forth revisions to the composition of the Council on Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities.
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB134EngrossThis Act establishes an Educational Support Professional of the year award program throughout the State. Through this legislation, the state will formally honor and recognize the work educational support professionals, such as paraprofessionals, food...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Education Committee
SB142IntroThis Act eliminates the Delaware Compensation Commission in its entirety and makes necessary changes to the Delaware Code as a result.
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2018-01-17
To Senate Executive Committee
SB23IntroSection 7042 of Title 25 of the Delaware Code lists the completion and cost of any capital improvements or rehabilitation work in a manufactured home community, as distinguished from ordinary repair, replacement, and maintenance, as a factor that may...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
HB260EngrossThis bill creates the Grant-In-Aid Committee. The Committee is a joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The purpose of the Committee is to review requests for grant-in-aid and to develop the grant-in-aid appropriations bill.
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2018-01-17
To Senate Finance Committee
HB291EngrossThis Act clarifies that the representative appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services to the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council shall serve as the Councils temporary chair for the purposes of organizing...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
HB274EngrossThis bill allows the Laurel Special School District to convey to the Town of Laurel the Paul Laurence Dunbar School and the lands on which the school is located.
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2018-01-17
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
HB3IntroThis legislation requires that all full-time employees of the State, including employees of school districts, continuously in the employ of the state for at least one year, shall be eligible for 12 weeks of paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a ...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (House Administration) in House with 3 Favorable
HB278IntroThis Act changes the term of a school board member from 5 years to 4 years. While longer board member terms enable school board members to have more years as experienced board members, this must be weighed against the goal of providing the community ...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 9 On Its Merits
HB132EngrossThis bill corrects the duration of revocation to match § 4177C(d)(2) and will make it possible for all applicants who are required to participate in the Ignition Interlock Device program to be eligible to submit an application for an indigent plan. ...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Corrections & Public Safety) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
HB208EngrossThis Act renames the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection to the Division of Health Care Quality and strengthens the Division's ability to protect Delawareans receiving long term, acute, or outpatient health care. The new name better d...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB277EngrossThis Act extends the Delaware Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund until July 1, 2024.
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2018-01-17
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
SB141IntroThis Act includes Department of Transportation employees who work on interstate, expressway, arterial, and collector roads in the classification of employees who are eligible to receive hazardous duty pay.
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2018-01-17
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
SCR31EngrossThis concurrent resolution establishes the Veterans Higher Education Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding veterans access to higher education in Delaware.
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Veterans Affairs) in House with 6 Favorable, 10 On Its Merits
HB286IntroEnactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act amended the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) by mandating that special education teachers must have obtained full certification and may not be working under emergency certifications. The Del...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 11 On Its Merits
HB225EngrossHouse Bill No. 208 of the 149th General Assembly changes the name of the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection to the Division of Health Care Quality. This Act updates the name of the Division where it appears in the Delaware Code and takes...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB126EngrossThe Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 mandated that states allow families that receive child care assistance to continue receiving that assistance for at least 90 days after losing their job provided they are seeking employment durin...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HCR56IntroThis concurrent resolution designates the week of February 11-17, 2018, as Children of Alcoholics Week and calls upon Delawareans to break the silence and talk to their family and friends about alcoholism.
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2018-01-17
Passed In House by Voice Vote
SB127EngrossThis legislation corrects an inadvertent error in Delaware law that has permitted people younger than 18 years of age to vote in final-stage elections. People must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to vote in a final-stage election such as g...
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2018-01-17
To House Administration Committee
SB129EnrollThis bill makes clear that farm equipment and implements of husbandry, including when being temporarily moved or transported by a manufacturer, dealer, business, or commercial transport company, shall not be subject to the weight requirements of Sect...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Agriculture) in House with 5 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
HB53IntroThis bill allows ground-based and hand-held sparklers and certain other nonexplosive, nonairborne novelty items regulated by the federal government to be sold and used in the State. The bill does not legalize firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerials, or...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 1 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
HB231EngrossThis bill creates an Abandoned Cultural Property Act. The act allows museums to establish title to property that has been donated or left with the museum after any loan period has terminated and the lender cannot be found.
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB97EngrossThis Bill modifies the impact of criminal history on an applicant's eligibility for licensure. It gives the Board discretion to grant waivers for a felony convictions for crimes committed against a person where more than 3 years have elapsed, and...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Corrections & Public Safety) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
HB239IntroThis bill addresses how a vacancy in the office of New Castle County Executive will be filled. Initially the County Chief Administrative Officer will fill the position. Thereafter a special election shall be held to fill the vacancy for the balance o...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Housing & Community Affairs) in House with 8 On Its Merits
HB196EngrossHouse Bill No. 195 updates the terms and definitions used in Chapter 11 of Title 16 regarding long term care. This Act updates the terminology used to identify long term care facilities so that it is consistent throughout the Code. Specific updates a...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB237EngrossThis bill creates a new vehicle license plate promoting and supporting Keep Delaware Beautiful. This new non-profit organization, affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, has a mission of undertaking initiatives that will beautify Delaware and reduce ...
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2018-01-17
To Senate Transportation Committee
HB195EngrossChapter 11 of Title 16 was enacted in 1998. Since that time, there have been many changes to the health care delivery system, including a larger percentage of individuals receiving long term health care services in their homes and settings other than...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
SB143IntroThis Bill amends the membership of the Behavioral Health Consortium to include two members of both the House and Senate and clarifies the name of the Delaware Mental Health Association.
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2018-01-17
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
HB92IntroThis 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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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (House Administration) in House with 4 On Its Merits
SB126IntroThis Act provides school-based speech-language pathologists and audiologists who hold a current Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology, (CCC-SLP) or audiology (CCC-A), issued by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Associ...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 4 Favorable
HB302IntroThis Act is designed to create procedures in Delaware for making sure firearms are not in the hands of dangerous individuals while protecting due process and not creating a barrier to care for those suffering from mental illness. Instead of labelling...
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2018-01-16
To House Administration Committee
HB296IntroThis bill creates a tax deduction of up to $2,500 for an individual or $5,000 for a married couple for contributions to a qualified 529A savings account, or "ABLE" plan - a special account for meeting the needs of certain individuals with d...
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2018-01-16
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
HB204EnrollThis Act makes a number of changes to Chapter 21, Title 11 of the Delaware Code, with the goal of modernizing the pretrial process, reducing reliance on monetary conditions, improving the efficiency and outcomes for the criminal justice system, and e...
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2018-01-16
Passed By Senate. Votes: 15 YES 5 NO 1 NOT VOTING
HB297IntroThis Act decreases by 1% the rate of realty transfer tax to be received by the State, thereby returning to the rate that was applicable prior to August 1, 2017.
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2018-01-16
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
HB299IntroThis is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide equal rights on the basis of sex. There is no Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. While Congress passed the Amendment in 1972, it was not ratified by ...
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2018-01-16
To House Administration Committee
HB295IntroThis Act amends the Fiscal Year 2018 Bond and Capital Improvements Act to (1) authorize the Department of Transportation to use Community Transportation Funds for one-time reimbursements for various projects; (2) allow reprogramming of funds to suppo...
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2018-01-16
To House Capital Infrastructure Committee
HB283IntroIn the 149th General Assembly House Bill No. 64 amended Title 29, Section 5120 to insure that mothers who are full time state employees may have up to 6 weeks of unpaid leave following the newborn(s) discharge from the hospital even if their FMLA ben...
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2018-01-11
Amendment HA 1 to HB 283 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HCR55EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution provides for a Joint Session of the House of Representatives and the Senate to be convened for the purpose of hearing an address by the Honorable John C. Carney, Governor of the State of Delaware.
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2018-01-11
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
SB139IntroThis Act requires that health insurance offered in this State provide coverage for fertility care services, including in vitro fertilization ("IVF") procedures, for individuals who suffer from a disease or condition that results in the inab...
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2018-01-10
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
SB67EngrossTobacco traffickers move black market contraband cigarettes or other tobacco products purchased from low tax states to be sold in higher tax states, facilitated by individuals or through organized groups. The potential financial gain of tobacco smugg...
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2018-01-10
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 4 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
HB289IntroThis bill amends 18 Del. C. § 6907 relating to the filing of annual statements and payment of premium taxes for captive insurance entities. This legislation will require captive insurers to file their annual statements and pay premium taxes on or be...
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2018-01-10
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 11 On Its Merits
HB177EngrossThis bill broadens the eligibility requirement for an appointment to a board of adjustment in jurisdictions which have adopted a home rule charter.
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2018-01-10
Amendment SA 1 to HB 177 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
SB140IntroThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that limits the ability of the State to appropriate moneys in a special fund created, after January 1, 2018, to fund capital projects with a dedicated revenue source and with a limitation on the...
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2018-01-10
To Senate Executive Committee
SB84EngrossThis Act makes consistent the amount of time that the Court "looks back" to determine if the current offense is a second offense for the purposes of sentencing. This Act applies to Traffic offenses, but it would not be applicable to DUI cas...
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2018-01-10
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 2 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits
SB47EnrollThis Act requires that if a home owner association has made an offer under this section and 2 years have passed since the community owner first provided notice of the decision to sell, transfer, or convey the manufactured home community, the notice a...
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2018-01-10
Reported Out of Committee (Manufactured Housing) in House with 3 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
SB117EngrossThis bill allows a pellet gun, airbow, and most other air guns to be possessed and utilized for hunting in Delaware, however, it does not change the classification of airbows and higher powered air rifles as firearms. The bill also does not change th...
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2018-01-10
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
SB148IntroThis Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act.
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2018-01-10
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
HB38EngrossThis bill places the same requirements for the issuance of non-potable well permits within existing areas where a water utility has been granted a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity as those that currently apply to the issuance of a pota...
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2018-01-09
Reported Out of Committee (Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB293IntroThis Act replaces the prevailing wage survey method of setting the prevailing wage with a method based on payroll information currently being provided to the Department of Labor.
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2018-01-09
To House Administration Committee
HCR54EngrossThis Resolution extends the due date of the final report of the School Consolidation Task Force from January 30, 2018, to May 15, 2018.
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2018-01-09
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
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