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HR31IntroResolution Supporting Taiwan's Signing Of A Bilateral Trade Agreement With The United States, Reaffirming Support For Taiwan's Meaningful Participation And Contribution In International Organizations, And For Strengthening And Expanding Siste...
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2018-06-19
Passed In House by Voice Vote
SB151EnrollBirth control use is nearly universal among women of reproductive age in the United States and is a key part of preventative health care for women. Access to birth control provides health benefits for women and children, improves women's ability ...
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
SB258IntroThis Act revises the data collection procedures and authority of the Workers Compensation Oversight Panel (Panel) to ensure that the Panel is able to obtain the data necessary to perform its statutory duties, without infringing upon the authority of ...
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2018-06-19
To Senate Labor Committee
SB261IntroThis Act directs the Board of Directors of the Riverfront Development Corporation to amend the membership and member terms of the Board of Directors contained in Article I, Section 1 of the Corporation's by-laws.
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2018-06-19
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
SB257IntroThis Act changes the program for distributing payments to county seats with tax-exempt properties owned by the State. Section 8318 of Title 29 directs compensatory payments for exempt properties owned by the State to the county seats, Wilmington, Dov...
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2018-06-19
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
HB411EngrossThis Act amends Delaware's existing continuity of government laws as required in conjunction with the adoption of House Bill No. 410, which completes the process to amend Article II, § 5 and Article XVII, § 1 of the Delaware Constitution to ado...
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2018-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
SJR4IntroThis Joint Resolution recognizes the university of Delaware's center for environmental monitoring and analysis as the official repository of historical and real-time weather and climatological observations for the state of Delaware.
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2018-06-19
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
SB208EnrollThis Act makes the following changes to the large public works contract procedures in subsection (c) and (d) of § 6962 of Title 29 for all State agencies:
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 12:30 pm]
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
SB262IntroThis Act, named the Share the Care Act, permits a responsible caregiver to give permission to an individual employed by a home care agency selected by the responsible caregiver to administer medications to an adult individual who lacks decision-makin...
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2018-06-19
To Senate Sunset Committee
SB263IntroThis Act amends the Delaware Governmental Accountability Act to make the annual budget process part of a performance management system of strategic planning, performance metrics and performance budgeting, dedicated to continuous process improvement t...
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2018-06-19
To Senate Finance Committee
SCR77EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution requests the appointment of a committee to explore the feasibility of Delaware pursuing a grant from the NFL's social justice initiative fund.
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
SB254IntroThis bill raises the civil penalty for a violation of section 3503 of the Workplace Fraud Act ("Act") from a range of $1,000 to $5,000 to $5,000 to $20,000. The bill also raises the civil penalty for wrongful discharge or discrimination und...
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2018-06-19
To Senate Labor Committee
SB260IntroSenate Bill No. 209, enacted by the 145th General Assembly, extended the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Act through June 2020. This Act extends the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Act through June 2030 and puts the provision regarding the effectiv...
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2018-06-19
To Senate Finance Committee
HB414EnrollThis bill amends the Charter of the Town of Blades to allow annexation without a referendum only if the property to be annexed requests the annexation. Also, if a petition of over 10% of eligible voters requesting a referendum is submitted with 30 da...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
HB259EnrollIn 2006, Delaware enacted Jessicas Law, which requires first time offenders convicted of a specified sexual offense against a child under 14 years of age and individuals previously convicted of a Class A or B sexual offense in Title 11 and subsequent...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
SB202EnrollThis Act ensures that the spouses of those killed in the line of duty are able to receive benefits for the remainder of their lives regardless of future marital status. When a surviving spouse remarries, the surviving spouse's benefit is reduced ...
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 3:30 pm]
To House Labor Committee
HB303EnrollThis bill increases the annual assessment to each insurance company admitted or authorized to transact the business in Delaware from $750 to $900 for the costs of administration and operation of the Insurances Fraud Prevention Bureau.
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 3 NO 1 ABSENT
HB405EnrollThis bill is intended to facilitate the growth and expansion of Delaware licensed craft alcoholic liquor companies within the State by permitting them to ship product manufactured on their licensed premises to entities under common ownership and cont...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
HB3EngrossThis 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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2018-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
SB163IntroThis Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of assault weapons in Delaware, subject to certain exceptions. One exception relevant to individuals is that the Act does not prohibit the ...
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2018-06-19
Amendment SA 3 to SB 163 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HCR34IntroThis concurrent resolution establishes a Task Force to investigate the cost of special education and make recommendations related to cost efficiency.
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2018-06-19
Amendment HA 1 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB396EnrollThis Bill amends the Charter of the Town of Smyrna in the following ways:
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
SB255IntroThis Act prohibits the use and dissemination of information obtained from the machine readable zone of a driver's license or identification card issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles, with limited exceptions. This Act seeks to protect members ...
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2018-06-19
To Senate Transportation Committee
HB391EngrossThe Delaware National Guard is a crucial partner in the preparedness, planning and in conducting operations in the event of radiological incidents. This Acts modification to § 181 corrects an unintended flaw from a previous change to Title 20, affec...
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
HB382EnrollThis Act has the effect of renaming the Delaware Department of Transportation Welcome Center on Interstate 95 at 530 JFK Memorial Highway, Newark, Delaware as the "Biden Welcome Center" in honor of the Biden family. This gesture is made bec...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
SB177EnrollThis Act brings Delaware sex offender registration laws into compliance with the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA") by standardizing the tier designation of sex offenders are assigned based upon offense of conv...
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2018-06-19
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
SB238EnrollUnder current law, a person may deposit, for a fee, an original will with the Register of Wills in New Castle County for safekeeping. The person is not required to be a resident of New Castle County, but only the New Castle County Register of Wills i...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
HB455IntroThis Act fulfills recommendations made by the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee by doing the following:
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm]
Amendment HA 1 to HB 455 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB222EnrollThis Substitute Act incorporates House Bill No. 222, and also makes the following changes to House Bill No. 222:
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
SB11EngrossThis Act relates to police and fire pension funds created under Title 18 of the Delaware Code. The General Assembly created a special fund in the hopes of ensuring adequate pensions for affected police officers and firefighters, and their surviving s...
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2018-06-19
Amendment HA 1 to SB 11 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB365EnrollCurrently, the age for wait staff to serve alcohol to a patron is 19 years old. This Act lowers the age of persons permitted to serve alcohol from 19 to 18 years of age for all establishments licensed for the on-premises sale and consumption of alcoh...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
HB392EnrollSection 1 of this Act provides that the Director of Revenue shall make tax returns available via the Internet on or before January 15 of each tax year.
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
HB431IntroThis Act requires long-term care facilities to offer the influenza vaccine to all employees with direct contact with patients. It also requires the facility to keep a record of a signed statement from each employee that the vaccine has been offered.
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2018-06-19
Amendment HA 1 to HB 431 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
SB245EnrollBoth the Delaware Strategic Fund (Title 29, Chapter 87A, Subchapter II) and the Delaware Technical Innovation Fund (Title 29, Chapter 87A, Subchapter III) provide funding for Delaware businesses, including new businesses in growing technology-related...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
SB246EnrollThis act provides greater flexibility for County and Municipal governments to enter into public-private partnerships for public lands. These agreements provide opportunities for the preservation of public land and limit the amount of government money...
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm]
To House Natural Resources Committee
HB469IntroThis Act authorizes the Department of Transportation to use automated speed enforcement (ASE) systems to enforce speed restrictions within work zones on highways. The purpose of this Act is to increase safety for construction and maintenance workers ...
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2018-06-19
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
HB393EngrossThis Bill updates the Delaware Viatical Settlements Act by amending the license and bond requirements for a viatical settlement provider or viatical settlement broker. The Act allows an applicant seeking licensure as a viatical settlement provider to...
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2018-06-19
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
HB471IntroThis Bill amends the Administrative Procedures Act extending and shortening certain time periods for parties to act and limits emergency regulations to situations affecting public health or safety. If an agency is found to have unlawfully adopted reg...
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2018-06-19
To House Administration Committee
HB420IntroThis Act grants legal guardians the standing to petition or oppose a petition to change minors' surnames.
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2018-06-19
Amendment HA 1 to HB 420 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
SCR74EngrossThis resolution proclaims June 19, 2018 as Juneteenth Independence Day in Delaware and encourages the people of Delaware to reflect upon the significant roles and many contributions of African Americans and to celebrate this day with appropriate acti...
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2018-06-19
Passed In House by Voice Vote
HB429EngrossCybersecurity attacks, including data breaches, corporate theft, and sabotage perpetrated by state and non-state actors throughout the world present unique threats to Delaware residents, governments, businesses, and critical infrastructure. Statewide...
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2018-06-19
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
HB468IntroThis Act creates the crime of wrongful use of voter registration information.
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2018-06-19
To House Administration Committee
HB156EngrossThis bill updates requirements for handguns used for deer hunting by adding a range and limit to allowable handgun calibers to accommodate changing handgun availability while maintaining public safety and handgun hunting efficacy. This bill also allo...
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2018-06-19
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
HB422EngrossThis Act dissolves the Delaware Interagency Council on Homelessness (DICH). The DICH has been an important venue for significant progress in addressing homelessness in Delaware. However, changes to the primary source of federal assistance for resourc...
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2018-06-19
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
HB435EnrollThis bill permits the Council of the City of Newark to impose and collect a lodging tax of no more than 3 percent on hotel and motel rooms located in the City of Newark so long as it is approved by a majority of the council pursuant to the provisions...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
HB412EnrollThis Act amends § 918 of Title 5 of the Delaware Code, which sets forth limitations on pledging or hypothecating assets of banks and trust companies, to modernize these limitations to apply to the current practices of banks and trust companies while...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
HB470IntroThis Act would permit the Superior Court to conduct an evidentiary hearing, upon motion from the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families, before placing a child 16 years of age or older, in a secure detention facility pending ...
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 3:30 pm]
To House Corrections Committee
HB426IntroThis Act requires paid tax preparers to sign any tax return or refund they file and be subject to a $50 civil penalty for any violation with a maximum penalty of $25,000 in any calendar year. The Act also permits a court of competent jurisdiction to ...
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
SB159EnrollThe Act made changes to motor vehicle franchising practices, by doing the following:
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2018-06-19
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 NO
HB467IntroThis Act updates the membership of the Telecommunications Relay Service Advisory Committee to include the groups currently engaged in ensuring telecommunications relay services are provided to Delawareans who need relay services.
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
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