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HB17EnrollChapter 438, Volume 79 of the Laws of Delaware (House Bill 417 from the 147th General Assembly) provides a mechanism for financial institutions to freeze transactions that they suspect are financial exploitation of an elderly person and requires them...
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2015-03-26
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB51EngrossThe Fund to Combat Violent Crimes was established by House Substitute No. 1 for House Bill No. 143 of the 146th General Assembly. The Fund is funded by an additional penalty of $15 levied upon individuals convicted of crimes. This bill ensures that c...
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2015-03-26
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 0 NO 2 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB30IntroThis bill provides State funding to kindergarten through third grade for basic special education. State funding already occurs for intensive and complex special education during these grades. Currently the basic special education funding runs from fo...
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2015-03-26
HB70IntroThis bill creates two types of licensure for the newly created Midwifery Advisory Council, licensed Certified Professional Midwives and licensed Certified Midwives. The bill clarifies that a licensee of the same licensure type should serve on the Pan...
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2015-03-26
SB33IntroAn Act To Amend Title 14 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Education And The Individualized Education Program.
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2015-03-26
Amendment SA 3 - 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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2015-03-26
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB31EnrollThis bill repeals the sunset provision included in Chapter 214, Volume 78 of the Laws of Delaware, which will continue to enable the Teach For America (TFA) program to recruit and train teachers from Delaware schools and from across the nation to tea...
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2015-03-26
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HR7IntroThis Resolution proclaims the week of March 23-27 as National Work Zone Awareness Week in Delaware.
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2015-03-26
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HCR15EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution commends the 2015 Delaware State Teach of the Year, Megan D. Szabo, and all of the District Teachers of the Year.
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2015-03-26
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
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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2015-03-26
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB29IntroThis bill provides for a moratorium on all new charter schools within the City of Wilmington until June 30, 2017.
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2015-03-26
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HB9EnrollThe 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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2015-03-26
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 15 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 5 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB6EnrollThis bill increases the penalty for committing terroristic threatening that causes evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation from a class G felony to a class E felony.
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2015-03-26
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB23EnrollAn Act To Amend Title 24 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Board Of Podiatry’s Preceptorship Program.
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2015-03-26
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB40EngrossThis bill: (i) corrects a typo in 1917 of Title 18 relating to endorsement of contract, by changing “insurer” to “purchaser” to bring this section into alignment with 1914 of the same title; and (ii) changes the word “...
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2015-03-26
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB69IntroThe 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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2015-03-26
HB47EngrossThis Bill makes technical amendments to three sections of Title 11 of the Delaware Code that incorrectly refer to the Department of Correction as either the State Board of Correction or the Department of Health and Social Services. The Department of ...
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2015-03-26
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB34IntroThis bill will allow a local school district board to delay new or changed rules, regulations, or administrative procedures from becoming effective during a school year once the school year has started. This will allow the rules, regulations, and pro...
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2015-03-26
Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB8EnrollDuring 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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2015-03-26
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB68IntroAs the law stands now, following a writ of possession, a Landlord must store a manufactured home of the tenant that was left unclaimed for 30 days. Following that 30-day period, the home is deemed abandoned by operation of law, and the Landlord may d...
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2015-03-26
HB25EngrossThis bill authorizes the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to allow the harvesting of gray foxes and permitting of same.
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2015-03-25
Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
SB37IntroThis 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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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
HB38IntroThis bill specifies procedures that must be followed during pharmacy audits. The bill also establishes procedures for modifying contracts between pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacies. This bill is based on legislation passed in Minnesota in 2012 ...
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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 6 On Its Merits
SB34IntroWhen 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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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB56IntroThis bill provides a moratorium on all new charter schools in Delaware until June 30, 2018 or until the State Board of Education develops a strategic plan for the number of charter, district, and vocational-technical schools in the State. Also, the b...
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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 2 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
HB49EngrossThis Act gives business entities formed in Delaware greater capacity to resolve business disputes in a rapid and efficient manner through voluntary arbitration conducted by expert arbitrators under strict timelines. To that end, the Act requires reso...
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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
HB59IntroThis Act makes changes to the state’s list of statutory violent felonies (“list”). First, the Act adds two crimes, felony Promoting Sexual Solicitation of a Child and felony Resisting Arrest with Force or Violence, to the list. Seco...
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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 3 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits, 2 Unfavorable
SCR6EngrossThis resolution places Delaware alongside several sister states--including Vermont, California, and Illinois--in calling for an Article V convention, following the United States Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commissi...
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2015-03-25
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 11 YES 8 NO 2 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB35IntroSection 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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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (COMMUNITY/COUNTY AFFAIRS) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HCR14EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution celebrates the 95th anniversary of the League of Women Voters.
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2015-03-25
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB18EnrollThis Act clarifies that Chapter 50C, Title 6 of the Delaware Code, relating to the safe destruction of records containing personal identifying information, applies only to commercial entities that transact business in this State. Additionally, the Ac...
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2015-03-25
HS 1 for HB 18 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 1 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB21EngrossThis legislation will change the non-public schools date to submit their September 30 enrollment data from October 31 to October 5. This will allow for better coordination with the September 30 unit count for public schools and analysis of enrollment...
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2015-03-25
HB7EngrossIn 2010, the Legislature added the crime of Strangulation, a Class D or Class E felony, to the Delaware Code. This bill adds Strangulation to the list of violent felonies. As a result, the provisions of 11 Del. C. 2116 governing the revocation of ba...
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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
HB60IntroThis bill creates an Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Program in Delaware, to implement federal legislation enabling the creation of savings accounts with tax advantages similar to 529 accounts, designed to be used by persons w...
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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 1 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits
SB25IntroThis 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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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (COMMUNITY/COUNTY AFFAIRS) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB5IntroThis Act adds electronic smoking devices to the Clean Indoor Air Act and prohibits the use of electronic smoking devices in all public places where smoking is prohibited under current law.
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2015-03-25
Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HCR13EngrossOn July 26, 1990, President George H. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities. At the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, via this Resolution, Delaware re-establishes its commitme...
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2015-03-25
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB66IntroThis Act amends the Charter of the City of Rehoboth Beach to set the limit of authorized indebtedness of the City to $75,000,000.
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2015-03-25
HB64IntroThis Act authorizes the use of Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment in Delaware. This document, a “DMOST form,” will allow Delawareans to plan ahead for health-care decisions, express their wishes in writing, and both enable and obligate...
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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 1 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits
HB67IntroThis Bill requires all statewide and other candidates that may appear on the general election ballot to disclose whether or not all their State and Federal personal income tax returns are filed and any tax due has been paid and whether or not all the...
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2015-03-25
SB40IntroThis Act eliminates capital punishment, except for those convicted of first-degree murder before the effective date of this Act. The procedures for determining punishment, review of punishment, and method of punishment for first-degree murder related...
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2015-03-25
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
HB65IntroThe 147th General Assembly passed a bill to allow access to private restrooms for persons suffering from Crohn’s, colitis or similar conditions. That Act provided that persons with such conditions must provide written documentation, such as ...
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2015-03-25
SB45IntroThis Act amends the state implementation of the federal law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 [enacted as 1441A of Title 11 on July 9, 2008] so as to mirror the current federal law except that a definition has been added to distinguish the typ...
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2015-03-24
HB63IntroThe 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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2015-03-24
SB38IntroThis legislation is modeled after “Right to Try” legislation, which has been enacted in Colorado and Louisiana, awaiting gubernatorial action in Missouri, introduced in Minnesota, New Jersey and in the U.S. Congress government, and includ...
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2015-03-24
HB24EnrollUnder this section of the Landlord Tenant Code, there is an exemption that is created for vacation rentals along some of Delaware’s beaches that permits homeowners to rent their homes for a period of 120 days or less without being subject to th...
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2015-03-24
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB14IntroAs a public school safety measure, this bill requires that any door to a classroom will be equipped with a lock that can be locked from either side of the door. Many doors are currently not capable of locking from the inside. Locking the door(s) to a...
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2015-03-24
SB44IntroWhen 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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2015-03-24
SB32EngrossThis bill removes the time limitation applicable to exemptions for real property and manufactured homes.
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2015-03-24
SCR10EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution recognizes the week of April 12 through April 18, 2015, as “National Library Week”.
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2015-03-24
Passed in House by Voice Vote
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