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SB104IntroWhen 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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2015-05-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
SB59IntroThis Act creates the means for an undocumented immigrant to apply for and obtain valid driving privileges in the State of Delaware. Those who are eligible will be issued a Class D driver license for driving privileges only that is not considered a va...
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2015-05-21
To Senate Public Safety Committee
SB60IntroThis Act establishes the Delaware Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools (TRUST) Initiative. It codifies the current policies and practices of several law enforcement agencies in Delaware. Its intent is to enhance trust between immigrants ...
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2015-05-21
To Senate Public Safety Committee
SJR2IntroThe amount of testing required of our students and educators has grown significantly in recent years. While the General Assembly recognizes the need to administer assessments that provide valid and reliable data about how Delaware’s students ar...
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2015-05-20
To Senate Education Committee
SB107IntroThis Act enables the Department of Health and Social Services to promulgate regulations allowing home health agencies and personal assistance services agencies to provide services in nursing facilities and hospitals. This change will allow consumers ...
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2015-05-20
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
HB101EnrollThis bill amends the Charter of the Town of Bellefonte, which was reincorporated last year. Specifically, the bill removes forfeiture of office by a Commissioner for attendance, as well as the Commission’s ability to vote on such a forfeiture. ...
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB101IntroThis Act creates a new Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (“APRN”) Committee to assist the Board of Nursing in the regulation of nursing practice consistent with the national Consensus Model for APRN regulation. Included in the Act are pr...
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2015-05-14
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
SB86IntroThis bill clarifies the voting eligibility of inactive and retired members of the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers.
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2015-05-14
Laid On Table in Senate
SB84EngrossThis bill would require that breastfeeding women be excused from jury service in the courts of the State of Delaware.
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB15EngrossThis bill will make captive insurance companies subject to additional sections in Title 18. These additional sections will allow the Commissioner greater regulatory authority and will also clarify that those acting on behalf of the Commissioner for c...
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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (INSURANCE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
SB100IntroThis Act is modeled after American Laws for American Courts legislation that has passed in Tennessee, Louisiana, Arizona, Kansas, South Dakota, Alabama, and North Carolina. The Declaration of Independence announced the formation of a new country that...
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2015-05-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
SB85EngrossAn Act To Amend Title 13 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB70EnrollThis 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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2015-05-14
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB146IntroDelaware 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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2015-05-14
To House Education Committee
SB81EngrossSection 1 of this bill updates the Delaware Code relating to the Delaware Board of Architects regarding the required practical training in architectural work that each new applicant must acquire prior to being qualified for licensure. The proposed ch...
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB97IntroThis charter amendment authorizes the Town of Smyrna to set the tax rate at the same time it adopts its annual budget and it eliminates the mandatory offering of a discount for early payment of taxes.
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2015-05-14
To Senate Community/County Affairs Committee
SB79IntroThis bill amends Section 4111 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code to establish policies and procedures that enable school districts, schools, teachers, and school staff to collect and use student data for appropriate educational purposes while ensuring ...
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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
HB103IntroThis bill removes a conflict in the Delaware Code relating to the duration of tax liens.
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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSING & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
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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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 3 On Its Merits
HB140EngrossThis bill increases several revenue sources for the Transportation Trust Fund. The motor vehicle document fee is increased from 3.75% to 4.25%. The fee for late renewal of a driver’s license is increased from $1.15 to $10, and the fee for late ...
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2015-05-14
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 25 YES 16 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB147IntroOn June 14, 2012, Governor Jack Markell signed Executive Order No. 36 (“EO 36”) to help reduce impediments to economic growth and to improve the efficiency of state government. EO 36 requires each Executive Branch agency to periodically r...
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2015-05-14
To House Administration Committee
SB105IntroThis Act amends Section 938 of Title 5 of the Delaware Code to permit the transfer of fiduciary accounts that are administered in the State of Delaware by a banking organization or trust company that has a place of business in the State of Delaware, ...
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2015-05-14
To Senate Banking and Business Committee
HB92EnrollThe purpose of this amendment to the Charter for the City of Wilmington is to make the auditing requirements for the City Auditor of the City of Wilmington consistent with the auditing requirements for the auditors for both the State of Delaware and ...
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HR15IntroThis resolution recognizes May 15-17, 2015 as “Grand Prix Weekend”.
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2015-05-14
Passed in House by Voice Vote
SB99IntroThis Act makes clear that it is a class A misdemeanor when a person, knowing the information reported is false or baseless, reports to a law-enforcement officer or agency that a Protection from Abuse Order has been violated. This Act also makes techn...
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2015-05-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HB48EnrollThis Act is the second leg of a constitutional amendment that would expand the list of entities that may certify questions of law to the Delaware Supreme Court to include the highest appellate court of any foreign country and any foreign governmental...
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB136IntroThe Delaware Child Death, Near Death and Stillbirth Commission (“CDNDSC”) is charged with the responsibility to review all cases in which a child dies in Delaware, as part of Delaware’s ongoing effort to reduce child mortality. CDND...
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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 8 On Its Merits
HB115EngrossThis Act permits individuals subject to the supervision of the Delaware Department of Correction to effect a name change based on a sincerely held gender-related identity.
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2015-05-14
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 30 YES 7 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB131IntroSection 1 of this bill deletes 513(b)(1)c. in its entirety. This provision is no longer necessary as Federal law mandates withholding any time there is an order for support. Section 2 of this bill will strengthen and update the civil enforcement sect...
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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
HB144IntroThis bill codifies the annual funding of transportation of students of nonpublic, nonprofit elementary and high schools.
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2015-05-14
To House Education Committee
HB120IntroThis Act creates a Delaware Commission on Indian Heritage and Culture.
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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 5 On Its Merits
HB148IntroThe 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 Improve...
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2015-05-14
Introduced in House and assigned to Education Committee
HCR35EngrossThis concurrent resolution thanks the Career and Technical Student Organizations for their presentation of geraniums. This concurrent resolution also extends the General Assembly’s best wishes for continued success to the respective students.
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB69EnrollAn Act To Amend Title 21 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Registration And Control Of Off-highway Vehicles.
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB87IntroThis act allows each municipality and each county to create right-to-work zones.
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2015-05-14
Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
SCR22EngrossThis resolution establishes a Task Force on State Educational Technology. The Task Force will review how technology is used in public education classrooms. The Task Force must make certain determinations and issue recommendations. A Task Force report...
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2015-05-14
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB127EngrossThis bill clarifies that, unless the Commissioner rules otherwise as provided by 1915 of Title 18, life insurance and health insurance can only be written by admitted insurers licensed to write those types of insurance but the other types of insuran...
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2015-05-14
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB66EnrollThis 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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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB102IntroThis bill will bring Delaware into compliance with 23 U.S.C 164 pertaining to repeat DUI offenders. If found out of compliance with Section 164, the Federal Highway Administration will reserve 2.5% of the State’s federal highway funds as penal...
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2015-05-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
HCR36EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the month from May 15th to June 15th as “Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month” in Delaware.
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB70EngrossThis bill provides for the transfer of property from the Appoquinimink School District to the Town of Townsend.
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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSING & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
HB102EngrossThis 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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2015-05-14
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB69EnrollThe 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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2015-05-14
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 37 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB87IntroThis 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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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (INSURANCE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
HCR37EngrossThis Resolution recognizes May 8, 2015 as Victory in Europe Day in Delaware.
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB88EngrossThis bill extends the veterans’ preference points in the State merit system. Currently, the preference is limited to veterans of the armed force who served during wartime. The bill allows all veterans who served on active duty and were honorabl...
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2015-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (VETERANS AFFAIRS) in Senate with 5 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
SB103IntroThis Amendment to the Bridgeville Charter allows the Commissioners to annex territory of 5 acres or less into Town without a referendum. This Amendment also authorizes the Commissioners to refinance existing debt for proper municipal purposes by issu...
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2015-05-14
To Senate Community/County Affairs Committee
SB74EngrossSection 1 of this Act updates the Delaware Code relating to the Board of Landscape Architects by clarifying what is required to be qualified for licensure as a landscape architect in Delaware. Section 2 of this Act eliminates the requirement to obtai...
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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB65EnrollThe 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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2015-05-14
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB98IntroThis Act enhances the protection of free speech liberties when faced with foreign defamation judgments (meaning a judgment or decree rendered in a jurisdiction outside of any state or territory of the United States which was founded on a cause of act...
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2015-05-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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