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SB45EnrollThis 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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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB157EnrollAs more services move outside of hospital walls, it is necessary to clearly define the scope of services offered in outpatient settings. Citizens of Delaware cannot be expected to discern the differences in levels of care offered in outpatient facili...
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2015-07-01
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HB225EnrollThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriation Act.
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2015-07-01
HS 1 for HB 225 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 3 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB101EnrollThis 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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2015-07-01
SS 1 for SB 101 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 35 YES 0 NO 5 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB89EnrollThis bill promotes public safety by authorizing wireless service providers to give call location information concerning the telephone of a wireless service customer to a requesting law-enforcement agency or public safety answering point. The request ...
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB86EnrollThis bill clarifies the voting eligibility of inactive and retired members of the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers.
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB5EnrollThis Act affirmatively authorizes preexisting common interest communities and approved common interest communities to comply with any or all of the provisions of the Delaware Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act that they are not already required to...
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB56EnrollThis bill establishes authority for the Department to file a petition with Family Court to compel an uncooperative parent or guardian to complete a drug or alcohol evaluation or mental health evaluation for themselves or to get a developmental screen...
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB110EnrollAn Act To Amend Title 31 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Child Care Licensing And Penalties.
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB94EnrollThis Act requires the Department to develop a regulation for the identification of a “military-connected youth”. The Act further provides that this identification is not a public record, is protected by the federal Family Educational and ...
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB199EnrollThis bill amends the Charter of the Town of Milton. Section 1 removes a limitation on the Town’s ability to adopt appropriate zoning and construction regulations for areas specifically near ponds, lakes, and rivers. The Town has adopted via ord...
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB62EnrollThis Act updates the minimum insurance coverage requirements for school transportation to reflect current industry standards.
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB133EnrollThis bill requires builders of new, one- or two-family residential dwellings that are 3 stories or less to provide to the purchasers a cost estimate from the builder for an automatic sprinkler system, as well as information from the State Fire Marsha...
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 15 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 6 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB34EnrollWhen 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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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HJR5EnrollDelaware law is largely silent on the appropriate use of restrictive housing, or “solitary confinement,” and little information is publicly available regarding its use in corrections facilities. There is growing concern about the effects ...
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 13 YES 7 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB160EnrollA Bond And Capital Improvements Act Of The State Of Delaware And Certain Of Its Authorities For The Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016; Authorizing The Issuance Of General Obligation Bonds Of The State; Appropriating Funds From The Transportation Trust...
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2015-07-01
SS 1 for SB 160 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB76EnrollThis bill implements the NAIC’s revised Standard Valuation Law (SVL). The revised model authorizes a principle-based reserve (PBR) basis for life, annuity and accident and health contracts. A PBR valuation is a reserve valuation that uses one o...
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB91EnrollThis bill involves the public school immunization program. Currently, the Affidavit of Religious Belief does not expressly alert parents or guardians who file for the religious exemption from the program that the child will be temporarily excluded fr...
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 2 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB144EnrollThe Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III Child Protection Act is the result of the work of the Delaware Background Checks Task Force, which was established by Executive Order 42. This legislation will consolidate into one chapter and section of the...
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB114EnrollThis Act declassifies a number of minor violations associated with state parks by changing some violations from an unclassified misdemeanor to a class D environmental violation. As a result, the first offense of a class D environmental violation will...
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB145EnrollThis bill imposes a renewal fee for the recertification application of a certified nursing assistant.
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SJR4EnrollWhile Delaware is deeply committed to preparing every child to reach his or her full potential and succeed in the new economy, the State will not be able to build a world-class education system for its children without modernizing the 70-year-old edu...
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB89EnrollIn May 2014, the Department of Health and Social Services (“Department”) promulgated the State of Delaware Food Code, 4458, Title 16 of the Delaware Administrative Code. The State of Delaware Food Code requires all food establishments re...
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB53EnrollThis bill clarifies that a participating volunteer fire company or ladies auxiliary in the Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Pension Plan has the ability to withdraw from the plan. As part of that withdrawal process the company or auxiliary would pa...
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB132EnrollThis amendment clarifies that regardless of whether parental rights have been terminated, a petition for protection from abuse may be filed on behalf of a child against a former parent whose conduct constitutes abuse.
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 14 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 7 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB58EnrollThe bill will codify the Newborn Screening Program, which screens infants for a number of metabolic, hematologic, endocrinologic, immunologic and certain structural disorders. This bill also clarifies that genetic information disclosed and obtained p...
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SCR34EngrossThis concurrent resolution establishes the Complex Chronic Disease Task Force to examine complex chronic disease management in Delaware and make recommendations for the improvement of services and access to high quality care. Author: Senator Hall-Lon...
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2015-07-01
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB106EnrollThis Bill clarifies that the Department of Transportation can set and post a lower speed limit at the delineation of the non-highway speed toll plaza area along Delaware State Route 1.
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 15 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 6 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB145EnrollThis bill raises the prevailing wage rate contract threshold amount from $100,000 to $500,000 for new construction and from $15,000 to $45,000 for alterations, repairs, renovations, etc. Also the bill establishes a set prevailing wage rate and elimin...
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2015-07-01
HS 1 for HB 145 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB209EnrollThis bill amends the zoning authority for the 3 counties to expressly provide that each county may, via its zoning processes, regulate parking and parking areas.
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 14 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 7 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB29EnrollThis bill restores language to the Delaware Code that was inadvertently repealed in 2010 when SB 240 and HB 419 were enacted concurrently. This bill adds cats to the list of domestic animals that are protected under the dangerous dog law. Cats are do...
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB151EnrollThe purpose of this bill is to amend the timeframe in which Sussex County Council must pass a formal resolution after posting the notices of the establishment or revision of a sanitary sewer or water district. This bill proposes to substitute ninety ...
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 13 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 8 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB123EnrollThis bill revises the statutory provisions relating to reciprocity requirements for barbers, cosmetologists, and aestheticians. Currently an applicant from a state with licensure standards less stringent than those of Delaware must show 5 continuous ...
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 15 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 6 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB208EnrollUnder Title 4, 514(h), motorsports speedways are allowed to permit patrons to bring their own alcoholic beverages with them for their own personal consumption. Right now, only Dover International Speedway meets the seating capacity identified in the...
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 14 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 7 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB104EnrollWhen 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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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB143EnrollThis bill amends Title 18, Chapter 50 - Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act to include recently amended language to the NAIC Model Act, authorizing the Insurance Commissioner to act as Group-Wide Supervisor of internationally-active insur...
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB201EnrollThis act establishes that county governments may pass ordinances regulating the possession of firearms, ammunition, components of firearms, and explosives in county buildings and police stations subject to specific requirements. The act further allow...
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 15 YES 6 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB57EnrollThis Act serves to clarify that work referral is an available option for fines and penalties owed as a result of a civil offense. Because the violation is civil, however, contempt of court shall not be a remedy for failure to comply with court-ordere...
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB151EnrollThis bill addresses informed consent for disclosing genetic information by adding those individuals authorized to access EMR and DHIN.
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB129EnrollMajor venues in Delaware that host in excess of 5000 people at an event, such as Dover International Speedway, have special security needs to ensure public safety. This bill ensures that public safety is a top priority and a venue can staff an additi...
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB187EnrollThis bill adjusts the criminal background check and review period for taxi and limousine drivers to equal what is expected of a driver for a Transportation Network Company such as Uber or Lyft.
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 16 YES 3 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB88EnrollThis Act authorizes the Division of Parks and Recreation to augment the funding it receives from the State Budget thru proactive endeavors.
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB192EnrollThis act establishes that municipal governments may pass ordinances regulating the possession of firearms, ammunition, components of firearms, and explosives in municipal buildings and police stations subject to specific requirements. The act further...
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 15 YES 3 NO 3 NOT VOTING 0 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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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 35 YES 5 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB67EnrollThis Act serves to permit those incumbents occupying upper-level management positions in the Justice of the Peace Court to elect to remain in classified service or move to exempt service. This change ensures that incumbent management employees have t...
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB102EnrollThis 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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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB179EnrollThis bill establishes a writ of attachment of tax refunds and lottery winnings. This bill provides a procedure for interception of tax refunds and lottery winnings by the Department of Finance for judgments resulting from a breach of a residential or...
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2015-07-01
Defeated by Senate. Votes: Defeated 9 YES 10 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB11EnrollThis Bill, modeled after similar legislation enacted in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, clarifies paramedic immunity when consent to render care is unable to be obtained.
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2015-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 15 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 6 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB138EnrollIndependent, high quality research regarding the safety and efficacy of medical marijuana is important to public and patient safety. This Act allows for rigorous scientific study to assess the safety, effects, and efficacy of cannabis and cannabis co...
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB153EnrollThis Act provides clarity by eliminating language struck down by the courts, making conflicting definitions and offenses consistent, and correcting oversights of language changes made necessary by previous legislation. Section 1 eliminates language t...
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2015-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
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