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HB337PassThis legislation updates Chapter 69 of Title 29 with respect to professional services procurement. The bill adds a requirement that cooperative agreements for professional services can only be entered into after receiving approval from the OMB Direct...
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2016-07-20
Signed by Governor
HB340PassThis bill allows the Wilmington Parking Authority to enter into partnerships and other organizations for the development of public parking garages. This bill is important to retaining and attracting major employers to the City of Wilmington and to de...
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2016-07-20
Signed by Governor
HB393PassThis Act is the result of recommendations made by the Joint Sunset Committee, and makes several changes to the State Use Law: Updates the law to use People First Language, including changing the name of the Commission for the Purchase of Products an...
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2016-07-20
Signed by Governor
SB26PassThis Bill provides for recording and maintaining a record of all deliberations made by public bodies during public hearings, including any discussion made “off the record.”
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2016-07-20
Signed by Governor
HB351PassThe Appeals Commission recently ruled that the Commissioner does not have standing to appear before the Appeals Commission. This means that an appeal of the Commissioner’s decision on an unprotested application would result in the appealing par...
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2016-07-20
Signed by Governor
SJR12PassThis Resolution endorses the TIGER grant application for funds for the design and construction of the Claymont Regional Transportation Center.
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2016-07-20
Signed by Governor
HB234PassThis bill requires all public secondary schools, including vocational-technical schools, but not including charter schools, to have a school-based health center. The state is required to fund start-up costs at the rate of one school per year for seco...
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2016-07-20
Signed by Governor
SB146PassSection 1 of this bill updates the Delaware Code relating to the Delaware Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene regarding the qualifications of licensure for dental hygienists and dentists to eliminate pending criminal charges as a basis to deny an a...
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2016-07-19
Signed by Governor
SB214PassThis Act increases the amount of time provided to a person seeking to file a charge of employment discrimination from 120 days to 300 days, making Delaware’s statute of limitation consistent with the statute of limitations under federal discrim...
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2016-07-19
Signed by Governor
SB223PassMeningococcal disease is an easily transmitted and potentially fatal bacterial infection. In accordance with the latest recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control, this Act updates Delaware&...
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2016-07-19
Signed by Governor
SB241PassThis bill reflects changes identified during discussions by the Foster Care Task Force, which was created at the direction of the Joint Sunset Committee. It also clarifies language that delineates the composition of the Board, term lengths and the ap...
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2016-07-19
Signed by Governor
HB257PassThis bill allows agents of the Division of Professional Regulation to inspect persons providing electrical services to ensure compliance with the laws relating to electrical services in Title 24 of the Delaware Code.
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2016-07-19
Signed by Governor
HB346PassThis Bill creates a licensure exemption for individuals engaged solely in the practice of hair braiding, which does not involve hair cutting, dyeing or the application of chemicals. In short, hair braiding is a low risk activity which does not requir...
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2016-07-19
Signed by Governor
HB387PassThis bill creates two tiers of licensure in the state for acupuncture practitioners: One for acupuncturists only and one for acupuncturists who have been properly trained and wish to practice eastern medicine. The bill removes outdated language regar...
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2016-07-19
Signed by Governor
HB402PassThis bill authorizes the Board of Speech/Language Pathologists, Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers to establish requirements for hearing aid dispensers and audiologists to provide notification and written information to potential customers at th...
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2016-07-19
Signed by Governor
HB31VetoThis bill amends the Charter of the Town of Laurel to include in the qualifications for Mayor and Town Councilman, that candidates must be a resident of the Town of Laurel for a minimum of one year. It also amends the section of the charter to includ...
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2016-07-14
Vetoed by Governor
HB381PassPatients struggle every day to receive necessary care, suffering symptoms longer than appropriate and encountering unnecessary stress factors as they engage in the complicated system of health insurance. One such factor is Pre-Authorization, a tool d...
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2016-07-13
Signed by Governor
SB243PassThis bill makes the following changes to Delaware Statutory Trust Act (the “Act”) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments of the Act. Section 1....
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2016-07-13
Signed by Governor
SB242PassThis Act eliminates the financial bar to voter registration and makes technical changes to bring the chapter into conformity with 2, article V of the Constitution of this State, which no longer requires a 5 year waiting period before a person convic...
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2016-07-13
Signed by Governor
HB419PassThis bill allows the Delaware Real Estate Commission to develop a new form of Seller’s Disclosure for the sale of vacant land being sold without a house, but being marketed as appropriate for the construction of a dwelling for 1-4 families.
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2016-07-13
Signed by Governor
SB276PassEffective on August 1, 2016, this Act adds “statutory trust” to the definition of “person” for purposes of the Uniform Commercial Code.
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2016-07-13
Signed by Governor
SB233PassThis Act clarifies the definitions of “in-service” and “out-of-service” aboveground storage tanks, It also adds a definition for “an imminent threat of a release” that is consistent with the definition found in 7 D...
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2016-07-13
Signed by Governor
SB232PassThis bill will clarify that pari-mutuel wagering is allowed at all types of horse racing events, whether harness racing or horse racing. Author: Senator Ennis
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2016-07-13
Signed by Governor
HB303PassThis Act would start a Public Guardian’s term of office from the date of swearing in instead of the current date of appointment. The interval between the date of appointment and the date of swearing in allows for a transition period in which a ...
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2016-07-11
Signed by Governor
HB327PassThis bill permits Delaware residents to become early stage investors in Delaware based startups through newly available crowdfunding platforms. The enabling of this new investment tool allows corporations and other business to offer or sell securitie...
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2016-07-11
Signed by Governor
HB344PassThis Act modifies the existing Charter for the Municipal Services Commission for the City of New Castle.
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2016-07-11
Signed by Governor
SCR83EngrossThis resolution establishes a special committee to study and made recommendations about school safety issues, with the committee to provide its report and recommendations on or before October 17, 2016.
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2016-07-01
Passed in House by Voice Vote
SJR14PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2016.
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2016-07-01
Signed by Governor
SB230EnrollThis Act creates the option of a supported decision-making agreement for adults who do not need a guardian but who need assistance in gathering information, making decisions, and communicating those decisions. The Act allows these adults, called R...
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2016-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 26 YES 9 NO 2 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB194EnrollThe expansion of modern drinking water distribution systems and wastewater collection systems by local governments and regulated utilities is of paramount importance to the protection and conservation of the water resources of Delaware. This bill enc...
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2016-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB439EnrollThis legislation provides for network disclosure and transparency for insured individuals who may be provided non-emergency health care services from an out-of-network provider. The legislation states that an insured must be notified that a provider ...
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2016-07-01
HS 1 for HB 439 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HJR13EngrossThis resolution requires a Delaware Certificate of Multi-literacy be established. The criteria for such certificate is to be developed by the Department of Education, with the assent of the State Board of Education no later than December 1, 2016 and ...
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2016-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB240EnrollThis Bill updates the definition of emergency housing shelter to correlate time frames and program terminology with those accepted by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Delaware State Housing Authority, and current best practices...
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2016-07-01
SS 1 for SB 240 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB197EnrollThe additional language in the statute specifically citing ‘members of the General Assembly’ creates a loophole in the law which requires lobbyists to report campaign contributions given to elected state officials (Governor, Lt. Governor,...
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2016-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB409EnrollThis bill amends the Charter of the Town of Milton to place a “hard” cap of $1.75 million on the amount of real property taxes that the Town can levy and collect. Currently, the Charter provides a “soft” cap of 0.5% of the tot...
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2016-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB281EnrollThis Bill codifies the Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition.
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2016-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SJR10EnrollThis Senate Joint Resolution encourages State government to expand social media platforms to better connect with citizen businesses and visitors.
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2016-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB227EnrollThis bill would permit Farm Wineries to make and sell mead and cider in addition to wine. The TTB (the Federal Agency in charge of regulating alcohol) considers mead and cider to be “wines” thereby creating some confusion when entities ar...
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2016-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB280EnrollAn Act To Authorize The Transfer Of Certain Properties Located In The Town Of Smyrna.
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2016-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB290EnrollThis Act is the result of the findings of the Lyme Disease Prevention Task Force (“the Task Force”). On June 1, 2015, the Task Force issued a report that made several recommendations. One of the recommendations was to “[d]evelop on ...
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2016-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 11 YES 5 NO 5 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB185EnrollIn order to be eligible to transport hazardous materials (HAZMAT) in a commercial motor vehicle an applicant must clear a criminal background check conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The TSA background check is only valid ...
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2016-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SJR13EnrollThis joint resolution names the comfort station on the grounds of Cape Henlopen State Park after Senator David B. McBride.
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2016-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB216EnrollThis bill reflects current practice within Family Court as to how and when one files for Extended Jurisdiction. This bill provides for a petition for extended jurisdiction to be filed by the youth who will be or was in foster care at age 18 or by the...
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2016-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB362EnrollThis bill regulates the location of residential gas regulators and gas meters.
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2016-07-01
HS 1 for HB 362 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 3 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB375EngrossThis bill moves the date of primary elections for statewide office, county office, and municipal office to the fourth Tuesday in April, which is the date of the presidential primary. The dates for submitting and withdrawing a notification of candidac...
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2016-07-01
Defeated by Senate. Votes: Defeated 7 YES 13 NO 1 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB364EnrollThe Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) was originally drafted to govern only consumer wire transfers. As a result, 4A-108 of Title 6 of the Delaware Code excluded fund transfers governed by EFTA from the scope of Article 4A of Title ...
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2016-07-01
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HR38IntroThis resolution encourages Delaware agencies to continue their vital public education and community outreach, including working with partners in the private sector, to remind those driving on Delaware’s roads not to use their smartphones and ot...
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2016-07-01
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB178EngrossThis bill encourages spaying, neutering, and vaccination in order to limit the number of unwanted cats and protect the public from rabies and other diseases carried by unvaccinated animals. The bill defines “community cats” and “com...
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2016-07-01
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 29 YES 10 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SCR89EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution supports the National Cancer Moonshot and the work of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force and encourages cancer survivorship planning and the goal of eliminating cancer as we know it today.
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2016-07-01
Passed in House by Voice Vote
SCR90EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution expresses the General Assembly’s opposition to the current cost allocation for the Artificial Island transmission project and creates a 7 member Regional Legislative Transmission Cost Equity Committee to protect Delaw...
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2016-07-01
Passed in House by Voice Vote
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