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HB361PassThis act makes it clear that a candidate for State office has a duty to file the financial disclosure reports which are required to be filed pursuant to Chapter 58 of Title 29.
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2010-07-23
Signed by Governor
HB396PassThis Act aligns Delaware law with the federal requirements of the reauthorized Individuals With Disabilities Education Act relating to the content of prior written notice, the requirements for the appointment of educational surrogates, and the applic...
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2010-07-23
Signed by Governor
HB415PassThis Act codifies an agreement between the Department of Technology and Information and the Division of Communications of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS) to transfer to DSHS the authority to enter into leases and license space f...
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2010-07-23
Signed by Governor
HB419PassSYNOPSIS This act transfers certain responsibilities and authority to the counties for the administration and enforcement of laws, ordinances, and regulations relating to dogs and dog control that were formerly vested in the Department of Natural Res...
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2010-07-23
Signed by Governor
HB425PassHouse Bill 245, enacted into law on February 1, 2010, changed the number of registered voters required for a political party to be listed on the general election ballot from 5/100 of 1 percent of the total number of voters registered in Delaware to 1...
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2010-07-23
Signed by Governor
HB409PassThis Act clarifies that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and government agencies may use hunting, fishing, and trapping license information (except social security information) for research purposes involving hunt...
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2010-07-23
Signed by Governor
HB410PassUnder Delaware law, upon the filing of a petition for divorce or annulment, an automatic preliminary injunction is issued prohibiting both parties from transferring, encumbering or disposing of any property, except in the ordinary course of business ...
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2010-07-23
Signed by Governor
SB272PassThis Act improves the administration of the Delaware Abandoned and Unclaimed Property Statute by providing holders with additional clarity and certainty regarding the enforcement of the Delaware abandoned property statute. Section 1 of the Act provid...
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2010-07-23
Signed by Governor
SB292PassThis Act aligns Sussex County’s fiscal tax year with the County’s budget year of July 1 to June 30. Additionally, the Act places Sussex County’s fiscal tax deadline date closer to the tax billing date of the local school districts, ...
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2010-07-23
Signed by Governor
SB311VetoThis Act is intended to close a potential loophole in Title 7, which could allow industrial incinerators capable of incinerating solid waste to operate near residential areas by burning wood.
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2010-07-19
Vetoed by Governor
HB477PassThis legislation clarifies that a pharmaceutical wholesaler located inside or outside of the state that ships pharmaceutical drugs to a pharmaceutical distribution wholesaler in this state is exempt from the gross receipts tax.
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2010-07-19
Signed by Governor
HB92VetoThe act defines a new class of occupational license tax licensee for direct care workers and provides for the license fee of such direct care workers to be reduced, if the gross receipts of such direct care workers for the 12 months, beginning July 1...
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2010-07-19
Vetoed by Governor
SB209PassThis Act provides for a 10-year extension to the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Act which is scheduled to expire in June 2010. Seventy-five (75) historic buildings throughout the State have been rehabilitated and preserved for future generations as...
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2010-07-19
Signed by Governor
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This Bill removes the provision that allows for the registration of psychological assistants who hold a master’s degree that is “based on a program of studies that is psychological in content and specifically designed to train and prepare...
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2010-07-17
Enact w/o Sign by Governor
SB277PassThis Bill clarifies that signage indicating when a 20 mph school zone speed limit is in effect need not include a specified time; it may involve a condition such as when children are present in the school zone or when flashing signals are activated a...
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2010-07-16
Signed by Governor
HB236PassThis bill is a total rewrite of the special election chapter. It provides that the officer issuing the writ do so within 10 days of the vacancy, that he/she sets the date of the special election not less than 30 nor more than 35 days following the is...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB283PassThis Act requires the Attorney General to screen challenges to public record request denials, if a state agency is involved. All such alleged violations must first be reviewed by the Chief Deputy. If the Chief Deputy determines that an agency should ...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
HB392PassThis bill requires a landlord to make a community center available to a tenant’s association or, if none, a group of tenants to use to hold meetings addressing matters affecting or relating to the tenants’ rights, obligations, and/or priv...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB302PassThis bill continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Statutory Trust Act (the “Act”) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a sectionbysection review of the amendments of the Act. S...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB309PassSection 1 removes an outdated provision regarding appointments to the Board that is no longer applicable. Section 2 reduces restrictions on term limits for Board members due to the small pool of Geologists licensed and residing in Delaware who are el...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
HB439PassThis Act amends the Charter of The Town of Laurel to allow The Town of Laurel to finance the eligible costs of qualifying projects and items for a TIF District and a special development district created by The Town of Laurel under Section 36A of the ...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
HB440PassDelaware's Confidentiality of Personal Health Information Statute prevents DHSS from engaging in activities, permitted under federal HIPAA, which would protect Delaware residents. This legislation carves out 4 narrow exceptions which would allow DHSS...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB312PassThis Charter replaces the current City of Milford Charter in its entirety. A Charter Committee, the Mayor and City Council, with participation from the public, met in numerous meetings beginning in September 2008 to reorganize and revise their charte...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SJR4PassThis Senate Joint Resolution supports designating the “Honor and Remember Flag” as a national symbol for remembering our fallen U. S. servicemen and women. It further urges Delaware’s Congressional delegation to support action on th...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
HB37PassThis Bill adds various protections to the Mental Health Patients’ Bill of Rights Act, including safeguards in administration of restraint and requirement of an enhanced patient grievance system for DPC patients.
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
HB41PassAs the State mental health delivery system evolves from a primarily institutional to a community-based model, it is important to define minimum patient rights in community facilities. This Act establishes a community mental health treatment act with ...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB278PassAfter review by the Town Council, the Town’s staff, and based upon its historical experience with the current Charter, and after conducting public hearings, the Town Council proposed the reincorporation of the Town. The following articles and s...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
HB85PassThis bill implements recommendations of the Delaware Health Care Commission and its Small Business Health Insurance Committee to reform rating rules for small employer group health insurance. A comprehensive review of the current law revealed that it...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB107PassThis Act gives the Delaware SPCA and Kent County SPCA statewide jurisdiction to enforce cruelty to animals laws.
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB324PassThis Act clarifies the situations where a police or firefighter may retire from the employment of one Delaware county or municipal fire or police department and receive pension benefits, then subsequently obtain employment in a different county or mu...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB325PassThis Act provides that persons with disabilities who are eligible for a service pension, disability pension, or survivor's pension, , can direct the Delaware Public Employees’ Retirement System to place eligible pension benefits directly into a...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB249PassThis Act amends the Charter of the Board of Public Works of the City of Lewes and is intended to clarify the date for filing Notice of Intent to be a candidate to more closely parallel that of the City of Lewes, similar to other provisions in the Cha...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB268PassThis Bill requires the State Board of Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and local governments to adopt and enforce the International Mechanical Code and the International Fuel Gas Code. It permits local governments to either enfor...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB291PassThis Bill makes changes which require the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection to post online the results of its surveys of nursing facilities. The act also eliminates the current obligation of the Division to conduct a follow-up meeting a...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB300PassThe State of Delaware currently requires lead poisoning screening for children at 12 months of age. Because many children are not yet sufficiently mobile prior to 12 months of age to have full exposure to potential lead hazards in their environments,...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB219PassThis Bill transfers the responsibility for the administration of the Office of Gasoline Sales from the Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles to the Weights and Measures Unit of the Department of Agriculture to better optimize resou...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB221PassThis Bill updates the statute that allows the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services to authorize surgical procedures for persons receiving residential services from the Division. It expands the range of potentially available relatives to au...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB320PassThe ability of inmates to earn good time credits was a mechanism established to assist and encourage appropriate behavior by inmates while they are incarcerated. This general concept has been modified by the General Assembly over time to prohibit goo...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB235PassThis Bill is the Delaware Prescription Monitoring Program Act. It provides for the establishment of a program for the monitoring of prescribing and dispensing Schedule II, III, IV, or V controlled substances and other drugs of concern by the Office o...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB326PassThis Act expressly makes the general provisions of municipal elections except for the City of Wilmington applicable to the provisions on absentee voting in municipal elections except for the City of Wilmington. It also expressly provides that municip...
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB327PassThis Charter Amendment makes Elsmere’s Charter consistent with the provisions of Title 15.
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2010-07-15
Signed by Governor
SB113PassThis Bill creates a procedure by which youth exiting foster care in Delaware and who are provided services under the John H. Chafee Independence Act and/or the Fostering Connections and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 have a legal mechanism for Fami...
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2010-07-14
Signed by Governor
HB326PassConsistent with Delaware’s Child Victim’s Act, this Act clarifies that civil actions based on sexual abuse of a patient by a healthcare provider may be filed at any time after the commission of the abuse. This Act also creates a 2-year &#...
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2010-07-13
Signed by Governor
SB282PassMany wills and trusts contain formula clauses allocating shares of a decedent’s estate or trust estate based on Internal Revenue Code provisions relating to federal estate tax exemptions and generation-skipping transfer tax exemptions. The fede...
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2010-07-12
Signed by Governor
SB287PassThis Act clarifies that volunteer HAZMAT team members who are operating under the authority and direction of DNREC and are no longer employed by private industry continue to be members of the HAZMAT team and as such remain eligible for applicable wor...
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2010-07-12
Signed by Governor
HB393PassThis Act amends the Charter of the Town of Dewey Beach to authorize the Town Commissioners to change the date of annual municipal elections to prevent conflict with Jewish holy days.
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2010-07-12
Signed by Governor
SB303PassThis Act will further the purpose of Chapter 30A of Title 16 by clarifying the authority of the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection to regulate nursing assistant training programs. The Division is currently approving the curriculum of tra...
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2010-07-12
Signed by Governor
SB304PassThis Bill allows the 2 law enforcement members of the Delaware Child Protection Accountability Commission (CPAC) to designate proxies. It also requires CPAC to submit a copy of its annual report to the General Assembly instead of to the Governor̵...
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2010-07-12
Signed by Governor
SB242PassThis Bill will require DART to publish all route, schedule and fare information for public transit routes on a website maintained by the Corporation to be available for download by the public and third parties at no charge.
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2010-07-12
Signed by Governor
HB276PassThis bill adds a mandatory $500 penalty to criminal and/or civil charges of injuring, damaging, littering, or applying graffiti to or along a scenic and historical highway or a scenic byway, as defined in 17 Del.C. 101(a)(9), as follows: 101(a)(9) ...
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2010-07-12
Signed by Governor
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