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HB272Engross

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This 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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2014-06-26
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 41 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB263Engross

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This bill will eliminate the added step of transferring monies through the Secretary of State and enable the Department of Insurance to remit funds up to $1M dollars directly to the City of Wilmington in a more efficient and timely manner. The bill f...
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2014-06-26
Defeated by Senate. Votes: Defeated 13 YES 8 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SCR60Engross

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Establishing A Low-wage Service Worker Task Force.
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2014-06-26
Passed in House by Voice Vote
SB208Intro

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This bill changes the method of populating the Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries from gubernatorial nomination with Senate confirmation to gubernatorial appointment.
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2014-06-26
Laid On Table in Senate
SCR55Engross

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This resolution designates October 2014 as “Dyslexia Awareness Month” in Delaware.
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2014-06-26
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB297Enroll

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This bill clarifies when an animal control constable or dog warden may impound a dog that is suspected of being dangerous or potentially dangerous. The bill makes clear that any of the paragraphs constitutes grounds. In addition, the bill removes lar...
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2014-06-26
HS 1 for HB 297 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 17 YES 3 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB368Enroll

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This Act provides environmental cleanup liability protections for lenders who foreclose on properties that contain aboveground storage tanks and sets forth the criteria and process for lenders to maintain this liability protection. This Act also corr...
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2014-06-26
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB367Enroll

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This Act makes a number of revisions, additions, and technical clarification to Title 7 relating to Delaware’s petroleum and hazardous substances underground storage tank program in order to ensure the protection of public health and the enviro...
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2014-06-26
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB344Enroll

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The 146th General Assembly established a study group pursuant to House Joint Resoultion No. 17 to examine and recommend changes to the State’s civil mental health laws. During the course of the Study Group’s work, it determined that while...
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2014-06-26
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 17 YES 3 NO 1 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB320PassThis bill increases the opportunity for citizens to observe the performance of public officials and to monitor the decisions that are made by such officials by making minutes of infrequently meeting public bodies in the executive branch available in ...
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2014-06-26
Signed by Governor
SB252Engross

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This bill changes American eel size and possession limits, and sets the minimum mesh size for eel pots. These changes are necessary for Delaware to remain in compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission American Eel Interstate Fish...
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2014-06-26
Reported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES) in House with 11 On Its Merits
HB348Enroll

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This bill allows the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to issue numbered surf fishing vehicle plates. The plates may be sold or auctioned for a fee. The numbered surf fishing vehicle plate is an option for people with an inter...
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2014-06-26
HS 1 for HB 348 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HR39Intro

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This resolution highlights the many and diverse outdoor recreational attractions available in The First State.
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2014-06-26
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HR40Intro

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This resolution requests the departments of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC); Transportation; and Agriculture to form a public-private working group to identify opportunities for expanding community gardening opportunities on state...
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2014-06-26
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB346Enroll

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The 146th General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution No. 17 establishing a Study Group to, inter alia, conduct a comprehensive evaluation of Delaware's civil mental health laws. HJR 17 noted that it has been decades since a comprehensive review w...
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2014-06-26
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 41 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SB265Intro

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Currently, to drive and park on Delaware beaches, a vehicle must have a permit and the operator must be actively engaged in surf fishing. This bill gives permit holders the option to not engage in surf fishing for safety reasons, but only during the ...
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2014-06-26
To Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Control Committee
SB219PassDelaware, like other states, is seeing a dramatic increase in heroin and opioid abuse and as a result is experiencing an increase in the number of people overdosing on these substances. This Legislation will increase the amount of the life-saving dru...
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2014-06-25
Signed by Governor
SB162Engross

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This Bill expands the crime of possession and purchase of deadly weapons by persons prohibited to include perpetrators of violent crimes who have been found Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity, Guilty But Mentally Ill, or Mentally Incompetent to Stand T...
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2014-06-25
To House Administration Committee
HB258PassThis bill allows for the insurance cards in an electronic format to be used as proof of insurance. Using an electronic format would not act as consent to access other contents on the device, nor would it expand or restrict investigative or search aut...
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2014-06-25
Signed by Governor
HB337PassThis bill promotes uniformity in the timing of the application process for school districts, charter schools, magnet schools, and career and technical education schools.
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2014-06-25
Signed by Governor
HB421Intro

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This bill requires that repairs or additions or improvements on the Delaware Memorial Bridge use iron, steel, and manufactured products made in the United States unless the Secretary of DelDOT determines one of the stated exceptions applies. The bill...
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2014-06-25
Reported Out of Committee (TRANSPORTATION/LAND USE AND INFRASTRUCTURE) in House with 5 On Its Merits
HB319Engross

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As existing law has failed to make licensed midwifery services available to Delaware mothers who do not belong to very specific religious sects, a public process was followed in 2013-2014 to identify a better system, incorporating both Delaware syste...
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2014-06-25
HS 1 for HB 319 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 27 YES 12 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB232Enroll

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This is the first 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 agen...
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2014-06-25
Enact w/o Sign by Governor
SB209PassThis bill requires the Department of Education to promulgate regulations to further define the meaning and process for consideration of impact in the charter school application review process, to be considered and approved by the State Board no later...
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2014-06-25
Signed by Governor
HB347Engross

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This bill requires all new school construction or major renovation to include the following features: an intruder alarm, bullet resistant whiteboards, bulletproof glass in entrance areas and interior doors and windows, and doors lockable with keys on...
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2014-06-25
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB256PassThis Act will make changes to Delaware’s law prohibiting Sexual Solicitation of a Child to ensure the safety of Delaware’s children from sexual predators, including the persons that promote sexual solicitation of a child and the persons t...
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2014-06-24
Signed by Governor
SB249Intro

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This Act creates a five year pilot program for the use of public-private partnership agreements in school construction and capital improvement projects. The contracting flexibility provided by this Act will allow school districts to enter into design...
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2014-06-24
Laid On Table in Senate
HB253PassThis bill creates a “Stop Child Abuse” license plate, with proceeds going to the Protecting Delaware’s Children Fund. The initial fee is $50, including a $15 administrative fee. Annual renewal will cost $40 in addition to the regula...
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2014-06-24
Signed by Governor
SB259Intro

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This act sets a $0.50 assessment for deposit in the Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund for each rented lot in a manufactured home community for a legal expenses fund for homeowners.
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2014-06-24
Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
HJR9Engross

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As Delaware’s senior population increases so do incidents of financial exploitation. Protection of seniors and their assets is therefore acknowledged as a paramount concern of the General Assembly. This resolution establishes a study group to a...
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2014-06-24
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
HB422Intro

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This bill would place limits on the use of solitary confinement, a topic which is largely unaddressed in current Delaware law. A growing body of research shows that long-term solitary confinement may contribute to significant mental health issues and...
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2014-06-24
Introduced in House and assigned to Corrections Committee
HB202Engross

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This bill changes the requirements for security guard and private investigator licenses by (a) making the qualifications uniform for both occupations; (b) providing that a license may still be issued for persons convicted of 2 or less drug or theft-r...
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2014-06-24
Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
SB241PassThis Act reorganizes the provision of many forensic sciences into a new Division of Forensic Science organized within the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The proposed new Division of Forensic Science would consist of the operations previo...
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2014-06-24
Signed by Governor
HB370Intro

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People First Language (“PFL”) legislation is part of a national movement to promote dignity and inclusion for people with disabilities. PFL specifies that the order of terms used to describe any individual places the person first, and the...
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2014-06-24
Stricken
SJR11Intro

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This joint resolution directs DelDOT to immediately conduct a sound level study and report the results to the General Assembly before the reopening of I-495. These studies can be compared with previous high traffic noise levels.
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2014-06-24
Reported Out of Committee (HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
HB302Enroll

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This bill establishes a more efficient structure for the administration of Delaware’s campaign finance laws, establishes a mechanism for citizens to report possible violations, and gives the State Election Commissioner the resources necessary t...
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2014-06-24
HS 1 for HB 302 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 11 YES 10 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HR23Intro

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This Resolution creates a task force to study and provide alternative solutions to school retention and social promotion. The Speaker needs to appoint 2 members to the task force. The members recommended as Task Force participants were provided by th...
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2014-06-24
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB240PassThe use of electric lights to attract fish while fishing was banned to control fishing harvest before the establishment of management measures such as fishing size and creel limits and closed seasons. The current law prevents the use of electric ligh...
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2014-06-24
Signed by Governor
HCR66Intro

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This Resolution creates a task force to make findings and policy recommendations examining homelessness in Delaware, including its causes and impacts, and proposing methods to permanently reduce and eliminate homelessness and promote the fair treatme...
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2014-06-19
Introduced in House and assigned to Housing & Community Affairs Committee
SB137Intro

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This bill prohibits the possession, sale and manufacture of a firearm undetectable by metal detectors.
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2014-06-19
To Senate Public Safety Committee
HCR68Engross

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This resolution proclaims June 19, 2014, as Juneteenth Independence Day in Delaware and encourages the people of Delaware to reflect upon the significant roles and many contributions of African Americans and to celebrate this day with appropriate act...
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2014-06-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 16 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 5 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HCR67Engross

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This concurrent resolution recognizes and honors the young women of Delaware participating in the 2014 session of Delaware Girls State.
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2014-06-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 16 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 5 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HR38Intro

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This Resolution recognizes Thursday, June 19, 2014, as “Staff Appreciation Day” in the House of Representatives.
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2014-06-19
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB246PassThis Act substitutes the term “payment card” for the term “credit card” for purposes of title 11 to broaden the scope of the term to include debit cards and other forms of cards that are not “credit” cards, but are...
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2014-06-19
Signed by Governor
SB189PassThis bill changes the Limited License for Dentists to an Academic License and sets forth the requirements. These licensees work as directors, chairs or faculty of hospitals.
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2014-06-19
Signed by Governor
SR19Engross

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This concurrent resolution recognizes and honors July 2, 2014, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 being signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
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2014-06-19
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 16 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 5 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB405Intro

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This bill is the first leg of a Constitutional amendment that eliminates reference to the county elective office of Clerk of the Peace. Contemporaneously with the second leg of the Constitutional Amendment, the implementation language will be filed a...
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2014-06-19
Stricken
HB287Engross

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This bill establishes a set prevailing wage rate and eliminates the need for a survey based upon certain requirements.
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2014-06-19
To Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee
HB371Intro

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The purpose of this bill is to exempt from prosecution those who possess marijuana for personal use and consumption.
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2014-06-19
HS 1 for HB 371 - Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY) in House with 8 On Its Merits
SB235Enroll

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This Bill represents the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on the feasibility of opening Family Court proceedings to the public. The Bill provides that paternity, divorce, property division and alimony hearings are presumed to be public p...
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2014-06-19
To House Administration Committee
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