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HB243PassCurrently possession actions involving rental of residential or commercial property fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Justice of the Peace Court. There is no clear statement of jurisdiction for agricultural leases, though the possession i...
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2014-06-18
Signed by Governor
HB133PassThis bill would allow drivers of a vehicle to make a left turn across a paved dividing space unless prohibited by an official traffic-control device. This language is consistent with the National Uniform Vehicle Code permitting the crossing of flushe...
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2014-06-18
Signed by Governor
HB413Intro

Sine Die
This bill gives more flexibility in how law enforcement may use funds from the Fund to Combat Violent Crimes. Additionally, the bill expands the definition of "local law enforcement agency". finally, the bill allows law enforcement to use l...
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2014-06-18
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY) in House with 8 On Its Merits
HB411Intro

Sine Die
This bill allows inspectors with the Division of Professions Regulations to inspect businesses, schools, or other places where electrical services are offered, rendered or taught to ensure compliance with the laws relating to electrical services in T...
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2014-06-18
Reported Out of Committee (SUNSET COMMITTEE (POLICY ANALYSIS & GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY)) in House with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
HB273PassThis bill changes the qualifying year for a street rod from 1949 to pre 1970.
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2014-06-18
Signed by Governor
HB181PassThis bill adds support proceedings to the Family Court proceedings in which mediation is prohibited. This applies to cases in which one of the parties has been found by a court to have committed an act of domestic violence against the other party or ...
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2014-06-18
Signed by Governor
SB179PassThis Act is intended to clarify the offense of Resisting Arrest by making grammatical changes.
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2014-06-18
Signed by Governor
HB234Enroll

Sine Die
This bill: 1.) Provides that in determining market rent there must be a comparison of community to community and not lot to lot. Additionally, communities used in the comparison of community to community cannot be owned by the same principles. 2.) Al...
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2014-06-18
HS 1 for HB 234 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 19 YES 0 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
SCR61Engross

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This Concurrent Resolution commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Delaware Public Defender’s Office.
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2014-06-18
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB267PassThis bill requires that public middle schools and high schools include information regarding the SEED and Inspire scholarship programs in all printed and electronic communications concerning school activities.
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2014-06-18
Signed by Governor
HB409Intro

Sine Die
This bill exempts substance abuse treatment facilities which are already accredited by a nationally recognized healthcare accreditation organization, such as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or the Commission on Accre...
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2014-06-17
To House Health & Human Development Committee
HB406Intro

Sine Die
This Bill requires an auctioneer who is providing real estate services other than advertising and marketing real property for sale by auction, selling the property by auction on the day advertised, and performing ministerial tasks necessary for settl...
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2014-06-17
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
HB410Intro

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Effective December 31, 2014, this Bill closes the City of Newark Alderman’s Court by removing the authority of the Newark City Council to establish an Alderman’s Court. All cases then before the City of Newark Alderman’s Court shall...
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2014-06-17
To House Administration Committee
HCR64Intro

Sine Die
This House Concurrent Resolution creates a Task Force for Expanding Educational Options for Children With Disabilities. The Task Force will obtain input from stakeholders regarding services for children with disabilities between the ages of three and...
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2014-06-17
Introduced in House
HB341Intro

Sine Die
This bill allows for collective bargaining in each of the defined units when a majority of the identified employees are recognized. In addition, specific dates and timeframes are added.
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2014-06-17
To House Appropriations Committee
HB377Intro

Sine Die
This Act reincorporates the Town of Townsend.
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2014-06-17
Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB298Engross

Sine Die
This Bill raises the fine for a first offense for using a hand-held cell phone or other electronic device while driving from $50 to $75.
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2014-06-17
To Senate Public Safety Committee
HB418Intro

Sine Die
This bill imposes a license requirement and fee of $1 per barrel upon any entity engaged in the commercial lightering of petroleum products on waters within the territorial jurisdiction of this State.
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2014-06-17
Introduced in House and assigned to House Administration Committee
HB235PassThis bill designates bicycling as the official sport for the State of Delaware.
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2014-06-14
Signed by Governor
SB20PassSection 1 of this Act appropriates 39.7 FTEs, of which up to 4.0 shall be authorized as teachers/supervisors, 31.7 authorized as teachers, 3.0 authorized as secretaries for the Department of Education and 1.0 Education Associate to operate the Prison...
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2014-06-12
Signed by Governor
HB402Intro

Sine Die
This Bill ties the state prevailing wage rate to the average rate established by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics Survey (OES) for the subject class of laborers or mechanics.
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2014-06-12
To House Administration Committee
SCR58Engross

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This resolution establishes a contest for the redesigning of the Animal Welfare License Plate, to be held through August 30, 3014. The sale of these license plates will help fund humane animal population control efforts throughout Delaware.
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2014-06-12
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HCR63Engross

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This Resolution recognizes the young men participating in the 2014 session of Delaware's Boys State and commends its sponsor, the American Legion Department of Delaware.
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2014-06-12
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB404Intro

Sine Die
This bill extends Delaware’s Clean Indoor Air Act to eliminate smoking in private clubs such as fraternal benefit societies and volunteer fire companies.
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2014-06-12
Introduced in House and assigned to Health & Human Development Committee
HB266PassNew motor vehicle dealers have been performing safety and VIN verifications on vehicles 5 model years old or newer since 2011. This legislation would allow any licensed dealer approved by the department to perform VIN verifications. This authorizatio...
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2014-06-12
Signed by Governor
SB171Enroll

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After the General Assembly adopted a drafting procedure using strikethrough and underline, some inconsistencies and confusion about how amendments to bill should be drafted resulted. In the effort to update the Legislative Drafting Manual, the Divisi...
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2014-06-12
Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 4 On Its Merits
SB178PassThis bill transfers authority for state-approved motor vehicle accident prevention (defensive driving) courses from the Department of Insurance to the Division of Motor Vehicles. The Division of Motor Vehicles shall promulgate regulations in coordina...
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2014-06-12
Signed by Governor
HCR62Engross

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This concurrent resolution recognizes 2014 as the 60th anniversary of the issuance of the Supreme Court opinion in the case of Brown v. Board of Education, and recognizes the contribution of Delawareans to that effort.
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2014-06-12
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB241PassThis Bill defines tobacco substitute to include modern e-cigarettes, and prohibits a person from selling or distributing tobacco substitutes to minors. This Bill further prohibits minors from purchasing or receiving such tobacco substitutes. This Bil...
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2014-06-12
Signed by Governor
HB81Engross

Sine Die
This bill lowers the number of full-time employees from 25 to 3 for the Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Employment Relations Act to apply to a public employer.
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2014-06-11
Defeated by Senate. Votes: Defeated 10 YES 7 NO 3 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB391Intro

Sine Die
This bill updates requirements for handguns used for deer hunting by adding a range and limit to allowable handgun calibers to accommodate changing handgun availability while maintaining public safety and handgun hunting efficacy.
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2014-06-11
Reported Out of Committee (NATURAL RESOURCES) in House with 2 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
SB232Intro

Sine Die
This bill defines “crusher” and requires that any crusher have a mandatory set back from residences and residential communities. A crusher is often used to reduce the size of waste concrete for disposal or recycling. The process of crushi...
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2014-06-11
Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
HB380Intro

Sine Die
Many employers require criminal history background checks as a condition of employment. This bill would limit conviction data provided to prospective employers to Class B misdemeanor convictions or greater, meaning criminal acts classified as unclass...
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2014-06-11
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 1 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
HB276Intro

Sine Die
This Bill requires any administrative agency proposing a regulation under the Administrative Procedures Act to include a cost-benefit estimate in the notice for public comment that must be published before the regulation may be adopted. This cost-ben...
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2014-06-11
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 8 On Its Merits
HB381Intro

Sine Die
This bill is the result of recommendations made by the Joint Sunset Committee and adds appointed members of the Cash Management Policy Board to the definition of “public officers”. This designation would subject the appointed members of t...
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2014-06-11
Reported Out of Committee (SUNSET COMMITTEE (POLICY ANALYSIS & GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY)) in House with 3 Favorable
HB286Engross

Sine Die
This bill creates a procedure under which a person who has obtained a judgment in any court of the State of Delaware may have the Department of Finance intercept tax refunds and lottery winnings to satisfy such judgment. The bill also requires any pe...
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2014-06-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
SB200Enroll

Sine Die
This bill increases the penalty for committing terroristic threatening that causes evacuation of a building, place of assembly, or facility of public transportation from a class G felony to a class E felony.
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2014-06-11
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 8 On Its Merits
SB193Engross

Sine Die
This bill requires a mammography service provider to provide specific notice to a patient if that patient presents with dense breast tissue.
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2014-06-11
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 7 On Its Merits
HB349Intro

Sine Die
This amendment substitutes the term “deadly weapon” for “firearm”. A firearm is only one type of deadly weapon.
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2014-06-11
Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 3 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
SB196Engross

Sine Die
This 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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2014-06-11
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 13 On Its Merits
HB399Intro

Sine Die
This Act places a constitutional limitation on base general fund operating appropriations. However, appropriations deemed as emergencies involving the health, safety, or welfare of the citizens of the State that are approved by three-fifths of the me...
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2014-06-11
To House Administration Committee
HCR61Engross

Sine Die
This resolution recognizes November 2014 as “Native American Heritage Month” in Delaware.
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2014-06-11
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HR37Intro

Sine Die
This Resolution celebrates the fourteenth anniversary of the Sister-State Relationship and reaffirms the relationship between the State of Delaware and the Province of Taiwan.
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2014-06-11
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB398Intro

Sine Die
This bill enables local governments, in coordination with the Department of Transportation, to create transportation improvement districts (TIDs) and an appropriate fee schedule for such studies.
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2014-06-11
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
HB390Intro

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Consistent with the recommendation of the December 28, 2013 Report of Independent Counsel on Investigation of Violations of Delaware Campaign Finance and Related State Laws authored by E. Norman Veasey and Christine T. Di Guglielmo, this law bans all...
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2014-06-10
To House Administration Committee
SB28PassThis Bill allows a per diem employee of the legislature who receives a service pension to be exempt from the earnings limit while working for the legislature.
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2014-06-10
Signed by Governor
HB393Intro

Sine Die
This bill requires that, for emergency procurement, in addition to a preference for Delaware labor, there will be a preference for hiring companies with their principal place of business in Delaware. For a violation of that requirement, the hired ent...
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2014-06-10
Introduced in House and assigned to House Administration Committee
HB396Intro

Sine Die
This bill provides that a striped bass does not have to be tagged by a commercial fisherman until it is landed.
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2014-06-10
Introduced in House and assigned to Natural Resources Committee
HB251PassThis bill re-organizes and makes changes to Chapter 23 to be more reader-friendly and to clarify certain provisions regarding guardianship and permanent guardianship. It clarifies the circumstances under which a parent may not consent to guardianship...
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2014-06-10
Signed by Governor
SB248Intro

Sine Die
This Act seeks to prevent individuals convicted of certain crimes from collecting State pensions.
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2014-06-10
To Senate Executive Committee
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