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SB235PassThis bill eliminates the mandate that the State pay wireless cost recovery related to 911. To date, Delaware is only one of a few states still accepting invoices from wireless carriers for cost recovery. The original intent of cost recovery was to pr...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB207PassThis Act would improve the state’s response to incidents of school bullying by better informing parents of the availability of intervention by the Department of Justice’s School Ombudsperson, and clarify that the Ombudsperson has authorit...
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2016-08-10
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HB238PassThis bill changes the days of the week when the sale of alcoholic liquor for off-premises consumption can occur at 8 a.m. during the months of October through December from Monday through Saturday to Friday through Saturday.
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB297PassThis bill prohibits a county recorder from collecting a recording or filing fee from any common interest community or civic association der subsection 9607(b) when its respective county has elected to waive county
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
HB379PassThis bill corrects an original drafting error in the definition of Qualified Risk Manager and updates the definition in accordance with the federal Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act (NRRA), which was passed in July 2010.
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB231PassThis is a housekeeping bill. Sections 1 and 2 present identical language to that of the first two sections of HB 15 that was passed in June 2015 affecting captive insurance. The title to HB 15 was limited to captive insurance, but the effect of the ...
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
SB203PassAn Act To Amend Title 7 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Criminal Penalties For Violations Of Law Relating To Wetlands And Subaqueous Lands.
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2016-08-10
Signed by Governor
HB80PassThis Bill adds to the crime of impersonation by including the impersonation of our members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces, commonly known as “Stolen Valor”. The crime is only applicable when the person intends impersonate ...
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2016-08-09
Signed by Governor
HB345PassUnder this Act, the General Assembly formally recognizes the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware ("the Tribe") as an American Indian tribe, not only to acknowledge the Tribe's rich history and culture, but also so that the Tribe may be recogniz...
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2016-08-04
Signed by Governor
HB409PassThis 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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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
HB388PassThis bill restores Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child to the list of offenses for which a defendant shall receive an enhanced sentence when the victim is less than 14 years of age or the defendant has previously been convicted or adjudicated delinque...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB209PassThis bill clarifies that treatment required for participants in the domestic violence first offenders program must be domestic violence treatment with a Domestic Violence Coordinating Council certified treatment provider.
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
HB389PassThis bill is in response to concerns that an automobile insurance carrier might increase the rates or terminate the policy of non-profit transportation drivers who do not receive monetary compensation. This bill is designed to protect these drivers f...
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2016-08-03
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HB373PassThis bill amends the definition of family to make spouses and couples gender neutral. This bill also permits the transfer of misdemeanor criminal jurisdiction in cases involving former spouses, persons cohabitating with or without a child in common, ...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB300PassThis Act clarifies that a vote by the General Assembly, as required by 1008(g) and 1026(d) of Title 14, in support of redistricting serves to authorize the State Board to proceed with the redistricting, but does not constitute approval of any partic...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
HB281PassThis bill adds deputy chief fire marshals I through V to the “law-enforcement and investigative agents” category for purposes of bargaining units in state employment. Deputy chief fire marshals are considered law enforcement officers and ...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SJR17PassThis Senate Joint Resolution affirms the decision of the State Board of Education to approve the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission’s Plan (“the Plan”) and supports the continued work of the Commission in developing details...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
HB190PassThis is a housekeeping bill amending the definition of “biological sample” to include all evidence samples, however collected, for the purposes of identifying DNA.
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
HB296PassThis Act designates the Golden Retriever as the official dog of Delaware.
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
HB341PassThis bill makes a change to the method by which DNREC issues food fishing equipment permits for hook and line. By law there are only 172 such permits available in the State. When the number of permits in use drops below 172 the DNREC is required to i...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB179PassThis bill prohibits housing discrimination based on source of income by adding “source of income” as a protected class under the Delaware Fair Housing Act and the Landlord Tenant Code. A person may still take into account sufficiency of i...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB139PassOver the past several years, the federal government and states have begun to place liens on retirement accounts held by noncustodial parents who owe past due child support. This Bill will amend the Delaware Code to include public and private retireme...
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2016-08-03
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SB271PassThis Act makes a revision to the Delaware Code for the purpose of closing a loophole in the robbery first degree statute, whereby a criminal can threaten to kill someone during the course of committing theft and receive a lesser sanction than by thre...
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2016-08-03
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SB236PassSection 1 amends the definition of ‘Brownfield’ by eliminating the use of the phrase “any vacant, abandoned or underutilized real property” and substituting the phrase “real property, the expansion, or redevelopment or r...
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB52PassAn estimated 123,000 Delawareans provide varying degrees of unreimbursed care to adults with limitations in daily activities. Based on 2013 data, the total value of the unpaid care provided to Delawareans in need of long-term services and supports am...
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2016-08-03
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SB206PassThis Act updates a general provision of the code to reflect current practice and conform with specific statutory language applicable to the appointment of a vacant office for a commissioner in the Superior Court or the Court of Common Pleas.
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
HB336PassThis bill creates a special license plate for the Delaware Equine Council.
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2016-08-03
Signed by Governor
SB260PassThe Agricultural Lands Preservation Act currently allows for various agritourisum activities and other uses of farm lands in the Preservation Program which do not unduly interfere with ongoing agricultural use of the properties. These allowances prov...
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2016-08-01
Signed by Governor
SB255PassIn implementation of federal law, 4943 of the Election Code was amended in 2012 to allow voters who require assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write to be given assistance by a person of the voter’s ...
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2016-08-01
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HB377PassThis bill moves the date of 2018 primary election for statewide office, county office, and municipal office from September 11, 2018, to September 6, 2018. September 11, 2018, is the conclusion of Rosh Hashanah.
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2016-08-01
Signed by Governor
SJR10PassThis Senate Joint Resolution encourages State government to expand social media platforms to better connect with citizen businesses and visitors.
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2016-07-29
Signed by Governor
HB227PassThis 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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2016-07-29
Signed by Governor
SB185PassIn 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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2016-07-29
Signed by Governor
HB131PassSection 1 of this bill deletes 513(b)(1)c. in its entirety. This provision is no longer necessary as Federal law mandates withholding any time there is an order for support. Section 2 of this bill will strengthen and update the civil enforcement sec...
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2016-07-29
Signed by Governor
HB174PassThis Bill will amend the Code to certify that Division of Child Support Enforcement may be a party to a petition seeking to modify child support, and that they are subject to the same conditions as any other person. There is also a change in the requ...
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2016-07-29
Signed by Governor
HB383PassThis Act designates Maypole dancing as the official dance of Delaware.
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2016-07-29
Signed by Governor
SB208PassThis Act makes the following technical corrections to two online privacy protection bills passed during the General Assembly’s 2015 session: (i) the Act amends Section 1204C of the Delaware Online Privacy Protection Act, Chapter 12C, Title 6, t...
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2016-07-29
Signed by Governor
SJR11PassThis Senate Joint Resolution commends the National Historic Preservation Act.
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2016-07-29
Signed by Governor
SB248PassThis Act adds a new Section 3342 to Title 12 authorizing trust modifications upon consent or non-objection of the trustor, all fiduciaries, and all beneficiaries.
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2016-07-29
Signed by Governor
HB401PassThis Act generates revenues needed for statewide wildlife conservation and for public access facilities on and the management and maintenance of public wildlife areas owned or managed by the Division of Fish and Wildlife (“Division”) by i...
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2016-07-28
Signed by Governor
HB406PassVolunteer Firefighters have been a valuable part of public safety to the citizens of the State of Delaware for over 200 years. They have provided fire, rescue, and EMS services, which have saved many lives and averted millions of dollars of property ...
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2016-07-22
Signed by Governor
SB261PassThis legislation implements recommendations made by the Delaware Waterways Management and Financing Advisory Committee, which was formed by the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 64 in 2014. It establishes a sustainable and dedicated source ...
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2016-07-22
Signed by Governor
HB239PassThis bill creates the crime of Drug Dealing – Resulting in death. This purpose of this bill is to address the recent spike in deaths resulting from substances such as heroin and fentanyl.
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2016-07-21
Signed by Governor
HB441PassThis Act requires scrap metal processors to upload the VIN into the NMVTIS by the end of the next business day and to have the vehicle cleared by the State Police auto theft technician before scrapping, dismantling, or altering the vehicle. This Act ...
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2016-07-21
Signed by Governor
SB238PassThis Act establishes a Delaware Health Care Claims Database to be administered and operated within the existing framework of the Delaware Health Information Network. Sixteen states have enacted legislation to create health care claims databases which...
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2016-07-21
Signed by Governor
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
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