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HB313PassThis Act would allow Delaware Courts the flexibility to permit by Court Rule the use of unsworn declarations made under penalty of perjury in lieu of sworn declarations, including verified pleadings and affidavits. With the continued move toward elec...
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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
HB214PassCurrently, for an assault to rise to the level of assault in the second degree against a nurse, the nurse must be rendering emergency care. This bill includes an assault on a nurse performing a work-related duty as a second degree assault.
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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
HB335PassThis housekeeping bill removes the reference to “Chapter 85 of Title 11” from the criminal background check requirements for school bus and taxicab/limousine endorsements. This statute reference points to public school background check re...
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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
HB366Intro

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This bill endeavors to reconcile patients’ rights to know all their health care options with the desire of some health care providers to not provide certain care based on religious or philosophical beliefs. This act balances the religious liber...
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2016-06-28
Defeated by House of Representatives. Votes: Defeated 7 YES 29 NO 0 NOT VOTING 5 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB440Intro

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This Act requires that organizations wishing to operate charitable video lottery machines connect those machines to the central lottery computer system beginning March 31, 2017. The bill also eliminates the requirement that charitable gaming organiza...
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2016-06-28
Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB403Engross

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Section 1 of this bill requires a prospective tenant seeking to rent a lot in a manufactured housing community to provide to the landlord a copy of the manufactured home’s title and written confirmation of the manufactured home owner’s in...
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2016-06-28
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 1 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB394Engross

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This bill: provides clearer language concerning license and identification requirements for both businesses and individuals; gives vendors a much clearer understanding of prohibited acts, discipline and penalties; and grants the ability of the Profes...
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2016-06-28
Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB334PassThis bill provides that in the cases of toll violations, the penalty assessment imposed by 4101 (h) and (j) of Title 11 of the Delaware Code may be suspended.
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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
HB342PassAt the recommendation of the Joint Sunset Committee (“Committee”), this Act establishes the Department of Elections Voting Equipment Selection Task Force (“Task Force”). The current voting equipment used in Delaware will need ...
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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
SB290Intro

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This bill allows the election cycle regarding contributions from political parties and political action committees to reset after the Primary Election as it does for other contributors.
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2016-06-28
Defeated by Senate. Votes: Defeated 9 YES 12 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB304PassThis bill amends Title 18, Chapter 80, and is an accreditation requirement as of January 1, 2017. The amendments involve including a new subsection for Governance Standards for Risk Retention Groups which include the below-listed seven items. Existin...
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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
HB355Engross

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This bill creates a requirement that all public high schools, including charter schools, shall offer at least one computer science course at the high school level by the 2020-2021 school year. Also, this bill creates a requirement that, by the 2017-2...
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2016-06-28
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
HB319Intro

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This non-punitive, public health-oriented bill seeks to codify certain sections of the federal law known as the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (“CAPTA”) that requires States to have policies and procedures in place to address th...
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2016-06-28
Amendment HA 3 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB267Engross

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This Bill limits a health insurer’s right to overpayment recovery to two years from the date of the original payment. The time limit does not apply where there is fraud or other intentional misconduct, when overpayment recovery is initiated by ...
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2016-06-28
Reported Out of Committee (INSURANCE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
SR18Engross

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This resolution recognizes Ashley SK Davis for her valuable contributions to art and culture in the State of Delaware.
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2016-06-28
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB311Engross

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This Act authorizes the Family Court to order the Department of Health and Social Services of Services (“DHSS”) to determine whether a child who is 17 years of age or older and in the custody of the Department of Services for Children, Yo...
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2016-06-28
Reported Out of Committee (CHILDREN; YOUTH & FAMILIES) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
HB320PassThis bill removes “homosexuality” and “lesbianism” from the definition of misconduct that may be used as grounds for a divorce.
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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
HB374Intro

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This Act changes the term of a school board member from 5 years to 4 years. While longer board member terms enable school board members to have more years as experienced board members, this must be weighed against the goal of providing the community ...
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2016-06-28
Reported Out of Committee (EDUCATION) in House with 7 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
HB357Engross

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Importers, manufacturers and dealers of “destructive weapons” are licensed and regulated under Federal law. Under existing Delaware law, importers, manufacturers and dealers of destructive weapons are not permitted to deliver them to purc...
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2016-06-28
Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 30 YES 9 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB443Intro

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This Act eliminates the program whereby the Department of Elections, upon receiving a new voter registration application, has to mail a notice to the applicant and the applicant’s name may or may not be added to the list of registered voted dep...
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2016-06-28
Introduced in House and assigned to House Administration Committee
HCR93Intro

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Since its adoption in 2003, the Manufactured Home Owners and Community Owners Act has proven to be an effective tool to protect the rights of tenants in manufactured home communities. After 13 years, a number of issues and concerns have been identifi...
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2016-06-28
Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB353PassThis bill eliminates the requirement that a mortgage be under seal in order for it to be enforced through a foreclosure proceeding in the Superior Court pursuant to Chapter 49 of Title 10. The under seal requirement is most prominently described in t...
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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
HB93PassAs non-profit entities, rural electric cooperatives are exempt from the fee imposed for a business license and the taxes assessed on gross receipts set forth in Chapter 23 of Title 30. This Act confirms that the non-commercial generation of solar ele...
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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
SB287Intro

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This Act prohibits the sale, transfer, or delivery of a firearm to any person on the Federal Government’s terrorist watch list or the Federal Government’s no-fly list, or on any other list used by the Transportation Security Administratio...
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2016-06-25
Stricken
SB253PassThis Act adds provisions to 4004 of Title 7 to exclude from Chapter 40 of Title 7 land disturbing activities of 1 acre or less of land and to exclude from the requirement for a sediment and stormwater management plan the construction of an agricultu...
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2016-06-24
Signed by Governor
HB274Intro

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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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2016-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (APPROPRIATIONS) in House with 4 On Its Merits
HB420Intro

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The Regulatory Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015 intended to improve Delaware’s regulatory environment for individual proprietors and small businesses, by requiring each agency to submit a “regulatory impact statement” and...
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2016-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 8 On Its Merits
HB117Intro

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This Act will create a funding source for students enrolled in Delaware public schools who are determined as low-income according to the Department of Education. This funding source will be in addition to the normal enrollment based funding provided ...
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2016-06-23
Amendment HA 2 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HCR95Engross

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Many of the Delaware Volunteer Fire Companies are for all intents and purposes self-policed as it pertains to the management of their company funds. As highlighted by the recent reports of embezzlement, the current system is vulnerable. This House Co...
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2016-06-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HCR94Intro

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This resolution is intended to produce voluntary, cost-effective actions by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, the Delaware General Assembly, and Delaware’s local governments to reduce deaths and injuries occurring to pedestrians on the sta...
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2016-06-23
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
HB442Intro

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To obtain obedience to federal laws protecting national security, with the help of registered agents, this Bill will prevent the use of our Limited Liability Act by persons and nations identified by federal agencies as a threat to this country. The b...
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2016-06-23
To House Judiciary Committee
SCR80Engross

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This Resolution honors USO Delaware on its 25th Anniversary, and the USO on its 75th Anniversary, for their important and inspiring work supporting military members and their families.
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2016-06-23
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HCR91Engross

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This concurrent resolution recognizes and honors the young women of Delaware participating in the 2016 session of Delaware Girls State.
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2016-06-23
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HCR92Intro

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The 148th Delaware General Assembly opposes the decision of the PJM Interconnection to allocate the majority of the costs of the Artificial Island improvements to the residents and businesses of The First State. The PJM Interconnection actions in th...
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2016-06-23
To House Energy Committee
SB291Intro

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This Act makes certain requirements of Title Loan lenders.
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2016-06-23
To Senate Banking and Business Committee
SB292Intro

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This Act sets the minimum educational courses for each grade. It does not set the curriculum for these courses or how they will be presented within the classrooms. The life skills program replaces the half credit currently listed as part of the 3 el...
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2016-06-23
To Senate Education Committee
HB430Intro

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This bill clarifies that a Department of Corrections employee who has served for 25 years with at least 20 years as a correction officer is eligible to retire at 25 years.
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2016-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (CORRECTIONS) in House with 2 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
HB378PassThis bill amends the insurance law to clarify the status of funding agreements issued by life insurers, including for purposes of premium taxes, form filing and priority of claims in an insurer’s delinquency proceeding. Delaware law allows fund...
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2016-06-22
Signed by Governor
SCR81Engross

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This Senate Concurrent Resolution recognizes and celebrates 2 distinguished Muslim holidays, Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the haj pilgrimage to Mecca. Author: Sen. Sokola
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2016-06-22
Passed in House by Voice Vote
HB368PassThis bill continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act (the "Act") to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed ame...
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2016-06-22
Signed by Governor
HB365Engross

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This Act removes the prohibition against receipt of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (“TANF” also referred to by the name Aid for Families with Dependent Children or “AFDC”) funds by persons convicted of a drug felony. ...
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2016-06-22
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
HB367PassThis bill continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (the "Act") to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the prop...
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2016-06-22
Signed by Governor
HB372PassThis bill continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the "Act") to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amend...
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2016-06-22
Signed by Governor
SB289Intro

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This Act prohibits the sale, transfer, or delivery of a firearm to any person on the Federal Government’s terrorist watch list or the Federal Government’s no-fly list, or on any other list used by the Transportation Security Administratio...
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2016-06-22
Laid On Table in Senate
HB396Engross

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The time and delay associated with the review of land use projects is often a factor in determining whether a potential employer comes to Delaware or not. This bill is designed to provide an expedited review process for projects likely to have signif...
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2016-06-22
To Senate Executive Committee
SR17Engross

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This Resolution recognizes Wednesday, June 22, 2016, as “Staff Appreciation Day” in the Delaware State Senate.
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2016-06-22
Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
HB338PassThis Act amends the Charter of the City of Seaford by altering the voting hours for a special election for annexation, borrowing money, or issuing bonds. It also authorizes the Seaford City Council to offer tax exemptions to economic development proj...
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2016-06-22
Signed by Governor
HB424Engross

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This bill clarifies that a vote by the General Assembly as required in 14 Del C. 1008(g) and 1026(d) in support of redistricting serves to authorize the State Board to proceed with the redistricting, but does not constitute approval of any particula...
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2016-06-22
To Senate Executive Committee
SB288Intro

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Delaware’s carbon dioxide reduction goals have been met, several years’ worth of average expenditures from the last three years sits in reserve accounts, and the rising costs of emission permits from continued participation in the Regiona...
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2016-06-22
To Senate Energy & Transit Committee
HB415Intro

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This bill provides the Department of Health and Social Services with authority to provide for and regulate the sanitary control of massage parlors and centers.
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2016-06-22
Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 8 On Its Merits
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