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SB263EngrossThis Act amends the Delaware Governmental Accountability Act to make the annual budget process part of a performance management system of strategic planning, performance metrics and performance budgeting, dedicated to continuous process improvement t...
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2018-06-22
To House Appropriations Committee
SB200EngrossThis Act prohibits drilling for oil or natural gas in Delawares coastal zone and territorial waters and precludes DNREC from issuing any permits in connection with the development of offshore drilling infrastructure, whether proposed for Delaware ter...
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2018-06-22
To House Natural Resources Committee
SB224EngrossSection 1 of this Act increases the aggregate amount of Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credits that can be approved in any 1 fiscal year from $500,000 to $1 million.
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2018-06-22
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
SB225EngrossThis Act encourages prescribers and patients to use proven non-opioid methods of treating back pain by doing the following:
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2018-06-22
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
SB247EngrossThis Act, consistent with longstanding practice throughout the State expressly recognized in the existing statute, clarifies the manner in which criminal justice agencies may inform the public of information related to arrests. In addition, this Act ...
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2018-06-22
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
SB255EngrossThis Act prohibits the use and dissemination of information obtained from the machine readable zone of a driver's license or identification card issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles, with limited exceptions. This Act seeks to protect members ...
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2018-06-22
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
HB480IntroThis legislation increases access to Delaware's existing community solar program by expanding geographic eligibility requirements of the program. The legislation also ensures 15% of all community solar facilities provide savings to low-to-moderat...
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2018-06-22
To House Energy Committee
HJR13IntroIn January of 2018 the federal government passed the Federal Register Printing Savings Act, which included a moratorium in calendar year 2019 on a fee paid by health insurance companies or health service corporations to the federal government. The St...
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2018-06-22
To House Administration Committee
SB207EngrossThis Substitute Act does all of the following:
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2018-06-22
To House Natural Resources Committee
SB144EngrossThis Substitute Act implements certain recommendations adopted by the Lottery & Gaming Study Commission in 2015 and the Video Lottery Advisory Council in 2017, in recognition of significant changes in the regional gaming marketplace and the State...
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2018-06-22
To House Administration Committee
SB244EngrossThis bill provides technical changes and also creates the Committee on Employment and Social Services consolidating the work conducted by the Welfare Employment Committee and Social Service Advisory Council created by Executive Order Six-Eight signed...
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2018-06-22
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
SB91EngrossThis Act creates a requirement that lodging establishments with an appliance that emits carbon monoxide or an attached garage have working carbon monoxide detection devices in each dwelling or sleeping unit.
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2018-06-22
Amendment HA 1 to SS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB419IntroUnmanned aircraft systems are capable of introducing contraband into detention facilities without undergoing correctional officer inspections. This bill seeks to prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft systems (drones) to introduce contraband into dete...
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2018-06-22
Amendment HA 1 to HB 419 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
SB226EngrossThe Public Service Commissions (PSC) authority over public utilities has been changed by recent decisions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and legislation enacted in Delaware. This Act changes the statutory requirements for PSC public u...
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2018-06-22
To House Energy Committee
SB243EngrossSince 1973, § 9605(b) of Title 9 of the Delaware Code (§ 9605) has prohibited the recordation of instruments that restrict the sale, gift, transfer, assignment, conveyance, ownership, lease, rental, use, or occupancy of real property to or by any p...
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2018-06-22
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
SB261IntroThis Act directs the Board of Directors of the Riverfront Development Corporation to amend the membership and member terms of the Board of Directors contained in Article I, Section 1 of the Corporation's by-laws.
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2018-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
SCR79EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution directs the Department of Education, with the assistance of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association, to promulgate regulations that permit coaches to coach student athletes out of season, with restrictions ...
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2018-06-21
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 1 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT
SB253IntroThis Act creates and funds, in Fiscal Year 2019, a Community Assault Weapon Recovery Program.
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2018-06-21
To Senate Labor Committee
SB264IntroThis bill permits the City Council of the City of Milford to impose and collect a lodging tax of no more than three percent on hotel and motel rooms located in the City of Milford, so long as it is approved by a majority of the City Council pursuant ...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
HB367EngrossThis is a housekeeping bill to codify the existing practices with administering the Municipal Street Aid program.
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2018-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
SB265IntroThis Act amends the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act (REPSA) to provide for a workable cost cap to protect Delmarva Power customers from sharp annual increases in their bills due to the cost of procuring renewable energy.
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2018-06-21
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
HB348EnrollThis Act redefines resident to mean one who is legally domiciled in the State for 10 years immediately preceding October of the pretax year. This change means that one must be domiciled in the State for 10 years before one who is over the age of 65 c...
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2018-06-21
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 ABSENT
SB254IntroThis bill raises the civil penalty for a violation of section 3503 of the Workplace Fraud Act ("Act") from a range of $1,000 to $5,000 to $5,000 to $20,000. The bill also raises the civil penalty for wrongful discharge or discrimination und...
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2018-06-21
Laid On Table in Senate
HB445EngrossThis bill makes a technical correction to House Bill 53 enacted earlier this session. It would make the original intent clear that these firework devices can be sold and used on July 4, December 31, and January 1.
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2018-06-21
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
HB443EnrollThis Act permits the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to renew or extend the term of a construction permit under certain circumstances.
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2018-06-21
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
HB442EngrossThis Act expands the Juvenile Civil Citation Program to provide law enforcement officers with the discretion to refer any first-time juvenile offender engaged in any misdemeanor-level behavior to the civil citation program, where the juvenile can be ...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
HB465EngrossIn January 2018, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections that they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation that was enacted by the 149th General Assembly in 2017 or as...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
HB406EngrossThis bill allows for small employers who have more than 5 employees to obtain a stop loss policy for health insurance. This will provide more options for small employers in the health insurance market. Additionally these changes bring the section int...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
HB292EnrollThis Act implements the recommendations of the March 2105 Autism Educational Task Force report regarding § 1332 of Title 14, the Program for Children with Autism and its Special Staff. Enacted nearly three decades ago, this law established a network...
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2018-06-21
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
HB357EngrossThe Department of Corrections sometimes has difficulty tracking sex offenders coming out of prison because overly restrictive local ordinances can severely restrict the availability of appropriate housing. Homeless sex offenders are less likely to co...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
HB104IntroThe state is currently funding service providers at 75% of the market rate established in a 2014 study that was done by DHSS. This bill would mandate an increase in the rates paid to service providers according to the recommendations of the market st...
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2018-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 4 On Its Merits
HB476IntroThis Act empowers each county to create regulations for the maintenance of for-profit cemeteries and to impose penalties upon those who do not abide by the maintenance regulations.
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2018-06-21
[Hearing: Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
SB252EngrossThis amendment would allow for landing areas located in agricultural preservation districts to be used for agriculturally related aerial spraying and applications such as seeding, as well as spraying and applications under government programs such as...
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2018-06-21
To House Agriculture Committee
SB165EnrollThis Act permits private sector labor organizations and employers to enter into union security agreements to the full extent allowed under federal law.
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2018-06-21
Passed By House. Votes: 25 YES 13 NO 1 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
HB404EngrossThe purpose of this Act is to clarify that registered agents in Delaware are obligated to comply with requirements, standards, guidelines, rules, regulations, and procedures as issued by the Secretary of State on matters involving filings submitted t...
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2018-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
SB140IntroThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that limits the ability of the State to appropriate moneys in a special fund created, after January 1, 2018, to fund capital projects with a dedicated revenue source and with a limitation on the...
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2018-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Executive) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB449EngrossThis bill permits the Town of Middletown to impose and collect a lodging tax of no more than 3 percent of rents on hotel and motel rooms located in the town.
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2018-06-21
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
HB459IntroThis Act requires insurers to check if an individual owes child support arrears before making a payment to the individual and permits the Division of Child Support Services to attach a lien to an insurance payment awarded pursuant to a settlement or ...
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2018-06-21
Amendment HA 1 to HB 459 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB457EnrollThis bill provides for a residential electrician license. A residential electrician license allows for a person to conduct residential electrical work without having to be under the direct onsite supervision of a licensed master electrician, master e...
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2018-06-21
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 1 NO 3 ABSENT
HB386EngrossThis Act requires that individual, group, State employee, and public assistance insurance plans provide coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuro...
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2018-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
HB67IntroAs a public school safety measure, this bill requires that any door to a classroom will be equipped with a lock that can be locked from either side of the door. Many doors are currently not capable of locking from the inside. Locking the door(s) to a...
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2018-06-21
Stricken in House
HB90EngrossThis bill establishes in-person early voting for the State of Delaware. Registered voters will be allowed to vote in-person for at least 10 days prior to an election, up to and including the Saturday and Sunday immediately prior to the election at lo...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
HB400EngrossThis bill provides for election day registration for presidential primary, primary, special, and general elections whereas currently the deadline is the fourth Saturday prior to the date of the election. Moreover, same day registration at polling pla...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
HB336IntroThis Act requires each public school district to equip the schools within their respective jurisdictions with an adequate number of panic buttons that may be used to immediately alert local law enforcement authorities of a security threat at a school...
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2018-06-21
Stricken in House
HB335EngrossThis Act establishes the Delaware School Safety and Security Fund to allow certain eligible public schools to partially or fully fund projects intended to improve school facilities and training relating to safety or security. The Department of Educat...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Education Committee
SB245EngrossBoth the Delaware Strategic Fund (Title 29, Chapter 87A, Subchapter II) and the Delaware Technical Innovation Fund (Title 29, Chapter 87A, Subchapter III) provide funding for Delaware businesses, including new businesses in growing technology-related...
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2018-06-21
To House Telecommunication Internet & Technology Committee
HB397EngrossThis Act permits the Superior Court to consider petitions out of sequence where the Attorney General consents and the Court determines consideration to be in the interest of justice. To ensure this exceptional sequencing provision is employed judicio...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
SCR67EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes June 2018 as National Scoliosis Awareness Month in the State of Delaware.
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2018-06-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
HB393EngrossThis Bill updates the Delaware Viatical Settlements Act by amending the license and bond requirements for a viatical settlement provider or viatical settlement broker. The Act allows an applicant seeking licensure as a viatical settlement provider to...
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2018-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
HB479IntroThis Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution of upholstered residential furniture and children's products that contain harmful flame retardant chemicals. People who are not in the business of selling these products and nonprofits are...
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2018-06-21
To House Natural Resources Committee
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