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SB10IntroThis Act increases the minimum wage required to be paid in this State by 50 cents a year beginning in 2017 and ending in 2020. After 2020, the minimum wage required to be paid in this State increases based on cost-of-living adjustments under the fede...
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2018-02-21
Amendment SA 2 to SB 10 - Stricken in Senate
SB126IntroThis Act provides school-based speech-language pathologists and audiologists who hold a current Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology, (CCC-SLP) or audiology (CCC-A), issued by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Associ...
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2018-02-20
To Senate Finance Committee
HB247PassThis bill sets forth revisions to the composition of the Council on Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities.
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
HB291PassThis Act clarifies that the representative appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services to the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council shall serve as the Councils temporary chair for the purposes of organizing...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
HB132PassThis bill corrects the duration of revocation to match § 4177C(d)(2) and will make it possible for all applicants who are required to participate in the Ignition Interlock Device program to be eligible to submit an application for an indigent plan. ...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
HB208PassThis Act renames the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection to the Division of Health Care Quality and strengthens the Division's ability to protect Delawareans receiving long term, acute, or outpatient health care. The new name better d...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
HB225PassHouse Bill No. 208 of the 149th General Assembly changes the name of the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection to the Division of Health Care Quality. This Act updates the name of the Division where it appears in the Delaware Code and takes...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
HB127PassThis bill updates Title 26 relating to the requirements for obtaining a certificate to operate in Delaware as a new electric transmission utility. This bill uses language similar to certificate requirements for water, wastewater, and other utility se...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
HB196PassHouse Bill No. 195 updates the terms and definitions used in Chapter 11 of Title 16 regarding long term care. This Act updates the terminology used to identify long term care facilities so that it is consistent throughout the Code. Specific updates a...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
HB295PassThis Act amends the Fiscal Year 2018 Bond and Capital Improvements Act to (1) authorize the Department of Transportation to use Community Transportation Funds for one-time reimbursements for various projects; (2) allow reprogramming of funds to suppo...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
HB237PassThis bill creates a new vehicle license plate promoting and supporting Keep Delaware Beautiful. This new non-profit organization, affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, has a mission of undertaking initiatives that will beautify Delaware and reduce ...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
HB195PassChapter 11 of Title 16 was enacted in 1998. Since that time, there have been many changes to the health care delivery system, including a larger percentage of individuals receiving long term health care services in their homes and settings other than...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
HB286PassEnactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act amended the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) by mandating that special education teachers must have obtained full certification and may not be working under emergency certifications. The Del...
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2018-01-29
Signed by Governor
HCR41EngrossThis resolution recognizes the month of June 2017 as General Aviation Appreciation Month.
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2018-01-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
HB311IntroThe Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners (Board) has worked several years to amend Chapter 39, Title 24 of the Delaware Code to update the statute governing social work licensure and practice in this State. The Boards work has included collaborati...
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2018-01-25
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
HCR47EngrossThis resolution recognizes the week of September 17 24, 2017 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Week.
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2018-01-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
HCR48EngrossThis Resolution proclaims the week of July 10-14, 2017 as Delaware Local Produce Week. This is the third consecutive year this observation is being staged in an attempt to facilitate a better, healthier relationship between Delaware famers and local ...
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2018-01-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
SB145IntroThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriation Act.
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2018-01-25
To Senate Finance Committee
HB308EngrossThis Act removes the sunset provision contained in Volume 80, Chapter 412 of the Laws of Delaware (formerly House Bill No. 405, as amended, of the 148th General Assembly) that is set to expire the law on September 8, 2018. The purpose of Volume 80, C...
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2018-01-25
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
HB325IntroThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2019 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2018-01-25
To House Capital Infrastructure Committee
HB204PassThis Act makes a number of changes to Chapter 21, Title 11 of the Delaware Code, with the goal of modernizing the pretrial process, reducing reliance on monetary conditions, improving the efficiency and outcomes for the criminal justice system, and e...
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2018-01-25
Signed by Governor
HB274PassThis bill allows the Laurel Special School District to convey to the Town of Laurel the Paul Laurence Dunbar School and the lands on which the school is located.
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2018-01-25
Signed by Governor
HB106IntroThis bill creates a new tax bracket at $125,000 with a rate of 7.10%, and an additional bracket of $250,000 with a rate of 7.85%.
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2018-01-25
Amendment HA 1 to HB 106 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
SCR41EngrossThis Resolution designates March 2, 2018 as "Red Shirt Friday, American Legion Auxiliary Salute to our Military" in the state of Delaware.
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2018-01-25
Passed In House by Voice Vote
HCR61IntroProviding sufficient surplus state revenue exists, this House Concurrent Resolution requests the Joint Finance Committee to restore to the FY 2019 Grants-in-Aid Bill funding that was removed from the appropriation at the start of the current fiscal y...
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2018-01-25
To House Administration Committee
SCR31EngrossThis concurrent resolution establishes the Veterans Higher Education Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding veterans access to higher education in Delaware.
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2018-01-25
Passed In House by Voice Vote
HB126EnrollThe Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 mandated that states allow families that receive child care assistance to continue receiving that assistance for at least 90 days after losing their job provided they are seeking employment durin...
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2018-01-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
SB128EnrollThis bill creates a special license plate for members of the Dover Air Force Base Chiefs Group.
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2018-01-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HB312IntroThis Act includes emergency medical technicians within the definition of employee under the County/Municipal Police/Firefighter Pension Plan.
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2018-01-25
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
HB53EngrossThis bill allows ground-based and hand-held sparklers and certain other nonexplosive, nonairborne novelty items regulated by the federal government to be sold and used in the State. The bill does not legalize firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerials, or...
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2018-01-25
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
HB231EnrollThis bill creates an Abandoned Cultural Property Act. The act allows museums to establish title to property that has been donated or left with the museum after any loan period has terminated and the lender cannot be found.
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2018-01-25
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
SB113IntroThis bill authorizes the creation of a Delaware Voluntary Property Assessed Clean Energy (D-PACE) program to establish a clean energy financing program for the installation of energy efficiency technologies and clean energy systems for qualifying com...
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2018-01-25
Laid On Table in Senate
HCR59EngrossThis resolution recognizes the Easterseals/CAI Volleyball Challenge occurring March 2-4, 2018, at William Penn High School, an event that raises funds for an organization providing services and support to Delawareans with disabilities or special need...
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2018-01-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
HR21IntroThis resolution creates the Permanent Rules of the House of Representatives replacing the Temporary Rules of the House of Representatives.
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2018-01-25
Passed In House by Voice Vote
SB143EngrossThis Bill amends the membership of the Behavioral Health Consortium to include two members of both the House and Senate, a member from the Ability Network of Delaware, and the Mental Health Association in Delaware. The Bill also extends the date the ...
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2018-01-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
HB310IntroThe Certification of Adoption of Sustainability and Transparency Standards Act (the Act) establishes a voluntary disclosure regime to foster dialogue around sustainability and responsibility among participating Delaware business entities and their va...
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2018-01-25
To House Judiciary Committee
HB134EngrossThis Act establishes an Educational Support Professional of the year award program throughout the State. Through this legislation, the state will formally honor and recognize the work educational support professionals, such as paraprofessionals, food...
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2018-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
SB149IntroThis legislation creates a fine for Coal Rolling, a practice that is often undetectable at the time of vehicle inspection due to the ability of an operator to change functions and increase emissions after passing inspection.
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2018-01-24
To Senate Transportation Committee
HCR58EngrossThis resolution proclaims January 21 through 27, 2018 as National School Choice Week.
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2018-01-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HCR60EngrossThis resolution recognizes January 27, 2018, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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2018-01-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HB303IntroThis bill increases the annual assessment to each insurance company admitted or authorized to transact the business in Delaware from $750 to $900 for the costs of administration and operation of the Insurances Fraud Prevention Bureau.
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2018-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 9 On Its Merits
SB146IntroThe continued existence and dissemination of a juvenile criminal record hampers an individuals ability to become a successful and productive member of society. These criminal records are a hindrance to employment, education, housing, credit, and mili...
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2018-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB284IntroThis Bill would allow all on-premises licensees who sell a bottle of alcohol (other than beer) to place a cap on the bottle and allow patrons to take it home with them for consumption later. Delaware was one of the first states to recognize that it w...
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2018-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 1 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits
HB278IntroThis 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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2018-01-24
Amendment HA 1 to HB 278 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB305IntroIn 2011, as part of a general overhaul of Delawares drug laws, this provision was inserted into Title 16 to allow juvenile adjudications to count as prior qualifying offenses for purposes of increasing the sentence of certain drug offenders. Pursuant...
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2018-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
HB277EngrossThis Act extends the Delaware Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund until July 1, 2024.
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2018-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB177EngrossThis bill broadens the eligibility requirement for an appointment to a board of adjustment in jurisdictions which have adopted a home rule charter.
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2018-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB300IntroThis bill makes it a crime to sell, transfer, buy, receive or possess a trigger crank or bump-fire device designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle, making such weapon function more like an automatic weapon. A bump stock was us...
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2018-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (House Administration) in House with 2 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
HCR56EngrossThis concurrent resolution designates the week of February 11-17, 2018, as Children of Alcoholics Week and calls upon Delawareans to break the silence and talk to their family and friends about alcoholism.
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2018-01-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HB309IntroThis Act codifies the practice of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee to recommend the continuation of an agency unless or until certain conditions are met or modifications are made.
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2018-01-24
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
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