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SB52IntroThis Act revises Chapter 26 of Title 14, regarding the Sussex County Vocational-Technical High School District ("District") by doing all of the following:
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2021-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Executive Committee
SB48IntroThis Act increases the maximum monetary penalty for a sanction by the Board of Electrical Examiners from
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2021-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Labor Committee
SB42EngrossThis Act suspends the educator evaluation system during the 2020-2021 school year and replaces it with an observation and feedback cycle that provides educators with coaching and support related to hybrid and remote learning practices. This Act provi...
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2021-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 11:00 am]
To House Education Committee
SB47IntroThis Act clarifies that yard waste is included in the types of trash and litter that it is illegal to discard on a highway. This Act also defines yard waste. This Act also establishes an upper limit to the fine for a first violation of subsections (a...
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2021-01-22
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB31EngrossThis Act is the second leg of a constitutional amendment to add race, color, and national origin to § 21 of Article I of the Delaware Constitution to explicitly declare that protection against discrimination based on race, color, and national origin...
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2021-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 26 @ 11:00 am]
To House Administration Committee
SB49IntroThis act clarifies that the University of Delaware, like other institutes of higher learning including Delaware State University and Delaware Technical and Community College, must comply with the terms of the Prevailing Wage Law for projects secured ...
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2021-01-22
To Senate Labor Committee
SB46IntroThis Act permits wedding venues and persons renting a premises for other social gatherings to allow customers to bring alcoholic beverages onto the premises, if licensed by the Commissioner as a bottle club.
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2021-01-22
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
SB33EngrossThis Act modifies the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act to do the following:
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2021-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm]
To House Natural Resources Committee
SB30EngrossThis Act amends the Fiscal Year 2021 Bond and Capital Improvements Act to (1) authorize a portion of funding previously allocated to the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation to be used for unrestricted operations; (2) authorize additional reimbursements from the...
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2021-01-22
To House Capital Infrastructure Committee
SB51IntroThis Act increases the monetary penalties for sanctions by the Board of Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Examiners.
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2021-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Labor Committee
SB22EngrossThis Act prohibits the import, export, sale, transport, distribution, or propagation of any plant identified by the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, with the advice of the Delaware Native Species Commission, as an invasive plant. This Act ...
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2021-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm]
To House Natural Resources Committee
HB80IntroThis bill provides that for correction officers and specified peace officers, the amount of ordinary service or disability pension benefits given to state employees shall also include the following: (1) Before January 1, 2022, 2.45% of his or her fin...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 4 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
SCR4EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution proclaims January 23, 2021, as "Maternal Health Awareness Day" in the State of Delaware.
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2021-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
HB20IntroThis bill requires all public and charter schools which have students in grades 6-12 to provide free feminine hygiene products in 50% of the bathrooms used by students who can have a menstrual cycle. This bill also requires schools to publish on its ...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 9 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
HB85IntroThis Act is to fortify the Declaration of Purpose for the Fort DuPont Complex. This Act requires that at least one of the 4 directors appointed by the Mayor of Delaware City is a resident of the Fort DuPont Complex. This Act prohibits the executive d...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 4 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
SCR3EngrossThis resolution honors Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris for her service and dedication to the United States of America and the inspiration she provides to women and people of color, and offers appreciation and support for her historic Vice Presi...
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2021-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
HB78IntroThis bill extends the amount of years an identification card is valid from four (4) to eight (8) years. This bill is necessary for the Division of Motor Vehicles to maintain consistent business processes. The driver license is currently valid for eig...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 4 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
HB11IntroThis Act represents the work and recommendations of the Local Service Functions Task Force created by House Concurrent Resolution No. 54 of the 150th General Assembly (Task Force). The Task Force held 17 meetings during 2019 and 2020 and after consid...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 4 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
HB51IntroThis Act clarifies Delawares driving under the influence (DUI) law related to intensive inpatient or outpatient drug and alcohol treatment for felony DUI offenders. The current law has resulted in differing interpretations regarding treatment; specif...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 6 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
SCR5EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution provides for a Joint Session of the Senate and the House of Representatives to be convened for the purpose of hearing an address by the Honorable John C. Carney, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware.
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2021-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
SB43IntroTitle 3 and Title 7 do not currently define the term farm and Title 3 does not currently define the term farm operations. This Act defines farm and farming operations for the purposes of Title 3 and Title 7. This Act amends the definition of farm ope...
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2021-01-21
To Senate Agriculture Committee
SCR2EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution honors and recognizes the leadership and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and urges all citizens of the First State to participate fittingly in the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January ...
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2021-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
SB44IntroThis Act allows the Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission ("Commission") to review all deaths related to a drug overdose, regardless of the type of drug implicated in the overdose death. This change will allow the Commission to obtain an...
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2021-01-21
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
SB29IntroThis Act enhances 2 existing agricultural horse racing programs, the Delaware Standardbred Breeder's Program and the Delaware Certified Thoroughbred program, by providing additional funding. Under this Act, horsemen provide half of the additional...
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2021-01-21
To Senate Finance Committee
HB55IntroIn 2009, New Hampshire was the first state to develop a statewide "Gun Shop Project," reaching out to gun shops regarding the role they can play in suicide prevention. In the years since, at least 21 other states have implemented similar ca...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 9 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
HB81IntroThis Act allows 2 or more microbreweries to share brewing equipment if the microbreweries maintain separate premises to sell their product to consumers and wholesalers.
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2021-01-21
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
HB75IntroThis Act is the final leg of a constitutional amendment that would eliminate from the Delaware Constitution the limitations as to when an individual may vote by absentee ballot. This amendment to the Delaware Constitution provides that the General As...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 3 Favorable, 1 Unfavorable
SCR6EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes January 9, 2021, as "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" in Delaware.
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2021-01-21
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HCR6IntroThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes January 2021 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Delaware.
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2021-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
SB23IntroThis Act creates a special license plate for those citizens who wish to support pollinator habitat creation and conservation. This Act requires a greater-than-majority vote for passage because Article VIII, § 11 of the Delaware Constitution requires...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Environmental & Energy Committee
HB68IntroThe National League of Families POW/MIA flag is a symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoners, missing, or unaccounted for in all U.S. wars 36. U.S.C. § 902.
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 4 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
SR7IntroThis Senate Resolution proclaims January 22, 2021 as "Sanctity of Human Life Day" in Delaware.
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2021-01-21
Defeated By Senate. Votes: 7 YES 12 NO 2 NOT VOTING
HB48IntroThis Act establishes a Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program for new primary care providers to be administered by the Delaware Health Care Commission. Under the loan repayment program, the Health Care Commission may award education loan repayme...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 8 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
HB65EngrossThis bill provides COVID-19 related relief to both claimants receiving unemployment benefits and employers who are assessed unemployment taxes, and extends the end date of the Secretary of Labors COVID-19 related rulemaking authority. Section 1 waive...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Labor Committee
SB45IntroThis Act creates a special license plate for members of the nonprofit organization, atTAcK addiction. This Act requires a greater-than-majority vote for passage because Article VIII, § 11 of the Delaware Constitution requires the affirmative vote of...
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2021-01-21
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB41IntroThis Act amends the Charter of the Town of Georgetown to more closely align with State municipal election requirements. This Act also adjusts the timing for the filing of Statements of Candidacy to be reflective of and in alignment with other timelin...
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2021-01-20
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
HB79IntroThis Act provides that the amount of ordinary or disability pension payable to a 9-1-1 operator includes 2.45% of the 9-1-1 operator's final average compensation multiplied by years of service above 25 years, the same multiplier as applied to cor...
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2021-01-20
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
SB36IntroSection 1 of this Act revises the following definitions:
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2021-01-20
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
HB76IntroThis act designates rescue dogs as the official state dog.
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2021-01-19
To House Administration Committee
HB74IntroThis Act reaffirms the Constitutional requirement that the General Assembly appropriate money belonging to the General Fund by making clear that funds received by the State or a State agency from settlements or other final orders or judgments, other ...
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2021-01-19
To House Administration Committee
HB77IntroThis Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution of children's products, upholstered furniture used in residences, and mattresses that contain harmful flame retardant chemicals. These flame retardants have been found to cause cancer, par...
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2021-01-19
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
SR6EngrossThis Resolution condemns the violence at and assault on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021; commits the Senate to peaceful, thoughtful, and respectful discourse in the conduct of public business; and expresses gratitude to the members of th...
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2021-01-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
HCR4EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution requests that the Secretary of the Department of Transportation provide a report within 30 days of final passage of this Concurrent Resolution to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representati...
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2021-01-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
SCR1EnrollThis Concurrent Resolution provides for a Joint Session of the Senate and the House of Representatives to be convened for the purpose of announcing the vote for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Delaware.
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2021-01-14
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
HCR5EngrossThis resolution honors President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. for his service and dedication to Delaware, and offers appreciation and support in his Presidency.
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2021-01-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 15 YES 6 NO
HCR2EngrossThis House Concurrent Resolution honors Delaware's first responders and essential workers who have continued performing duties that are vital to the health, safety, and well-being of all Delawareans as we combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2021-01-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
HB70IntroThis Act revises the bureaus established within the Department of Correction.
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2021-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm]
To House Corrections Committee
HB43IntroThis Act extends the limited licensing exemption for adjusters, who are dispatched by insurers to the State after catastrophic events, such as hurricanes or tornadoes, to appraisers. This change will allow for the prompt appraisal and settlement of m...
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2021-01-14
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 6 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
HB46IntroCurrently the Delaware Code does not permit alcoholic beverage license holders to brew hard seltzers or other non-malt based products that they are otherwise allowed to brew as a result of obtaining a Federal Brewers Notice. This Act permits Delaware...
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2021-01-14
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 8 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
HB69IntroThis bill establishes a 2-year residential drinking water purification system pilot program to be administered through the Department of Health and Social Services with funding through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
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2021-01-14
To House Health & Human Development Committee
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