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HB417IntroThis Act prohibits a tax rate greater than 50 cents per cigar upon the sale and use of premium cigars.
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2018-06-15
Amendment HA 2 to HB 417 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB444IntroSection 1 of this Act allows those licensed as importers to pay tax upon the sale of alcoholic beverages to customers, instead of the tax being due when the alcoholic beverages come to rest in the State of Delaware. Section 2 of this Act provides tha...
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2018-06-14
To House Appropriations Committee
HR32IntroThis resolution recognizes June 17, 2018 as Fathers Day in Delaware.
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2018-06-14
Passed In House by Voice Vote
SB216IntroThis Act strengthens the shelter requirements for dogs that are kept outside by requiring the following:
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2018-06-14
Laid On Table in Senate
HB465IntroIn 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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2018-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
HB463IntroThis Act authorizes a pharmacist or pharmacy to decline to dispense a prescription drug or provide a pharmacy service to an insured if the amount reimbursed by an entity subject to the Act is less than the pharmacy acquisition cost.
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2018-06-14
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
SB225IntroThis Act encourages prescribers and patients to use proven non-opioid methods of treating back pain by doing the following:
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2018-06-14
Amendment SA 1 to SB 225 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB466IntroThis Act makes a technical correction to § 7021 of Title 25 so that it is consistent with § 7043 of Title 25. Section 7021 is the original rent increase section. It requires a landlord to provide a minimum 60 days notice of a rent increase and was ...
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2018-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 12:30 pm]
To House Manufactured Housing 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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2018-06-14
To House Appropriations Committee
HB464IntroThis bill ensures that necessary information is provided to the exclusive bargaining representative. This bill further aligns statutory language within Title 19.
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2018-06-14
To House Labor Committee
SB133IntroThis Act acknowledges that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has been collecting natural resource data for years without the consent of the respective property owners. This Act further prohibits the dissemination of natura...
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2018-06-14
Stricken in Senate
SB163IntroThis Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of assault weapons in Delaware, subject to certain exceptions. One exception relevant to individuals is that the Act does not prohibit the ...
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2018-06-14
Amendment SA 1 to SB 163 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
SB247IntroThis 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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2018-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
SB252IntroThis 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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2018-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Agriculture Committee
SB255IntroThis bill prohibits the use and dissemination of information obtained from the machine readable zone of a driver's license or id card with limited exceptions. This bill seeks to protect members of the public at large from having their personal in...
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2018-06-14
To Senate Transportation Committee
SB251IntroThis Act creates a Delaware Manufactured Home Owner Attorney Fund by collecting a $0.50 monthly assessment per lot from manufactured home owners who rent a lot in a community governed by Manufactured Home Owners and Community Owners Act. The fund wil...
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2018-06-14
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
SB250IntroThis Act encourages and provides funding for the installation of detection equipment for deadly weapons, dangerous instruments, and other dangerous things at public, charter, and private schools.
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2018-06-14
To Senate Education Committee
SB256IntroThis bill adds "youth sports organizations" to the enumerated list of "child servicing entity" that requires background checks to be completed for those that are involved within the organizations. The bill seeks to further protect...
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2018-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial & Community 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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2018-06-14
To House Appropriations Committee
HB335IntroThis 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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2018-06-14
was introduced and adopted in lieu of HB 335
HB429IntroCybersecurity attacks, including data breaches, corporate theft, and sabotage perpetrated by state and non-state actors throughout the world present unique threats to Delaware residents, governments, businesses, and critical infrastructure. Statewide...
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2018-06-14
Amendment HA 2 to HB 429 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB425IntroThis Act establishes that a contract between a pharmacy benefits manager and a pharmacy may not prohibit a pharmacy or pharmacist from doing any of the following:
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 1 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits
HB421IntroThis bill changes when the interception of certain communications is lawful. Currently, if one party to the communication gives consent to the interception, such interception is lawful. This bill requires that both parties to the communication give p...
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2018-06-13
Amendment HA 1 to HB 421 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB445IntroThis 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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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 9 On Its Merits
HB442IntroThis 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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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
SB222IntroThis Act amends Delawares laws regarding release of persons accused of crimes (Chapter 21 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code) as required in conjunction with the adoption of Senate Bill No. 221, which proposes a constitutional amendment to permit preve...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Executive) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
HB353IntroSection 1 of this Act clarifies that the intent of Senate Bill No. 32 of the 149th General Assembly was to require mortgagees to file a statement of mortgagee address change when its notice address changed, not to require mortgagees to include each m...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 8 On Its Merits
HB416IntroThis Bill creates a tax exemption for non-profit owned swimming pools in New Castle County and Kent County. Sussex County has no similar exemption statute.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Housing & Community Affairs) in House with 3 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
SB221IntroThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that modernizes the Delaware Constitutions bail provision and clarifies the power of the General Assembly and the Courts to define certain felony offenses for which, or circumstances under which...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Executive) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
HB436IntroThis Act clarifies conditions under which a manufactured home owner can transfer the existing lot lease to the purchaser of the home.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Manufactured Housing) in House with 6 On Its Merits
HB441IntroDue to the delay in the prior authorization process by pharmacy benefit managers, many patients end up waiting days to weeks for medications to be filled that are prescribed on an emergency basis or for medications that have been previously prescribe...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 10 On Its Merits
HB437IntroThis bill allows the background plates (animal welfare, farmland preservation, Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Delaware Equine Council, and Keep Delaware Beautiful) issued by DMV to be displayed on trailers up to 26,000 pounds...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 2 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
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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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 2 Favorable, 10 On Its Merits
HB460IntroThis Act is the first leg of a Constitutional Amendment reflecting the recommendations of the Advisory Panel to the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) on Potential Fiscal Controls and Budget Smoothing Mechanisms established as p...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 2 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
HB458IntroThis Act removes language from the states Prescription Drug Monitoring Program statute that unreasonably prevents law enforcement officials from accessing the PMP database when officials can show that the information on the database is relevant to an...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 9 On Its Merits
SB238IntroUnder current law, a person may deposit, for a fee, an original will with the Register of Wills in New Castle County for safekeeping. The person is not required to be a resident of New Castle County, but only the New Castle County Register of Wills i...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB446IntroThis constitutional amendment removes outdated constitutional language related to voter qualifications. The voting age has been 18 since the 1970's under federal law which superseded state law.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 5 On Its Merits
HB454IntroThis Act promotes diversity of housing in Delaware by acknowledging that not all residential units warrant the same Voluntary School Assessment. Currently, single family residential subdivision projects are subject to the same per unit Voluntary Scho...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Housing & Community Affairs) in House with 6 On Its Merits
HB456IntroThis Act amends Titles 14, 16, 17, 26, and 29 of the Delaware Code to prohibit the use of lead paints on outdoor structures such as bridges, water towers, playground equipment, highways, parking lots, and utility towers and poles, in order to protect...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 12 On Its Merits
SB230IntroThis bill amends Title 18 of the Delaware Code, § 3343, by setting annual reporting requirements for insurance carriers with regard to coverage for serious mental illness and drug and alcohol dependencies.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
HB431IntroThis Act requires long-term care facilities to offer the influenza vaccine to all employees with direct contact with patients. It also requires the facility to keep a record of a signed statement from each employee that the vaccine has been offered.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 12 On Its Merits
SB245IntroBoth 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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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
HB447IntroThis bill moves all police officers and firefighters employed by the State and its political subdivisions under the jurisdiction of the Police Officers and Firefighters Employment Relations Act. This bill allows all State merit employees to have full...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 10 On Its Merits
HB462IntroThis Act fulfills recommendations made by the Joint Legislative Overview and Sunset Committee by making amendments to the statute governing the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice to make Chapter 20 of Title 24 consistent with other Title 24 board...
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm]
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
SB249IntroThis Act, modeled on similar laws in Virginia and Maryland, requires a health care provider to provide notice to a patient at the time blood is drawn to perform a laboratory test for Lyme disease that explains the limitations of the test and instruct...
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm]
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
SB243IntroSince 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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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
HB420IntroThis Act grants legal guardians the standing to petition or oppose a petition to change minors' surnames.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 11 On Its Merits
SB248IntroSection 5301(3) of Title 7 provides that it is the Department of States (Department) duty to protect and encourage the preservation of archaeological resources located on privately owned lands in this State.
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 1:45 pm]
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
HB110IntroThe Delaware Marijuana Control Act regulates and taxes marijuana in the same manner as alcohol. It allows adults over the age of 21 to legally possess and consume under 1 ounce of marijuana for personal use. It does not permit people to grow their ow...
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2018-06-12
Amendment HA 1 to HB 110 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
SB224IntroSection 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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2018-06-12
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm]
Amendment SA 1 to SB 224 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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