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HB261IntroThe Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education received $331,700 out of the Delaware General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. Based upon a simple cost benefit analysis weighed against the budget issues Delaware is facin...
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2017-06-23
To House Education Committee
HB259IntroIn 2006, Delaware enacted Jessicas Law, which requires first time offenders convicted of a specified sexual offense against a child under 14 years of age and individuals previously convicted of a Class A or B sexual offense in Title 11 and subsequent...
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2017-06-23
To House Judiciary Committee
HB260IntroThis bill creates the Grant-In-Aid Committee. The Committee is a joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The purpose of the Committee is to review requests for grant-in-aid and to develop the grant-in-aid appropriations bill.
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2017-06-23
To House Administration Committee
HB255IntroThis Act establishes the ability of state and school district employees to use the donated leave program to donate and accept annual leave and sick time for use by employees in connection with the birth or adoption of a child under the age of 6 years...
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2017-06-22
To House Administration Committee
HJR6IntroThis House Joint Resolution directs the Department of Education, with the assistance of the Delaware State Board of Education, to promulgate regulations that include specific guidelines to prohibit discrimination in school district employment practic...
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2017-06-22
[Hearing: Jun 27 @ 12:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
HB256IntroThis Act requires children 2 years of age or younger to be secured in a rear-facing child passenger restraint system, until the child outgrows the maximum weight and height limits designated by the car seat manufacturer or until the child weighs 40 o...
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2017-06-22
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
HB257IntroThis bill increases the line of duty death benefits from $150,000 to $200,000 for those persons covered under Chapter 66, Title 18 of the Delaware Code. Additionally, the bill increases the maximum amount payable in any year from $30,000 to $40,000.
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2017-06-22
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
SB127IntroThis legislation corrects an inadvertent error in Delaware law that has permitted people younger than 18 years of age to vote in final-stage elections. People must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to vote in a final-stage election such as g...
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2017-06-22
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
SB129IntroThis bill makes clear that farm equipment and implements of husbandry, including when being temporarily moved or transported by a manufacturer, dealer, business, or commercial transport company, shall not be subject to the weight requirements of Sect...
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2017-06-22
To Senate Agriculture Committee
SB128IntroThis bill creates a special license plate for members of the Dover Air Force Base Chiefs Group.
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2017-06-22
To Senate Transportation Committee
HB258IntroThis bill allows for the donation of either sick leave or annual leave without having to do so in equal amounts. Additionally, a person can donate sick leave or annual leave but does not have to donate both.
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2017-06-22
To House Administration Committee
HB254IntroThis bill changes the calculation of biweekly pay for State officials and employees to compensate for the 27th pay period that occurs approximately every 11 years. This calculation is used by the Federal government to fairly spread the impact of the ...
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2017-06-21
To House Administration Committee
HB196IntroHouse 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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2017-06-21
[Hearing: Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
HB253IntroThis Act extends the enrollment reduction requirements and clarifies that enrollment shall not exceed 1,250 students as of the 2017-2018 school year and each school year thereafter.
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2017-06-21
[Hearing: Jun 27 @ 12:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
HB195IntroChapter 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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2017-06-21
[Hearing: Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
HR17IntroThis Resolution recognizes Wednesday, June 21, 2017, as Staff Appreciation Day in the House of Representatives.
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2017-06-21
Introduced in House
HB10IntroThis Act entitles all students from kindergarten through the 8th grade who are enrolled in a Delaware public school to morning and afternoon recess periods and a lunch period that is at least 30 minutes in length. Morning and afternoon break periods ...
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2017-06-21
To House Education Committee
HR16IntroReaffirming Support For Taiwan's Meaningful Participation And Contribution In International Organizations, And For Stregthening And Expanding Sister-state Ties Between The State Of Delaware And Taiwan.
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2017-06-21
Introduced in House
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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2017-06-21
To Senate Education Committee
HB247IntroThis bill sets forth revisions to the composition of the Council on Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities.
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2017-06-20
To House Health & Human Development Committee
HB245IntroThis bill is intended to provide the General Assembly with the ability to review and evaluate the performance and achievements of the grant-in-aid recipients.
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2017-06-20
To House Administration Committee
HCR39IntroThis concurrent resolution establishes a Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding the impact of consolidating school districts in the state of Delaware.
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2017-06-20
To House Education Committee
HB243IntroThis bill is the direct result of the Delaware Financial Review of Volunteer Fire Companies Task Force Report of February 2017, created by House Concurrent Resolution 95 of the 148th General Assembly. The revised subsection (b) established in this Bi...
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2017-06-20
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
SB124IntroThis bill appoints the Secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security as Chair of the DPAC and removes the President Pro Tem and the Speaker of the House from the Commission. This bill also makes technical corrections in conformance with...
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2017-06-20
To Senate Executive Committee
SB123IntroThis Act allows motor vehicles with a registered gross weight of 5,000 pounds or less to be assigned any type of number plate and motor vehicles with a registered gross weight of greater than 5000 pounds but less than 10000 pounds may be assigned any...
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2017-06-20
To Senate Transportation Committee
HB180IntroThis Act revises HB 180 to reflect input from a wide group of stakeholders. This Substitute Act differs from HB 180 as follows:
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2017-06-20
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
HB239IntroThis bill addresses how a vacancy in the office of New Castle County Executive will be filled. Initially the County Chief Administrative Officer will fill the position. Thereafter a special election shall be held to fill the vacancy for the balance o...
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2017-06-20
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
HB251IntroAdvance deposit wagering (ADW) has been the only growing segment of the pari-mutuel industry for more than a decade, is practiced nationwide especially in all of our surrounding states, and has been practiced by Delaware residents without authority o...
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2017-06-20
To House Gaming & Parimutuels Committee
HB249IntroAn estimated 100,000 people in Delaware participate in some form of fantasy sports, whether it is a football or baseball league with their friends and family, or more recently, a daily or weekly contest against players from across the country. This l...
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2017-06-20
To House Gaming & Parimutuels Committee
HB238IntroThis Act enables licensed veterinarians to exempt an animal from the mandated rabies vaccination, if the veterinarian determines the vaccine would endanger the animals health and a titer test has been administered to assist in determining the necessi...
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2017-06-20
To House Health & Human Development Committee
HB244IntroThis bill creates a 3-year exemption for DelDOT road construction from prevailing wage requirements. Also DelDOT will prepare cost study comparison reports for the Controller General's Office to compile and report to the General Assembly.
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2017-06-20
To House Administration Committee
HCR44IntroThis concurrent resolution designates the third week of September in 2017 as Awareness Week for the Prevention, Recognition, and Treatment of Prenatal Substance Exposure in Infants and to Support Healthy Families in Delaware.
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2017-06-20
Introduced in House
HB248IntroThis Act removes from the definition of free standing emergency departments those emergency departments that are owned by an existing, licensed hospital in this State that has already been authorized and licensed to provide emergency services. This A...
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2017-06-20
To House Health & Human Development Committee
HB246IntroThis bill would increase the exemption from inspection from 5 years to 7 years.
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2017-06-20
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
HB252IntroSection 1 of this Act enhances the States ability to collect delinquent taxes by (a) allowing for renewal of a judgment for unpaid taxes beyond the current 20 year limit for an additional term of 20 years, and (b) allows for recording of a judgment f...
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2017-06-20
[Hearing: Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
HB250IntroThis Act imposes a tax on the first sale of opioids in the State at a rate of 10% of the purchase price. Prescription drugs used exclusively for the treatment of opioid addiction are excluded from the tax.
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2017-06-20
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
SB121IntroThis bill requires the Family Court of the State of Delaware to report adjudications of delinquency involving physical or sexual assault crimes, which are defined in this bill as they are in Title 31 of the Delaware Code, section 309, governing backg...
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2017-06-15
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
HB242IntroVapor products, commonly known as e-cigarettes or vape products, are increasing in popularity. This Act adds a definition of vapor products to Chapter 53, Title 30 (regarding Tobacco Product Tax), includes vapor products as a type of tobacco product,...
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2017-06-15
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
HB234IntroThis act clarifies that the felony of Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited shall not apply to persons who are prohibited from possessing a deadly weapon solely by their possession of a personal use quantity of marijuana, when such pos...
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2017-06-15
To House Judiciary Committee
HB241IntroThis Act increases the States alcoholic beverage tax rates. The rate for beer increases by 2¢ per 12 ounce can. The rate for wine increases by approximately 3¢ per 5 ounce serving. The rate for spirits containing more than 25% ethyl alcohol...
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2017-06-15
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
HB237IntroThis 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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2017-06-15
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
HR15IntroThis resolution recognizes June 18th, 2017 as Fathers Day in Delaware.
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2017-06-15
Introduced in House
HB236IntroThis bill removes the expiration date and designates Maypole dancing as the official dance of Delaware.
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2017-06-15
To House Administration Committee
HB240IntroSections 1 and 7 of this Act update from $400 to $800 the threshold which triggers the penalty for insufficient payment of estimated tax. The current threshold has been in place since 2000. Because it has not been modified in almost 20-years, the pen...
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2017-06-15
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
HB235IntroThis bill encourages spaying, neutering, and vaccination in order to limit the number of unwanted cats and protect the public from rabies and other diseases carried by unvaccinated animals. The bill defines free-roaming cats and also free-roaming cat...
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2017-06-15
[Hearing: Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
HB233IntroThis bill clarifies that the Division of Forensic Science can set reasonable fees in its regulations related to the issuance of any postmortem record, cremation permit, or statistics, which are services it currently provides at no cost. The collectio...
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2017-06-14
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
HB225IntroHouse 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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2017-06-13
To House Health & Human Development Committee
HB224IntroCar theft was the primary impetus behind state codes prohibiting a motor vehicle owner to leave a car unattended with the keys in the ignition; a common habit to warm-up the vehicle during colder months. From 2013 to 2015, a total of 206 cars were st...
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2017-06-13
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
HB229IntroThis bill concerns sick leave payout for retired State Troopers who became reemployed in public education. Specifically, this bill adds language to the code that would treat retired State Troopers the same as other educational employees as it relates...
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2017-06-13
To House Education Committee
HB230IntroThis bill expands the population of war veterans who are eligible to be awarded a high school diploma.
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2017-06-13
To House Education Committee
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