DE Legislation | 2021-2022 | 151st General Assembly | Introduced

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HB94IntroThe minimum wage for employees who receive tips or gratuities has not changed since 1983, when the overall state minimum wage was $3.35 per hour. Tipped wage workers at that time were paid a percentage 66.67% of the minimum wage, which was $2.23 pe...
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2021-06-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
HB140IntroThis Act permits a terminally ill individual who is an adult resident of Delaware to request and self-administer medication to end the individual's life in a humane and dignified manner if both the individual's attending physician or attendin...
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2021-06-30
To House Health & Human Development Committee
HB261IntroThe ability of insured dependents and other insured members to receive confidential sensitive health care services without the knowledge of the insured policyholder is greatly impeded through traditional billing processes utilized by health insurers....
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2021-06-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
HB266IntroThis bill clarifies that the definition of employees who receive gratuities also includes employees that receive tips, that these employees earn more than 50% of their income from tips or gratuities. This bill clarifies that employers may continue to...
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2021-06-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
HB262IntroThis Act seeks to provide consumers with critical information about how their personal information is being used by data brokers. This Act requires data brokers to register with the Consumer Protection Unit of the Department of Justice and answer que...
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2021-06-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
HB264IntroThis Act permits a person who has been the victim of non-consensual sexual conduct or non-consensual sexual penetration to apply for a sexual violence protective order if the person has a reasonable fear, based on specific conduct occurring contempor...
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2021-06-30
To House Judiciary Committee
HB270IntroSince 1996, students across Delaware have participated in school choice. Currently, reorganized school districts do not follow the same processes thus causing confusion and barriers for families seeking to access choice for their children. The Act ai...
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2021-06-30
To House Education Committee
HR18IntroThis House Resolution celebrates the 21st anniversary of the sister-state partnership between the State of Delaware and Taiwan and supports the strengthening of bilateral trade relations with Taiwan, the signing of a bilateral trade
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2021-06-29
Passed In House by Voice Vote
HB168IntroThis bill would allow insurance companies to invest in mortgages on long-term leaseholds in the jurisdictions approved by the Department of Insurance. It is the intent of the Department of Insurance that the first approved jurisdiction be the United ...
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2021-06-29
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
HR17IntroThis Resolution establishes the Behavioral Health Crisis Care Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding creating a behavioral health crisis care system in this State.
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2021-06-29
Passed In House by Voice Vote
SB195IntroThe societal implications of technological developments are pervasive, and the reach and influence of digital media platforms continue to expand. Media literacy skills are necessary for citizens to safely, responsibly, and critically consume and use ...
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2021-06-29
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 4 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
SB197IntroThis bill adopts a key recommendation of the Child Protection Accountability Commission Caseloads and Workloads final report approved on November 20, 2019 that child protection treatment caseload standards be reduced from 18 to 12 families per worker...
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2021-06-28
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
HB259IntroThis Act requires Delaware to use the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system to notify the public of emergency alerts and requires that the emergency alert system be used when a catastrophic release occurs. A catastrophic release is a major uncontroll...
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2021-06-28
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
HB258IntroThis Act provides an August 1 deadline for minor political parties to nominate candidates for a general election. This change is necessary because under current law, the deadline for notification for candidacy for general elections is the same as the...
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2021-06-25
To House Administration Committee
HB257IntroThis Act modifies the existing fees and supporting fee structure for air quality natural minor permits issued by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. This Act creates a new subsection establishing fees associated with the na...
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2021-06-25
To House Natural Resources Committee
HB61IntroThis bill creates a special license plate for Combat Veterans.
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2021-06-25
Suspension of Rules in House
SB18IntroThis Act allows retail dealers in Sussex County to sell gasoline that does not contain ethanol if the gasoline is being used in watercraft. Sussex County comfortably meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground level ozone and removing ...
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2021-06-24
Laid On Table in Senate
HR16IntroThis House Resolution requests each school district and charter school to release in a timely fashion a list containing the names and addresses of all graduating high school seniors to the Department of Education. The Department of Education is reque...
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2021-06-24
Passed In House by Voice Vote
SB163IntroThis Act more closely aligns the meaning of agricultural, horticultural, and forestry land use with the U.S. Census Bureaus definition of farm, which, since the 1974 Census, has included any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products we...
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2021-06-24
Amendment SA 1 to SB 163 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB256IntroThis Act adjusts the existing tax brackets and the tax rate for each bracket, combining some existing brackets and creating 2 new brackets. The 2 new brackets are taxed at the highest rates, but by combining some existing brackets, this Act also slig...
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2021-06-24
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
SB189IntroThis bill increases the amount of the tax credit for active members of volunteer fire, ambulance and rescue service companies and their auxiliaries from $500 to $1,000.
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2021-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (Executive) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
HB244IntroRecognizing the negative impact of criminal justice imposed financial obligations on defendants has led to reforms across the country to reduce the financial burdens that disproportionally impact the poor. This type of debt and the collateral consequ...
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2021-06-23
Amendment HA 1 to HB 244 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB254IntroThis Act requires all public schools that serve pupils in grades 7-12 that issue pupil identification cards to have printed on the identification cards the telephone or text numbers for the National Suicide Prevention and National Domestic Violence H...
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2021-06-23
To House Education Committee
HR15IntroThis House Resolution recognizes June 2021 as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Month and June 27, 2021, as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Day, and encourages State agencies to continue their work educating victims of assault or abuse, combat, serious accid...
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2021-06-23
Passed In House by Voice Vote
SB196IntroThis Act provides a maximum $500 tax rebate to Delawareans based on tax year 2020 payments.
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2021-06-23
To Senate Executive Committee
HCR34IntroThis concurrent resolution establishes the Delaware Corrections Investigation Task Force to investigate and make findings and recommendations regarding the treatment of inmates and the quality of healthcare provided to inmates in this State's cor...
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2021-06-23
To House Corrections Committee
HB253IntroThis Act narrows the meaning of firearm for purposes of the Delaware Criminal Code by aligning the definition of firearm with the definition in the federal criminal background check law. The reference to a BB gun is no longer necessary because a BB g...
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2021-06-22
To House Judiciary Committee
SB193IntroThis Act adopts the Uniform Law Commissions (ULC) Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (Revised Uniform Law). As our State continues to recover from COVID-19, chief among the changes in the Revised Uniform Law relevant to our States current situation...
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2021-06-22
To Senate Legislative Oversight & Sunset Committee
SB167IntroThis Act seeks to increase the supply of homes available to rent for low-income individuals and families by providing incentives to landlords who participate in a government-sponsored housing choice voucher program. To that end, this Act creates a La...
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2021-06-22
Laid On Table in Senate
HB179IntroThis Act revises Chapter 70 of Title 25, which governs manufactured homes on rented lots in manufactured home communities, by revising the eligibility criteria for the lot rental assistance program by expanding the sources of income that qualify a ho...
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2021-06-22
Amendment HA 1 to HB 179 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
SB143IntroThis bill creates a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for qualified expenses incurred by a family caregiver (claimant) to assist a qualified family member. To be qualified, a family member must be at least 18 years of age, must require assis...
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2021-06-22
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Social Services) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
SB90IntroThe Delaware Fair Housing Act and Residential Landlord-Tenant Code both prohibit discrimination based on source of income, which is defined as including rental payments from any government program, but both laws also provide that a landlord's non...
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2021-06-21
Amendment SA 1 to SB 90 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB205IntroThis Act establishes the Delaware Expanding Access for Retirement and Necessary Saving (EARNS) program to serve as a vehicle through which eligible employees may, on a voluntary basis, provide for additional retirement security through a State-facili...
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2021-06-21
Amendment HA 2 to HB 205 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
HB252IntroThis Act requires each county to reassess the value of real property in the county on a regular basis that occurs at least once every 5 years. The first 5-year period starts when the reassessments being conducted under the settlement agreements in th...
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2021-06-21
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
SB192IntroUnder current Delaware law a license to sell alcohol may be subject to revocation or suspension by the Commissioner of Alcoholic Beverage Control or criminal charges for selling alcohol to a minor. This is so even though the licensee is not directly ...
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2021-06-21
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
HB234IntroThis Act requires the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance to take the necessary steps to expand Medicaid coverage to pregnant women from the current coverage of 60-days from the end of pregnancy under...
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2021-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
HB208IntroThis Act establishes updated, detailed standards for the practice of hearing aid dispensing. A new scope of practice definition delineates permissible and prohibited activities and identifies when referral to a physician is required. The Board is giv...
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2021-06-18
Suspension of Rules in House
SB146IntroThis Act creates a requirement that a landlord in a manufactured home community must provide important materials in both English and Spanish to all tenants and prospective tenants at no cost to the tenant unless a tenant waives the right to receive t...
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2021-06-17
Reported Out of Committee (Housing) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
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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2021-06-17
Laid On Table in House
HB199IntroIn 2019, Delaware amended the state constitution to prohibit the denial or abridgement of equal rights under the law based on sex, and thereafter in 2020, race, color, and national origin were added. This Act is the first leg of a constitutional amen...
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2021-06-17
To House Administration Committee
HB71IntroThis Act decreases by 1% the rate of realty transfer tax to be received by the State, thereby returning to the rate that was applicable prior to August 1, 2017.
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2021-06-17
To House Appropriations Committee
SB190IntroSince the creation of the Delaware Heritage Greenway Council in 1992 which then became the Delaware Council on Greenways and Trails, creation and maintenance of greenways and trails have become an important part of the mission of the Department of Na...
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2021-06-17
To Senate Environment & Energy Committee
HB232IntroThis Act does all of the following:
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2021-06-16
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure) in House with 1 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
HB197IntroThis bill modernizes the fees agents who sell Delaware State Park permits and Surf Fishing Vehicle permits may now impose. Licensing agents may now add a service charge of up to $2.50 for a state park permit, and a service charge of up to $5.00 for a...
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2021-06-16
Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources) in House with 3 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
HB191IntroThis Act's purpose is to spur economic growth in Delaware and create new jobs by giving a portion of the State's revenue surplus back to the taxpayers. Specifically, this Act cuts (i) all personal income tax brackets by 10%, (ii) the corporat...
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2021-06-16
Amendment HA 1 to HB 191 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
SB178IntroThis Act requires that a loan to a political committee be documented by a written record reported to the State Election Commissioner that includes all of the following:
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2021-06-16
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
SB149IntroCurrently, Delaware is in the minority of states that bar public access to police misconduct records, and is the only state in the country with a specific confidentiality clause in its Law-Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights (LEOBOR).
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2021-06-16
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
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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2021-06-16
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 4 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
HB148IntroCurrently if a municipality or other governmental unit employs a police officer who has within 2 years completed mandatory training while in the employ of another municipality or governmental unit, the new employer reimburses the prior employer. This...
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2021-06-16
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 2 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
SB170IntroCurrently, Delaware law permits the display of a flag of the United States of America on a flagpole attached to a residential structure. The law also permits display on a flagpole on the premises, but only if the flagpole was installed prior to the t...
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2021-06-16
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
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