Delaware Senator Brian Bushweller [D]

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DEHB303EnrollThis 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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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 3 NO 1 ABSENT
DEHB412EnrollThis Act amends § 918 of Title 5 of the Delaware Code, which sets forth limitations on pledging or hypothecating assets of banks and trust companies, to modernize these limitations to apply to the current practices of banks and trust companies while...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB420IntroThis Act grants legal guardians the standing to petition or oppose a petition to change minors' surnames.
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2018-06-19
Amendment HA 1 to HB 420 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB263IntroThis Act amends the Delaware Governmental Accountability Act to make the annual budget process part of a performance management system of strategic planning, performance metrics and performance budgeting, dedicated to continuous process improvement t...
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2018-06-19
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB214EngrossThe Division of Forensic Science (Division) produces numerous postmortem examination reports, autopsy reports, and laboratory reports annually. Given the high volume, and consistent with National Association of Medical Examiners accreditation standar...
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2018-06-15
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DESB144EngrossThis Substitute Act implements certain recommendations adopted by the Lottery & Gaming Study Commission in 2015 and the Video Lottery Advisory Council in 2017, in recognition of significant changes in the regional gaming marketplace and the State...
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2018-06-14
Amendment HA 1 to SS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB466IntroThis 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
DESB251IntroThis 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
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB165EngrossThis Act permits wine producers holding a valid license within this State or another state to obtain a license and ship wine directly to Delaware consumers so long as it is done through a common carrier with a carrier permit. This Act requires that w...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DESB113EnrollThis 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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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Energy) in House with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DEHB312EnrollThis Act includes emergency medical technicians within the definition of employee under the County/Municipal Police/Firefighter Pension Plan.
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2018-06-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB331EngrossThis bill creates regulations concerning the use, distribution and education of Benzodiazepine and Non-benzodiazepine Hypnotics. It require Practitioners to obtain consent from a minors parent or guardian prior to prescribing these drugs, and require...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB326EnrollThis Act creates the Delaware Advance Scholarship Program (Program). The goal of this Act is to encourage Delaware students with intellectual disabilities to pursue studies for a comprehensive certificate or degree at a Delaware institution of higher...
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2018-06-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB369EnrollThis Bill expands the offense of falsifying business records by including the act of altering or modifying and creating false medical records. Currently, no specific statute exists to prevent a person from falsely creating, altering, or modifying a m...
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2018-06-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB173EngrossThis Act provides the authorization required by law for the City of Dover to transfer a portion of Mayfair Park, as the Park was improved using funds from the Delaware Land and Water Conservation Trust Fund.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Housing & Community Affairs) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DESB184EnrollAs the self-storage industry continues to grow, it is important for consumers to have the option to insure their items stored in a self-storage facility. Currently, Delaware law does not provide a licensing structure for the sale of self-storage insu...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DESB172EnrollThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-06-13
Amendment HA 1 to SB 172 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB228EngrossThis Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program (Program), which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act. This Act replaces Senate Bill 148 and makes the following additional changes:
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DESB19IntroSome students from disadvantaged backgrounds arrive at school lacking the same vocabulary and word recognition skills of their peers, putting them at a disadvantage when developing literacy skills in primary grades. In analyzing this disparity, studi...
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2018-06-12
Amendment SA 1 to SB 19 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB299IntroThis is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide equal rights on the basis of sex. There is no Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. While Congress passed the Amendment in 1972, it was not ratified by ...
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2018-06-12
Stricken in House
DEHB384EnrollThis bill removes an out-of-date provision in the Code that authorizes Kent County Government to employ a janitor or janitors for the care of the County Courthouse. The State purchased the Kent County Courthouse from Kent County in 2003.
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2018-06-12
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB198EngrossThis Bill eliminates the prohibition against hunting for deer on Sundays. Additionally, it maintains the applicable agency regulating public lands authority and discretion to regulate, including prohibition of, deer hunting on Sundays. Lastly, the bi...
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2018-06-12
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Agriculture Committee
DESB236IntroThis Act appropriates $49,167,700 to provide a $500 one-time salary supplement to full-time and part-time employees, to provide a $400 pension supplement to pensioners and provides one-time funded projects through the Office of Management and Budget.
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2018-06-12
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DESB235IntroThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriation Act.
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2018-06-12
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DEHB399EnrollThis is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide equal rights on the basis of sex. There is no Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. While Congress passed the Amendment in 1972, it was not ratified by ...
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2018-06-08
Enact w/o Sign by Governor
DESB23IntroSection 7042 of Title 25 of the Delaware Code lists the completion and cost of any capital improvements or rehabilitation work in a manufactured home community, as distinguished from ordinary repair, replacement, and maintenance, as a factor that may...
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2018-06-07
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB373PassThe Bill amends Title 4 to permit licensed Delaware craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries the ability to sell products produced by other Delaware craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries for on-site consumption, only. The products sold must ...
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2018-06-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB334EngrossThis Act authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to issue conditional certificates of authority to captive insurance company applicants, which authorizes the captive insurance company applicant to conduct business while the Insurance Commissioner compl...
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DESB165EngrossThis Act permits private sector labor organizations and employers to enter into union security agreements to the full extent allowed under federal law.
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB380EngrossThis bill allows first-time home buyers to pay their portion of the realty transfer tax at the rate that was in effect prior to the increase that took effect on August 1, 2017. The credit is calculated as 0.5% of the first $400,000 in home value, wit...
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DESB174EnrollThis Act permits an insurance company to apply for and receive a salvage certificate, clear of all liens, after payment of a total loss claim, if the insurance company has not been able to obtain the properly endorsed certificate of title.
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure) in House with 5 On Its Merits
DESB211IntroThis Act authorizes the creation and regulation of a new type of limited-purpose bank, the "Business Development Bank." Modeled on Delaware's successful credit card bank laws, this Act would allow Business Development Banks, or "BD...
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB318EnrollThis Act updates the Delaware Insurance Guaranty Association (DIGA) Act to more closely align it with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds (NCIGF) Model Acts.
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2018-06-05
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 NOT VOTING
DEHB367EngrossThis is a housekeeping bill to codify the existing practices with administering the Municipal Street Aid program.
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2018-06-05
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB349PassThis Act creates a Delaware Commission on Irish Heritage and Culture.
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2018-06-01
Signed by Governor
DESB175EnrollThis Act exempts the transfer of real estate acquired by foreclosure or deed in lieu of foreclosure from nonresident income tax withholding requirements.
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2018-05-30
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESB194EngrossThis bill makes the following changes to Delaware Statutory Trust Act (the Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments of the Act.
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2018-05-30
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESB195EngrossSection 1 of the Act addresses statutes under Chapter 49 of Title 10 and (i) amends the title of section 4915 (but makes no substantive changes to the statute); and (ii) modifies section 4916 to provide that plans similar to the Delaware College Inve...
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2018-05-30
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESB196EngrossThis bill amends various sections of the Delaware Uniform Commercial Code (the Act) to keep it current. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments of the Act.
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2018-05-30
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB289PassThis bill amends 18 Del. C. § 6907 relating to the filing of annual statements and payment of premium taxes for captive insurance entities. This legislation will require captive insurers to file their annual statements and pay premium taxes on or be...
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB327PassThis Act is designed to address underage gambling offenses under § 4810 of Title 29 in a more efficient way.
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DESB90PassThis bill would allow for a student to participate in the Inspire Scholarship Program for eight continuous semesters instead of the current six. This would allow a student to use Inspire Scholarships for each of the semesters during a traditional col...
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2018-05-10
Signed by Governor
DESCR43EngrossDesignating February 6, 2018 as "Ronald Reagan Day" in Delaware
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2018-05-10
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR65EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the champions of the ALS cause and establishes May 2018 as "ALS Awareness Month" in Delaware.
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2018-05-10
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB210IntroDelawares existing Criminal Code was adopted in 1973 and was based on the Model Penal Code. Since that time, the Criminal Code has quadrupled in size and expanded to other parts of the Code without consideration to the general effects of the change o...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB209IntroDelawares existing Criminal Code was adopted in 1973 and was based on the Model Penal Code. Since that time, the Criminal Code has quadrupled in size and expanded to other parts of the Code without consideration to the general effects of the change o...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB156EngrossThis Act amends § 2532 of Title 29, in the Not-for-Profit Healthcare Conversion Act, to ensure that the Attorney General has sufficient time to review a proposed not-for-profit healthcare conversion and, if appropriate, take action to protect the ch...
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DESB171EngrossIndividuals who are released from prison face many hurdles as they re-enter the community, including difficulty obtaining identification documents. Lacking identification imposes additional hurdles as these individuals attempt to find housing and emp...
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DEHB406IntroThis bill allows for small employers who have more than 5 employees to obtain a stop loss policy for health insurance. This will provide more options for small employers in the health insurance market. Additionally these changes bring the section int...
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DESCR61EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes Delawarean Steve Austin, recipient of the 2018 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award.
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2018-05-09
Passed In House by Voice Vote
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