Delaware Senator Brian Bushweller [D]

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DEHCR43EngrossThis resolution proclaims June 19, 2017, as Juneteenth Independence Day in Delaware and encourages the people of Delaware to reflect upon the significant roles and many contributions of African Americans and to celebrate this day with appropriate act...
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2017-06-20
Introduced in House
DESB124IntroThis 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
DEHB241IntroThis 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
DEHB228EngrossThis Act amends the Kent County Tax Increment Financing Act to allow Kent County to determine the date as of which the adjusted assessed value and the original assessed value of the property in the TIF District designated by Kent County will be deter...
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2017-06-13
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB227EngrossThis Act amends the provisions of the Municipal Tax Increment Financing Act applicable solely to the City of Dover, Delaware, to allow the City of Dover to determine the date as of which the adjusted assessed value and the original assessed value of ...
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2017-06-13
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
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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2017-06-09
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB113IntroThis 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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2017-06-08
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB2EnrollThis legislation amends the Delaware Code to establish the Department of Human Resources by transferring various divisions and other organizational units from the Office of Management and Budget to the newly established Department of Human Resources....
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2017-06-05
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB199IntroThe Board of Pension Trustees has established policies and practices for the administration of the Delaware Public Employees Retirement System. Based on the recommendations of the Boards Best Practices review, this Act will codify some of these polic...
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2017-06-01
To House Administration Committee
DEHB198IntroDelaware law currently prohibits sampling and sale of craft beer, distilled spirits, and wine at Farmers Markets or Agricultural Themed Events. The bill's intent is to sample, taste, offer limited purchase opportunities, and promote how local cra...
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2017-06-01
To House Agriculture Committee
DESB90IntroThis 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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2017-05-22
To Senate Education Committee
DESB87EngrossThis Act updates the school stability law for children in the custody of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (DSCYF) following passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary a...
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2017-05-22
To Senate Education Committee
DESB86EngrossThis Act authorizes the Family Court to appoint an education decision maker for abused, dependent, neglected, and delinquent children and children in the custody of the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families under Chapter 25 o...
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2017-05-22
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHCR31EngrossThis resolution recognizes the month of May as "Poppy Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2017-05-18
Introduced in House
DEHB172IntroThis Bill limits a health insurers right to overpayment recovery to two years from the date of the original payment. The time limit does not apply where there is fraud or other intentional misconduct, when overpayment recovery is initiated by a self-...
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2017-05-11
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB7IntroRecognizing that a criminal charge can have lasting collateral consequences for a juvenile on employment and education opportunities, this bill raises the age in which a juveniles information, such as their name and mug shot, may be released by the s...
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2017-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB169EngrossSection 1 of the Act (i) clarifies that the defined term agents, as used in chapter 33 of title 12, consistent with common usage of the term, includes all agents defined as such by the general law of agency; (ii) modifies section 3312 to provide that...
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2017-05-10
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB167EnrollCooking wine contains alcohol but has been exempted from alcohol regulation by the federal government (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) and many states as long as it contains no more than 20% alcohol by volume and no less than 1.5% salt, the...
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2017-05-09
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB165IntroThis 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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2017-05-04
To House Administration Committee
DESB5PassThe United States Supreme Courts decisions in Roe v. Wade and subsequent cases established that access to abortion is a constitutional right and that states may not prohibit abortion prior to viability. As a result of these decisions, and the exercis...
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2017-05-04
was introduced and adopted in lieu of SB 5
DEHB154EngrossCurrently, claims that arise at the death of the decedent are treated the same as claims that arise after the decedent's death. This bill changes how claims that arise at the time of decedent's death are treated by including them in the same ...
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2017-05-02
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESB73EngrossThis Act provides clearer language concerning license requirements, gives licensees a much clearer understanding of prohibited acts, discipline and penalties; and grants the ability of the Professional Licensing Section to promulgate regulations, and...
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2017-04-27
To Senate Sunset Committee
DESB68EngrossThe primary purpose of this bill is to provide for an increase in fees collected with annual hazardous chemical inventory reports submitted by facilities. The bill also makes certain technical corrections.
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2017-04-27
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
DEHB147EngrossThis bill implements across-the-board increases to the filing fees associated with Department of Insurance filings, including for insurer Certificates of Authority, producer and adjuster licenses, annual statement filings, and rate and rule filings.
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2017-04-25
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESB64EnrollThis bill removes the requirement that the Governor must declare a State of Emergency before issuing a Level 1 Driving Warning.
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2017-04-25
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
DESB66EnrollOn June 30, 2016, the Delaware State Senate adopted Senate Resolution No. 19 (S.R. 19), requesting the Delaware Department of Insurance (the Department) to examine the secondary market for life insurance policies and make recommendations for possible...
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2017-04-25
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB129IntroThe intent of this act is to promote agritourism activities within this State by broadly defining what constitutes agritourism.
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2017-04-06
To House Agriculture Committee
DEHB131IntroThis bill sets forth the framework by which a homeowner will pay the disputed rent increase amount to the community owner until final resolution of the rent increase dispute. The community owner must keep each payment of the disputed rent increase am...
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2017-04-06
To House Manufactured Housing Committee
DESCR15EngrossThis resolution designates April 6, 2017 as National Tartan Day and commemorates the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States.
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2017-04-05
Introduced in Senate
DESB60IntroCivil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgetso...
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2017-04-05
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB58IntroThis Act ensures victims of crime are afforded as much information as is available to assist them through the trial, sentencing, and post-conviction phases of a criminal case.
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2017-04-05
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESCR16EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution observes April 2017 as the 2017 Month of the Military Child and April 4, 2017 as the official Day of Recognition of the Military Child in the State of Delaware.
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2017-04-04
Introduced in Senate
DESB55EngrossThis Act provides greater clarity of language, condenses duplicative statutes and deletes statues that are irrelevant to daily operations of the Professional Licensing Sections regulation of private security, private investigative and armored car age...
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2017-04-04
To Senate Sunset Committee
DEHB114EnrollThe purpose of this amendment is to better protect the motorists of the State of Delaware by raising the minimum automobile bodily injury and property damage limits to reflect the current economic conditions. The minimum automobile liability limits h...
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2017-04-04
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB112EnrollThis Act allows professional licensing boards and commissions administered by the Division of Professional Regulation to recognize military education, training, and experience of all current and former military personnel when reviewing credentials an...
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2017-04-04
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DESB56EnrollThis bill implements a portion of the federal requirements in the bipartisan Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act to promote greater normalcy for youth in foster care. Specifically, it provides a limitation from liability provisi...
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2017-04-04
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB120EnrollThis Act requires health insurance policies to cover any medically appropriate drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of stage 4 metastatic cancer without requiring a patient to first prove that the patient failed to respond to a different drug o...
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2017-03-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESJR1PassThis Joint Resolution opposes the cost allocation of the Artificial Island Transmission Project as unfair and unduly burdensome to the ratepayers of Delaware and urges PJM to join with Delaware in contesting the cost allocation in the proceedings pen...
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2017-03-30
Introduced in Senate
DESB52EngrossThis Act will allow a retired Delaware attorney to satisfy a mortgage that the attorney paid off while in practice. Currently only attorneys still in active practice are permitted to satisfy mortgages under Section 2120. This limitation can leave no ...
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2017-03-30
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB115PassThis Act amends the definition of "municipality" in 22 Del. C. 1801(4) to allow the City of Dover to take advantage of the economic development opportunities afforded by Municipal Special Development Districts, and enables such municipality...
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2017-03-29
To House Administration Committee
DEHB117PassThis Act amends the definition of municipality in the Municipal Tax Increment Financing Act to allow the City of Dover to take advantage of the economic development opportunities afforded by the Municipal Tax Increment Financing Act, and enables such...
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2017-03-29
To House Administration Committee
DEHB116PassThis Act amends the Charter of the City of Dover to allow the City Council of Dover to levy and collect special ad valorem taxes, special taxes, and ad valorem taxes in amounts it deems necessary for any municipal tax increment financing under the Mu...
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2017-03-29
To House Administration Committee
DEHB119PassThis legislation will allow Kent County to utilize Special Development District tax financing, an economic development tool which New Castle County already possesses.
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2017-03-29
To House Administration Committee
DEHB118PassThis legislation will allow Kent County to utilize Tax Increment Financing (TIF), an economic development tool which New Castle County already possesses.
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2017-03-29
To House Administration Committee
DEHB105PassThis Act clarifies that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget has the authority to deposit Special Fund balances into the General Fund as a measure to control agency expenditures.
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2017-03-28
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB94EnrollThis bill updates the statute governing the Delaware Division of Libraries, revising terminology to reflect the varied roles of Delaware libraries in the 21st Century. The bill also codifies existing responsibilities of the Division of Libraries rela...
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2017-03-28
To House Administration Committee
DESB47EnrollThis Act requires that if a home owner association has made an offer under this section and 2 years have passed since the community owner first provided notice of the decision to sell, transfer, or convey the manufactured home community, the notice a...
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2017-03-28
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB42EnrollThis Act permits individuals to add their resident minor child and foster child to their existing motor vehicle insurance policies as additional drivers.
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2017-03-23
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB40EnrollThis legislation adopts the NAICs Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act, and requires Delaware-domiciled insurers to provide to the Commissioner on an annual basis a summary of the insurers or insurance groups corporate governance structur...
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2017-03-23
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB89EngrossSection 1 of this bill moves the date of primary elections for statewide office, county office, and municipal office to the fourth Tuesday in April, which is the date of the presidential primary (in presidential election years). The dates for submitt...
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2017-03-22
To House Administration Committee
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