Delaware Senator Brian Pettyjohn [R]

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DEHB365EnrollCurrently, the age for wait staff to serve alcohol to a patron is 19 years old. This Act lowers the age of persons permitted to serve alcohol from 19 to 18 years of age for all establishments licensed for the on-premises sale and consumption of alcoh...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR74EngrossThis resolution proclaims June 19, 2018 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 acti...
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2018-06-19
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB234EngrossCurrently, the ability of the Department to take licensure action (i.e., suspension, revocation, limitation) is, in certain cases, contingent upon the public school employer first taking employment action (i.e., dismissal, termination). The Departmen...
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2018-06-15
To House Education Committee
DESB242EnrollThis Act creates Pay for Success contracts. A Pay for Success contract is an agreement between a State agency and either a program intermediary or an investor under which an investor will provide upfront capital to fund a service, program, or economi...
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2018-06-15
To House Administration Committee
DEHB336IntroThis 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
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
DESB133IntroThis 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
DEHB429IntroCybersecurity 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
DEHB104IntroThe 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
DEHB457EngrossThis bill provides for a residential electrician license. A residential electrician license allows for a person to conduct residential electrical work without having to be under the direct onsite supervision of a licensed master electrician, master e...
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2018-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Sunset Committee
DESB255IntroThis 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
DESB256IntroThis 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
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
DEHB179EngrossThis Act permits State employees who are employed by the Delaware State Police or Delaware Capitol Police and work in a variety of job titles, all of which are more commonly referred to as "9-1-1 operators," to retire at 25 years without an...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB259EngrossIn 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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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB346EngrossThis Act establishes the High Needs Educator Student Loan Payment Program. The Program allows qualified applicants to apply for a payment from the State to the applicants lending agency, to pay a portion of the applicants student loan debt. The purpo...
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2018-06-13
To Senate Education Committee
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
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
DESB197EnrollThis Act provides mandatory expungement eligibility to individuals who were convicted of the possession, use or consumption of marijuana prior to Delawares decriminalization of these offenses. To be eligible for the mandatory expungement, the marijua...
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB425IntroThis 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
DESB220EngrossThis bill creates two new vehicle license plates promoting and supporting both saltwater and freshwater fishing in the State of Delaware. The proceeds associated with The Delaware Sport Fishing License Plate, has a mission of undertaking initiatives ...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 3 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DEHB437IntroThis 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
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
DEHB446IntroThis 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
DESB238IntroUnder 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
DEHB460IntroThis 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
DEHB462IntroThis 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
DESB243IntroSince 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
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
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
DESB204EngrossSection 1 through 4 of this Act establish interim standards and criteria in order to permit redevelopment projects to move forward while revised regulations are being drafted. The interim standards set forth in this Act would effectively "sunset...
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2018-06-12
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm]
To House Natural Resources Committee
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
DEHB455IntroThis Act fulfills recommendations made by the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee by doing the following:
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2018-06-12
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm]
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
DEHB451IntroThis Act stabilizes revenue for the Hazardous Substances Cleanup Act ("HSCA") Fund ("the Fund") by minimizing the wide swings in revenue due to oil prices changes. Under this Act, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmen...
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2018-06-12
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm]
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
DEHB140PassThis non-punitive, public-health oriented bill seeks to codify certain sections of the federal law known as the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), that requires states ...
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2018-06-07
Signed by Governor
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
DESB229EngrossThis 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. From the date of this Act forward, the Department must...
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2018-06-07
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm]
To House Natural Resources Committee
DEHB448IntroThis act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that protects parental rights.
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2018-06-07
To House Administration Committee
DESB159EngrossThe Act made changes to motor vehicle franchising practices, by doing the following:
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 12 On Its Merits
DEHB432IntroThe Division of Small Business, Development and Tourism was created by 81 Del. Laws ch. 49 and placed in the Department of State. This enactment transferred certain responsibilities for economic development, formerly in the Delaware Department of Eco...
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 11 On Its Merits
DEHB428IntroThis Act does all of the following:
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure) in House with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB430IntroThis Bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture to utilize any laboratory designated by the Department of Agriculture rather than only the State Chemist to analyze samples of foods, dairy and other feeds and insecticides, and to cooperate with the...
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Agriculture) in House with 8 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB427IntroThis Act does all of the following:
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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
DEHB439IntroThis Bill authorizes the Thoroughbred Racing Commission to be a member of the new Interstate Anti-Doping and Drug Testing Standards Compact. Under the Bill the Thoroughbred Racing Commission would become a member of an interstate Compact with other p...
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Agriculture) in House with 2 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DESB215IntroThis Act creates the Omnibus School Safety Fund to provide funding to public and charter schools for certain school safety projects.
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2018-06-01
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB383IntroThis Act requires an owner/landlord to accept rental payments from a manufactured home owner/tenant and makes the failure to accept a rental payment a retaliatory act. This Act adopts a provision of the Delaware Residential Landlord-Tenant Code that ...
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2018-05-30
Amendment HA 2 to HB 383 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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
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