Delaware Senator Bruce Ennis [D]

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DEHB91PassThis Act amends Delawares Consumer Fraud Act (Subchapter II, Chapter 25, Title 6 of the Code), to give Delaware consumers and businesses the protection against unfair acts or practices in commerce that the General Assembly intended to give them when ...
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2021-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB158PassThis bill expands prison-based jobs to provide work experience and job skill training and will assist offenders with reentry, while also maintaining Department of Correction (DOC) facilities. DOC has not been able to increase the number of offender j...
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2021-07-20
Signed by Governor
DESB15PassThis bill provides for gradual increases in the Delaware minimum wage to $15 over a period of several years.
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2021-07-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB56EnrollThis amendment repeals Title 16 § 7204 in its entirety. This particular section prescribes a practice that is typically unused and handled through a traditional warrant process by charging a previous section of this chapter brought by a law enforcem...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB60EnrollThis bill increases the amount that a tenant may deduct from rent in order to have necessary work done on the rental premises if the landlord fails to repair or maintain the premises after proper notice. The original amount of $200 was selected at th...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB59EnrollThis bill would allow a court of competent jurisdiction to dismiss minor equipment violations upon a showing that repair(s) have been made. The sections include inoperative horn, missing rear-view mirror, improper window tint, and inoperable headligh...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB56PassThis Act codifies the Opportunity Fund, an additional source of educational funding for Delaware public schools intended to support the increased needs of low income and English learner students, and establishes the parameters for how the funding is ...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB100EnrollThis Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware elementary schools. The unit is at a ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades K-5 for a full-time school counselor, school social worker, or licensed clinical social worker. Add...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB72PassThis Act clarifies that discrimination against any person because of religion is illegal under Chapter 45 of Title 6, the Delaware Equal Accommodations Act. Religion and religious beliefs were always intended to be protected under the Delaware Equal ...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB5EnrollIf a community owner proposes a rent increase that exceeds the Consumer Price Index For All Urban Consumers in the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City area (CPI-U), then the Delaware Manufactured Home relocation Authority is mandated to hold a fina...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 1 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
DESB89PassThis Act makes the following changes related to traffic control devices erected on order of the Secretary of the Department of Transportation (Secretary) limiting the size and weight of vehicles and loads permitted on a specific highway:
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB94PassSenate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 243 (150th General Assembly) enacted § 10006A of Title 29, which allows an advisory body to hold a virtual meeting, if there is an anchor location that is open to the public, allows any public body to hold...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB151EngrossSections 1 and 2 of this Act make clear that an individual who is the subject of a false report is a victim and is entitled to restitution and the benefits of the Victims Bill of Rights.
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2021-06-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DEHB153EnrollThis bill creates a special license plate for Autism Awareness and Acceptance.
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB166EnrollLike House Bill No. 166, House Substitute No. 1 for House Bill No. 166 establishes the Elevate Delaware program. Elevate Delaware will provide payments for tuition and auxiliary expenses, up to $10,000, for individuals to attend an approved non-credi...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB176EngrossThis Act clarifies the responsibilities of manufactured home community owners and homeowners for maintenance.
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2021-06-30
Referred to Out of Committee Status
DEHB180EngrossThis Act revises Chapter 70 of Title 25, which governs manufactured homes on rented lots in manufactured home communities, by adding disclosure requirements to the right of first offer process when the community owner decides to sell, transfer, or co...
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2021-06-30
Referred to Out of Committee Status
DEHB174PassThis Act strikes the sections of existing law pertaining to merged instruction and apprenticeship programs for cosmetologists and barbers because no schools have applied for approval to conduct merged programs. This Act authorizes transfer of apprent...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB133PassThe 2019 Delaware Literacy Plan (Literacy Plan) established a framework to address Delawares literacy challenges. The Literacy Plan concluded that a strong teacher preparation program should lay the foundation for teachers to be able to engage studen...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB182EnrollThe Victims Compensation Assistance Program (Agency or VCAP) administers the Victims Compensation Fund and provides financial assistance to eligible victims of crimes to help cover the costs of a variety of services that help victims and their famili...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB201PassThis legislation updates the licensing requirements for gaming employees and vendors. In addition, it updates references in certain sections of the laws to reflect which law enforcement agencies are responsible for the duties as described in the Dela...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB214EnrollThis Act creates the Disabled Veterans Property Tax Relief and Education Fund. Pursuant to this legislation, school districts are authorized to create a credit against school taxes for up to the full amount of school tax liability for property owned ...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB175EnrollSection 1 of this bill adds additional financial reporting requirements for authorized insurers, which codifies current practices in accordance with the NAICs accounting practices and procedures manual and which was recommended by the NAIC as part of...
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2021-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB233EnrollThis Act updates the Delaware Code relating to the Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychologists by amending the qualifications for licensure for reciprocity applicants. Currently reciprocity applicants, even those who have practiced many years in ano...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB237EnrollCurrently, there are police officers in this State that are not covered by the Police Officers and Firefighters Employment Relations Act meaning that they do not possess the right of organization and representation. The purpose of this bill is to all...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR59EngrossThis resolution congratulates the class 2019-2020 Eagle Scouts for having attained the highest rank one can earn in the Boy Scouts of America.
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2021-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB249EnrollThis Act creates a tuition reimbursement program for volunteer firefighters, similar to already existing programs for law enforcement officers and National Guard members. Pursuant to this program, active volunteer firefighters may be reimbursed for t...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB251PassThis Act appropriates $221,121,200 to provide one-time funded projects through the Office of Management and Budget.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB250PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Act.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHJR6PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2022.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHJR5PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2021.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB265PassThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid recipients for Fiscal Year 2022.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB266IntroThis 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
DEHB262IntroThis 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
DEHB194EnrollThis Act would revise the definition of Committee to include the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware in the body that determines the treatment and disposition of Native American unmarked burials and human skeletal remains. This Act would also add a new d...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB149EnrollThis Act provides a senior discount for residents and non-residents 62 years of age and older, for a conservation access pass, and a life-time conservation access pass for Delaware residents, 65 years of age and older, consistent with current senior ...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB28EnrollThis bill increases the minimum amount of property damage that triggers the mandatory reporting of a vehicular collision to police from $500 to $2,000. This bill also increases the minimum amount of property damage requiring police agencies to invest...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB57EnrollThis bill requires a landlord to provide 15 days written notice to a single room tenant prior to the termination of a rental agreement for any reason other than a material violation. This notice provision ensures that the tenant has time to find suit...
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB42EnrollThis Act eliminates § 321(d) since § 321(c) sets forth the accepted process for furnishing of examination reports and hearing requests by the Commissioner.
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB44EnrollThis Act reflects the National Association of Insurance Commissioners revisions to the Model Credit for Reinsurance Act. The revisions make the law consistent with provisions of covered agreements with the European Union and United Kingdom with respe...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB41EnrollSection 1 of this Act clarifies that the reinstatement obligations of insurers under Section 3903(d) apply in instances of both nonrenewals and cancellations of policies due to nonpayment of premiums. Sections 2 through 4 of this Act revise the metho...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB28EnrollThis Act represents the consensus agreement among the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation, and stakeholders to provide the public with access to de-identified accident data. Access to the crash history of inte...
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB3EnrollThis Act incorporates recent changes adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to Model Law #805 Standard Nonforfeiture Law Individual Deferred Annuities that address the impact on annuity products by the current low interest ra...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB82EnrollThis Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 82. Like Senate Bill 82, this Substitute does all of the following:
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB122EnrollThis Act is called the Jamie Wolfe Employment Act in recognition of Jamie Wolfe, a powerful disability rights advocate who worked tirelessly on behalf of people with disabilities for equal rights and equal access to education, housing, competitive an...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB93EnrollThis Act provides protections for consumers in connection with contracts with automatic renewal provisions. Multiple states have enacted laws regulating the automatic renewals of contracts, often described as "evergreen" clauses. These stat...
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB120EnrollThis Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 120. Like Senate Bill No. 120, this Substitute continues recent efforts to strengthen the primary care system in this State by doing the following:
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 24 YES 16 NO 1 ABSENT
DEHB159EnrollThis act modifies the locations at which sheriffs sales may be conducted to provide the sheriffs with needed flexibility and to modernize the sheriffs sale process. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has revealed substantial inflexibility in 10 Del. C. § ...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESJR2EnrollThis Senate Joint Resolution requires the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to engage authoritative federal agencies to identify the administrative structure, legal structure, and resource needs to establish a State nontidal w...
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 34 YES 7 NO
DEHB167EnrollThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a final rule for odometer disclosure. NHTSAs final rule became effective January 1, 2021. The new rule extends the age of vehicles exempt from odometer disclosure from 10 years old...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
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