Delaware Senator Bruce Ennis [D]

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DEHB301EngrossThis Act allows the various at-large members of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council to be appointed for 3-year terms and be eligible for reappointment. This change is requested by the Council.
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2018-04-25
Amendment SA 1 to HB 301 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB144IntroThis Bill 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 States desire t...
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2018-04-25
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB314EngrossThis Act provides for a clear and established procedure and time frame during which public employees may revoke their membership in an employee organization. This Act allows public employers and employee organizations to manage membership status and ...
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2018-04-25
To Senate Labor Committee
DESB174IntroThis 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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2018-04-25
To Senate Transportation Committee
DESB176IntroDelaware leads the nation in the number of prescription opioids dispensed and drug overdose deaths. Prescription opioids lead directly to opioid addiction. The dramatic increase in opioid addiction has increased the need for money to pay for preventi...
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2018-04-25
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB177IntroThis Act brings Delaware sex offender registration laws into compliance with the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA") by standardizing the tier designation of sex offenders are assigned based upon offense of conv...
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2018-04-25
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB95IntroThis bill establishes a 20 year retirement for correction officers and specified peace officers within the State Employees Pension plan. The bill amends the multiplier prospectively for the calculation of pension benefits for correction officers and ...
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2018-04-24
Amendment SA 2 to SB 95 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB238IntroThis Act enables licensed veterinarians to exempt an animal from the mandated rabies vaccination, if the veterinarian determines the vaccine would endanger the animals health and a titer test has been administered to assist in determining the necessi...
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2018-04-24
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm]
Amendment HA 1 to HB 238 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB381IntroThis Act corrects the language regarding veterans who received a general discharge under honorable conditions to be consistent with federal law and makes the surviving spouses of eligible veterans eligible for assistance from the Delaware Veterans Tr...
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2018-04-24
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DESB90EnrollThis 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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2018-04-19
Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 3 ABSENT
DEHB289EnrollThis 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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2018-04-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB333EngrossIn 2017, HB 114 raised the minimum bodily injury and property damage liability limits set forth at 21 Del. C. § 2902(b)(2) from $15,000/$30,000/$5,000 to $25,000/$50,000/$10,000. However, HB 114 did not address the issue of combined single limits, a...
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2018-04-19
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DESCR51EngrossThis resolution designates April 6, 2018 as National Tartan Day and commemorates the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States.
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2018-04-19
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR54EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the success of the Delaware Health Information Network, a locally developed health information exchange, which has become a national model and continues to grow as an independent healthcare information technology...
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2018-04-19
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB147EnrollImmunity from liability for individuals rendering emergency care is addressed in many sections of the Delaware Code. There are several separate statutes providing immunity for specific professions and even for lay individuals providing specific types...
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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 3 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DEHB327EngrossThis Act is designed to address underage gambling offenses under § 4810 of Title 29 in a more efficient way.
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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DESB152EngrossThis Act would facilitate EV and grid-integrated electric vehicle interconnection by including the Society of Automotive Engineers industrial safety standard, J3072, which sets safety requirements for EVs that provide power from their batteries back ...
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm]
To House Energy Committee
DESB153EnrollThis Act creates the Delaware Native Species Commission ("Commission"), which is one of the recommendations of the Statewide Ecological Extinction Task Force, created by Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20 of the 149th General Assembly. The...
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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources) in House with 7 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DEHB339EngrossThis bill allows children under the age of 18 to be transferred to the Department of Corrections only after adjudication and an imposition of a sentence of incarceration. Currently, Delaware permits juveniles charged with adult offenses to be held in...
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB342IntroThis Act makes changes and adds clarifying language to the dealership licensing section of Title21. First, it allows for the suspension of a dealership license for violations of either Title 21 or Title 30 rather than the current requirement for viol...
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm]
Amendment HA 1 to HB 342 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB399EngrossThis 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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2018-04-18
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB361IntroThis Act removes § 617 Criminal Youth Gangs from the list of felonies designated as violent felonies and adds § 616 Gang Participation so that age is less of a factor in determining whether a violent felony was committed. In addition, this Act make...
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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB174PassThis Act raises the first offense of purchasing or obtaining a firearm for someone not legally qualified to own, possess or purchase one from a Class F to a Class E Felony. This change is to deter such "straw purchases" by making jail time ...
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2018-04-18
Signed by Governor
DEHB367IntroThis is a housekeeping bill to codify the existing practices with administering the Municipal Street Aid program.
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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure) in House with 3 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DESB172IntroThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Education Committee
DESB31PassThis bill allows a hunter to use a handgun in lieu of a shotgun on farms permitted by DNREC through their Deer depredation programs to reduce agricultural crop damage.
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2018-04-17
Signed by Governor
DESB51PassThis Act clarifies the definition of "subsequent offense" to mean a like offense occurring within 3 years of the former offense.
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2018-04-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB103EnrollThe Act amends Section 916 of Title 11 of the Code so that the statutory penalties for the crime of home improvement fraud increase as the amount of the loss to the victim increases, using the same scale applicable to Theft under Section 841 of Title...
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2018-04-17
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB144PassThis bill serves to better define and limit what real property rights the Department of Transportation may acquire. It also corrects a technical error that if left unchanged, will jeopardize the use of federal funds on transportation projects due to ...
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2018-04-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB243PassThis bill is the direct result of the Delaware Financial Review of Volunteer Fire Companies Task Force Report of February 2017, created by House Concurrent Resolution 95 of the 148th General Assembly. The revised subsection (b) established in this Bi...
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2018-04-17
Signed by Governor
DESB129PassThis bill makes clear that farm equipment and implements of husbandry, including when being temporarily moved or transported by a manufacturer, dealer, business, or commercial transport company, shall not be subject to the weight requirements of Sect...
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2018-04-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB277PassThis Act extends the Delaware Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund until July 1, 2024.
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2018-04-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB368IntroThis Act creates the Green Alert Program to aid in locating missing members of the armed forces, including veterans, who have a physical or mental health condition that is related to their service. This Act is modeled after Delawares existing Gold Al...
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2018-04-17
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHB373IntroThe 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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2018-04-17
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESCR52EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution observes April 2018 as the 2018 Month of the Military Child and April 17, 2018 as the official Day of Recognition of the Military Child in the State of Delaware.
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2018-04-17
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB371IntroThis legislation makes two minor modifications to Delawares background check process for prospective employees and volunteers at child-serving entities. It: 1) clarifies that an employer who must first obtain a signed authorization from the prospecti...
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2018-04-12
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB158PassThis Act allows a person to land food fish in Delaware that was caught using equipment or a method illegal in Delaware waters if the food fish was caught in the fishery conservation zone, the person has the necessary State and federal permits, the am...
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2018-04-05
Signed by Governor
DEHB177PassThis bill broadens the eligibility requirement for an appointment to a board of adjustment in jurisdictions which have adopted a home rule charter.
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2018-03-29
Signed by Governor
DESB164IntroThis Act extends the amount of notice that an insurer must provide to a policyholder before cancelling an automobile policy for the nonpayment of a premium from 10 to 15 days.
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2018-03-29
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 3 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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2018-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB139EnrollThis Act requires that health insurance offered in this State provide coverage for fertility care services, including in vitro fertilization ("IVF") procedures, for individuals who suffer from a disease or condition that results in the inab...
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2018-03-28
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB312EngrossThis Act includes emergency medical technicians within the definition of employee under the County/Municipal Police/Firefighter Pension Plan.
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2018-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB317IntroThis bill protects non-profit organizations that accept and persons who donate wild game to non-profit organizations or provides services related to the processing of such donated wild game from certain types of liability.
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2018-03-28
Reported Out of Committee (Agriculture) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB329IntroThis Bill eliminates the prohibition against the mere possession of a body-gripping trap with a jaw spread in excess of 5 inches, while maintaining the prohibition against actually using one in Delaware. This modification is necessary because many li...
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2018-03-28
Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DESB150EngrossThis Act reduces the membership on the Delaware Police Accreditation Commission from 16 members to 12 members. The Act also provides that: i) the Secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security may not vote except to break a tie; and ii) ...
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2018-03-28
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB334IntroThis 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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2018-03-28
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB357IntroThe Department of Corrections sometimes has difficulty tracking sex offenders coming out of prison because overly restrictive local ordinances can severely restrict the availability of appropriate housing. Homeless sex offenders are less likely to co...
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2018-03-28
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm]
Tabled in Committee
DESR17EngrossThis resolution adds a new Rule 30 to the Senate Rules relating to Anti-Harassment Policy and Training.
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2018-03-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB354IntroThis Act makes the Delaware equal accommodation law internally consistent, correctly organized, and aligned with the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").
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2018-03-27
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESB130EnrollThis bill restores the Board of Paroles authority to hear and make decisions regarding violations of offenders released through good time credits.
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2018-03-22
To House Judiciary Committee
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