Delaware Senator Bruce Ennis [D]

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DESB253PassThis Act ensures that the price protections for Delawareans related to price gouging put in place during the COVID-19 state of emergency do not cease immediately upon the lifting of the COVID-19 state of emergency, but instead continue for a short pe...
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2020-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB343PassThis bill continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (the Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendme...
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2020-07-16
Signed by Governor
DEHB344PassThis bill continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Limited Liability Company 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...
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2020-07-16
Signed by Governor
DEHB341PassSection 1. Section 1 of this Act amends Section 102(a) to provide that the name of a corporation must be such as to distinguish it from the name of any registered series of a limited partnership.
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2020-07-16
Signed by Governor
DEHB342PassThis bill continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership 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 t...
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2020-07-16
Signed by Governor
DESB227PassThis Act brings the Division of Motor Vehicles into compliance with federal law by allowing a commercial learner permit to be issued for a period of up to 1 year.
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2020-07-16
Signed by Governor
DEHB346PassThis Act provides for voting by mail for the 2020 primary and general elections and special elections held under the provisions of Chapter 73 of Title 15 due to the emergency caused by COVID-19, a highly contagious virus. Voting by mail is an alterna...
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2020-07-01
Signed by Governor
DESR44EngrossThis Senate Resolution pays tribute to Delaware's senior senator, Harris B. McDowell, III, upon his retirement from the Senate after some 44 years of exemplary service.
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2020-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB250IntroThis bill is intended to advance sustainable energy goals and initiatives in Delaware and to restore Delaware as a leader in renewable, sustainable energy. First, this Act builds on the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act, which was first enacte...
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2020-06-30
Amendment SA 1 to SB 250 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB240PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations Act.
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2020-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESJR3PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2021.
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2020-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESJR2PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2020.
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2020-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB260PassThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid for Fiscal Year 2021.
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2020-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESR32EngrossThis Senate Resolution pays tribute and extends a fond farewell to Secretary of the Senate Joy C. Bower upon her retirement after 32 years of distinguished service to the Senate.
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2020-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB120EnrollThis Act authorizes the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue migratory shorebird special registration plates.
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2020-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB194EnrollThis Act removes the requirement that applicants for a marriage license state their race as part of the application process. Delaware is one of a small number of states that currently requires this information. In October 2019, the United States Dist...
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2020-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB169EnrollThis Act adopts the Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act. This Act addresses an increasingly common form of abuse that can cause severe and often irreversible harm: the disclosure of private, sexually explicit ima...
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2020-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB246EnrollPresently, a legal process does not exist for a Delaware hospital to seek the appointment of a guardian for a non-acute patient who has been a patient at the hospital for an extended period, after having been abandoned by family. This bill authorizes...
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2020-06-25
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB350EnrollThis Act creates the crime of Aggravated Strangulation. A person is guilty of Aggravated Strangulation if the person is a law-enforcement officer, and while acting within the persons official capacity as a law-enforcement officer, knowingly or intent...
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2020-06-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 5 NO
DEHB229EnrollThis Act increases the non-refundable income tax credit from $400 to $500 for active members of Delaware volunteer fire, ambulance, or rescue service company or its auxiliary. This Act also makes technical changes to conform existing law to the stand...
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2020-06-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB237EnrollThis Act eliminates the requirement that movie theaters selling alcohol have video cameras in each auditorium and the requirement that an employee must pass through each auditorium during a movie showing.
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2020-06-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB241IntroThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid for Fiscal Year 2021.
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2020-06-23
Defeated By Senate. Votes: 12 YES 9 NOT VOTING
DEHB356IntroThis bill requires transparency in the use of risk assessment instruments and requires empirical data that the instrument does not increase or magnify bias against any protected class.
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2020-06-18
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB212IntroThis Act clarifies that an employer is liable to an employee for liquidated damages if the employer does not make wages available during the next payday after an employee quits, resigns, is discharged, suspended, or laid off. The only difference betw...
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2020-06-10
To Senate Labor Committee
DESB217IntroThis Act limits the use of certain Class B firefighting foams (Class B foams) in Delaware. Class B foams are used to put out fires caused by flammable liquids like gasoline, oil, and jet fuel, and can be divided into 2 categories: those with PFAS che...
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2020-06-10
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DESB219IntroThis Act amends the Delaware Viatical Settlements Act by permanently removing the bond requirements for viatical settlement brokers and updating a reference to life settlement brokers by replacing it with viatical settlement brokers.
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2020-06-10
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DESB230IntroThis Act amends the Delaware Energy Act to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles in the State by creating more accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Specifically, this Act permits State Agencies to charge a reasonable fee for use...
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2020-06-10
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DEHB333IntroThis Act removes the broad exemption in the Freedom of Information Act for the University of Delaware and Delaware State University and creates the following specific exemptions for some records of public institutions:
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2020-05-22
To House Administration Committee
DEHB329IntroIndividuals who are at very high risk of getting HIV can take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. PrEP medication reduces the risk of HIV transmission by up to 99% if taken daily. This Act prohibits disc...
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2020-04-17
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESB96PassIn January of 2015, the Office of Civil Rights & Public Trust was created by the Attorney General to establish a centralized office within the Department of Justice for the investigation of matters concerning civil rights enforcement and the pros...
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2020-04-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB317IntroThis Act classifies pesticides containing a neonicotinoid as a restricted use pesticide and prohibits the use of a pesticide containing a neonicotinoid on land owned or maintained by the State. Neonicotinoids have been linked to impaired memory, move...
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2020-03-27
To House Agriculture Committee
DEHB324IntroThis Act provides all law-enforcement officers the authority to enforce the existing labeling requirements for dumpsters that are in a public road or parking lot.
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2020-03-27
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
DEHB294IntroMost commonly, persons accused of subsection (a) of this section panhandling are homeless. Transferring such matters to the Court of Common Pleas allows persons so accused increased access to social services not available to them at the Justice of ...
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2020-03-12
Amendment HA 1 to HB 294 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB308IntroThis bill defines and regulates electric bicycles. Section 1 adds electric bicycles to the definitions contained in Title 21. Section 2 includes electric bicycle operators and passengers as vulnerable users when on a highway, crosswalk, road shoulder...
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2020-03-12
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB302IntroIn 2009, New Hampshire was the first state to develop a statewide Gun Shop Project, reaching out to gun shops regarding the role they can play in suicide prevention. In the years since, at least 21 other states have implemented similar campaigns. Thi...
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2020-03-12
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB303IntroThis Act establishes employment practices for call centers, including:
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2020-03-12
To House Labor Committee
DEHB299IntroThis act will be known as the Egregious Crimes Accountability Act. This Act revises Delaware's death penalty statute to ensure its compliance with the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the United State Supreme Court in Hurst v. Florid...
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2020-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB215IntroOn November 3, 2015, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report titled "Elevated Rates of Urban Firearm Violence and Opportunities for Prevention Wilmington, Delaware" in which the CDC made 2 majo...
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2020-02-28
To Senate Judicial Committee
DEHB212PassThis bill defines industrial landfill in conformity with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Controls Regulations Governing Solid Waste. This bill also establishes a height restriction, or vertical limit, for an industrial landfill ...
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2020-02-20
Signed by Governor
DESCR72IntroThis Senate Concurrent Resolution requests the United States Congress propose and send to the states for ratification a constitutional amendment to make clear that Congress and the states have the power and authority to regulate and limit the amounts...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB87PassThis Act enables Kent County to establish regulations regarding property maintenance and penalties for violations of said regulations.
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2020-02-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB178PassThis Act reconciles discrepancies between § 8705 of Title 9 of the Delaware Code and § 2903 of Title 25 of the Delaware Code, clarifying that all taxes assessed against real estate by Kent or Sussex Counties are governed by § 8705 of Title 9 and t...
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2020-02-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB280PassThis bill creates a special license plate for World War II veterans.
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2020-02-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB236IntroThis Act exempts constables from the limitations on use of seclusion and restraint because some schools employ constables, but constables are not included in the current exclusion that uses the definition of "law-enforcement officer" in § ...
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2020-01-30
Tabled in Committee
DEHB291IntroThis bill creates a financial incentive for employers to train and retain apprentices in apprenticeship programs. The purpose of this financial incentive is to encourage employers to create employment opportunities in Delaware and to train Delawares ...
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2020-01-30
To House Labor Committee
DEHB296IntroThis 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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2020-01-30
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB292IntroThis 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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2020-01-30
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB295IntroThis 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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2020-01-30
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB293IntroThis bill requires a landlord to provide 15 days 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 suitable hou...
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2020-01-30
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB144EngrossHouse Bill 212 enacted by the 148th General Assembly (80 Del. Laws c. 287) expanded the offense of Assault in the Second Degree to include the intentional assault of ambulance operators, rescue squad members, and nurses injured while performing work-...
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2020-01-29
Reported Out of Committee (Corrections & Public Safety) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
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