Delaware Senator Bryant Richardson [R]

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DEHCR42EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes January, 2018 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Delaware.
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2018-01-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 5 ABSENT
DESB146IntroThe continued existence and dissemination of a juvenile criminal record hampers an individuals ability to become a successful and productive member of society. These criminal records are a hindrance to employment, education, housing, credit, and mili...
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2018-01-23
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB147IntroImmunity 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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2018-01-23
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
DEHB301IntroThis 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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2018-01-19
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB53IntroThis bill allows ground-based and hand-held sparklers and certain other nonexplosive, nonairborne novelty items regulated by the federal government to be sold and used in the State. The bill does not legalize firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerials, or...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 1 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DESCR31EngrossThis concurrent resolution establishes the Veterans Higher Education Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding veterans access to higher education in Delaware.
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Veterans Affairs) in House with 6 Favorable, 10 On Its Merits
DEHB274EngrossThis bill allows the Laurel Special School District to convey to the Town of Laurel the Paul Laurence Dunbar School and the lands on which the school is located.
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2018-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB142IntroThis Act eliminates the Delaware Compensation Commission in its entirety and makes necessary changes to the Delaware Code as a result.
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2018-01-17
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB291EngrossThis Act clarifies that the representative appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services to the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council shall serve as the Councils temporary chair for the purposes of organizing...
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2018-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB297IntroThis Act decreases by 1% the rate of realty transfer tax to be received by the State, thereby returning to the rate that was applicable prior to August 1, 2017.
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2018-01-16
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB296IntroThis bill creates a tax deduction of up to $2,500 for an individual or $5,000 for a married couple for contributions to a qualified 529A savings account, or "ABLE" plan - a special account for meeting the needs of certain individuals with d...
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2018-01-16
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB283IntroIn the 149th General Assembly House Bill No. 64 amended Title 29, Section 5120 to insure that mothers who are full time state employees may have up to 6 weeks of unpaid leave following the newborn(s) discharge from the hospital even if their FMLA ben...
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2018-01-11
Amendment HA 1 to HB 283 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB84EngrossThis Act makes consistent the amount of time that the Court "looks back" to determine if the current offense is a second offense for the purposes of sentencing. This Act applies to Traffic offenses, but it would not be applicable to DUI cas...
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2018-01-10
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 2 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits
DESB148IntroThis Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act.
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2018-01-10
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB179IntroThis 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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2018-01-04
Amendment HA 1 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB14IntroThis Act eliminates the Delaware Compensation Commission in its entirety and makes necessary changes to the Delaware Code as a result.
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2018-01-02
Stricken in Senate
DEHB285IntroThis Act is designed to create procedures in Delaware for making sure firearms are not in the hands of dangerous people while protecting due process and not creating a barrier to care for those suffering from mental illness. This Act intends to put D...
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2017-12-14
To House Administration Committee
DESB61PassThis Act clarifies the authority of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee ("Committee") to hold over entities unless or until certain conditions are met or modifications are made. This Act also provides the authority for the ...
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2017-09-29
Signed by Governor
DESB105PassPersons under age 18 must wear a helmet when operating or riding as a passenger on a bicycle, motorized skateboard or scooter, all terrain vehicle (ATV), off-highway vehicle (OHV), or electric personal assistive mobility device (EPAMD). See Title 21 ...
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2017-09-14
Signed by Governor
DESB122PassThis Act fulfills recommendations made by the Joint Legislative Overview and Sunset Committee (JLOSC) by making amendments to the State Human Relations Commissions (the Commission) governing statute.
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2017-09-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB70PassUnder current educational standards, students are no longer required to be taught cursive writing and many schools have abandoned teaching cursive writing to students. As cursive writing is still an imperative skill in many professions, this bill mak...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB200PassThis bill sets a minimum reimbursement rate for home health care nursing services paid for by Medicaid-contracted organizations. The rate shall be at least equal to the rate set by the Division of Medicaid for equivalent services. Home care nurses an...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB191PassThis act amends the Charter of the Town of Laurel so that the Mayor and members of the Town Council are only paid for meetings which they attend.
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DESB99PassThis legislation eliminates front footage calculations as the sole method of collecting sewer assessments for county sewer users. It provides a broad list of possible methods of determining the amount of the sewer assessment for each property, includ...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DESB102PassThis Act consolidates Delaware law related to child abuse and child sexual abuse training and detection, suicide prevention, bullying, criminal youth gang detection, and teen dating violence and sexual assault into one subchapter of Chapter 41, Title...
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2017-08-09
Signed by Governor
DESB75PassThis Act updates Delaware's human trafficking crime to prohibit the same acts that are included in the federal Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015.
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2017-08-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB35PassThis bill sets forth a framework for the licensing, regulation and inspection of business establishments that provide massage and bodywork services. This bill places oversight of any business offering massage services in the hands of the Board of Mas...
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2017-07-26
Signed by Governor
DESB39PassThis Act is the result of the recommendation made by the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee in its review of the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline ("the Board") that the Division of Professional Regulation amend applic...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB74PassThis Act fulfills recommendations made by the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee. First, this Act adds language to establish the circumstances under which Trustees of the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation may be remove...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB170EngrossThis legislation, the Angel Investor Job Creation and Innovation Act for Small Technology Companies, creates an incentive for qualified angel investors to invest capital in qualified Delaware small technology companies..
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2017-07-12
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB9EnrollThis Act is intended to implement the recommendations in the December 9, 2015 Report of the Work A Day Earn A Pay Task Force. The Act will create a Work A Day Earn A Pay Public Works Jobs Program in Delaware.
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2017-07-02
To House Labor Committee
DEHCR51IntroThis concurrent resolution establishes the Illegal Immigration Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding the impact of illegal immigration on Delaware.
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2017-06-29
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DESB101EnrollEvery year, over 100 million animals are used as subjects of scientific and medical research, as well as for educational purposes. As recently as 2015, over 19,000 cats and over 61,000 dogs were used in research. In Delaware in 2015, 82 cats and 85 d...
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2017-06-28
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB131IntroThis Act requires that a board or commission created after the effective date of this Act submit the initial adopted rules and regulations pertaining to the licensure, maintenance, and standards of the board or commission to the Joint Legislative Ove...
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2017-06-27
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DESR15EngrossThis Resolution recognizes June 27, 2017, as Staff Appreciation Day in the Delaware State Senate.
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2017-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 ABSENT
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
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB89IntroThis Act is modeled after American Laws for American Courts legislation that has passed in Tennessee, Louisiana, Arizona, Kansas, South Dakota, Alabama, and North Carolina. The Declaration of Independence announced the formation of a new country that...
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2017-06-14
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
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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2017-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Agriculture) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DESB116IntroThis bill creates a 3-year exemption for public school construction from prevailing wage requirements. Also the public school will prepare cost study comparison reports for the Controller General's Office to compile and report to the General Asse...
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2017-06-13
To Senate Labor Committee
DESB21PassThis bill vests the authority for regulating seed in Delaware with the Delaware Department of Agriculture and repeals any inconsistent act or parts of acts.
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2017-06-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB209IntroThis Act is meant to prohibit the practice of waiving certain sections of the Delaware Code year after year through the use of epilogue language in the budget bill.
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2017-06-06
To House Administration Committee
DESB104IntroThis Act sets the minimum educational courses for each grade. It does not set the curriculum for these courses or how they will be presented within the classrooms. The life skills program replaces the half credit currently listed as part of the 3 1/2...
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2017-06-06
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB192IntroThis bill creates a special license plate for emergency medical services professionals.
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2017-06-01
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB150PassThis Act creates the Delaware African and Caribbean Affairs Commission.
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2017-05-26
Signed by Governor
DESB85IntroAccording to data provided by the Delaware Department of Education (DOE), thousands of Delaware students receive out-of-school suspensions each year for minor infractions, such as being unprepared or late for class, dress code violations, and disresp...
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2017-05-22
To Senate Education Committee
DESB88IntroThis Act requires Senate confirmation of the 11 members of the SEU Oversight Board. This Act also makes a technical correction to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.
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2017-05-22
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DEHCR31EngrossThis resolution recognizes the month of May as "Poppy Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2017-05-18
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB186IntroThe Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also referred to as the food stamp program, assists eligible low-income individuals with the purchase of food. This Act, known as the Delaware Nutritional Improvement Act, seeks to bring the Suppl...
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2017-05-17
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 3:30 pm]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHCR6EngrossSeeking to address the pervasive problems of littering and illegal dumping in Delaware, this concurrent resolution would create the Delaware Anti-Dumping and Anti-Littering Solutions Task Force. The task force would be charged with developing actiona...
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2017-05-10
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB31PassThis bill authorizes the use of prize-linked savings accounts in the State of Delaware. These accounts have been used in a number of countries and several U.S. states to promote savings, especially among persons with low-income and first-time savers....
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2017-05-02
Signed by Governor
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