Delaware Senator Bryant Richardson [R]

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DESB149PassThis legislation creates a fine for Coal Rolling, a practice that is often undetectable at the time of vehicle inspection due to the ability of an operator to change functions and increase emissions after passing inspection.
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2018-09-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB104PassThe 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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2018-09-04
Signed by Governor
DESB172PassThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB456PassThis Act amends Titles 14, 16, 17, 26, and 29 of the Delaware Code to prohibit the use of lead paints on outdoor structures such as bridges, water towers, playground equipment, highways, parking lots, and utility towers and poles, in order to protect...
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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB266PassUnder federal law, the cultivation of industrial hemp is only permitted for agricultural or academic research. There is federal legislation pending that may lift the restrictions on the cultivation of industrial hemp. Delaware law does not prohibit t...
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2018-08-28
Signed by Governor
DESB238PassUnder 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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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB418PassSection 1 provides that unpaid taxes shall become first liens against property of the owner for a period of ten (10) years from the date of the assessment.
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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB228PassThis 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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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB85PassThis Act draws attention to the types of discipline used in schools by capturing data about out-of-school suspensions and publishing that data, in an effort to help schools identify areas where the data regarding out-of-school suspensions indicates t...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB326PassThis Act creates the Delaware Advance Scholarship Program (Program). The goal of this Act is to encourage Delaware students with intellectual disabilities to pursue studies for a comprehensive certificate or degree at a Delaware institution of higher...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB229PassThis 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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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB179EnrollThis 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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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB414PassThis bill amends the Charter of the Town of Blades to allow annexation without a referendum only if the property to be annexed requests the annexation. Also, if a petition of over 10% of eligible voters requesting a referendum is submitted with 30 da...
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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
DESB146EnrollThe 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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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB171EnrollIndividuals who are released from prison face many hurdles as they re-enter the community, including difficulty obtaining identification documents. Lacking identification imposes additional hurdles as these individuals attempt to find housing and emp...
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESR27EngrossThis Resolution honors Secretary of the Senate Bernard J. Brady by declaring June 30 to be Bernard J. Brady Day in the Delaware State Senate. It further thanks him for his 39 years of unequalled service to the Delaware State Senate.
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESR28EngrossThis resolution recognizes June 30, 2018 as "Staff Appreciation Day" in the Delaware State Senate.
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB236PassThis Act appropriates $49,167,700 to provide a $500 one-time salary supplement to full-time and part-time employees, to provide a $400 pension supplement to pensioners and provides one-time funded projects through the Office of Management and Budget.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
DESB235PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriation Act.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
DESJR5PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2018.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
DESCR69EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution creates a Delaware Youth Drug Prevention Curriculum Task Force to examine available drug prevention programs and to recommend a course of action to educate our youth about the dangers of drug, alcohol, and tobacco us...
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2018-06-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESJR6PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2019.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
DESB202PassThis Act ensures that the spouses of those killed in the line of duty are able to receive benefits for the remainder of their lives regardless of future marital status. When a surviving spouse remarries, the surviving spouse's benefit is reduced ...
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2018-06-27
Signed by Governor
DESR24EngrossThis resolution recognizes the University of Delaware on its 275- year history.
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2018-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB419EngrossUnmanned aircraft systems are capable of introducing contraband into detention facilities without undergoing correctional officer inspections. This bill seeks to prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft systems (drones) to introduce contraband into dete...
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2018-06-26
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB263EngrossThis Act amends the Delaware Governmental Accountability Act to make the annual budget process part of a performance management system of strategic planning, performance metrics and performance budgeting, dedicated to continuous process improvement t...
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2018-06-26
Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DEHB459IntroThis Act requires insurers to check if an individual owes child support arrears before making a payment to the individual and permits the Division of Child Support Services to attach a lien to an insurance payment awarded pursuant to a settlement or ...
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2018-06-21
Amendment HA 1 to HB 459 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB101PassEvery 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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2018-06-20
Signed by Governor
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
DEHCR91EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution honors the Army Warrant Officer Corps for their 100th anniversary on July 9, 2018.
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2018-06-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
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
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB147PassImmunity 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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2018-06-12
Signed by Governor
DESB240IntroThis Act requires a physician to offer a patient ultrasound imaging and auscultation of fetal heart tone services before terminating a pregnancy and provides civil and criminal penalties for the failure of a physician to comply with this requirement....
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2018-06-09
To Senate Sunset 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
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
DEHB170PassThis 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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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DESB84PassThis 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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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB53PassThis 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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2018-05-10
Signed by Governor
DESCR43EngrossDesignating February 6, 2018 as "Ronald Reagan Day" in Delaware
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2018-05-10
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB415IntroRecognizing the beneficial value of being in nature and fishing, this bill expands the list of fishing license exceptions to include residents of long term care facilities who are accompanied by the facility's controlling person.
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2018-05-10
To House Natural Resources Committee
DESB205IntroThe Act protects the life of the unborn child at a time when the potential for the child to survive outside the womb increases, especially with the advancement of medical procedures. Also, there is substantial medical evidence that an unborn child is...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB301PassThis 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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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DESCR59EngrossThis resolution proclaims May 2018 Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in Delaware.
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2018-05-09
Passed In House by Voice Vote
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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2018-05-02
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 9 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
DEHB198IntroDelaware law currently prohibits tasting and sale of craft beer, distilled spirits, and wine at Farmers Markets or Agricultural Themed Events. The bill's intent is to allow tasting of products, offer limited purchase opportunities, and promote ho...
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2018-03-28
Reported Out of Committee (Agriculture) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DESCR31EnrollThis 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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2018-03-08
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESCR44EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution does all of the following:
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2018-03-01
To House Administration Committee
DEHB291PassThis 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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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB274PassThis 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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2018-01-25
Signed by Governor
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