Delaware Senator Bryant Richardson [R]

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DESB18IntroThis Act allows retail dealers in Sussex County to sell gasoline that does not contain ethanol if the gasoline is being used in watercraft. Sussex County comfortably meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground level ozone and removing ...
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2021-06-24
Laid On Table in Senate
DESB117EnrollThis bill allows schools and school districts to submit an application to the Department of Education to have a school designated as a Purple Star School.
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2021-06-24
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB125EnrollThis bill provides that the spouse and any child of a member of the active military service of the United States, who has been assigned to duty elsewhere immediately following assignment to duty in Delaware, shall be deemed to be an in-state resident...
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2021-06-24
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHCR39IntroThis Concurrent Resolution establishes a date for the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters' Association (DVFA) to report findings back to the 151st General Assembly.
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2021-06-24
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB68EnrollThis Act expands eligibility for the Department of Correction's Education Assistance Fund beyond correctional officers to employees who hold a position at paygrade 15 or below and meet the other existing requirements.
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2021-06-23
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB80EnrollThis Act adds a provision addressing the assignability of rights under property insurance policies and authorizes a property insurance carrier to limit a policys assignability only to those persons or entities that have the legal authority to represe...
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2021-06-23
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB128EnrollThis Act is the result of the 2019 report of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee's (JLSOC) task force under Senate Resolution No. 9 of the 150th General Assembly, which recommended amending the Delaware Health Information Network...
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2021-06-23
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB129EnrollThis Act a result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committees (JLOSC) review of the Council on Correction (Council), and revamps Councils governing statute based on discussions throughout the review. In addition to making several technic...
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2021-06-23
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB94EnrollSenate 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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2021-06-23
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB127EnrollThe purpose of this legislation is to promote sustained economic growth and stability by establishing a fund to provide grants, loans or other economic assistance to businesses or public entities that invest in constructing, renovating or improving i...
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2021-06-23
Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 3 NO 1 ABSENT
DESB166EngrossDelaware has been irreparably harmed by the opioid crisis. In 2018, 400 people died of an overdose in Delaware, and in 2019, 431 people died of an overdose. Settlements from opioid distributors, manufacturers, and pharmacies are expected to provide s...
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2021-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 5 On Its Merits
DESB196IntroThis Act provides a maximum $500 tax rebate to Delawareans based on tax year 2020 payments.
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2021-06-23
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB106EnrollThis Act makes students who attend homeschools eligible for the same services for children with disabilities as students who attend private schools in a manner that allows federal funds to pay for the services. This Act is the result of discussions r...
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2021-06-22
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB179IntroThis Act revises Chapter 70 of Title 25, which governs manufactured homes on rented lots in manufactured home communities, by revising the eligibility criteria for the lot rental assistance program by expanding the sources of income that qualify a ho...
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2021-06-22
Amendment HA 1 to HB 179 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESR17EngrossThis resolution designates June 22, 2021 as "HVAC Tech Day" in the State of Delaware.
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2021-06-22
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR24EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes June 15, 2021, as "Delaware Elder Abuse Awareness Day" and encourages all of Delaware's citizens to learn about how to protect and nurture our elderly citizens.
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2021-06-17
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR52EngrossThis resolution honors USO Delaware for their important and inspiring work supporting military members and their families.
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2021-06-17
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB191IntroThis Act's purpose is to spur economic growth in Delaware and create new jobs by giving a portion of the State's revenue surplus back to the taxpayers. Specifically, this Act cuts (i) all personal income tax brackets by 10%, (ii) the corporat...
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2021-06-16
Amendment HA 1 to HB 191 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB126EngrossThis Act prescribes specific fines for violating § 4134 of Title 21. Previously, a violation of § 4134 would have been subject to the penalties outlined in § 4205 of Title 21. The amount of the penalties in § 4205 are as follows: for a first offe...
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2021-06-16
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 2 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DEHB49IntroThis Act recognizes the statutory authority of the Governor to act in the event of an emergency or disaster. During protracted emergencies and disasters, particularly those lasting more than 30 days, good governance requires participation by the Gene...
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2021-06-15
Tabled in Committee
DEHB109IntroThis Act is the first leg of a Constitutional Amendment reflecting the recommendations of the Advisory Panel to the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) on Potential Fiscal Controls and Budget Smoothing Mechanisms established as p...
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2021-06-15
Tabled in Committee
DEHB95PassThis Act requires that individual, group, State employee, and public assistance insurance plans provide coverage for epinephrine autoinjectors for individuals who are 18 years of age or under and must include at least 1 formulation of epinephrine aut...
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2021-06-15
Signed by Governor
DEHB9PassThis Act adds the term adjudication to this section of the criminal code to enable juvenile defendants to petition the court for their adjudications of delinquency to be vacated and their juvenile criminal record to be expunged in regard to crimes, o...
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2021-06-15
Signed by Governor
DESB93EngrossThis 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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2021-06-15
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DESCR53EngrossThis resolution designates October 18-24, 2021 as "Free Speech Week" in the State of Delaware.
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2021-06-15
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB193IntroThis bill seeks to provide the State Fire Commission with the authority to hear and resolve disputes filed by members of the public or fire companies with respect to firefighting activities by individual firefighters and fire companies. The Commissio...
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2021-06-14
Amendment HA 1 to HB 193 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB86EnrollThis Act is a result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committees (JLOSC) 2019 review of the Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education (DACCTE), and adds a requirement to DACCTEs annual report to provide students and fam...
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2021-06-08
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB88EnrollThis Act is the result of the 2019 report of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committees task force under Senate Resolution No. 9 of the 150th General Assembly, which recommended permitting the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) to ...
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2021-06-08
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB87EnrollThis Act requires the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) to provide the Gift of Life program the States approved organ procurement organization, or OPO with access to data on potential anatomical donors when the data is needed to determine ...
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2021-06-08
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR46EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the 50th anniversary of CHEER, a nonprofit organization that has provided seniors in Sussex County with critical services for half a century.
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2021-06-08
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR47IntroThis concurrent resolution proposes the formation of the Registered Voter List Improvement Task Force. This 10-member group will review current laws and practices associated with compiling and maintaining Delawares registered voter list. The main obj...
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2021-06-08
Defeated By Senate. Votes: 6 YES 13 NO 2 ABSENT
DESB61PassThe Agricultural Lands Preservation Act allows existing farm structures that are no longer in use, but which existed when the farmland was placed in the preservation program, to be converted to use for public gatherings under specific limitations. Ex...
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2021-06-03
Signed by Governor
DESB45PassThis Act creates a special license plate for members of the nonprofit organization, atTAcK addiction. This Act requires a greater-than-majority vote for passage because Article VIII, § 11 of the Delaware Constitution requires the affirmative vote of...
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2021-06-03
Signed by Governor
DESB77PassThis Act clarifies that a lay individual who administers naloxone under the Community-Based Naloxone Access Program is protected from civil liability for rendering emergency care under § 6801 of Title 16, the general Good Samaritan law.
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2021-06-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB209IntroThis Act protects the rights of individuals who do not receive COVID-19 vaccinations. This will prohibit the state, schools, political subdivisions, and certain recipients of state funds from denying access or services to such persons.
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2021-06-03
To House Administration Committee
DESCR44EnrollThis Concurrent Resolution creates an Aging-in-Place Working Group that will develop a plan to guide policies designed to promote successful aging-in-place for seniors in Delaware. The group will deliver preliminary recommendations to the General Ass...
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2021-05-20
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB137EngrossThis Act amends the Charter of the Town of Laurel to include in the qualifications for Mayor and Town Councilman, that candidates must be non-delinquent tax payers of all capitation and property taxes of the Town of Laurel for at least 1 year next pr...
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2021-05-19
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DEHB189IntroThis Act codifies what valid forms of identification are to be included with the statement an elector must prepare to request an absentee ballot. It also allows for an elector submitting the statement by mail to include a clear photocopy of one of th...
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2021-05-18
To House Administration Committee
DEHB188IntroThis Act makes fraudulent voting a class G felony level crime, with a fine of not less than $1,000 for a first offense or not less than $2,000 for a subsequent offense. Upon conviction, the person shall forfeit their right of suffrage for 5 years.
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2021-05-18
To House Administration Committee
DEHCR23IntroThis Resolution requires the Department of Elections to review practices in Delaware and other states and make recommendations relating to verifying signatures on absentee ballots.
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2021-05-18
To House Administration Committee
DEHB187IntroThis Act specifies the duty of election officers to establish the identity of a voter by requesting explicit forms of identification. Any citizen presenting themselves as a voter at a polling place, but who is unable to provide an acceptable form of ...
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2021-05-18
To House Administration Committee
DESCR28EnrollThis Senate Concurrent Resolutions proclaims April 2021 as "Second Chance Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2021-05-13
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DESCR30EnrollThis resolution recognizes April 26 - May 1, 2021 as "Auctioneers Week" in the State of Delaware.
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2021-05-13
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHCR25EnrollThis Resolution recognizes May 17, 2021 as the 67th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
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2021-05-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESR13EngrossThis Senate Resolution honors the memory and celebrates the life of the Honorable Pierre S. Pete du Pont IV, Governor of Delaware from 1977 to 1985, who departed this life on the eighth day of May 2021.
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2021-05-11
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR14EnrollThis Resolution recognizes April 2021 as "Child Abuse Prevention Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2021-04-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR25EnrollThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 18-24, 2021, as "Crime Victims' Rights Week" in the State of Delaware. Please visit the following websites for more information on Crime Victims Rights Week and the resources available to vict...
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2021-04-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR35EnrollThis resolution recognizes May 5, 2021, as Maternal Mental Health Awareness Day in Delaware.
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2021-04-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR42EnrollThis resolution honors Corporal Keith Andrew Heacook and offers condolences to his family, colleagues, and community.
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2021-04-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB47EngrossThis Act clarifies that yard waste is included in the types of trash and litter that it is illegal to discard on a highway. This Act also defines yard waste.
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2021-04-28
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 6 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
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