Delaware Representative Charles Paradee [D]

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DESB144EngrossThis Substitute Act 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 State...
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2018-06-22
To House Administration Committee
DESB200EngrossThis Act prohibits drilling for oil or natural gas in Delawares coastal zone and territorial waters and precludes DNREC from issuing any permits in connection with the development of offshore drilling infrastructure, whether proposed for Delaware ter...
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2018-06-22
To House Natural Resources Committee
DEHB419IntroUnmanned 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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2018-06-22
Amendment HA 1 to HB 419 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB480IntroThis legislation increases access to Delaware's existing community solar program by expanding geographic eligibility requirements of the program. The legislation also ensures 15% of all community solar facilities provide savings to low-to-moderat...
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2018-06-22
To House Energy Committee
DEHB367EngrossThis is a housekeeping bill to codify the existing practices with administering the Municipal Street Aid program.
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2018-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB400EngrossThis bill provides for election day registration for presidential primary, primary, special, and general elections whereas currently the deadline is the fourth Saturday prior to the date of the election. Moreover, same day registration at polling pla...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHB104IntroThe 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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2018-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB476IntroThis Act empowers each county to create regulations for the maintenance of for-profit cemeteries and to impose penalties upon those who do not abide by the maintenance regulations.
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2018-06-21
[Hearing: Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB442EngrossThis Act expands the Juvenile Civil Citation Program to provide law enforcement officers with the discretion to refer any first-time juvenile offender engaged in any misdemeanor-level behavior to the civil citation program, where the juvenile can be ...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB235EngrossThis bill encourages spaying, neutering, and vaccination in order to limit the number of unwanted cats and protect the public from rabies and other diseases carried by unvaccinated animals. The bill defines free-roaming cats and also free-roaming cat...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB3EnrollThis legislation requires that all full-time employees of the State, including employees of school districts, continuously in the employ of the state for at least one year, shall be eligible for 12 weeks of paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a ...
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2018-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 4 NO 1 ABSENT
DEHB334EnrollThis 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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2018-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB360IntroAs poll from 2017 revealed that 31% of people in the United States have been sexually harassed in the workplace. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a comprehensive study of workplace harassment in the United States whi...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in House with 11 On Its Merits
DESB151EngrossBirth control use is nearly universal among women of reproductive age in the United States and is a key part of preventative health care for women. Access to birth control provides health benefits for women and children, improves women's ability ...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 2 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
DEHB374EnrollThis bill adds glaucoma, chronic debilitating migraines, pediatric autism spectrum disorder, pediatric sensory processing disorder to the list of debilitating medical conditions which may qualify a person, upon certification by a physician, to be eli...
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2018-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB176IntroThis Act creates a Prescription Opioid Impact Fund (Fund) through a prescription opioid impact fee (Fee) that is assessed on manufacturers of prescription opioids as follows:
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2018-06-20
Laid On Table in Senate
DESB175EngrossThis Act exempts the transfer of real estate acquired by foreclosure or deed in lieu of foreclosure from nonresident income tax withholding requirements.
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DESB194EngrossThis bill makes the following changes to Delaware Statutory Trust 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 Act.
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 10 On Its Merits
DESB195EngrossSection 1 of the Act addresses statutes under Chapter 49 of Title 10 and (i) amends the title of section 4915 (but makes no substantive changes to the statute); and (ii) modifies section 4916 to provide that plans similar to the Delaware College Inve...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 10 On Its Merits
DESB196EngrossThis bill amends various sections of the Delaware Uniform Commercial Code (the Act) to keep it current. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments of the Act.
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 10 On Its Merits
DESB197EngrossThis Act provides mandatory expungement eligibility to individuals who were convicted of the possession, use or consumption of marijuana prior to Delawares decriminalization of these offenses. To be eligible for the mandatory expungement, the marijua...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 2 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DESB198EngrossThis Bill eliminates the prohibition against hunting for deer on Sundays. Additionally, it maintains the applicable agency regulating public lands authority and discretion to regulate, including prohibition of, deer hunting on Sundays. Lastly, the bi...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Agriculture) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DEHB413IntroBefore the filing of a lawsuit, automobile insurance companies are currently not required to disclose liability coverage information to an injured claimant or the attorney representing that claimant. However, once a lawsuit is filed, this information...
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2018-06-20
[Hearing: Jun 26 @ 12:30 pm]
Amendment HA 1 to HB 413 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB426IntroThis Act requires paid tax preparers to sign any tax return or refund they file and be subject to a $50 civil penalty for any violation with a maximum penalty of $25,000 in any calendar year. The Act also permits a court of competent jurisdiction to ...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Revenue & Finance) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DESB228EngrossThis 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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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 4 On Its Merits
DESB251IntroThis Act creates a Delaware Manufactured Home Owner Attorney Fund by collecting a $0.50 monthly assessment per lot from manufactured home owners who rent a lot in a community governed by Manufactured Home Owners and Community Owners Act. The fund wil...
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2018-06-20
Amendment SA 1 to SB 251 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB450IntroThere is a growing body of research regarding the detrimental effects to an individual and to society relating to the collateral consequences of arrests and criminal convictions. To name just a few, a criminal history is a significant barrier to obta...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits, 2 Unfavorable
DESB159EnrollThe Act made changes to motor vehicle franchising practices, by doing the following:
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2018-06-19
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 NO
DEHB380EnrollThis bill allows first-time home buyers to pay their portion of the realty transfer tax at the rate that was in effect prior to the increase that took effect on August 1, 2017. The credit is calculated as 0.5% of the first $400,000 in home value, wit...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB396EnrollThis Bill amends the Charter of the Town of Smyrna in the following ways:
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB189IntroThe U.S. Department of Transportation has recently found Delaware to be non-compliant with enforcement of underground excavation violations. This jeopardizes federal funding for the Commissions pipeline safety program. Two principal reasons for this ...
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2018-06-19
Amendment SA 1 to SB 189 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB420IntroThis Act grants legal guardians the standing to petition or oppose a petition to change minors' surnames.
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2018-06-19
Amendment HA 1 to HB 420 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESCR74EngrossThis resolution proclaims June 19, 2018 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 acti...
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2018-06-19
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB80PassThis Act replicates and extends to electric and natural gas utilities the same authority that has previously been granted to water utilities. This authority allows for the implementation of an interim rate mechanism already in existence for water uti...
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2018-06-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB310EngrossThe Certification of Adoption of Sustainability and Transparency Standards Act (the Act) establishes a voluntary disclosure regime to foster dialogue around sustainability and responsibility among participating Delaware business entities and their va...
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2018-06-14
Laid On Table in Senate
DESB216IntroThis Act strengthens the shelter requirements for dogs that are kept outside by requiring the following:
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2018-06-14
Laid On Table in Senate
DESB217IntroThis Act strengthens restrictions on the tethering of dogs by doing the following:
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2018-06-14
Laid On Table in Senate
DESB113EngrossThis bill authorizes the creation of a Delaware Voluntary Property Assessed Clean Energy (D-PACE) program to establish a clean energy financing program for the installation of energy efficiency technologies and clean energy systems for qualifying com...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Energy) in House with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DEHB331EngrossThis bill creates regulations concerning the use, distribution and education of Benzodiazepine and Non-benzodiazepine Hypnotics. It require Practitioners to obtain consent from a minors parent or guardian prior to prescribing these drugs, and require...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB319PassThis legislation creates a benchmark for determining when a treatment or service is no longer experimental or investigational. When Medicare determines that a treatment is safe for its population, commercial insurers in Delaware may no longer deny co...
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2018-06-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB346EngrossThis Act establishes the High Needs Educator Student Loan Payment Program. The Program allows qualified applicants to apply for a payment from the State to the applicants lending agency, to pay a portion of the applicants student loan debt. The purpo...
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2018-06-13
To Senate Education Committee
DESB169EngrossThis Act makes a technical correction to SB 169 by changing the designations of the new statutes and incorporates Senate Amendment No. 1 to Senate Bill No. 169.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 11 On Its Merits
DESB181EngrossThis 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 ame...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 2 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DESB182EngrossThis 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 prop...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 1 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
DESB180EngrossSection 1. Section 1 of this Act amends Section 102(a)(1) 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 liability company.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DESB184EngrossAs the self-storage industry continues to grow, it is important for consumers to have the option to insure their items stored in a self-storage facility. Currently, Delaware law does not provide a licensing structure for the sale of self-storage insu...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DESB183EngrossThis 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 amend...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 5 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DESCR58EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution does all of the following:
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2018-06-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB369EnrollThis Bill expands the offense of falsifying business records by including the act of altering or modifying and creating false medical records. Currently, no specific statute exists to prevent a person from falsely creating, altering, or modifying a m...
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2018-06-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB110IntroThe Delaware Marijuana Control Act regulates and taxes marijuana in the same manner as alcohol. It allows adults over the age of 21 to legally possess and consume under 1 ounce of marijuana for personal use. It does not permit people to grow their ow...
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2018-06-12
Amendment HA 1 to HB 110 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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