Delaware Senator Charles Paradee [D]

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DESB22EngrossThis Act prohibits the import, export, sale, transport, distribution, or propagation of any plant identified by the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, with the advice of the Delaware Native Species Commission, as an invasive plant. This Act ...
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2021-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm]
To House Natural Resources Committee
DESB31EngrossThis Act is the second leg of a constitutional amendment to add race, color, and national origin to § 21 of Article I of the Delaware Constitution to explicitly declare that protection against discrimination based on race, color, and national origin...
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2021-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 26 @ 11:00 am]
To House Administration Committee
DESB33EngrossThis Act modifies the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act to do the following:
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2021-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm]
To House Natural Resources Committee
DESB42EngrossThis Act suspends the educator evaluation system during the 2020-2021 school year and replaces it with an observation and feedback cycle that provides educators with coaching and support related to hybrid and remote learning practices. This Act provi...
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2021-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 11:00 am]
To House Education Committee
DESB49IntroThis act clarifies that the University of Delaware, like other institutes of higher learning including Delaware State University and Delaware Technical and Community College, must comply with the terms of the Prevailing Wage Law for projects secured ...
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2021-01-22
To Senate Labor Committee
DEHB20IntroThis bill requires all public and charter schools which have students in grades 6-12 to provide free feminine hygiene products in 50% of the bathrooms used by students who can have a menstrual cycle. This bill also requires schools to publish on its ...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 9 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DEHB55IntroIn 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 ca...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 9 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
DEHB48IntroThis Act establishes a Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program for new primary care providers to be administered by the Delaware Health Care Commission. Under the loan repayment program, the Health Care Commission may award education loan repayme...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 8 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DEHB65EngrossThis bill provides COVID-19 related relief to both claimants receiving unemployment benefits and employers who are assessed unemployment taxes, and extends the end date of the Secretary of Labors COVID-19 related rulemaking authority. Section 1 waive...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Labor Committee
DEHB75IntroThis Act is the final leg of a constitutional amendment that would eliminate from the Delaware Constitution the limitations as to when an individual may vote by absentee ballot. This amendment to the Delaware Constitution provides that the General As...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 3 Favorable, 1 Unfavorable
DEHB80IntroThis bill provides that for correction officers and specified peace officers, the amount of ordinary service or disability pension benefits given to state employees shall also include the following: (1) Before January 1, 2022, 2.45% of his or her fin...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 4 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB78IntroThis bill extends the amount of years an identification card is valid from four (4) to eight (8) years. This bill is necessary for the Division of Motor Vehicles to maintain consistent business processes. The driver license is currently valid for eig...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 4 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DESB44IntroThis Act allows the Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission ("Commission") to review all deaths related to a drug overdose, regardless of the type of drug implicated in the overdose death. This change will allow the Commission to obtain an...
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2021-01-21
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB36IntroSection 1 of this Act revises the following definitions:
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2021-01-20
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB17IntroThis bill extends the amount of years an identification card is valid from four (4) to eight (8) years. This bill is necessary for the Division of Motor Vehicles to maintain consistent business processes. The driver license is currently valid for eig...
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2021-01-14
Amendment HA 1 to HB 17 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB43IntroThis Act extends the limited licensing exemption for adjusters, who are dispatched by insurers to the State after catastrophic events, such as hurricanes or tornadoes, to appraisers. This change will allow for the prompt appraisal and settlement of m...
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2021-01-14
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 6 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
DEHB46IntroCurrently the Delaware Code does not permit alcoholic beverage license holders to brew hard seltzers or other non-malt based products that they are otherwise allowed to brew as a result of obtaining a Federal Brewers Notice. This Act permits Delaware...
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2021-01-14
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 8 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DEHB42IntroThis Act eliminates § 321(d) since § 321(c) sets forth the accepted process for furnishing of examination reports and hearing requests by the Commissioner.
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2021-01-14
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 6 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
DEHB44IntroThis Act reflects the National Association of Insurance Commissioners revisions to the Model Credit for Reinsurance Act. The revisions make the law consistent with provisions of covered agreements with the European Union and United Kingdom with respe...
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2021-01-14
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 6 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
DEHB41IntroSection 1 of this Act clarifies that the reinstatement obligations of insurers under Section 3903(d) apply in instances of both nonrenewals and cancellations of policies due to nonpayment of premiums. Sections 2 through 4 of this Act revise the metho...
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2021-01-14
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 6 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
DEHB69IntroThis bill establishes a 2-year residential drinking water purification system pilot program to be administered through the Department of Health and Social Services with funding through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
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2021-01-14
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB37IntroThis 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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2021-01-14
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB28IntroThis bill increases the minimum amount of property damage that triggers the mandatory reporting of a vehicular collision to police from $500 to $2,000. This bill also increases the minimum amount of property damage requiring police agencies to invest...
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2021-01-13
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure) in House with 3 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DEHB1IntroFood and drink establishments suffered great losses since March, 2020 due to the pandemic including millions of dollars in lost sales and the loss of an tens of thousands of jobs in this State. This Act extends the provisions contained in HB 349 from...
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2021-01-13
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 3 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DESB32IntroA 2019 study found the following:
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2021-01-12
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DESB27IntroThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that repeals the provisions regarding legislative districts that were found unconstitutional in the 1960s by the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States District Court for the D...
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2021-01-12
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB21IntroThis Act amends the Delaware Energy Act to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles in the State by creating more accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
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2021-01-12
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Environmental & Energy Committee
DESB26IntroThis Act requires that meetings of the Board of Trustees for the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, and Delaware Technical and Community College must be livestreamed using technology that permits the public to hear all participants co...
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2021-01-12
To Senate Education Committee
DESB28IntroThis Act represents the consensus agreement among the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation, and stakeholders to provide the public with access to de-identified accident data. Access to the crash history of inte...
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2021-01-12
To Senate Transportation Committee
DEHB62IntroThis Act is based on a Model Act to Prevent Excessive and Unconscionable Prices for Prescription Drugs developed by the National Academy for State Health Policy. It prohibits manufacturers from raising the price of prescription drugs outside of certa...
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2021-01-07
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB52IntroSubchapter III, Chapter 68, Title 16 of the Delaware Code (Subchapter III) was originally enacted in 1982. In 1996, President Clinton signed the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1791 (Bill Emerson Act). The Bill Emerson Act...
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2021-01-07
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB47IntroIn 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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2021-01-07
To House Education Committee
DEHB39IntroThis bill requires that inadvertent out-of-network services be included in individual and group health insurance policies as well as group and blank health insurance policies. This bill defines inadvertent out-of-network services are those services t...
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2020-12-18
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB45IntroThis Act increases from 3 to 5 the number of establishments at which a brewery-pub that is licensed in Delaware may brew, bottle, and sell beer. It also increases from 3 to 5 the number of licenses a brewery-pub may have for the sale of off-premises ...
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2020-12-18
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB26IntroThis Act requires the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families ("DSCYF'') to have exclusive jurisdiction over all aspects of a childs care, custody and control when a child is convicted of a Superior Court offense. T...
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2020-12-11
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB12IntroThis Act fully exempts county property taxes and local school taxes for a disabled veteran with a 100% VA rated service-connected, permanent and total disability or for a disabled veteran who is receiving 100% disability compensation due to individua...
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2020-12-04
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHB15IntroThis Act is the final leg of a constitutional amendment that would eliminate from the Delaware Constitution the limitations as to when an individual may vote by absentee ballot. This amendment to the Delaware Constitution provides that the General As...
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2020-12-04
To House Administration Committee
DEHB25IntroThis 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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2020-12-04
To House Administration Committee
DEHB21IntroThis Act adopts the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact. The Compact benefits the public by improving continuity of care, increasing license portability for advanced practice registered nurses, and increasing access to APRN care. Under the Com...
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2020-12-04
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 11:00 am]
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)
DEHB30IntroSection 1 of this bill moves the date of primary elections for statewide office, county office, and municipal office to the fourth Tuesday in April, which is the date of the presidential primary (in presidential election years). The dates for submitt...
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2020-12-04
To House Administration Committee
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