Delaware Representative Charles Potter [D]

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DESJR7PassThis Senate Joint Resolution authorizes and encourages the Delaware Department of Transportation to conduct a Work a Day Earn a Pay Pilot Public Works Jobs Program.
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2018-07-25
Signed by Governor
DESB168PassAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 42% of all face-to-face contact between individuals and law-enforcement officers occurred during a traffic stop.
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB339PassThis bill allows children under the age of 18 to be transferred to the Department of Corrections only after adjudication and an imposition of a sentence of incarceration. Currently, Delaware permits juveniles charged with adult offenses to be held in...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB113EnrollThis bill changes the earned income tax credit from nonrefundable to refundable. This bill creates a table for the percentage of earned income credit for tax years 2018 and after. Currently, if spouses file a joint federal return but separate State r...
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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 1 NO 3 ABSENT
DESB197EnrollThis 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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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB475PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2019 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
DESB7EnrollThis Act provides county and municipal police and firefighters with the same pension burial benefit that is provided to state employees effective July 1, 2016. This Act is named for Wilmington Firefighters Captain Christopher M. Leach, Lieutenant Jer...
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB3PassThis 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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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB438EnrollThis Act eliminates the ability of a court to suspend a students driving privileges or hunting license for truancy.
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB243EnrollSince 1973, § 9605(b) of Title 9 of the Delaware Code (§ 9605) has prohibited the recordation of instruments that restrict the sale, gift, transfer, assignment, conveyance, ownership, lease, rental, use, or occupancy of real property to or by any p...
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 35 YES 6 ABSENT
DEHB340EnrollThis bill makes several updates and clarifications to the Interactive Fantasy Sports bill signed into law on July 26, 2017. The updates reflect the assignment of the regulation and tax administration to the Division of Gaming Enforcement and the Divi...
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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB442EnrollThis 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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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR58EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution does all of the following:
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2018-06-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR77EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution requests the appointment of a committee to explore the feasibility of Delaware pursuing a grant from the NFL's social justice initiative fund.
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2018-06-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHR35IntroThis Resolution requests the Department of Elections (Department) conduct an electronic audit of all ballots cast and a manual audit of ballots cast in 2% of election districts within 120 days of any general election. The House requests this audit pr...
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2018-06-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB222PassThis Substitute Act incorporates House Bill No. 222, and also makes the following changes to House Bill No. 222:
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2018-06-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB310PassThe 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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2018-06-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB346EnrollThis 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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2018-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB11EnrollThis Act relates to police and fire pension funds created under Title 18 of the Delaware Code. The General Assembly created a special fund in the hopes of ensuring adequate pensions for affected police officers and firefighters, and their surviving s...
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2018-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB331EnrollThis 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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2018-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB221IntroThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that modernizes the Delaware Constitutions bail provision and clarifies the power of the General Assembly and the Courts to define certain felony offenses for which, or circumstances under which...
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2018-06-27
Laid On Table in Senate
DEHB369PassThis 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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2018-06-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB71EngrossThis bill was previously recommended by the Joint Sunset Committee in the 147th General Assembly. The bill adds appointed members of the Cash Management Policy Board to the definition of public officers. This designation would subject the appointed m...
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2018-06-26
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
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
DESB253IntroThis Act creates and funds, in Fiscal Year 2019, a Community Assault Weapon Recovery Program.
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2018-06-21
To Senate Labor Committee
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
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
DEHB347EngrossThis Act strengthens the role and responsibilities of the Provider Advisory Board in regard to the implementation and enforcement of The Delaware Child Care Act.
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2018-06-19
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB163IntroThis Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of assault weapons in Delaware, subject to certain exceptions. One exception relevant to individuals is that the Act does not prohibit the ...
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2018-06-19
Amendment SA 3 to SB 163 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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
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
DEHB300PassThis bill makes it a crime to sell, transfer, buy, receive or possess a trigger crank or bump-fire device designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle, making such weapon function more like an automatic weapon. A bump stock was us...
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2018-06-14
Signed by Governor
DESB222IntroThis Act amends Delawares laws regarding release of persons accused of crimes (Chapter 21 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code) as required in conjunction with the adoption of Senate Bill No. 221, which proposes a constitutional amendment to permit preve...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Executive) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DEHB332EnrollThis bill mandates reporting by certain employees of broker-dealer or investment adviser firms who have a reasonable belief that financial exploitation of an eligible adult has occurred, been attempted, or will be attempted. Reporting will be to both...
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2018-06-12
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB399EnrollThis is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide equal rights on the basis of sex. There is no Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. While Congress passed the Amendment in 1972, it was not ratified by ...
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2018-06-07
Enact w/o Sign by Governor
DEHCR88EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Delaware Chapter for its dedication to improving the lives of Black women and girls in Delaware through advocacy, civic engagement, and other community-building ini...
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2018-06-05
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB307PassUnited States Supreme Court case law and scientific research has changed how we think about juvenile delinquency. We know now that an adolescents brain is not fully developed until his/her mid-twenties which makes juveniles especially prone to making...
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB327PassThis Act is designed to address underage gambling offenses under § 4810 of Title 29 in a more efficient way.
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB322PassThis bill lowers the mayoral age requirement from 30 to 25. This change makes the Mayors age requirement consistent with that for City Councilmen. Under the City s Charter, if the Mayor resigns, dies or is unable to perform his/her duties, the Counci...
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB306PassThis bill permits judges to utilize their discretion in determining whether a juvenile charged with possession of a firearm during commission of a felony should be transferred back to Family Court or remain in Superior Court. Prior to 2017, possessio...
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB345PassThis bill increases the 1-time fee from $35 to $50 for Delawares environmental license plates in order to increase revenue to improve the capacity of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays and The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary to fulfill thei...
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DESCR66EngrossThis Senate Resolution designates August 4, 2018, as Barack Obama Day in the State of Delaware.
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2018-05-10
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB103PassThe Act amends Section 916 of Title 11 of the Code so that the statutory penalties for the crime of home improvement fraud increase as the amount of the loss to the victim increases, using the same scale applicable to Theft under Section 841 of Title...
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB314PassThis Act provides for a clear and established procedure and time frame during which public employees may revoke their membership in an employee organization. This Act allows public employers and employee organizations to manage membership status and ...
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB308PassThis Act removes the sunset provision contained in Volume 80, Chapter 412 of the Laws of Delaware (formerly House Bill No. 405, as amended, of the 148th General Assembly) that is set to expire the law on September 8, 2018. The purpose of Volume 80, C...
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2018-05-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB343IntroModeled after legislation passed in New Jersey on August 8, 2013, this legislation prohibits a person named on the federal terrorist watchlist from purchasing, owning, possessing or controlling a deadly weapon or ammunition for a firearm within the S...
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2018-04-25
Tabled in Committee
DEHB134PassThis Act establishes an Educational Support Professional of the year award program throughout the State. Through this legislation, the state will formally honor and recognize the work educational support professionals, such as paraprofessionals, food...
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2018-04-24
Signed by Governor
DEHCR76EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution provides the General Assembly's approval of the proposed final agreement or transaction between the Diamond State Port Corporation and GT USA Wilmington, LLC, as required by § 8784(1) of Title 29 of the Delaware Code. ...
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2018-04-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
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
DEHB126PassThe Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 mandated that states allow families that receive child care assistance to continue receiving that assistance for at least 90 days after losing their job provided they are seeking employment durin...
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2018-03-29
Signed by Governor
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