Delaware Senator Darius Brown [D]

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DESB21EngrossThis 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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2021-05-14
Suspension of Rules in House
DESB125EngrossThis 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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2021-05-14
To House Education Committee
DESB56EnrollThis Act codifies the Opportunity Fund, an additional source of educational funding for Delaware public schools intended to support the increased needs of low income and English learner students, and establishes the parameters for how the funding is ...
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2021-05-13
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB40EnrollThis bill allows the Court to suspend an amount of the fine for uninsured driving if the defendant provides evidence that they have now secured insurance, demonstrating compliance with the law.
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2021-05-13
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB14IntroThis bill provides a mechanism to grant pension increases to retired State Employees, retired Judges, and retired New State police. This bill dedicates a minimum of 3.0% of payroll to be deposited annually to the Post Retirement Fund. The bill also p...
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2021-05-13
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB160EngrossThis Act, known as the Telehealth Access Preservation and Modernization Act of 2021, continues and enhances Delawareans access to telehealth and telemedicine services and, through the adoption of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, ensures that...
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2021-05-13
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Social Services) in Senate with 6 Favorable
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
DEHB166IntroLike House Bill No. 166, House Substitute No. 1 for House Bill No. 166 establishes the Elevate Delaware program. Elevate Delaware will provide payments for tuition and auxiliary expenses, up to $10,000, for individuals to attend an approved non-credi...
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2021-05-13
To House Labor Committee
DESCR43EngrossThis resolution directs the Secretary of the Department of Human Resources to cause the Department to instruct Executive agency human resources to conduct an equity review and analysis for every employee new hire or new promotion across State Executi...
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2021-05-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
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
DEHB9EnrollThis 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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2021-05-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB95EngrossThis bill will provide Delaware students with strong academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to volunteer public service to receive scholarship monies sufficient to cover the full cost of tuition at Delaware State University. The intent of...
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2021-05-12
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 10 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DEHB195IntroThis Act requires certain police officers and some certain employees of the Department of Correction and Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families to wear a body worn camera and to use the body worn camera to record interactions ...
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2021-05-12
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 3 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DESB117EngrossThis 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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2021-05-12
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DESB74EngrossThis Act relates to the police and fire pension fund provisions of Chapter 7, Title 18 of the Delaware Code. The Act clarifies that an eligible retiree must be alive on July 1 of each biennial payout year in order to receive the payment provided for ...
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2021-05-11
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 2 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
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
DESB131IntroThis Act lowers the tax rate for premium cigars from 30% to 15% of the wholesale price so that Delaware's tax rate is consistent with the tax rates for premium cigars in surrounding states. The tax rate in Maryland is 15% and there is no tax on p...
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2021-05-10
[Hearing: May 19 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB111EngrossThis Act creates an automatic expungement process for adult and juvenile charges that are eligible for mandatory expungement because under the petition-based system, only a small fraction of people eligible for expungement ever obtain this important ...
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2021-05-06
[Hearing: May 19 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB116EngrossThis 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 proposed amendme...
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2021-05-06
[Hearing: May 19 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB114EngrossThis 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 amendments of the...
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2021-05-06
[Hearing: May 19 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB113EngrossSection 1 of the Act amends § 160(c) to clarify that shares of a corporation's capital stock held by any other entity (whether a corporation or non-corporate entity) are not entitled to be either voted or counted for quorum purposes if the corpo...
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2021-05-06
[Hearing: May 19 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB115EngrossThis 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 amendments of t...
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2021-05-06
[Hearing: May 19 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB173IntroThis Act allows the parent or guardian of a military-connected student to preliminarily enroll the student by remote registration in a school district where the parent or guardian is in the active military of the United States or in full-time status ...
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2021-05-06
[Hearing: May 19 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Education Committee
DESB1IntroThis Act, the Healthy Delaware Families Act, creates a statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program. Delaware employees can access up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave through the State's paid leave trust fund for a qualif...
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2021-05-05
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB38EnrollIn 2019, the 150th General Assembly enacted Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 37, which reformed the adult expungement process in this State. After a year of implementing this new expungement process, Senate Bill No. 38 was introduced to ma...
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2021-04-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB198EngrossThis Act requires each school district and charter school to establish and implement a curriculum on Black History for students in grades K through 12. This Act incorporates contemporary events into discussions of Black History and the tools of exper...
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2021-04-29
[Hearing: May 18 @ 11:00 am]
To Senate Education Committee
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
DESR10EngrossThis resolution congratulates the winning teams from the 2021 Delaware High School Mock Trial Program.
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2021-04-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB99IntroThis Act makes minority educators eligible for the High Needs Educator Student Loan Repayment Program.
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2021-04-28
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DESB107IntroThis Act requires that individual, group, State employee, and public assistance insurance plans provide coverage for a medically necessary insulin pump at no cost to a covered individual.
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2021-04-28
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB112EngrossThis Act expands eligibility for mandatory expungement of adult and juvenile cases by doing all of the following:
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2021-04-28
[Hearing: May 19 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DESCR41EngrossThis resolution recognizes law enforcement officers killed and injured in the line of duty.
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2021-04-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB185IntroThis Act requires certain law-enforcement officer to wear and use a body worn camera to record all interactions with a member of the public. The Act also requires law-enforcement agencies to retain body worn camera recordings for at least 90 days fol...
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2021-04-23
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DESB15EngrossThis bill provides for gradual increases in the Delaware minimum wage to $15 over a period of several years.
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2021-04-22
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB100IntroThis Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware elementary schools. The unit is at a ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades K-5 for a full-time school counselor, school social worker, or licensed clinical social worker. Add...
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2021-04-20
Amendment HA 1 to HB 100 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB66PassThis Act exempts an individual from having to pay the revoked license or driving privileges reinstatement fee if the individual is eligible for and applies for reinstatement of the individuals license or driving privileges within 1 year of their rele...
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2021-04-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB149IntroThis Act provides a senior discount for residents and non-residents 62 years of age and older, for a conservation access pass, and a life-time conservation access pass for Delaware residents, 65 years of age and older, consistent with current senior ...
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2021-04-15
To House Natural Resources Committee
DESB32PassA 2019 study found the following:
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2021-04-13
Signed by Governor
DESB39PassThis bill clarifies that Probation Before Judgment (PBJ) may be entered for multiple charges arising from a single arrest. Changes to the legislation also allow for a defendant to be permitted Probation Before Judgment more than once in a five year p...
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2021-04-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB200EngrossMany of the States waters do not meet water quality standards to support their designated uses, such as for drinking, swimming or supporting aquatic life. The Clean Water for Delaware Act establishes a framework for assessing needs and planning and i...
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2021-04-01
To Senate Environment & Energy Committee
DESB29EngrossThis Act enhances 2 existing agricultural horse racing programs, the Delaware Standardbred Breeder's Program and the Delaware Certified Thoroughbred program, by providing additional funding. Under this Act, horsemen provide half of the additional...
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2021-04-01
To House Appropriations Committee
DESCR10EnrollThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes March 29, 2021 as "National Vietnam War Veterans Day" in Delaware.
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2021-04-01
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR21EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 18, 2021 as "National Lineman Appreciation Day" in the State of Delaware.
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2021-04-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHCR18EnrollThis Resolution recognizes the week of April 11-17, 2021 as "Black Maternal Health Awareness Week" in Delaware.
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2021-04-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB70EnrollThis Act revises the bureaus established within the Department of Correction.
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2021-03-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR18EnrollThis resolution recognizes the importance of providing effective counsel to all who are accused, commends the important role played by the Office of Defense Services in fulfilling that mission, and recognizes March 18 as National Public Defense Day.
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2021-03-25
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB114IntroThis Act requires each school district and charter school to establish and implement a curriculum on Black History for students in grades K through 12. This Act incorporates contemporary events into discussions of Black History and the tools of exper...
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2021-03-25
Stricken in House
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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2021-03-24
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB1PassFood 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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2021-03-23
Signed by Governor
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