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DEHB18IntroThis Act revises the requirements for the shape of a Complete Community Enterprise Districts (District) to maximize the use of transit, walking, and bicycling by residents and employees. Specifically, this Act does all of the following:
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2021-03-04
Suspension of Rules in House
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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2021-03-04
Suspension of Rules in House
DEHB72IntroThis Act creates the position of Deputy Commissioner of Correction.
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2021-03-04
Suspension of Rules in House
DEHB92IntroHouse Bill No. 92 reduces the term of a member elected to a school board from 5 years to 4 years for members elected after December 31, 2021.
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2021-03-04
To House Education Committee
DEHB99IntroThis Act confirms that nursery stock as defined in Title 3, Chapter 13, Nurseries and Nursery Stock, includes clones and seedlings.
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2021-03-04
To House Agriculture Committee
DEHB110IntroCurrent Delaware regulations provide that transportation benefits must be provided for students in grades K through 6 who live 1 or more miles from the schools to which district administrators would normally assign them. In grades 7 through 12, the s...
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2021-03-04
To House Education Committee
DEHB2IntroThis bill repeals certain provisions in Title 11 relating to abortion including provisions which treat abortion differently than other medical procedures, and provisions which criminalize women and the sale of medical devices and medicines.
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2021-03-04
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB31IntroThis bill repeals certain provisions in Title 11 relating to abortion including provisions which treat abortion differently than other medical procedures, and provisions which criminalize women and the sale of medical devices and medicines.
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2021-03-04
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 11:00 am]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB10IntroThis Act adopts the Agreement to Phase-Out Corporate Giveaways, under which member states are prohibited from offering or providing company-specific tax incentives or grants to an entity as inducement for the entity to physically relocate to the stat...
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2021-03-04
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB11PassThis Act represents the work and recommendations of the Local Service Functions Task Force created by House Concurrent Resolution No. 54 of the 150th General Assembly (Task Force). The Task Force held 17 meetings during 2019 and 2020 and after consid...
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2021-02-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB107IntroIn the 1943 decision West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 63 S. Ct. 1178, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a public school requirement that students salute the flag or face punishment violated the First Amendment of the Constitution be...
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2021-02-19
To House Education Committee
DEHB102IntroThis Act removes the broad exemption in the Freedom of Information Act for the University of Delaware and Delaware State University and creates the following specific exemptions for some records of public institutions:
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2021-02-19
To House Administration Committee
DEHB111IntroIndividuals who are at very high risk of getting HIV can take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. PrEP medication reduces the risk of HIV transmission by up to 99% if taken daily. This Act prohibits disc...
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2021-02-19
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB35PassThis Act establishes a Behavioral Health Professional of the year award program throughout the State. Through this legislation, the state will formally honor and recognize the work behavioral health professionals, such as, school counselors, social w...
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2021-02-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB65PassThis 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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2021-02-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB1EngrossFood 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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2021-01-28
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB55EngrossIn 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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2021-01-28
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DEHB96IntroThis Act prohibits multiple service charges for residential trash collection service. However, under this Act, specific charges are allowed for the following:
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2021-01-28
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 11:00 am]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB106IntroThis Act appropriates $35,726,700 to provide one-time funded projects through the Office of Management and Budget.
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2021-01-28
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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2021-01-28
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Education Committee
DEHCR9IntroThis Concurrent Resolution amends House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 to require votes in a legislative committee to be taken by roll call. This change means that the rules of the Senate or House of Representatives will control how votes on the virtual...
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2021-01-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB105IntroThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Act.
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2021-01-28
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB95IntroThis 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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2021-01-28
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 11:00 am]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB94IntroThe minimum wage for employees who receive tips or gratuities has not changed since 1983, when the overall state minimum wage was $3.35 per hour. Tipped wage workers at that time were paid a percentage 66.67% of the minimum wage, which was $2.23 pe...
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2021-01-28
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB87IntroThis bill increases the membership of the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council to 24 members by adding representatives from the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Criminal Justice Council, the Department of Transportation, and th...
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2021-01-27
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB88IntroThis bill removes the training minimum wage and youth minimum wage, which takes effect 90 days after enactment.
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2021-01-27
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB86IntroThis Act provides increased funding for kindergarten through third grade students identified as eligible for basic special education services. Currently, basic special education is provided for students in fourth through twelfth grade who are identif...
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2021-01-27
To House Education Committee
DEHB89IntroThis act will allow a critical need reimbursement to be distributed directly to an institute of higher education or Secretary of Education approved Alternative Routes to Teacher Licensure and Certification program for an eligible teacher who is takin...
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2021-01-27
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Education Committee
DEHB16IntroSection 1 of this Act modifies Delawares Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to allow recipients to choose the most beneficial credit to be applied against their Delaware Personal Income Taxes. Under this Act, recipients can choose between a non-refundab...
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2021-01-26
Reported Out of Committee (Revenue & Finance) in House with 11 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB73IntroThis Act reflects a recommendation of the 2019 Comprehensive Reentry Plan and Progress Report which allows the Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole officers the flexibility to recommend to a court house arrest (Level IV home confinement) f...
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2021-01-26
Reported Out of Committee (Corrections) in House with 5 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DEHB37IntroDelaware, like the rest of the country and the world, has been struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic since March of 2020. The worst outbreaks have occurred in facilities where people live and/or work in tight communal settings long-term care facilit...
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2021-01-26
Reported Out of Committee (Corrections) in House with 2 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DEHB83IntroIn January 2020, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections that they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation that was enacted by the 150th General Assembly in 2019 or as...
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2021-01-26
To House Administration 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
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
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
DEHB81IntroThis Act allows 2 or more microbreweries to share brewing equipment if the microbreweries maintain separate premises to sell their product to consumers and wholesalers.
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 11:00 am]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
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
DEHCR4EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution requests that the Secretary of the Department of Transportation provide a report within 30 days of final passage of this Concurrent Resolution to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representati...
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2021-01-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB76IntroThis act designates rescue dogs as the official state dog.
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2021-01-19
To House Administration Committee
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
DEHCR2EngrossThis House Concurrent Resolution honors Delaware's first responders and essential workers who have continued performing duties that are vital to the health, safety, and well-being of all Delawareans as we combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2021-01-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHCR5EngrossThis resolution honors President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. for his service and dedication to Delaware, and offers appreciation and support in his Presidency.
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2021-01-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 15 YES 6 NO
DEHB200IntroMany 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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2021-01-13
Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources) in House with 7 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB32IntroThis Act provides all law-enforcement officers the authority to enforce the existing labeling requirements for dumpsters that are in a public road or parking lot.
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2021-01-13
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure) in House with 4 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DEHB64IntroThis Act creates the following new tax brackets: at $125,000, with a rate of 7.10%, at $250,000, with a rate of 7.85%, and at $500,000, with a rate of 8.6%.
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2021-01-13
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHCR1EnrollThis Concurrent Resolution accepts and approves the January 8, 2021, actions of the President of the Senate and the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives, declares an emergency under § 5 of Article II and § 1 of Article XVII of the De...
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2021-01-12
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 NO
DEHB61IntroThis bill creates a special license plate for Combat Veterans.
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2021-01-07
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Veterans Affairs 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
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 11:00 am]
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
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