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DESB24IntroThe intent of this Act is to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the environment and to raise awareness of the need to properly dispose of balloons. To that end, this Act imposes a civil penalty for the violation of intentionally releasing 5 o...
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2021-03-04
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm]

Amendment SA 1 to SB 24 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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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2021-03-04
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 10:00 am]

Amendment SA 1 to SB 44 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB80IntroThis Act adds a provision addressing the assignability of rights under property insurance policies and authorizes a property insurance carrier to limit a policys assignability only to those persons or entities that have the legal authority to represe...
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2021-03-04
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB78IntroThis Act enhances the qualifications for an individual to serve as a member of a school board or the State Board of Education.
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2021-03-04
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Education Committee
DESB76IntroThis Act authorizes the distribution of testing strips to determine the presence of fentanyl or fentanyl-related substances. Fentanyl testing strips could be distributed to the community along with opioid overdose reversal medication as a harm reduct...
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2021-03-04
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB73IntroThis Act permits an individual to practice dentistry for the Division of Public Health (Division) under a provisional license. Delaware law provides several routes for entering practice on an interim basis until full licensure can be obtained, howeve...
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2021-02-26
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB64IntroThis Act requires that accumulated snow and ice be removed from surfaces of a vehicle before it is operated and imposes a civil penalty for a violation. This Act also creates a civil penalty for each instance where snow or ice dislodges from a moving...
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 10:00 am]
To Senate Transportation Committee
DESB68IntroThis Act expands eligibility for the Department of Correction's Education Assistance Fund beyond correctional officers to employees who hold a position at paygrade 15 or below and meet the other existing requirements.
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DESB69IntroUnder House Bill No. 354, which was enacted by the 150th General Assembly, death certificates may be electronically filed with the Delaware Vital Events Registration System until March 30, 2021. This Act removes the sunset provision, so that death ce...
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2021-02-26
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB72IntroThis Act clarifies that discrimination against any person because of religion is illegal under Chapter 45 of Title 6, the Delaware Equal Accommodations Act. Religion and religious beliefs were always intended to be protected under the Delaware Equal ...
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2021-02-26
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB65IntroThis Act establishes the Focus on Alternative Skills Training Program ("FAST"). FAST will provide tuition, up to $9,000, to Delaware residents who have obtained a high school diploma, Diploma of Alternate Achievement Standards, or a Delawar...
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2021-02-26
To Senate Labor Committee
DESB75IntroThis Act revises the Fair Housing Act to repeal the exception to discrimination based on source of income that allows a landlord to discriminate against tenants who participate in government-sponsored rental assistance programs. This exemption contri...
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2021-02-26
To Senate Housing Committee
DESB32EngrossA 2019 study found the following:
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2021-02-19
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 11:00 am]
To House Administration Committee
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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2021-02-19
To House Energy Committee
DESB23EngrossThis Act creates a special license plate for those citizens who wish to support pollinator habitat creation and conservation. This Act requires a greater-than-majority vote for passage because Article VIII, § 11 of the Delaware Constitution requires...
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2021-02-19
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 11:00 am]
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DESB42PassThis 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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2021-02-16
Signed by Governor
DESB29IntroThis 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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2021-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 2:30 pm]

Amendment SA 1 to SB 29 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB63IntroThis Act limits the use of certain Class B firefighting foams (Class B foams) in Delaware. Class B foams are used to put out fires caused by flammable liquids like gasoline, oil, and jet fuel, and can be divided into 2 categories: those with PFAS che...
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2021-02-12
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
DESB61IntroThe Agricultural Lands Preservation Act allows existing farm structures that are no longer in use, but which existed when the farmland was placed in the preservation program, to be converted to use for public gatherings under specific limitations. Ex...
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2021-02-12
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Agriculture Committee
DESB60IntroThis Act allows nurse practitioners and physician assistants to recommend medical marijuana for adult patients.
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2021-02-12
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB33PassThis Act modifies the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act to do the following:
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2021-02-10
Signed by Governor
DESB31EnrollThis 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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2021-01-28
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB22EnrollThis 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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2021-01-28
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR7EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution designates March 4, 2021 as "Delaware Giving Day."
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2021-01-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB56IntroThis 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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2021-01-28
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Education Committee
DESB50IntroThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2022 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2021-01-28
To Senate Capital Improvement Committee
DESB55IntroThis Act creates emergency access to epinephrine that allows an institution of higher education to acquire and stock a supply of epinephrine autoinjectors if an employee or agent has completed a training program. This Act allows the individual who ha...
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2021-01-28
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 10:00 am]
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESCR8EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution declares that gun violence is a public health crisis, that ending the gun violence devastating Delaware is a policy priority, and supporting policy and legislative solutions that will make schools safe, confront arme...
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2021-01-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 13 YES 8 NO
DESB54IntroThis bill makes certain technical amendments to the Delaware Voluntary Clean Energy Financing Program Based on Property Assessments (D-PACE) Act. The amendments are based upon comments received from New Castle County and the lending community. The bi...
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2021-01-26
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm]

Introduced and Assigned to Environment & Energy Committee in Senate
DESB46IntroThis Act permits wedding venues and persons renting a premises for other social gatherings to allow customers to bring alcoholic beverages onto the premises, if licensed by the Commissioner as a bottle club.
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2021-01-22
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance 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
DESCR3EngrossThis resolution honors Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris for her service and dedication to the United States of America and the inspiration she provides to women and people of color, and offers appreciation and support for her historic Vice Presi...
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2021-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR4EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution proclaims January 23, 2021, as "Maternal Health Awareness Day" in the State of Delaware.
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2021-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR5EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution provides for a Joint Session of the Senate and the House of Representatives to be convened for the purpose of hearing an address by the Honorable John C. Carney, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware.
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2021-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESR6EngrossThis Resolution condemns the violence at and assault on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021; commits the Senate to peaceful, thoughtful, and respectful discourse in the conduct of public business; and expresses gratitude to the members of th...
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2021-01-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR1EnrollThis Concurrent Resolution provides for a Joint Session of the Senate and the House of Representatives to be convened for the purpose of announcing the vote for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Delaware.
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2021-01-14
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESR1EngrossThis Resolution establishes the roll of members of the Senate of the 151st General Assembly.
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2021-01-12
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESR2EngrossThis Resolution enacts the Rules of the Senate for the 151st General Assembly until further action of the Senate.
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2021-01-12
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 NO
DESR4EngrossThis Resolution elects Ryan C. Dunphy to be the Secretary of the Senate of the 151st General Assembly and appoints Raymond Lewis to be the Assistant Secretary of the Senate of the 151st General Assembly.
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2021-01-12
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESR5EngrossThis Resolution directs the Secretary of the Senate to notify the House of Representatives and the Governor that the Senate of the 151st General Assembly is organized.
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2021-01-12
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
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
To Senate Executive 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
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Education Committee
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