Delaware Senator Gregory Lavelle [R]

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DEHB365EngrossCurrently, the age for wait staff to serve alcohol to a patron is 19 years old. This Act lowers the age of persons permitted to serve alcohol from 19 to 18 years of age for all establishments licensed for the on-premises sale and consumption of alcoh...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHJR11EnrollThis resolution honors Boyd and Liane Sorenson by designating the new Valley Road Pedestrian Pathway between Evanson Road and Lantana Square as "Sorenson's Way".
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2018-05-10
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB211IntroThis Act authorizes the creation and regulation of a new type of limited-purpose bank, the "Business Development Bank." Modeled on Delaware's successful credit card bank laws, this Act would allow Business Development Banks, or "BD...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB104IntroThe state is currently funding service providers at 75% of the market rate established in a 2014 study that was done by DHSS. This bill would mandate an increase in the rates paid to service providers according to the recommendations of the market st...
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2018-05-10
To House Health & Human Development Committee
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
DEHB239PassThis bill addresses how a vacancy in the office of New Castle County Executive will be filled. Initially the County Chief Administrative Officer will fill the position. Thereafter a special election shall be held to fill the vacancy for the balance o...
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB301PassThis Act allows the various at-large members of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council to be appointed for 3-year terms and be eligible for reappointment. This change is requested by the Council.
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DESB146EnrollThe continued existence and dissemination of a juvenile criminal record hampers an individuals ability to become a successful and productive member of society. These criminal records are a hindrance to employment, education, housing, credit, and mili...
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DEHB344IntroThe language set forth in this statute would remove barriers for inmates who are students with disabilities and who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) under state and federal law, when being considered for parole or a sentence modificatio...
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 1 Favorable, 12 On Its Merits
DESB166EngrossThis Act requires that feminine hygiene products be provided free of charge to individuals in custody at facilities operated by the Department of Correction and facilities operated by the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families.
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 3 On Its Merits
DESB172EnrollThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 1 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
DESB171EngrossIndividuals who are released from prison face many hurdles as they re-enter the community, including difficulty obtaining identification documents. Lacking identification imposes additional hurdles as these individuals attempt to find housing and emp...
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DESCR59EngrossThis resolution proclaims May 2018 Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in Delaware.
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2018-05-09
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB140EnrollThis non-punitive, public-health oriented bill seeks to codify certain sections of the federal law known as the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), that requires states ...
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2018-05-08
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB411IntroThis Act amends Delaware's existing continuity of government laws as required in conjunction with the adoption of House Bill No. 410, which completes the process to amend Article II, § 5 and Article XVII, § 1 of the Delaware Constitution to ado...
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2018-05-08
To House Administration Committee
DEHB410IntroThis Act is the second leg of a constitutional amendment that would alter the continuity of government provisions of the Delaware Constitution to enable the effective continuance of government following a variety of emergency situations. The first le...
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2018-05-08
To House Administration Committee
DESB200IntroThis Act prohibits drilling for oil or natural gas in Delawares coastal zone and territorial waters and precludes DNREC from issuing any permits in connection with the development of offshore drilling infrastructure, whether proposed for Delaware ter...
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2018-05-08
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DESB206IntroFar too many Delawareans have been personally affected by addiction and substance use disorder and have experienced the tragedy of watching loved ones suffer from this chronic disease. Nearly 2,000 individuals in Delaware suffered a non-fatal overdos...
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2018-05-08
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB203IntroThis Act increases the penalties for certain offenses involving deadly weapons as follows:
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2018-05-08
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB197IntroThis 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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2018-05-08
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB198IntroThis Bill eliminates the prohibition against hunting for deer on Sundays. Additionally, it maintains the applicable agency regulating public lands authority and discretion to regulate, including prohibition of, deer hunting on Sundays. Lastly, the bi...
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2018-05-08
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DEHB351EngrossIn December 2016, the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement issued final regulations titled "Flexibility, Efficiency, and Modernization in Child Support Enforcement Programs," 81 Fed. Reg. 93,492 (Dec. 20, 2016) (codified at 42 C.F.R ...
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2018-05-03
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB283IntroIn 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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2018-05-02
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DEHCR84EngrossThis concurrent resolution thanks the Career and Technical Student Organizations for their presentation of geraniums. This concurrent resolution also extends the General Assembly's best wished for continued success to these exemplary students.
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2018-05-02
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB300EnrollThis 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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2018-05-01
Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 4 NO
DEHB376IntroThis Act replaces House Bill No. 285 and, in so doing, removes provisions of House Bill No. 285 related to creating an order of relinquishment process for removing firearms or ammunition from an individual subject to a report from a mental health pro...
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2018-05-01
Amendment HA 1 to HB 376 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB302PassThis Substitute Act incorporates House Bill No. 302, and also makes the following changes to House Bill No. 302:
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2018-04-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB324EngrossThis Act requires that the Office of Child Care Licensing include application forms, the specific requirements to obtain a license, and due process provisions in regulations to ensure that child care providers have clear notice of what is required, t...
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2018-04-29
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB346IntroThis 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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2018-04-26
Amendment HA 1 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHCR81EngrossThis Resolution recognizes Delaware's Byways Program as one of the best ways to experience Delaware's beauty.
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2018-04-26
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB389IntroThis bill allows real property tax itemized deductions to continue in Delaware notwithstanding recently enacted changes to federal income tax laws.
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2018-04-26
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DESB186IntroThis Act requires the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to direct 35% of the funds from the auction of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative CO2 allowances to the Sustainable Energy Utility and 30% of the fun...
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2018-04-26
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DEHB298IntroThis bill creates a special license plate for honorably discharged veterans of the United States military.
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2018-04-25
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 3 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DEHB323IntroThis Act reaffirms the Constitutional requirement that the General Assembly appropriate money belonging to the General Fund by making clear that funds received by the State or a State agency from settlements or other final orders or judgments, other ...
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2018-04-25
Amendment HA 1 to HB 323 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB338IntroThis Act increases the eligibility for a child with a disability to be eligible for free appropriate public education from the end of the school year in which the child attains the age of 21 to the end of the school year in which the child attains th...
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2018-04-25
Tabled in Committee
DEHCR79EngrossThis resolution recognizes April 25, 2018 as World Wish Day in Delaware.
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2018-04-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB171IntroThis Bill amends the Board composition to provide that a slot may be filled by an audiologist or by a hearing aid dispenser which shall address the challenge in locating a hearing aid dispenser to serve on the Board. Further, this Bill adds a definit...
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2018-04-24
Stricken in House
DESCR50EngrossThis Resolution recognizes April 2018 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Delaware.
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2018-04-19
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR51EngrossThis resolution designates April 6, 2018 as National Tartan Day and commemorates the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States.
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2018-04-19
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESR18EngrossRecognizing David Lyons For His Nomination To The University Of Delaware Board Of Trustees.
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2018-04-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB284EnrollThis Bill would allow all on-premises licensees who sell a bottle of alcohol (other than beer) to place a cap on the bottle and allow patrons to take it home with them for consumption later. Delaware was one of the first states to recognize that it w...
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2018-04-18
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB149EngrossThis legislation creates a fine for Coal Rolling, a practice that is often undetectable at the time of vehicle inspection due to the ability of an operator to change functions and increase emissions after passing inspection.
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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure) in House with 6 On Its Merits
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
DESB155EngrossThis Act prohibits a flagger from using headphones or electronic communication devices while engaged in traffic control in a work zone. This Act permits a flagger to use an electronic communication device approved by the Department of Transportation....
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2018-04-18
Tabled in Committee
DEHB335IntroThis Act establishes the Delaware School Safety and Security Fund to allow eligible public schools to compete for grant awards to partially or fully fund projects intended to improve school safety or security. The Department of Education shall admini...
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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 1 Favorable, 11 On Its Merits
DEHCR69EngrossThis concurrent resolution proclaims the month of April, as Nonprofit Impact Month to affirm the importance of organizations in the nonprofit sector and the impact of their work for every citizen in our State, to celebrate the accomplishments of the ...
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2018-03-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESR17EngrossThis resolution adds a new Rule 30 to the Senate Rules relating to Anti-Harassment Policy and Training.
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2018-03-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB341IntroThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that requires the General Assembly to wait 48 hours from the introduction of the budget appropriation bill, bond and capital improvement act, and act making appropriations for certain grants-in-...
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2018-03-15
To House Administration Committee
DESCR45EngrossThis Senate Resolution designates March as Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention Month in Delaware and encourages the Department of Health and Social Services to research methods to prevent and raise awareness of eating disorders.
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2018-03-08
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR59EngrossThis resolution recognizes the Easterseals/CAI Volleyball Challenge occurring March 2-4, 2018, at William Penn High School, an event that raises funds for an organization providing services and support to Delawareans with disabilities or special need...
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2018-01-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
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