Delaware Senator Harris McDowell [D]

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DEHB255EngrossThis Act establishes the ability of state and school district employees to use the donated leave program to donate and accept annual leave and sick time for use by employees in connection with the birth or adoption of a child under the age of 6 years...
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2017-06-22
To House Administration Committee
DEHJR6EngrossThis House Joint Resolution directs the Department of Education, with the assistance of the Delaware State Board of Education, to promulgate regulations that include specific guidelines to prohibit discrimination in school district employment practic...
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2017-06-22
To House Education Committee
DEHB217EngrossSection 1 of this Act clarifies that subcontractors are obligated to ensure the secrecy of tax returns and tax information.
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2017-06-08
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB216EngrossThis amendment to Section 8-200 of the Charter of the City of Wilmington raises some of the threshold amounts for bid requirements in the procurement process. The purpose of the amendment is to improve City of Wilmington procurement procedures, incre...
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2017-06-08
To House Administration Committee
DESB112IntroThis Act creates the Delaware Student Entrepreneur Program Fund. The primary purposes of the Act are as follows: (1) To attract and retain high-skilled, entrepreneurs, including immigrants to the United States, that graduated from Delaware higher edu...
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2017-06-08
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DESB113IntroThis bill authorizes the creation of a Delaware Voluntary Property Assessed Clean Energy (D-PACE) program to establish a clean energy financing program for the installation of energy efficiency technologies and clean energy systems for qualifying com...
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2017-06-08
To Senate Finance Committee
DESCR26EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes June 2017 as LGBTQ Pride Month in the State of Delaware.
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2017-06-07
Introduced in Senate
DEHB215EngrossThis bill eliminates the sunset provision on the at-store recycling program for plastic bags. The program established in 2009 included a sunset provision until 2014. In 2014, the General Assembly extended that sunset provision to 2017. This bill elim...
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2017-06-06
To House Administration Committee
DESB103EngrossThis Act extends the Clean Air Act Title V Operating Permit Program annual fees for facilities in Delaware. This Act was developed through the Title V Operating Permit Program Advisory Committee. The existing statutory authorization for the fees suns...
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2017-06-06
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DESB2EnrollThis legislation amends the Delaware Code to establish the Department of Human Resources by transferring various divisions and other organizational units from the Office of Management and Budget to the newly established Department of Human Resources....
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2017-06-05
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB201EngrossThis Act clarifies that after a physician-patient relationship has been properly established in accordance with this section, subsequent communications and treatment may be conducted as the doctor and patient deem appropriate. As with all practice of...
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2017-06-01
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB199EngrossThe Board of Pension Trustees has established policies and practices for the administration of the Delaware Public Employees Retirement System. Based on the recommendations of the Boards Best Practices review, this Act will codify some of these polic...
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2017-06-01
To House Administration Committee
DESB90IntroThis bill would allow for a student to participate in the Inspire Scholarship Program for eight continuous semesters instead of the current six. This would allow a student to use Inspire Scholarships for each of the semesters during a traditional col...
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2017-05-22
To Senate Education Committee
DESB85IntroAccording to data provided by the Delaware Department of Education (DOE), thousands of Delaware students receive out-of-school suspensions each year for minor infractions, such as being unprepared or late for class, dress code violations, and disresp...
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2017-05-22
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB189EnrollThe Advanced Wireless Infrastructure Investment Act creates a new Chapter 16 of Title 17 that will accelerate investment in mobile broadband infrastructure and ready the State for the next wave of economic development in the digital economy. In recog...
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2017-05-18
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
DEHCR31EngrossThis resolution recognizes the month of May as "Poppy Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2017-05-18
Introduced in House
DEHB174IntroThis 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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2017-05-16
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB5IntroThis Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide for equal rights. This amendment would advance human dignity and equality for all under the Delaware Constitution, and would correct a constitutional shortcoming. It su...
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2017-05-16
To House Administration Committee
DEHB9EngrossThis bill allows judicial discretion when juveniles are charged with any of the five specific offenses carved out in state code that say a juvenile of 16 or older, or 15 in the case of § 1447A, must be prosecuted as an adult. The bill simply changes...
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2017-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB8EnrollThis bill seeks to expand the eligibility criteria for the Juvenile Offender Civil Citation Program by including the offense of possession of drug paraphernalia and permitting a second referral to the Juvenile Offender Civil Citation Program where th...
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2017-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB80IntroThis Act replicates and extends to electric and natural gas utilities the same authority that has previously been granted to water utilities. This authority allows for the implementation of an interim rate mechanism already in existence for water uti...
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2017-05-10
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DEHB2IntroThis Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide for equal protection. This amendment would advance human dignity and equality for all under the Delaware Constitution, and would correct a constitutional shortcoming. I...
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2017-05-09
To House Administration Committee
DESB5PassThe United States Supreme Courts decisions in Roe v. Wade and subsequent cases established that access to abortion is a constitutional right and that states may not prohibit abortion prior to viability. As a result of these decisions, and the exercis...
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2017-05-04
was introduced and adopted in lieu of SB 5
DESB50IntroDelaware's Community College System, operated by Delaware Technical and Community College (the College), plays a critical role in the State's economy by providing workforce development and transfer education that connects Delawareans with goo...
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2017-04-28
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB149IntroThis Act creates the Complete Your Degree Grant Program. Under this program, state funds may be provided to help eligible students who have completed at least 30 credit hours return to school and complete an associate degree.
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2017-04-26
To House Education Committee
DESB65EngrossConversion therapy is a practice or treatment that seeks to change an individuals sexual orientation or gender identity, including any effort to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelin...
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2017-04-26
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHB127EngrossThis bill updates Title 26 relating to the requirements for obtaining a certificate to operate in Delaware as a new electric transmission utility. This bill uses language similar to certificate requirements for water, wastewater, and other utility se...
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2017-04-06
To House Energy Committee
DEHB3IntroThis 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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2017-04-05
To House Administration Committee
DESB60IntroCivil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgetso...
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2017-04-05
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB114PassThe purpose of this amendment is to better protect the motorists of the State of Delaware by raising the minimum automobile bodily injury and property damage limits to reflect the current economic conditions. The minimum automobile liability limits h...
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2017-04-04
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB111PassThis bill changes the number of live music events required for an entity to be a qualified concert hall for purposes of alcohol licensing. Previously a concert hall was required to hold at least 250 live music events per year and be open at least 5 d...
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2017-03-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESJR1PassThis Joint Resolution opposes the cost allocation of the Artificial Island Transmission Project as unfair and unduly burdensome to the ratepayers of Delaware and urges PJM to join with Delaware in contesting the cost allocation in the proceedings pen...
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2017-03-30
Introduced in Senate
DEHB105PassThis Act clarifies that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget has the authority to deposit Special Fund balances into the General Fund as a measure to control agency expenditures.
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2017-03-28
To House Appropriations Committee
DESB49IntroAn individual's housing status should not be a basis for discrimination. This bill establishes a "Homeless Individual's Bill of Rights" that provides rights to protections for individuals experiencing homelessness, including protect...
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2017-03-28
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB41PassIn an effort to reduce overdose deaths relating to the growing epidemic of opioid addiction, this Act requires carriers to provide coverage for medically necessary inpatient treatment of alcohol and drug dependencies and prohibits carriers from impos...
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2017-03-23
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB7IntroThis 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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2017-03-22
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB28IntroThis legislation promotes transparency and integrity at the highest levels of our democracy, by requiring that all candidates for President and Vice President of the United States file copies of their federal tax returns with the Delaware Department ...
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2017-03-21
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DESB25EnrollThis Act is the second leg of a Constitutional amendment to lengthen the time period during which the Governor must appoint a judicial officer following the occurrence of a vacancy, thereby giving the Governor and State Senate more flexibility in the...
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2017-03-16
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB79IntroSection 1 of this Act updates Delawares existing Motor Voter Program to adopt an automatic voter registration process. Currently, when Delawareans apply for, renew, or replace a drivers license or identification card, they must choose to register to ...
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2017-03-16
To House Administration Committee
DEHB66PassSection 1 of this Act provides that the statute of limitations period for a substantial underpayment of a license fee or gross receipts tax will commence at the end of the period for which the license is issued, in order to parallel the normal limita...
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2017-03-09
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB54IntroThis bill imposes a cap on the interest rate that may be charged for alternative financial services at an annual rate of interest of 100%. Alternative financial services is a term sometimes used for payday loans, installment loans, and other credit p...
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2017-01-26
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB58IntroThis Bill enables the use of roof or ground mounted solar systems on privately owned residential dwellings by making covenants or other restrictions that effectively prohibit or unreasonably restrict the installation of solar photovoltaic systems in ...
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2017-01-26
To House Natural Resources Committee
DEHB52PassCurrently, Rockford Falls Partners, LLC owns the majority of the Bancroft Mills site in Wilmington, Delaware. Delawares Division of Parks and Recreation owns a smaller portion of the Bancroft Mills site that the State acquired with the intent of havi...
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2017-01-25
To House Natural Resources Committee
DEHB55IntroThis Act increases the age requirement for compulsory school attendance in Delaware from 16 to 18 years of age. The age increase is phased in over a two-year period; accordingly, there is a one-year interim period where the compulsory school attendan...
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2017-01-25
To House Education Committee
DEHB48PassThis bill fixes a drafting error in Senate Bill 198 of the 148th General Assembly that inadvertently made it harder for juveniles to get mandatory expungements by adding the term violent misdemeanor as an excepting factor that would prevent a youth f...
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2017-01-24
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB47EnrollThis bill removes the notary requirement for requests for absentee ballots. Delaware is the only state that requires a notary to authorize a voter's affidavit for an absentee ballot. In some cases, the potential voter may have to pay for the nota...
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2017-01-24
To House Administration Committee
DESB19IntroSome students from disadvantaged backgrounds arrive at school lacking the same vocabulary and word recognition skills of their peers, putting them at a disadvantage when developing literacy skills in primary grades. In analyzing this disparity, studi...
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2017-01-24
To Senate Education Committee
DESB17PassThis bill provides for research or transplantation of organs and other anatomical gifts as authorized under federal law among donors who have tested positive for exposure to HIV and intended recipients who have also tested positive for exposure to HI...
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2017-01-19
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB40EnrollThis Act authorizes the Family Court to order the Department of Health and Social Services ("DHSS") to determine whether a child who is 17 years old or older and in the custody of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Fam...
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2017-01-18
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB39EnrollThis Act extends Family Court's jurisdiction under Chapter 50, Title 16, over a youth who has a mental condition and requires services or treatment but is not amenable to or compliant with such services.
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2017-01-18
To House Judiciary Committee
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