Delaware Senator Harris McDowell [D]

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DEHB280PassThis bill creates a special license plate for World War II veterans.
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2020-02-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB273PassThis Act makes changes to the States budget and fiscal procedures. Specifically:
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2020-02-10
Signed by Governor
DESB96EnrollIn January of 2015, the Office of Civil Rights & Public Trust was created by the Attorney General to establish a centralized office within the Department of Justice for the investigation of matters concerning civil rights enforcement and the pros...
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2020-01-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB175IntroThis Act allows any qualified voter evidencing a desire to vote by mail in writing to the State Elections Commission to vote by mail in primary, general, and special federal elections. The State Elections Commission shall administer the program, crea...
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2020-01-30
Amendment HA 2 to HB 175 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB263EngrossThis Act requires that individual, group, and State employee insurance plans cap the amount an individual must pay for insulin prescriptions at $100 a month and must include at least 1 formulation of insulin on the lowest tier of the drug formulary d...
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2020-01-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB285EngrossThis 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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2020-01-30
Passed By House. Votes: 33 YES 6 NO 2 ABSENT
DEHB277IntroThis bill establishes the crimes of possession of an unfinished firearm frame or receiver with no serial number, possession of and manufacturing a covert or undetectable firearm, possession of and manufacturing an untraceable firearm, and manufacturi...
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2020-01-30
Amendment HA 1 to HB 277 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB169EngrossThis Act adopts the Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act. This Act addresses an increasingly common form of abuse that can cause severe and often irreversible harm: the disclosure of private, sexually explicit ima...
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2020-01-30
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB296IntroThis bill increases the amount that a tenant may deduct from rent in order to have necessary work done on the rental premises if the landlord fails to repair or maintain the premises after proper notice. The original amount of $200 was selected at th...
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2020-01-30
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB4IntroThis Act, known as the James Johnson Sentencing Reform Act, named for Representative JJ Johnson, makes significant changes to the sentencing laws in Delaware.
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2020-01-29
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB258IntroThis bill allows the Department of Correction to implement prison nurseries, which would allow women inmates that give birth during their time incarcerated the option of raising their infant up to the age of 18 months. Studies have shown that prison ...
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2020-01-29
To House Appropriations Committee
DESB226IntroGovernor's Recommended One-Time Supplement FY21
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2020-01-29
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB225IntroGovernor's Recommended Budget Bill
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2020-01-29
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB211IntroThe National League of Families POW/MIA flag is a symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoners, missing, or unaccounted for in all U.S. wars 36. U.S.C. § 902.
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2020-01-29
To Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHB318EngrossThis Act requires the Department of Education to establish and implement a curriculum on the Holocaust and genocide for students in grades 6 through 12. Teaching the lessons learned from the Holocaust and other genocides helps cultivate the spirit of...
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2020-01-28
[Hearing: Mar 18 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Education Committee
DEHCR75EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes January 27th, 2020 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
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2020-01-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB192IntroA 2019 study found the following:
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2020-01-23
To Senate Judicial Committee
DESB194EngrossThis Act removes the requirement that applicants for a marriage license state their race as part of the application process. Delaware is one of a small number of states that currently requires this information. In October 2019, the United States Dist...
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2020-01-22
Reported Out of Committee (Housing & Community Affairs) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DEHB283IntroCurrent 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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2020-01-22
To House Education Committee
DESCR66EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution requests that the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance study the extension of Medicaid coverage through the first year postpartum. Insurance coverage is a critical factor in determining women's access to a...
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2020-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB41EngrossSection 1 of this bill moves the date of primary elections for statewide office, county office, and municipal office to the fourth Tuesday in April, which is the date of the presidential primary (in presidential election years). The dates for submitt...
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2020-01-15
Amendment SA 1 to HB 41 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB266IntroThis bill addresses an on-going problem relating to background checks for employees, volunteers, and contractors of child-serving entities. Currently, a person working a child-serving entity who obtains the required background check must undergo anot...
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2020-01-09
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB241PassThis bill expands the Employment First Oversight Commission by adding the Director of the Division for the Visually Impaired as a member, the Director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, and other councils, committees, agencies, org...
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2019-09-20
Signed by Governor
DESB15PassThis Act, modeled on similar laws in Virginia and Maryland, requires a health-care provider to provide notice to a patient at the time blood is drawn to perform a laboratory test for Lyme disease that explains the limitations of the test and instruct...
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2019-08-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB65PassThis 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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2019-08-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB119PassThe bill expands the qualified agencies authorized to receive grants approved by the Water Infrastructure Advisory Council to include non-profit corporations, such as the Diamond State Sustainability Corporation (DSSC), approved by Public Service Com...
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2019-08-14
Signed by Governor
DESB92PassDelaware is one of only 3 states that does not offer some form of adult dental coverage through Medicaid (alongside Tennessee and Alabama).
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2019-08-06
Signed by Governor
DEHB95PassThis Act expands the permitted uses of unclaimed electric cooperative capital credits to include investments in energy services for low income members and energy efficiency, renewable energy, battery storage, electrification and emerging energy techn...
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DESB181IntroThis Substitute Act modifies the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act to do all of the following:
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2019-07-31
To Senate Energy Committee
DESB40IntroDelawares existing Criminal Code was adopted in 1973 and was based on the Model Penal Code. Since that time, the Criminal Code has quadrupled in size and expanded to other parts of the Code without consideration to the general effects of the change o...
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2019-07-31
To Senate Judicial Committee
DESB52IntroDelawares existing Criminal Code was adopted in 1973 and was based on the Model Penal Code. Since that time, the Criminal Code has quadrupled in size and provisions related to crimes expanded to other parts of the Code without consideration to the ge...
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2019-07-31
To Senate Judicial Committee
DESB94PassSection 1 of this Act amends Section 903 of Title 13 of the Delaware Code. Substantively, this Act allows persons who are not married but who are cohabitating to jointly adopt a child that is not theirs. The Act also rewrites the statute so as to be ...
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2019-07-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB130PassThis bill expands upon the existing at-store recycling program regarding the use of single-use plastic bags. The existing requirements will continue, however stores subject to this program will now be limited from providing single-use plastic bags fo...
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2019-07-29
Signed by Governor
DESB14PassThis Act clarifies that the Public Advocate may appear before any federal or State court or federal or State administrative body in matters involving public utility rates, services, and practices of public utilities. This Act also makes technical cor...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB41PassThis Act establishes that the age of offense and not the age of arrest determines jurisdiction for a person facing charges. Currently, if a person commits a delinquent act before age 18 but is arrested after age 18, the offense is automatically heard...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB172PassThis Bill is a housekeeping measure to correct the name of the Delaware Technical and Community College as was intended in earlier legislation.
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB175PassCurrently, the SEED program allows students a maximum of 6 semesters to complete an Associate Degree. This Bill allows SEED eligible students who complete their Associate Degree in fewer than 6 semesters to apply the remaining semesters of the grant ...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB101PassThe opioid epidemic spreading through Delaware has reached critical levels, with 210 fentanyl-related deaths in 2017. This legislation will update the schedule for Fentanyl analogues, consistent with language used by the Drug Enforcement Administrati...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB79PassThis bill requires the State food safety standards for restaurants to include a system for requiring healthy beverages to be offered as the default beverage with a combination childrens meal inclusive of a drink, sold together at a unit price. It doe...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB76PassThe Board of Pension Trustees has established policies and practices for the administration of the Delaware Public Employees Retirement System. House Bill 199 of the 149th General Assembly provided the initial changes to Delaware Code based on the re...
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2019-07-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB260PassThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid for Fiscal Year 2020.
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2019-07-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB115PassThis Bill requires Podiatrists, Dentists, Doctors, Nurses and Optometrists who issue prescriptions to utilize electronic prescriptions except under certain exceptions.
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2019-06-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB133EngrossThis Act amends the Delaware Governmental Accountability Act to make the annual budget process part of a performance management system of strategic planning, performance metrics and performance budgeting, dedicated to continuous process improvement t...
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2019-06-27
Reported Out of Committee (Elections, Govt. & Community Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DESCR65EngrossThe Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) was established in 1970 by legislative enactment with a broad and crucial mandate: to supervise the health, well being, and life of Delaware citizens. In the decades since, the population of Delaware...
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2019-06-27
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR59EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution acknowledges June as LGBTQA+ Pride Month and recognizes the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall.
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2019-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 1 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
DEHB170IntroThis 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 2-year period; accordingly, there is a 1-year interim period where the compulsory school attendance a...
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2019-06-26
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 1 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
DEHB5PassThe stacking of sentences can, and has, in some cases, result in severe prison sentences without permitting the sentencing judge any discretion as to the offenders individual circumstances or the facts of the case. In order to provide such judicial d...
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2019-06-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB225PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Act.
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2019-06-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB226PassThis Act appropriates $61,980,700 to provide one-time funded projects through the Office of Management and Budget.
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2019-06-25
Signed by Governor
DEHJR4PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2020.
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2019-06-25
Signed by Governor
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