Delaware Representative Helene Keeley [D]

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DEHB301EngrossThis 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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2018-04-25
Amendment SA 1 to HB 301 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB144IntroThis Bill implements certain recommendations adopted by the Lottery & Gaming Study Commission in 2015 and the Video Lottery Advisory Council in 2017, in recognition of significant changes in the regional gaming marketplace and the States desire t...
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2018-04-25
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB314EngrossThis Act provides for a clear and established procedure and time frame during which public employees may revoke their membership in an employee organization. This Act allows public employers and employee organizations to manage membership status and ...
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2018-04-25
To Senate Labor Committee
DEHB319EngrossThis legislation creates a benchmark for determining when a treatment or service is no longer experimental or investigational. When Medicare determines that a treatment is safe for its population, commercial insurers in Delaware may no longer deny co...
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2018-04-25
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB369IntroThis Bill expands the offense of falsifying business records by including the act of altering or modifying and creating false medical records. Currently, no specific statute exists to prevent a person from falsely creating, altering, or modifying a m...
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2018-04-25
Amendment HA 1 to HB 369 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB176IntroDelaware leads the nation in the number of prescription opioids dispensed and drug overdose deaths. Prescription opioids lead directly to opioid addiction. The dramatic increase in opioid addiction has increased the need for money to pay for preventi...
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2018-04-25
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
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
DESB95IntroThis bill establishes a 20 year retirement for correction officers and specified peace officers within the State Employees Pension plan. The bill amends the multiplier prospectively for the calculation of pension benefits for correction officers and ...
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2018-04-24
Amendment SA 2 to SB 95 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB169IntroThis Act modernizes the language of the crime of sexual relations in a detention facility and adds a prohibition on any sexual activity between law-enforcement personnel and persons in custody. The new statutes are different from the one being replac...
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2018-04-24
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm]
Amendment SA 1 to SB 169 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB92EngrossThis bill provides that every member of the General Assembly or person elected to state office shall disclose as part of their financial disclosure if they have received more than $10,000 in the last 10 years due to the sale of land, development righ...
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2018-04-19
Amendment SA 3 to HB 92 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB90EnrollThis 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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2018-04-19
Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 3 ABSENT
DEHB53EngrossThis bill allows ground-based and hand-held sparklers and certain other nonexplosive, nonairborne novelty items regulated by the federal government to be sold and used in the State. The bill does not legalize firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerials, or...
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2018-04-19
Amendment SA 1 to HB 53 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB318EngrossThis Act updates the Delaware Insurance Guaranty Association (DIGA) Act to more closely align it with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds (NCIGF) Model Acts.
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2018-04-19
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB331EngrossThis bill creates regulations concerning the use, distribution and education of Benzodiazepine and Non-benzodiazepine Hypnotics. It require Practitioners to obtain consent from a minors parent or guardian prior to prescribing these drugs, and require...
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2018-04-19
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB333EngrossIn 2017, HB 114 raised the minimum bodily injury and property damage liability limits set forth at 21 Del. C. § 2902(b)(2) from $15,000/$30,000/$5,000 to $25,000/$50,000/$10,000. However, HB 114 did not address the issue of combined single limits, a...
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2018-04-19
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
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
DESCR53EngrossThis resolution recognizes April 19, 2018, as The League of Local Government Day in Delaware.
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2018-04-19
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB377IntroThis bill permits a County government to impose and collect a lodging tax of no more than 3 percent on hotel, motel, and tourist home rooms located in the unincorporated areas of the County.
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2018-04-19
To House Administration Committee
DESCR55EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution commends the Delaware State Dental Society on the success of its 15th annual Give Kids a Smile Program and recognizes its continuing efforts to improve the dental health of Delawares children.
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2018-04-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
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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2018-04-18
Amendment SA 1 to SB 7 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB90IntroThis bill establishes in-person early voting for the State of Delaware. Registered voters will be allowed to vote in-person for at least 10 days prior to an election, up to and including the Saturday and Sunday immediately prior to the election at lo...
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2018-04-18
Amendment HA 2 to HB 90 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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
DEHB287PassThis Substitute Bill makes the following changes to House Bill No. 287:
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2018-04-18
Signed by Governor
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
DESB152EngrossThis Act would facilitate EV and grid-integrated electric vehicle interconnection by including the Society of Automotive Engineers industrial safety standard, J3072, which sets safety requirements for EVs that provide power from their batteries back ...
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm]
To House Energy 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
DEHB349EngrossThis Act creates a Delaware Commission on Irish Heritage and Culture.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHB342IntroThis Act makes changes and adds clarifying language to the dealership licensing section of Title21. First, it allows for the suspension of a dealership license for violations of either Title 21 or Title 30 rather than the current requirement for viol...
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm]
Amendment HA 1 to HB 342 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB399EngrossThis is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide equal rights on the basis of sex. There is no Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. While Congress passed the Amendment in 1972, it was not ratified by ...
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2018-04-18
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB166IntroThis 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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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB361IntroThis Act removes § 617 Criminal Youth Gangs from the list of felonies designated as violent felonies and adds § 616 Gang Participation so that age is less of a factor in determining whether a violent felony was committed. In addition, this Act make...
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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB103EnrollThe 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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2018-04-17
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB144PassThis bill serves to better define and limit what real property rights the Department of Transportation may acquire. It also corrects a technical error that if left unchanged, will jeopardize the use of federal funds on transportation projects due to ...
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2018-04-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB308EnrollThis Act removes the sunset provision contained in Volume 80, Chapter 412 of the Laws of Delaware (formerly House Bill No. 405, as amended, of the 148th General Assembly) that is set to expire the law on September 8, 2018. The purpose of Volume 80, C...
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2018-04-17
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB368IntroThis Act creates the Green Alert Program to aid in locating missing members of the armed forces, including veterans, who have a physical or mental health condition that is related to their service. This Act is modeled after Delawares existing Gold Al...
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2018-04-17
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DESB85EngrossThis Act draws attention to the types of discipline used in schools by capturing data about out-of-school suspensions and publishing that data, in an effort to help schools identify areas where the data regarding out-of-school suspensions indicates t...
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2018-04-12
To House Education Committee
DEHB310IntroThe Certification of Adoption of Sustainability and Transparency Standards Act (the Act) establishes a voluntary disclosure regime to foster dialogue around sustainability and responsibility among participating Delaware business entities and their va...
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2018-03-29
Amendment HA 1 to HB 310 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB164IntroThis Act extends the amount of notice that an insurer must provide to a policyholder before cancelling an automobile policy for the nonpayment of a premium from 10 to 15 days.
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2018-03-29
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHCR72EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 10, 2018, as "Equal Pay Day".
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2018-03-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB151IntroBirth control use is nearly universal among women of reproductive age in the United States and is a key part of preventative health care for women. Access to birth control provides health benefits for women and children, improves women's ability ...
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2018-03-29
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB360IntroThis bill seeks to offer broader protections for Delaware workers against sexual harassment than those found at the federal level by defining sexual harassment as an unlawful employment practice and clarifying the definition of employee to include st...
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2018-03-29
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Labor Committee
DEHB73IntroThis bill requires an elected official or other paid appointed official of this state or any county or political subdivision who is also employed by any state agency, education, or other institution, or any other political subdivision of this State t...
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2018-03-28
Reported Out of Committee (House Administration) in House with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB294IntroSection 1 of this Act transfers from the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to the Department of Health and Social Services the responsibility for establishing, administering, adopting rules and regulations, and setting fees for courses of in...
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2018-03-28
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DEHB344IntroThe language set forth in this statute would remove barriers and unrealistic goals to offenders with learning disabilities when being considered for parole or a sentence modification. Requiring an offender with learning disabilities or a low IQ to co...
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2018-03-28
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DESB11IntroThis Act relates to police and fire pension funds created under Title 18 of the Delaware Code. The General Assembly created a special fund in the hopes of ensuring adequate pensions for affected police officers and firefighters, and their surviving s...
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2018-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB6IntroThis Act increases the state employees' pension plan burial benefit from $7,000 to $10,000 effective July 1, 2016. This benefit has not been changed since July 2001.
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2018-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB170IntroThis bill increases the minimum wage to be paid in this State beginning in 2018 and ending in 2021.
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2018-03-28
To Senate Labor Committee
DEHB282IntroIn order to support enrichment activities such as field trips for students at high-poverty schools, this bill would require the State to provide $25 per student to high poverty schools to be used for the purpose of educational and enrichment field tr...
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2018-03-27
To House Appropriations Committee
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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2018-03-27
Amendment HA 3 to HB 300 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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