Delaware Representative Helene Keeley [D]

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DEHB30IntroThis Act conforms Delawares deadlines for filing certain information returns to those established in the Internal Revenue Code. In an effort to combat identity theft and taxpayer fraud, federal filing dates were recently changed. For example, startin...
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2018-01-23
Stricken in House
DEHB92IntroThis 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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2018-01-23
Amendment HA 1 to HB 92 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB103EngrossThe 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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2018-01-23
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB127EnrollThis 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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2018-01-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB286EngrossEnactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act amended the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) by mandating that special education teachers must have obtained full certification and may not be working under emergency certifications. The Del...
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2018-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB300IntroThis 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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2018-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm]
Amendment HA 1 to HB 300 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB141IntroThis Act includes Department of Transportation employees who work on interstate, expressway, arterial, and collector roads in the classification of employees who are eligible to receive hazardous duty pay.
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2018-01-23
Amendment SA 1 to SB 141 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB308IntroThis 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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2018-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHCR42EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes January, 2018 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Delaware.
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2018-01-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 5 ABSENT
DESB146IntroThe 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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2018-01-23
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
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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2018-01-20
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB301IntroThis 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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2018-01-19
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB88EngrossThis Act allows for juniors and seniors majoring in education at a Delaware college or university to be paid $83 per day as substitute teachers, the same rate paid to those who hold a bachelor's degree but not a teaching license. This will encour...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB132EngrossThis bill corrects the duration of revocation to match § 4177C(d)(2) and will make it possible for all applicants who are required to participate in the Ignition Interlock Device program to be eligible to submit an application for an indigent plan. ...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Corrections & Public Safety) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
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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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (House Administration) in House with 3 Favorable
DEHB234IntroThis act clarifies that the felony of Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited shall not apply to persons who are prohibited from possessing a deadly weapon solely by their possession of a personal use quantity of marijuana, when such pos...
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2018-01-17
Tabled in Committee
DEHB291EngrossThis Act clarifies that the representative appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services to the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council shall serve as the Councils temporary chair for the purposes of organizing...
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2018-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB296IntroThis bill creates a tax deduction of up to $2,500 for an individual or $5,000 for a married couple for contributions to a qualified 529A savings account, or "ABLE" plan - a special account for meeting the needs of certain individuals with d...
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2018-01-16
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB299IntroThis 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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2018-01-16
To House Administration 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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2018-01-11
Amendment HA 1 to HB 283 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB148IntroThis Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act.
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2018-01-10
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
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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2018-01-09
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHCR53EngrossThis Resolution extends the due date of the final report of the Adult Use Cannabis Task Force from January 31, 2018, to February 28, 2018.
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2018-01-09
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB287IntroThis Act replaces the term "Certificate of Performance" with "State of Delaware High School Diploma of Modified Performance Standards." Doing so provides the opportunity for schools to award students who meet the requirements of t...
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2018-01-04
To House Education 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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2017-12-14
To House Education Committee
DEHB9PassThis 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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2017-10-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB8PassThis 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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2017-10-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB6PassThis Act codifies a juvenile's right to counsel in Family Court delinquency proceedings. The bill outlines certain circumstances where a juvenile may not waive the right to counsel: where the juvenile is accused of a felony, where the juvenile is...
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2017-10-12
Signed by Governor
DESB52PassThis Act will allow a retired Delaware attorney to satisfy a mortgage that the attorney paid off while in practice. Currently only attorneys still in active practice are permitted to satisfy mortgages under Section 2120. This limitation can leave no ...
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2017-09-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB142PassThis Act will improve guidelines for training by school districts and charters as it pertains to School Resource Officers (SRO), their duties and training when interacting with students with disabilities. The limitations and prohibitions described in...
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2017-09-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB176PassThis bill gives local school boards or charter school boards more discretion on a case by case basis to suspend students for the possession of a deadly weapon other than a firearm in a Safe School or Recreation Zone. This bill is the result of a case...
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2017-09-29
Signed by Governor
DESB109PassIndividuals who receive health care via Medicaid deserve the same dedication to treatment of substance abuse disorders as individuals who receive health care via private insurance. This Act extends the same access to treatment of a substance use diso...
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2017-09-29
Signed by Governor
DESJR3PassThis resolution honors our Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Families by designating Delaware Route 202 to, Gold Star Highway Honoring Families of Fallen Service Members.
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2017-09-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB15PassThis bill creates a requirement that all public high schools, including charter schools, shall offer at least one computer science course at the high school level by the 2020-2021 school year. Also, this bill creates a requirement that, by the 2018-2...
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2017-09-22
Signed by Governor
DEHB146PassThis bill will remove the requirement for signatures to be in pen and ink when provided for driver license, identification card, or registration application processes. Removing this provision enables the Division of Motor Vehicles to develop more eff...
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2017-09-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB246PassThis bill would increase the exemption from inspection from 5 years to 7 years.
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2017-09-21
Signed by Governor
DESB35PassThis Act enacts the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact Act ("REPLICA"). With REPLICA, EMS personnel will be able to respond across state borders within the provision of their duties on a short t...
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2017-09-15
Signed by Governor
DEHB45PassThis Act clarifies (i) how personal jurisdiction shall be obtained over nonresident respondents in administrative proceedings brought by the Director of Consumer Protection pursuant to Section 2523, Title 29 of the Code, and (ii) the manner in which ...
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2017-09-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB164PassThis bill dissolves the Human Trafficking Coordinating Council and reestablishes it as the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council. The bill establishes the members of the Council and the chair and vice-chair. The bill also requires that a...
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2017-09-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB203PassThis Act directs the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance, Division of Public Health, and Office of Management and Budget Human Resources Management (the Agencies) to report to the General Assembly every 2 years the impacts and costs associat...
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2017-09-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB40PassThis 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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2017-09-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB39PassThis 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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2017-09-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB64PassMothers who give birth to monoamniotic twins are often hospitalized as early as 26 weeks into the pregnancy due to the risk of complications of having twins share a single amniotic sack. Mothers who give birth to multiples of 3 or more often have the...
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2017-09-08
Signed by Governor
DESB43PassThis Act regulates the practice of art therapy placing control of the profession under the Board of Mental health and Chemical Dependency Professionals and amending Chapter 30 of Title 24 by adding Subchapter V. Professional Art Therapists. The Art T...
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2017-09-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB189PassThe 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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2017-08-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB70PassUnder current educational standards, students are no longer required to be taught cursive writing and many schools have abandoned teaching cursive writing to students. As cursive writing is still an imperative skill in many professions, this bill mak...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB81PassThis legislation revises § 5006 of the Insurance Code to track the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Holding Company Act with respect to the Commissioners power to examine insurers and have access to books and records of insurers...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB86PassThis bill corrects an unintended consequence of House Bill No. 15 of the 148th General Assembly, signed into law by the Governor on June 24, 2015, by preventing double taxation of premium ceded to a series captive insurance company or protected cell....
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB154PassCurrently, claims that arise at the death of the decedent are treated the same as claims that arise after the decedent's death. This bill changes how claims that arise at the time of decedent's death are treated by including them in the same ...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB169PassSection 1 of the Act (i) clarifies that the defined term agents, as used in chapter 33 of title 12, consistent with common usage of the term, includes all agents defined as such by the general law of agency; (ii) modifies section 3312 to provide that...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
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