Delaware Representative Helene Keeley [D]

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DESB144EngrossThis Substitute Act 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 State...
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2018-06-22
To House Administration Committee
DESB200EngrossThis 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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2018-06-22
To House Natural Resources Committee
DESB224EngrossSection 1 of this Act increases the aggregate amount of Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credits that can be approved in any 1 fiscal year from $500,000 to $1 million.
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2018-06-22
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DESB225EngrossThis Act encourages prescribers and patients to use proven non-opioid methods of treating back pain by doing the following:
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2018-06-22
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESB226EngrossThe Public Service Commissions (PSC) authority over public utilities has been changed by recent decisions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and legislation enacted in Delaware. This Act changes the statutory requirements for PSC public u...
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2018-06-22
To House Energy Committee
DEHB90EngrossThis 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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2018-06-21
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHB335EngrossThis Act establishes the Delaware School Safety and Security Fund to allow certain eligible public schools to partially or fully fund projects intended to improve school facilities and training relating to safety or security. The Department of Educat...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Education Committee
DESB165EnrollThis Act permits private sector labor organizations and employers to enter into union security agreements to the full extent allowed under federal law.
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2018-06-21
Passed By House. Votes: 25 YES 13 NO 1 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
DEHB393EngrossThis Bill updates the Delaware Viatical Settlements Act by amending the license and bond requirements for a viatical settlement provider or viatical settlement broker. The Act allows an applicant seeking licensure as a viatical settlement provider to...
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2018-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DESB207EngrossThis Substitute Act does all of the following:
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2018-06-21
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 2 NO 2 ABSENT
DEHB442EngrossThis Act expands the Juvenile Civil Citation Program to provide law enforcement officers with the discretion to refer any first-time juvenile offender engaged in any misdemeanor-level behavior to the civil citation program, where the juvenile can be ...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB245EngrossBoth the Delaware Strategic Fund (Title 29, Chapter 87A, Subchapter II) and the Delaware Technical Innovation Fund (Title 29, Chapter 87A, Subchapter III) provide funding for Delaware businesses, including new businesses in growing technology-related...
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2018-06-21
To House Telecommunication Internet & Technology Committee
DESB261IntroThis Act directs the Board of Directors of the Riverfront Development Corporation to amend the membership and member terms of the Board of Directors contained in Article I, Section 1 of the Corporation's by-laws.
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2018-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB95IntroThis Act prohibits a person from purchasing, selling, offering for sale, possessing with intent to sell, or importing with intent to sell ivory or rhinoceros horn, except as specified. A violation of this Act or any rule, regulation, or order adopted...
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2018-06-20
Tabled in Committee
DEHB3EnrollThis 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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2018-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 4 NO 1 ABSENT
DEHB235EngrossThis bill encourages spaying, neutering, and vaccination in order to limit the number of unwanted cats and protect the public from rabies and other diseases carried by unvaccinated animals. The bill defines free-roaming cats and also free-roaming cat...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB368EngrossThis 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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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Veterans Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB360IntroAs poll from 2017 revealed that 31% of people in the United States have been sexually harassed in the workplace. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a comprehensive study of workplace harassment in the United States whi...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in House with 11 On Its Merits
DESB151EngrossBirth 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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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 2 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
DESB176IntroThis Act creates a Prescription Opioid Impact Fund (Fund) through a prescription opioid impact fee (Fee) that is assessed on manufacturers of prescription opioids as follows:
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2018-06-20
Laid On Table in Senate
DESB194EngrossThis bill makes the following changes to Delaware Statutory Trust Act (the Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments of the Act.
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 10 On Its Merits
DESB195EngrossSection 1 of the Act addresses statutes under Chapter 49 of Title 10 and (i) amends the title of section 4915 (but makes no substantive changes to the statute); and (ii) modifies section 4916 to provide that plans similar to the Delaware College Inve...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 10 On Its Merits
DESB196EngrossThis bill amends various sections of the Delaware Uniform Commercial Code (the Act) to keep it current. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments of the Act.
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 10 On Its Merits
DEHB413IntroBefore the filing of a lawsuit, automobile insurance companies are currently not required to disclose liability coverage information to an injured claimant or the attorney representing that claimant. However, once a lawsuit is filed, this information...
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2018-06-20
[Hearing: Jun 26 @ 12:30 pm]
Amendment HA 1 to HB 413 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB440EngrossHouse Substitute No. 1 for House Bill 440 differs from House Bill 440 only in that it locates the Overdose System of Care and the Overdose System of Care Committee in Chapter 97 of Title 16 instead of in Chapter 10 of Title 16.
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DESB218EngrossThis bill amends Title 24 of the Delaware Code by changing the qualifications for a Professional Art Therapists. For those graduating with a master's degree prior to January 2013, a master's degree from an accredited educational institution i...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)) in House with 4 On Its Merits
DESB221IntroThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that modernizes the Delaware Constitutions bail provision and clarifies the power of the General Assembly and the Courts to define certain felony offenses for which, or circumstances under which...
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2018-06-20
Defeated By Senate. Votes: 11 YES 8 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
DESB228EngrossThis Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program (Program), which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act. This Act replaces Senate Bill 148 and makes the following additional changes:
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB444IntroSection 1 of this Act allows those licensed as importers to pay tax upon the sale of alcoholic beverages to customers, instead of the tax being due when the alcoholic beverages come to rest in the State of Delaware. Section 2 of this Act provides tha...
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2018-06-20
Amendment HA 1 to HB 444 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB454IntroThis Act promotes diversity of housing in Delaware by acknowledging that not all residential units warrant the same Voluntary School Assessment. Currently, single family residential subdivision projects are subject to the same per unit Voluntary Scho...
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2018-06-20
Amendment HA 1 to HB 454 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB450IntroThere is a growing body of research regarding the detrimental effects to an individual and to society relating to the collateral consequences of arrests and criminal convictions. To name just a few, a criminal history is a significant barrier to obta...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits, 2 Unfavorable
DESCR73EngrossThis Resolution creates a Shift Worker Protection Study Group to identify best practices to reduce the unpredictability of shift worker schedules.
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2018-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 4 NO 1 ABSENT
DESCR70EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution creates a Medicaid Buy-In Study Group to study the adoption of an expanded Medicaid Buy-In program that would allow Delawareans with incomes above 138% of the Federal Poverty Level to purchase insurance coverage thro...
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2018-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB259EnrollIn 2006, Delaware enacted Jessicas Law, which requires first time offenders convicted of a specified sexual offense against a child under 14 years of age and individuals previously convicted of a Class A or B sexual offense in Title 11 and subsequent...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB347EngrossThis Act strengthens the role and responsibilities of the Provider Advisory Board in regard to the implementation and enforcement of The Delaware Child Care Act.
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2018-06-19
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB11EngrossThis 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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2018-06-19
Amendment HA 1 to SB 11 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB392EnrollSection 1 of this Act provides that the Director of Revenue shall make tax returns available via the Internet on or before January 15 of each tax year.
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB429EngrossCybersecurity attacks, including data breaches, corporate theft, and sabotage perpetrated by state and non-state actors throughout the world present unique threats to Delaware residents, governments, businesses, and critical infrastructure. Statewide...
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2018-06-19
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHB431IntroThis Act requires long-term care facilities to offer the influenza vaccine to all employees with direct contact with patients. It also requires the facility to keep a record of a signed statement from each employee that the vaccine has been offered.
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2018-06-19
Amendment HA 1 to HB 431 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESJR4IntroThis Joint Resolution recognizes the university of Delaware's center for environmental monitoring and analysis as the official repository of historical and real-time weather and climatological observations for the state of Delaware.
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2018-06-19
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DESB219EngrossSince 1975, the Delaware Population Consortium has prepared a unified set of statewide population projections each year. These projections are used for a variety of purposes including capital planning, policy analysis, comprehensive planning, and tra...
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2018-06-15
[Hearing: Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DESB242EngrossThis Act creates Pay for Success contracts. A Pay for Success contract is an agreement between a State agency and either a program intermediary or an investor under which an investor will provide upfront capital to fund a service, program, or economi...
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2018-06-15
[Hearing: Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB300PassThis 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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2018-06-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB310EngrossThe 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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2018-06-14
Laid On Table in Senate
DEHB333EnrollIn 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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2018-06-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 5 ABSENT
DEHB377PassThis 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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2018-06-14
Signed by Governor
DESB7EngrossThis 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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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Revenue & Finance) in House with 7 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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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB319PassThis 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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2018-06-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB342EngrossThis 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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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
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