Delaware Representative Helene Keeley [D]

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DEHB429PassCybersecurity 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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2018-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB432PassThe Division of Small Business, Development and Tourism was created by 81 Del. Laws ch. 49 and placed in the Department of State. This enactment transferred certain responsibilities for economic development, formerly in the Delaware Department of Eco...
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2018-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB439PassThis Bill authorizes the Thoroughbred Racing Commission to be a member of the new Interstate Anti-Doping and Drug Testing Standards Compact. Under the Bill the Thoroughbred Racing Commission would become a member of an interstate Compact with other p...
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2018-08-10
Signed by Governor
DESB242PassThis 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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2018-08-08
Signed by Governor
DESB65PassConversion 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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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB342PassThis 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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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB194PassThis 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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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB196PassThis 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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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB393PassThis 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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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB224PassSection 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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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB431PassThis 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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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB294PassSection 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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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB318PassThis 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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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB228PassThis 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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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB184PassThis bill adds to the requirements for licensure as a River Pilot Apprentice that an applicant not have been convicted of a crime substantially related to the practice of river piloting. This bill empowers the Board of Pilot Commissioners to waive su...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB85PassThis 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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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB333PassIn 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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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB151PassBirth 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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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB195PassSection 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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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB20EnrollThis Act authorizes the Family Court to interview children who are involved in Protection From Abuse proceedings.
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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB113EnrollThis bill changes the earned income tax credit from nonrefundable to refundable. This bill creates a table for the percentage of earned income credit for tax years 2018 and after. Currently, if spouses file a joint federal return but separate State r...
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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 1 NO 3 ABSENT
DEHB259PassIn 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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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
DESB149EnrollThis 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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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB170PassThis bill increases the minimum wage to be paid in this State beginning in 2018 and ending in 2021.
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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB360EnrollAs 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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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 11 YES 6 NO 1 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT
DEHB392PassSection 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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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
DESB200EnrollThis 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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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 1 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
DEHB413EnrollBefore 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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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB266EnrollUnder federal law, the cultivation of industrial hemp is only permitted for agricultural or academic research. There is federal legislation pending that may lift the restrictions on the cultivation of industrial hemp. Delaware law does not prohibit t...
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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 1 NO 1 ABSENT
DESB7EnrollThis 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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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB3PassThis 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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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB146EnrollThe 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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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB144PassThis 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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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB165PassThis 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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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB169EnrollThis Act makes a technical correction to SB 169 by changing the designations of the new statutes and incorporates Senate Amendment No. 1 to Senate Bill No. 169.
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB139PassThis Act requires that health insurance offered in this State provide coverage for fertility care services, including in vitro fertilization ("IVF") procedures, for individuals who suffer from a disease or condition that results in the inab...
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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB207EnrollThis Substitute Act does all of the following:
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 35 YES 3 NO 3 ABSENT
DESB218EnrollThis 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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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB225EnrollThis Act encourages prescribers and patients to use proven non-opioid methods of treating back pain by doing the following:
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
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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2018-06-30
Stricken in House
DESB269EnrollThe Riverfront Development Corporation was created by epilogue language in the Fiscal Year 1997 Bond Bill. The Board of Directors of the Riverfront Development Corporation is established by at least three separate provisions of Bond Bill epilogue lan...
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
DEHB442EnrollThis 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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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR58EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution does all of the following:
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2018-06-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESJR4EngrossThis 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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2018-06-28
Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources) in House with 1 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DESCR73EnrollThis Resolution creates a Shift Worker Protection Study Group to identify best practices to reduce the unpredictability of shift worker schedules.
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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 12 YES 7 NO 2 NOT VOTING
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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2018-06-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB425EnrollThis Act establishes that a contract between a pharmacy benefits manager and a pharmacy may not prohibit a pharmacy or pharmacist from doing any of the following:
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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB110IntroThe Delaware Marijuana Control Act regulates and taxes marijuana in the same manner as alcohol. It allows adults over the age of 21 to legally possess and consume under 1 ounce of marijuana for personal use. It does not permit people to grow their ow...
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2018-06-27
Defeated By House. Votes: 21 YES 15 NO 5 NOT VOTING
DEHB310PassThe 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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2018-06-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB331EnrollThis 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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2018-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
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