Delaware Senator Jack Walsh [D]

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DESB44IntroThis Act allows the Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission ("Commission") to review all deaths related to a drug overdose, regardless of the type of drug implicated in the overdose death. This change will allow the Commission to obtain an...
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2021-03-04
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 10:00 am]

Amendment SA 1 to SB 44 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB110IntroCurrent 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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2021-03-04
To House Education Committee
DEHB97IntroThis Act prohibits the seller of consumer goods or services from refusing to accept cash payment, except in limited circumstances. It creates graduated civil penalties for violations and provides consumers a private right of action to recover double ...
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2021-03-04
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESB80IntroThis Act adds a provision addressing the assignability of rights under property insurance policies and authorizes a property insurance carrier to limit a policys assignability only to those persons or entities that have the legal authority to represe...
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2021-03-04
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB79IntroThis bill establishes the timeframe within which a property insurer must give prior written notice of its intent to cancel a policy.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB81IntroThis bill allows for deviations from rating organization filings to be effective continuously until terminated with the approval of the Commissioner or subsequently modified. This change conforms the law to current practice.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB77IntroThis Act clarifies that a lay individual who administers naloxone under the Community-Based Naloxone Access Program is protected from civil liability for rendering emergency care under § 6801 of Title 16, the general Good Samaritan law.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB78IntroThis Act enhances the qualifications for an individual to serve as a member of a school board or the State Board of Education.
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2021-03-04
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Education Committee
DESB66IntroThis Act exempts an individual from having to pay the revoked license or driving privileges reinstatement fee if the individual is eligible for and applies for reinstatement of the individuals license or driving privileges within 1 year of their rele...
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 10:00 am]
To Senate Transportation Committee
DESB64IntroThis Act requires that accumulated snow and ice be removed from surfaces of a vehicle before it is operated and imposes a civil penalty for a violation. This Act also creates a civil penalty for each instance where snow or ice dislodges from a moving...
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 10:00 am]
To Senate Transportation Committee
DESB68IntroThis Act expands eligibility for the Department of Correction's Education Assistance Fund beyond correctional officers to employees who hold a position at paygrade 15 or below and meet the other existing requirements.
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2021-02-26
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DESB72IntroThis Act clarifies that discrimination against any person because of religion is illegal under Chapter 45 of Title 6, the Delaware Equal Accommodations Act. Religion and religious beliefs were always intended to be protected under the Delaware Equal ...
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2021-02-26
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB74IntroThis Act relates to the police and fire pension fund provisions of Chapter 7, Title 18 of the Delaware Code. The Act clarifies that an eligible retiree must be alive on July 1 of each biennial payout year in order to receive the payment provided for ...
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2021-02-26
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB21EngrossThis Act amends the Delaware Energy Act to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles in the State by creating more accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
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2021-02-19
To House Energy Committee
DEHB102IntroThis Act removes the broad exemption in the Freedom of Information Act for the University of Delaware and Delaware State University and creates the following specific exemptions for some records of public institutions:
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2021-02-19
To House Administration Committee
DEHB104IntroThis Act moves the date by which the Department of Education shall submit its annual report to the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council from August 1 to October 15 of each year. Moving the date to October 15 will better accommodate the data collect...
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2021-02-19
To House Education Committee
DESB42PassThis Act suspends the educator evaluation system during the 2020-2021 school year and replaces it with an observation and feedback cycle that provides educators with coaching and support related to hybrid and remote learning practices. This Act provi...
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2021-02-16
Signed by Governor
DESB30PassThis Act amends the Fiscal Year 2021 Bond and Capital Improvements Act to (1) authorize a portion of funding previously allocated to the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation to be used for unrestricted operations; (2) authorize additional reimbursements from the...
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2021-02-16
Signed by Governor
DESB60IntroThis Act allows nurse practitioners and physician assistants to recommend medical marijuana for adult patients.
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2021-02-12
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DEHB65PassThis bill provides COVID-19 related relief to both claimants receiving unemployment benefits and employers who are assessed unemployment taxes, and extends the end date of the Secretary of Labors COVID-19 related rulemaking authority. Section 1 waive...
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2021-02-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB1EngrossFood and drink establishments suffered great losses since March, 2020 due to the pandemic including millions of dollars in lost sales and the loss of an tens of thousands of jobs in this State. This Act extends the provisions contained in HB 349 from...
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2021-01-28
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB55EngrossIn 2009, New Hampshire was the first state to develop a statewide "Gun Shop Project," reaching out to gun shops regarding the role they can play in suicide prevention. In the years since, at least 21 other states have implemented similar ca...
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2021-01-28
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB31EnrollThis Act is the second leg of a constitutional amendment to add race, color, and national origin to § 21 of Article I of the Delaware Constitution to explicitly declare that protection against discrimination based on race, color, and national origin...
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2021-01-28
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB68EngrossThe 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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2021-01-28
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DESB22EnrollThis Act prohibits the import, export, sale, transport, distribution, or propagation of any plant identified by the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, with the advice of the Delaware Native Species Commission, as an invasive plant. This Act ...
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2021-01-28
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR7EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution designates March 4, 2021 as "Delaware Giving Day."
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2021-01-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB56IntroThis Act codifies the Opportunity Fund, an additional source of educational funding for Delaware public schools intended to support the increased needs of low income and English learner students, and establishes the parameters for how the funding is ...
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2021-01-28
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB98IntroThis Act would allow importers to take orders from retailers any day including Sundays and holidays and process them for delivery.
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2021-01-28
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB96IntroThis Act prohibits multiple service charges for residential trash collection service. However, under this Act, specific charges are allowed for the following:
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2021-01-28
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 11:00 am]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB100IntroThis Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware elementary schools. The unit is at a ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades K-5 for a full-time school counselor, school social worker, or licensed clinical social worker. Add...
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2021-01-28
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Education Committee
DEHB91IntroThis Act amends Delawares Consumer Fraud Act (Subchapter II, Chapter 25, Title 6 of the Code), to give Delaware consumers and businesses the protection against unfair acts or practices in commerce that the General Assembly intended to give them when ...
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2021-01-28
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB95IntroThis Act requires that individual, group, State employee, and public assistance insurance plans provide coverage for epinephrine autoinjectors for individuals who are 18 years of age or under and must include at least 1 formulation of epinephrine aut...
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2021-01-28
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 11:00 am]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB94IntroThe minimum wage for employees who receive tips or gratuities has not changed since 1983, when the overall state minimum wage was $3.35 per hour. Tipped wage workers at that time were paid a percentage 66.67% of the minimum wage, which was $2.23 pe...
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2021-01-28
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB21IntroThis Act adopts the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact. The Compact benefits the public by improving continuity of care, increasing license portability for advanced practice registered nurses, and increasing access to APRN care. Under the Com...
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2021-01-27
Reported Out of Committee (Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)) in House with 2 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DESB48IntroThis Act increases the penalty for violations of the Board of Electrical Examiners licensing regulations in situations involving fraud and material deception, or where a person has performed electrical work in a category for which the practitioner is...
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2021-01-27
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DESB51IntroThis Act increases the monetary penalties for sanctions by the Board of Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Examiners.
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2021-01-27
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB87IntroThis bill increases the membership of the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council to 24 members by adding representatives from the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Criminal Justice Council, the Department of Transportation, and th...
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2021-01-27
[Hearing: Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB88IntroThis bill removes the training minimum wage and youth minimum wage, which takes effect 90 days after enactment.
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2021-01-27
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB86IntroThis Act provides increased funding for kindergarten through third grade students identified as eligible for basic special education services. Currently, basic special education is provided for students in fourth through twelfth grade who are identif...
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2021-01-27
To House Education Committee
DEHB89IntroThis act will allow a critical need reimbursement to be distributed directly to an institute of higher education or Secretary of Education approved Alternative Routes to Teacher Licensure and Certification program for an eligible teacher who is takin...
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2021-01-27
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Education Committee
DEHB16IntroSection 1 of this Act modifies Delawares Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to allow recipients to choose the most beneficial credit to be applied against their Delaware Personal Income Taxes. Under this Act, recipients can choose between a non-refundab...
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2021-01-26
Reported Out of Committee (Revenue & Finance) in House with 11 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DESB54IntroThis bill makes certain technical amendments to the Delaware Voluntary Clean Energy Financing Program Based on Property Assessments (D-PACE) Act. The amendments are based upon comments received from New Castle County and the lending community. The bi...
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2021-01-26
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Environment & Energy Committee
DESB49IntroThis act clarifies that the University of Delaware, like other institutes of higher learning including Delaware State University and Delaware Technical and Community College, must comply with the terms of the Prevailing Wage Law for projects secured ...
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2021-01-22
To Senate Labor Committee
DESCR3EngrossThis resolution honors Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris for her service and dedication to the United States of America and the inspiration she provides to women and people of color, and offers appreciation and support for her historic Vice Presi...
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2021-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB75IntroThis Act is the final leg of a constitutional amendment that would eliminate from the Delaware Constitution the limitations as to when an individual may vote by absentee ballot. This amendment to the Delaware Constitution provides that the General As...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 3 Favorable, 1 Unfavorable
DEHB80IntroThis bill provides that for correction officers and specified peace officers, the amount of ordinary service or disability pension benefits given to state employees shall also include the following: (1) Before January 1, 2022, 2.45% of his or her fin...
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2021-01-21
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 4 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DESB45IntroThis Act creates a special license plate for members of the nonprofit organization, atTAcK addiction. This Act requires a greater-than-majority vote for passage because Article VIII, § 11 of the Delaware Constitution requires the affirmative vote of...
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2021-01-21
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 10:00 am]
To Senate Transportation Committee
DEHB79IntroThis Act provides that the amount of ordinary or disability pension payable to a 9-1-1 operator includes 2.45% of the 9-1-1 operator's final average compensation multiplied by years of service above 25 years, the same multiplier as applied to cor...
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2021-01-20
[Hearing: Mar 10 @ 11:00 am]
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHCR4EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution requests that the Secretary of the Department of Transportation provide a report within 30 days of final passage of this Concurrent Resolution to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representati...
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2021-01-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB76IntroThis act designates rescue dogs as the official state dog.
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2021-01-19
To House Administration Committee
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