Delaware Senator Jack Walsh [D]

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DESB275Intro
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The purpose of this Act is to combat aggressive driving and dangerous speed differentials on targeted roadways. This Act prohibits vehicles from traveling in the left lane on the portions of State Route 1 or Interstate 495 that are an express highway...
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2024-05-20
[Hearing: May 21 @ 12:00 pm]

Amendment SA 1 to SB 275 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB306Intro
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This Act makes technical changes and updates to the Delaware workplace safety program. Under current law, qualifying employers who pay $3,161 or more in annual workers' compensation premiums may be eligible for lower insurance premiums under the ...
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2024-05-20
[Hearing: May 22 @ 12:00 pm]

Amendment SA 1 to SB 306 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB151Intro
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This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 151. Like Senate Bill No. 151, this Act requires included facilities to disclose information related dementia care services in the form determined by the Department of Health and Social Services, and it es...
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2024-05-17
was introduced and adopted in lieu of SB 151
DEHB204Engross
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This bill grants authority to the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to adopt regulations related to the operation of temporary staffing agencies that staff temporary nurses and other staff positions in long-term care facilities in the S...
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2024-05-16
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB200Enroll
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This bill provides important consumer protections for property insurance contracts by improving the reliability of mailed notifications of policy cancellation or renewal. Section 1 of this bill requires insurers to deliver any homeowners notices of c...
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2024-05-16
Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 3 ABSENT
DEHB337Enroll
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This Act continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (the LP Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amend...
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2024-05-16
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB339Enroll
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This Act continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act (the GP Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments to...
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2024-05-16
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB336Enroll
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This Act continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the LLC Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments to ...
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2024-05-16
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB338Enroll
75%
This Act continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Statutory Trust Act (the Statutory Trust Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of proposed amendments to th...
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2024-05-16
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB245Engross
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The Office of Foreclosure Prevention and Financial Education and the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program were created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis to assist homeowners at risk of foreclosure or already navigating the forecl...
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2024-05-16
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB258Intro
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This Act prohibits any autonomous vehicle with a gross weight of 10,001 pounds or more from being operated on a Delaware highway for testing purposes, transporting goods, or transporting passengers without a human safety operator being physically pre...
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2024-05-16
was introduced and adopted in lieu of SB 258
DEHB371Engross
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This Act changes how the Insurance Commissioner and the State Treasurer provide for distributions from taxes collected by the Insurance Commissioner to be made to fire companies or departments in Delaware. The current method for reporting, calculatin...
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2024-05-16
To Senate Banking, Business, Insurance & Technology Committee
DESB269Intro
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This Act simplifies and in some cases increases the civil penalties for violations of laws related to dogs that run at large, dogs that bite a human being or domestic animal while running at large, and dogs that are designated as dangerous or potenti...
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2024-05-16
was introduced and adopted in lieu of SB 269
DEHB379Engross
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This Bill would reinstate language formerly in the Delaware Code which would permit insurance agents to issue checks to policyholders in time sensitive situations without having to qualify as claims adjusters. This practice would be subject to regula...
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2024-05-16
[Hearing: May 22 @ 2:00 pm]
To Senate Banking, Business, Insurance & Technology Committee
DESB280Engross
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This Act is a result of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association ("DIAA") Task Force. Based on the findings of the task force, this Act updates the DIAA's Executive Director from an education associate level position in the Dep...
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2024-05-16
[Hearing: May 22 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Education Committee
DESB281Engross
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This Act is a result of the work of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) Task Force (Task Force). The 152nd Delaware General Assembly passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 19 establishing the Task Force to study and make findings an...
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2024-05-16
[Hearing: May 22 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Education Committee
DEHB399Intro
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This Act creates a new state-level Department of Veterans Affairs, headed by a cabinet-level Secretary appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Department will take over most of the duties currently handled by the Comm...
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2024-05-16
To House Appropriations Committee
DESCR166Engross
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This resolution marks May 17, 2024, as the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Courts landmark decision in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case and honors the courage and fortitude of all who sparked the action leading to the Bulah v. Gebh...
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2024-05-16
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB402Intro
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This Act requires new schools and state buildings over 50,000 square feet to meet certain requirements to ensure that the building's roof is able to support solar energy infrastructure.
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2024-05-16
[Hearing: May 22 @ 10:00 am]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB406Intro
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This bill grants the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement the ability to enter into offers in compromise with importers to resolve alleged violations of Title 4 and Office of the Delaware Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner Rules. Currentl...
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2024-05-16
[Hearing: May 21 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESB307Intro
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This Act clarifies the meaning of custom fabrication as first defined in Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill No. 102 in the 152nd General Assembly. That substitute bill modified the relationship between custom fabrication and the prevailing wage.
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2024-05-16
[Hearing: May 22 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Labor Committee
DESB272Engross
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Pharmacists in Delaware provide some of the same medical services as physicians, advance practice registered nurses, and physician assistants, including immunizations. The General Assembly has recently added to the services that pharmacists may provi...
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2024-05-16
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHCR135Engross
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This Concurrent Resolution recognizes May 16, 2024, as Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Day, or Z Phi B Day at the Capitol in Delaware.
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2024-05-16
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB150Intro
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This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 150. Like Senate Bill No. 150, this Act requires included facilities have sufficient staff to meet the needs of each resident and requires dementia care services training for staff. This Act differs from S...
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2024-05-15
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Social Services) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
DEHB127Engross
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This Act provides each county with the ability to impose, by duly enacted ordinance, a fire protection fee (fee). A county that enacts this fee must do all of the following:
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2024-05-15
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB293Engross
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Federal and Delaware law protect the right to vote and the rights of individuals with disabilities to have equal access to voting places and public facilities. Nonetheless, recent information suggests that a substantial number of polling places in De...
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2024-05-15
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DESB231Engross
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This Act removes the sunset provision in Chapter 453, Volume 83 of the Laws of Delaware relating to the program established under §9011A of Title 29 to assist individuals who are in or have experienced foster care in Delaware with driver education, ...
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2024-05-15
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESB239Engross
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This Act removes the 5-year term limit imposed upon hearing officers appointed by the Secretary of Labor. It also removes the political party affiliation rule when considering new candidates for the hearing officer position.
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2024-05-15
To House Labor Committee
DEHB322Engross
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This Act establishes the Delaware Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage and Culture.
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2024-05-15
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DESB244Engross
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This Act allows a county that imposes a lodging tax to spend money from that tax on workforce and affordable housing programs.
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2024-05-15
Reported Out of Committee (Housing) in House with 2 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DESB246Engross
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For over 30 years, the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) has invested in home repair programs that make necessary repairs to improve the health and safety conditions in the homes of Delawareans.
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2024-05-15
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 4 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits
DESB247Intro
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This Act creates a clearer and workable system for ensuring that manufactured home communities with health and safety violations and conditions that threaten the health and safety of people in the community cannot continue to raise rents on residents...
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2024-05-15
Reported Out of Committee (Housing & Land Use) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DESB279Intro
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Section 2306 of Title 14 requires that when a new school is constructed or a major renovation is undertaken, the construction or renovation must include certain safety features, including a secured vestibule and the installation of "ballistic re...
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2024-05-15
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
DESB285Intro
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This bill eliminates the requirement that Justice of the Peace Court constables reside within the State of Delaware. The residency requirement was established when Constables were independent officers, and had their own bonding requirements and penal...
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2024-05-15
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
DESB296Intro
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This Act amends the Delaware Antitrust Act (DAA) (Chapter 21, Title 6 of the Code) to provide indirect purchasers who have been harmed by violations of the Delaware Antitrust Act the ability to sue for damages. Indirect purchasers of a product or ser...
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2024-05-15
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
DEHCR132Engross
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This Concurrent Resolution recognizes May 18, 2024, as Armed Forces Day in Delaware.
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2024-05-15
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB332Engross
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This Act codifies the teacher academy pathways program that prepares students for careers in elementary and secondary education. Among other things, it requires the DOE to update and revise statewide standards and guidelines for teacher academies and...
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2024-05-14
[Hearing: May 22 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB351Engross
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This Act creates a new chapter in Title 21 pertaining to the towing of vehicles without the consent of the owner or operator. It makes violations of the chapter an unlawful practice enforceable by the Consumer Protection Unit of the Department of Jus...
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2024-05-14
To Senate Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee
DESB22Engross
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This Act establishes the Delaware Workforce Housing Program" (DWHP). Modeled after the Downtown Development District Program, the DWHP allows a qualified workforce housing investor to be reimbursed through a grant up to 20 percent of the capital...
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2024-05-14
To House Housing Committee
DEHB358Engross
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This Act serves to clean up certain sections of the Boards Practice Act. Required statutory language omitted due to oversight have been added, such as standards for reciprocity, issuance and renewal of licenses, and hearing procedures. The requiremen...
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2024-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (Legislative Oversight & Sunset) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB386Intro
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Section 1 of this Act revises the definition of massage establishment by repealing the exemption for all business establishments licensed under other chapters of Title 24. This exemption allows a massage practitioner to work in a licensed cosmetology...
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2024-05-14
Reported Out of Committee (Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)) in House with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB280Intro
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This Act makes several changes to the civil asset forfeiture proceedings of this state.
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2024-05-14
[Hearing: May 22 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHCR130Engross
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This Concurrent resolution recognizes the Success of the Downtown Development District (DDD) Program on the tenth anniversary of its establishment.
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2024-05-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB326Engross
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This is a substitute for House Bill No. 326.
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2024-05-09
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB259Engross
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This Act is a result of the Delaware Interscholastic Association ("DIAA") Task Force. Based on the findings of the task force, this Act updates and modernizes the DIAA Board of Directors' composition. This Act also makes technical corre...
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2024-05-09
[Hearing: May 22 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Education Committee
DESB260Engross
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This Act is a result of the work of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association ("DIAA") Task Force. The current process for promulgating DIAA-related regulations grants the regulatory authority to the Department of Education ("D...
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2024-05-09
[Hearing: May 22 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Education Committee
DESCR154Engross
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This resolution recognizes May 11, 2024, as "National Train Day".
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2024-05-09
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR155Engross
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This Senate Concurrent Resolution recognizes May 9, 2024, as Delaware Local Government Day in the State of Delaware.
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2024-05-09
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB388Intro
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This Act updates the Clean Indoor Air Act to include the burning of marijuana or the use of marijuana in an electronic smoking device as a prohibited activity in all the same locations where smoking a tobacco product or using an electronic smoking de...
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2024-05-09
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB298Intro
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This Act amends the Charter of the Town of Newport in the following ways:
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2024-05-09
[Hearing: May 22 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
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