Delaware Representative John Mitchell [D]

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DESB46IntroThis legislation modernizes Delaware's Self-Service Storage Facility Act to account for the wide proliferation of online news and auction sites, as well as to establish frameworks for: (1) towing of certain property for which rent and other charg...
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2017-03-23
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB40IntroThis legislation adopts the NAICs Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act, and requires Delaware-domiciled insurers to provide to the Commissioner on an annual basis a summary of the insurers or insurance groups corporate governance structur...
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2017-03-23
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB90IntroThis 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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2017-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB84IntroThis bill provides that civil violations or penalties under subchapters IV and V of Delawares Uniform Controlled Substances Act in Title 16 are included as offenses whereby a $15 penalty is assessed for the Fund to Combat Violent Crimes.
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB85IntroThis bill eliminates preferences for students living within a 5-mile radius of a charter school. This change was supported by a majority vote of the Enrollment Preferences Task Force established by House Bill 90 of the 147th General Assembly. The Act...
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2017-03-21
To House Education Committee
DESB25IntroThis Act is the second leg of a Constitutional amendment to lengthen the time period during which the Governor must appoint a judicial officer following the occurrence of a vacancy, thereby giving the Governor and State Senate more flexibility in the...
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2017-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB80IntroThis legislation establishes permissible rating factors for insurance companies to use in the rating of automobile insurance and requires the offering of a good driver discount plan for qualified drivers.
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2017-03-16
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB77IntroThis legislation authorizes the Department to operate its principal office in the Dover area and an additional branch office in Sussex County.
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2017-03-16
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB82EngrossSections 1-4 clarify the type of supervised experience applicants are required to obtain in order to be qualified for licensure and eliminates the requirement that reciprocal applicants be certified by a national organization prior to being qualified...
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2017-03-16
To House Administration Committee
DESB22IntroThis bill establishes a 20 year retirement for correction officers and specified peace officers. The bill amends the multiplier for calculation of state employee pension benefits for correction officers and specified peace officers from either 1.85%,...
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2017-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB33IntroThis Act is a companion to Senate Bill No. 34. Senate Bill No. 34, in pertinent part, eliminates several aggravating factors under Delaware's controlled substances laws. This Act retains and codifies one of those aggravating factors, § 4751A(1)e...
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2017-03-16
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB31IntroThis bill allows a hunter to use a handgun in lieu of a shotgun on farms permitted by DNREC through their Deer depredation programs to reduce agricultural crop damage.
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2017-03-16
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DESB34IntroThis Act addresses issues identified following the enactment of the Ned Carpenter Act, 78 Del. Laws, ch. 13, in 2011. Specifically, Sections 1 through 14 of this Act do the following:
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2017-03-16
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB32IntroThis Act establishes a procedure by which a mortgagee that changes its notice address from the notice address as provided in any mortgage or assignment of mortgage may, at its option, provide public notice of its new notice address.
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2017-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB76IntroThis Act extends the Office of Foreclosure Prevention and Automatic Residential Foreclosure Mediation Program an additional two years, from January 18, 2018 until January 18, 2020.
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2017-03-15
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB66EngrossSection 1 of this Act provides that the statute of limitations period for a substantial underpayment of a license fee or gross receipts tax will commence at the end of the period for which the license is issued, in order to parallel the normal limita...
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2017-03-09
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB70IntroUnder 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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2017-03-09
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
DEHB61IntroThis bill will add 4 new check-off donation boxes on the Delaware personal income tax return whereby individuals may choose to donate a portion of their tax refund, or designate an amount in addition to the tax they owe that will be transferred by th...
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2017-01-26
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB56EngrossThis Act is the second leg of a constitutional amendment that would add the Chief Magistrate to the Court on the Judiciary. Like all judges within the state, the judges of the Justice of the Peace Court are subject to the jurisdiction of the Court on...
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2017-01-26
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB55IntroThis Act increases the age requirement for compulsory school attendance in Delaware from 16 to 18 years of age. The age increase is phased in over a two-year period; accordingly, there is a one-year interim period where the compulsory school attendan...
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2017-01-25
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
DEHB50IntroThis Act seeks to ensure that every public school in the State has a school nurse. This Act provides a mechanism to allow a district or a charter school that currently does not have a school nurse to receive state funds. This Act also permits a distr...
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2017-01-24
To House Education Committee
DEHB49IntroThis bill requires all new school construction or major renovation to include the following features: an intruder alarm, bulletproof glass in entrance areas and interior doors and windows, and doors lockable with keys on both sides. Further, the bill...
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2017-01-24
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
DESB19IntroSome students from disadvantaged backgrounds arrive at school lacking the same vocabulary and word recognition skills of their peers, putting them at a disadvantage when developing literacy skills in primary grades. In analyzing this disparity, studi...
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2017-01-24
To Senate Education Committee
DESCR2EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution continues the Motorcycle Rider Education Advisory Committee, which must meet at least quarterly to monitor the Motorcycle Rider Education Program, and assess the future needs of and recommend improvements to the Prog...
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2017-01-19
Introduced in Senate
DEHB41EngrossIn the 148th General Assembly, the state employees' pension law was amended by House Bill No. 363, as amended by House Amendment No. 1 to House Bill No. 363, to permit specified peace officers to retire at 25 years without any reduction. Specifie...
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2017-01-18
To House Administration Committee
DESB16PassThis Act amends the Fiscal Year 2017 Bond and Capital Improvements Act to 1) authorize the expenditure of prior year Community Redevelopment Funds for public safety purposes in the City of Wilmington; 2) clarify the applicability of prevailing wage p...
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2017-01-18
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DEHB37EnrollThis Act authorizes the Smyrna School District to convey to the Town of Smyrna property located in Kent County, and known as the School Administration Building, to be used by the Town for public purposes, including incorporating the building and prop...
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2017-01-17
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DESB12EnrollThis Act explicitly allows ground effect lighting equipment on motorcycles. This extra lighting would increase motorcycle safety by enhancing their visibility.
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2017-01-12
To Senate Transportation Committee
DEHJR2PassThis joint resolution rejects the report of the Delaware Compensation Commission in its entirety.
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2017-01-11
To House Administration Committee
DEHB33IntroThis bill adds the Department of Correction, Bureau of Prisons and Bureau of Community Corrections' vehicles to the list of "authorized emergency vehicles" identified in Chapter 41 of Title 21 that are afforded certain privileges when r...
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2017-01-11
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
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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2017-01-11
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB31EngrossThis bill authorizes the use of prize-linked savings accounts in the State of Delaware. These accounts have been used in a number of countries and several U.S. states to promote savings, especially among persons with low-income and first-time savers....
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2017-01-11
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 11:30 am]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB26EnrollThis act creates a special license plate for veterans of Operation Desert Storm.
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2017-01-05
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHB19EnrollThis bill is a follow-up to House Bill No. 432, a change to the Town of Elsmeres charter, passed in the 148th General Assembly. HB432 removed a cap on the amount of indebtedness the Town of Elsmere could incur to meet current expenses. This bill clar...
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2017-01-05
To House Administration Committee
DEHB24IntroThis bill requires a conference with the parent or guardian of a student who has been absent without excuse for 5 days from school. A needs assessment will be performed to determine what supports or services will help the student and family improve s...
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2017-01-05
To House Education Committee
DEHB28IntroAccording to the American Dental Association, approximately 1/3 of Americans face challenges accessing dental care, where access challenges include difficulty getting to a dental office and overcoming financial barriers. In order to increase access t...
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2017-01-05
To House Administration Committee
DEHB15EngrossThis 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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2017-01-05
To House Education Committee
DEHB21IntroThis Act takes steps to ensure that individuals with disabilities are not denied access to organ transplant procedures based solely on their disability. Historically, individuals with disabilities have sometimes been denied access to life-saving orga...
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2017-01-05
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB23EngrossThis Act requires that any student over the age of 16 who wishes to leave school prior to graduation must obtain the written consent of the parent or guardian, and attend an exit interview where information is supplied regarding the likelihood of dim...
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2017-01-05
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
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