Delaware Representative John Viola [D]

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DEHCR45EngrossThis concurrent resolution recognizes and honors the young women of Delaware participating in the 2017 session of Delaware Girls State.
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2017-06-22
Introduced in House
DESB127IntroThis legislation corrects an inadvertent error in Delaware law that has permitted people younger than 18 years of age to vote in final-stage elections. People must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to vote in a final-stage election such as g...
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2017-06-22
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHR17IntroThis Resolution recognizes Wednesday, June 21, 2017, as Staff Appreciation Day in the House of Representatives.
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2017-06-21
Introduced in House
DEHB251IntroAdvance deposit wagering (ADW) has been the only growing segment of the pari-mutuel industry for more than a decade, is practiced nationwide especially in all of our surrounding states, and has been practiced by Delaware residents without authority o...
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2017-06-20
To House Gaming & Parimutuels Committee
DEHB247IntroThis bill sets forth revisions to the composition of the Council on Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities.
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2017-06-20
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHCR43EngrossThis resolution proclaims June 19, 2017, as Juneteenth Independence Day in Delaware and encourages the people of Delaware to reflect upon the significant roles and many contributions of African Americans and to celebrate this day with appropriate act...
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2017-06-20
Introduced in House
DEHCR37EngrossThis Resolution recognizes the young men participating in the 2017 session of Delawares Boys State and commends its sponsor, the American Legion Department of Delaware.
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2017-06-15
Introduced in House
DEHB241IntroThis Act increases the States alcoholic beverage tax rates. The rate for beer increases by 2¢ per 12 ounce can. The rate for wine increases by approximately 3¢ per 5 ounce serving. The rate for spirits containing more than 25% ethyl alcohol...
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2017-06-15
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB237IntroThis bill creates a new vehicle license plate promoting and supporting Keep Delaware Beautiful. This new non-profit organization, affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, has a mission of undertaking initiatives that will beautify Delaware and reduce ...
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2017-06-15
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB240IntroSections 1 and 7 of this Act update from $400 to $800 the threshold which triggers the penalty for insufficient payment of estimated tax. The current threshold has been in place since 2000. Because it has not been modified in almost 20-years, the pen...
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2017-06-15
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB235IntroThis 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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2017-06-15
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB111IntroThis bill establishes the Behavioral Health Consortium that will provide oversight and coordination of the States private and public bodies to address behavioral health issues in Delaware.
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2017-06-14
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB4EngrossIn January 2017, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections that they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation that was enacted by the 148th General Assembly in 2016. Whil...
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2017-06-13
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB224IntroCar theft was the primary impetus behind state codes prohibiting a motor vehicle owner to leave a car unattended with the keys in the ignition; a common habit to warm-up the vehicle during colder months. From 2013 to 2015, a total of 206 cars were st...
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2017-06-13
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB226EngrossRecognizing a fundamental economic change toward businesses that require innovation, The Honorable John C. Carney, Governor of the State of Delaware, issued Executive Order One on January 18, 2017 creating a Working Group of business and government l...
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2017-06-13
To House Administration Committee
DESB115IntroThis bill reduces the size and weight requirements for oversized vehicles that are permitted to be parked or stored on a highway in a residence district in New Castle County.
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2017-06-09
To Senate Transportation Committee
DEHB219IntroThe 146th General Assembly gave the Department of Health and Social Services the authority to promulgate regulations and require accreditation for facilities that perform invasive medical procedures. The current terminology and definition of an invas...
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2017-06-08
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB112IntroThis Act creates the Delaware Student Entrepreneur Program Fund. The primary purposes of the Act are as follows: (1) To attract and retain high-skilled, entrepreneurs, including immigrants to the United States, that graduated from Delaware higher edu...
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2017-06-08
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DESB113IntroThis bill authorizes the creation of a Delaware Voluntary Property Assessed Clean Energy (D-PACE) program to establish a clean energy financing program for the installation of energy efficiency technologies and clean energy systems for qualifying com...
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2017-06-08
To Senate Finance Committee
DESCR29EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the 120th Anniversary of the Constitution of the State of Delaware.
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2017-06-07
Introduced in Senate
DEHB173IntroThis bill further consolidates animal welfare law enforcement roles and responsibilities under Title 16. The Office of Animal Welfare enforces all animal control and animal cruelty laws of this state. Upon the transfer of such responsibilities to the...
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2017-06-06
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB215IntroThis bill eliminates the sunset provision on the at-store recycling program for plastic bags. The program established in 2009 included a sunset provision until 2014. In 2014, the General Assembly extended that sunset provision to 2017. This bill elim...
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2017-06-06
To House Administration Committee
DESB101IntroEvery year, over 100 million animals are used as subjects of scientific and medical research, as well as for educational purposes. As recently as 2015, over 19,000 cats and over 61,000 dogs were used in research. In Delaware in 2015, 82 cats and 85 d...
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2017-06-06
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB110EngrossThis Act removes the Colonel of the New Castle County Police Department from the Delaware Emergency Medical Services Oversight Council ("DEMSOC") and replaces the Colonel with the Chief of the New Castle County Emergency Medical Services. I...
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2017-06-06
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
DEHB4EngrossThis legislation amends the Delaware Code to establish the Department of Human Resources by transferring various divisions and other organizational units from the Office of Management and Budget to the newly established Department of Human Resources....
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2017-06-06
To House Administration Committee
DEHB201EngrossThis Act clarifies that after a physician-patient relationship has been properly established in accordance with this section, subsequent communications and treatment may be conducted as the doctor and patient deem appropriate. As with all practice of...
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2017-06-01
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB200IntroThis bill sets a minimum reimbursement rate for home health care nursing services paid for by Medicaid-contracted organizations. The rate shall be at least equal to the rate set by the Division of Medicaid for equivalent services. Home care nurses an...
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2017-06-01
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB202IntroThis Act addresses new requirements on fingerprinting and criminal history reports from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and allows the Thoroughbred Racing Commission to continue its long standing practice of obtaining fingerprints and criminal hi...
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2017-06-01
To House Agriculture Committee
DEHB208IntroThis Act renames the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection to the Division of Health Care Quality and strengthens the Division's ability to protect Delawareans receiving long term, acute, or outpatient health care. The new name better d...
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2017-06-01
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB97EnrollThis bill allows Delaware Department of Transportation authorized vehicles to be able to use the shoulder of the road when responding to emergencies. Department of Transportation staff must respond to emergencies along the road to assist police, fire...
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2017-06-01
To Senate Transportation Committee
DESB102EngrossThis Act consolidates Delaware law related to child abuse and child sexual abuse training and detection, suicide prevention, bullying, criminal youth gang detection, and teen dating violence and sexual assault into one subchapter of Chapter 41, Title...
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2017-06-01
To Senate Education Committee
DESB90IntroThis bill would allow for a student to participate in the Inspire Scholarship Program for eight continuous semesters instead of the current six. This would allow a student to use Inspire Scholarships for each of the semesters during a traditional col...
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2017-05-22
To Senate Education Committee
DESB91IntroThis Act creates a requirement that lodging establishments with an appliance that emits carbon monoxide or an attached garage have working carbon monoxide detection devices in each dwelling or sleeping unit.
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2017-05-22
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
DESB85IntroAccording to data provided by the Delaware Department of Education (DOE), thousands of Delaware students receive out-of-school suspensions each year for minor infractions, such as being unprepared or late for class, dress code violations, and disresp...
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2017-05-22
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB189EnrollThe Advanced Wireless Infrastructure Investment Act creates a new Chapter 16 of Title 17 that will accelerate investment in mobile broadband infrastructure and ready the State for the next wave of economic development in the digital economy. In recog...
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2017-05-18
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
DEHCR29EngrossThis concurrent resolution thanks the Career and Technical Student Organizations for their presentation of geraniums. This concurrent resolution also extends the General Assembly's best wishes for continued success to these exemplary students.
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2017-05-17
Introduced in House
DEHB178IntroThe children of parents who divorce or were never married often share a surname with only one parent, which may lead to confusion or hardship when schools, doctors, or others fail to recognize the childs connection with the parent with whom the child...
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2017-05-16
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB174IntroThis Act raises the first offense of purchasing or obtaining a firearm for someone not legally qualified to own, possess or purchase one from a Class F to a Class E Felony. This change is to deter such "straw purchases" by making jail time ...
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2017-05-16
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB171IntroThis Bill amends the Board composition to provide that a slot may be filled by an audiologist or by a hearing aid dispenser which shall address the challenge in locating a hearing aid dispenser to serve on the Board. Further, this Bill adds a definit...
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2017-05-11
To House Administration Committee
DEHB175EnrollThis Act alters various fees assessed by the Delaware Secretary of State. The Act provides that most changes to the fees and taxes assessed will take effect on August 1, 2017; however increases to the maximum franchise tax and the late penalty for th...
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2017-05-11
To House Administration Committee
DEHB164IntroThis bill dissolves the Human Trafficking Coordinating Council and reestablishes it as the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council. The bill establishes the members of the Council and the chair and vice-chair. The bill also requires that a...
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2017-05-09
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB5PassThe United States Supreme Courts decisions in Roe v. Wade and subsequent cases established that access to abortion is a constitutional right and that states may not prohibit abortion prior to viability. As a result of these decisions, and the exercis...
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2017-05-04
was introduced and adopted in lieu of SB 5
DEHB136EngrossThis bill imposes a filing fee on write-in candidates of $1,000.00 for federal office and $100.00 for statewide or local office and changes the deadline for write-in candidates to file their declaration and filing fee from September 30 to September 1...
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2017-04-27
To House Administration Committee
DESCR22EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes The Committee of 100 on the 50th anniversary of its founding.
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2017-04-27
Introduced in Senate
DEHB149IntroThis Act creates the Complete Your Degree Grant Program. Under this program, state funds may be provided to help eligible students who have completed at least 30 credit hours return to school and complete an associate degree.
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2017-04-26
To House Education Committee
DEHB146EngrossThis bill will remove the requirement for signatures to be in pen and ink when provided for driver license, identification card, or registration application processes. Removing this provision enables the Division of Motor Vehicles to develop more eff...
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2017-04-25
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
DEHB135EngrossThis bill eliminates the "10-day hold" before registering a voter who is eligible to vote. This bill also allows the Department in lieu of the Board to remove voters who no longer reside in Delaware.
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2017-04-13
To House Administration Committee
DEHB134IntroThis Act establishes an Educational Support Professional of the year award program throughout the State. Through this legislation, the state will formally honor and recognize the work educational support professionals, such as paraprofessionals, food...
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2017-04-13
To House Education Committee
DEHB138EngrossThis bill replaces the National Change of Address process with another non-discriminatory process of cancelling the registrations of persons who are no longer permanent residents of Delaware. It also gives the Department of Elections, instead of the ...
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2017-04-13
To House Administration Committee
DEHB137EngrossThis bill eliminates the conflict between Section 2047, which requires a voter to vote at the polling place where he or she currently resides, and Section 4941, which enables a voter to vote where he or she formerly resided.
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2017-04-13
To House Administration Committee
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