Delaware Senator John Walsh [D]

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DEHB290PassThis Act amends the Fiscal Year 2020 Bond and Capital Improvements Act to (1) reauthorize Appoquinimink School District project local shares; (2) redistribute Community Reinvestment Funds from the African American Heritage Institute to the Peoples Se...
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2020-02-06
Signed by Governor
DEHB175IntroThis Act allows any qualified voter evidencing a desire to vote by mail in writing to the State Elections Commission to vote by mail in primary, general, and special federal elections. The State Elections Commission shall administer the program, crea...
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2020-01-30
Amendment HA 2 to HB 175 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB182EngrossThis Act makes the following changes related to traffic control devices erected on order of the Secretary of the Department of Transportation (Secretary) limiting the size and weight of vehicles and loads permitted on a specific highway:
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2020-01-30
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
DEHB263EngrossThis Act requires that individual, group, and State employee insurance plans cap the amount an individual must pay for insulin prescriptions at $100 a month and must include at least 1 formulation of insulin on the lowest tier of the drug formulary d...
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2020-01-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB96EnrollIn January of 2015, the Office of Civil Rights & Public Trust was created by the Attorney General to establish a centralized office within the Department of Justice for the investigation of matters concerning civil rights enforcement and the pros...
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2020-01-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB169EngrossThis Act adopts the Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act. This Act addresses an increasingly common form of abuse that can cause severe and often irreversible harm: the disclosure of private, sexually explicit ima...
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2020-01-30
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB289IntroThis bill clarifies when an employer may pay a training wage in lieu of the minimum wage. A training wage is only during the first 90 days after the employee is initially hired by the employer. This bill defines that as the first time an employee is ...
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2020-01-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB291IntroThis bill creates a financial incentive for employers to train and retain apprentices in apprenticeship programs. The purpose of this financial incentive is to encourage employers to create employment opportunities in Delaware and to train Delawares ...
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2020-01-30
To House Labor Committee
DESB112EngrossThe Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee approved a project to work with the Governor's Office throughout 2018 and 2019 to identify antiquated boards, commissions, and councils that need statutory updates or outright repeals. The Coun...
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2020-01-29
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)
DESB126EngrossThis Act expands eligibility for Line-of-Duty disability benefits to paid firefighters who work for municipal fire departments and to fire service instructors and fire marshals who work for the State and for nonphysical disabilities.
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2020-01-29
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB4IntroThis Act, known as the James Johnson Sentencing Reform Act, named for Representative JJ Johnson, makes significant changes to the sentencing laws in Delaware.
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2020-01-29
To House Appropriations Committee
DESB211IntroThe 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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2020-01-29
To Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHB214EnrollThis Act supports veterinarians in their effort to protect people from rabies and to ensure the welfare of animals.
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2020-01-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB139EnrollIn an effort to ensure the safety and wellbeing of dogs, this legislation improves shelter and tether standards in hazardous weather conditions, including clarifying restrictions on outdoor housing and tethering for dogs during hazardous weather cond...
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2020-01-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 15 YES 5 NO 1 ABSENT
DEHB200IntroMany of the States waters do not meet water quality standards to support their designated uses, such as for drinking, swimming or supporting aquatic life. The Clean Water for Delaware Act establishes a framework for assessing needs and planning and i...
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2020-01-22
To House Appropriations Committee
DESB167EngrossThis Act requires that the State food safety standards include a system for grading and classifying inspection results that identifies and represents a food establishment's degree of compliance with the standards. This Act also requires that the ...
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2020-01-22
Amendment HA 1 to SB 167 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB268IntroThis 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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2020-01-22
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 4 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DESB194EngrossThis Act removes the requirement that applicants for a marriage license state their race as part of the application process. Delaware is one of a small number of states that currently requires this information. In October 2019, the United States Dist...
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2020-01-22
Reported Out of Committee (Housing & Community Affairs) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DEHB283IntroCurrent 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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2020-01-22
To House Education Committee
DEHB202EnrollThis bill creates a pilot program for the Red Clay School District to utilize external camera systems on their school buses to catch motorists that illegally pass school buses and to punish these motorists by issuing them a civil penalty. The purpose...
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2020-01-21
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 1 NO 1 ABSENT
DESCR66EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution requests that the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance study the extension of Medicaid coverage through the first year postpartum. Insurance coverage is a critical factor in determining women's access to a...
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2020-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB267IntroThis 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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2020-01-15
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 5 Favorable, 11 On Its Merits
DESB202IntroThis Act clarifies that a person with a special license plate or permit for persons with disabilities which limit or impair the ability to walk may park for an unlimited period where the length of time is otherwise limited and must be able to park in...
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2020-01-15
To Senate Transportation Committee
DESB199IntroSection 7052 of Title 25 provides that the completion and cost of any capital improvements or rehabilitation work, as distinguished from ordinary repair, replacement, and maintenance, may justify an increase in rent in a manufactured home community b...
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2019-12-19
To Senate Elections, Government & Community Affairs Committee
DESB109PassThe Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee approved a project to work with the Governor's Office throughout 2018 and 2019 to identify antiquated boards, commissions, and councils that need statutory updates or outright repeals. The Comm...
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2019-11-06
Signed by Governor
DESB15PassThis Act, modeled on similar laws in Virginia and Maryland, requires a health-care provider to provide notice to a patient at the time blood is drawn to perform a laboratory test for Lyme disease that explains the limitations of the test and instruct...
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2019-08-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB65PassThis Bill enables the use of roof or ground mounted solar systems on privately owned residential dwellings by making covenants or other restrictions that effectively prohibit or unreasonably restrict the installation of solar photovoltaic systems in ...
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2019-08-20
Signed by Governor
DESB135PassThe Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee approved a project to work with the Governor's Office throughout 2018 and 2019 to identify antiquated boards, commissions, and councils that need statutory updates or outright repeals. The Gove...
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2019-08-20
Signed by Governor
DESB138PassThis Act is the result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committees review of the Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education (DACCTE), and does the following:
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2019-08-20
Signed by Governor
DESB134PassUnder current Delaware law, the county sheriffs offices are required to appraise goods that are being levied upon to pay debts. In addition, the sheriffs offices can be held liable to pay the debts of a judgment debtor if, for example, they inadverte...
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2019-08-20
Signed by Governor
DESB10PassThis Act is identical to Senate Bill No. 127 from the 149th General Assembly, which was passed by the Senate and reported out of the House Administration Committee. This Act corrects an inadvertent error in Delaware law that has permitted people youn...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB124PassThis Bill modifies the impact of criminal history on an applicants eligibility for licensure. It gives the Board discretion to grant waivers for felony convictions for crimes committed against a person where more than 3 years have elapsed, and more t...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DESB43PassThis Act modifies the impact of criminal history for applicants for licensure to the Board of Electrical Examiners (Board). Specifically, this Act:
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB7PassThis Bill modifies the impact of criminal history on an applicants eligibility for licensure and thereby removes certain barriers to employment. It gives the Board the discretion to grant a waiver of a felony conviction for a crime committed against ...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DESB113PassThis Act results from the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee's review of the Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act Fund (HSCA Fund). Section 1 of the Act, which will take effect on January 1, 2021, provides that the Fund's 15% cap on ...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB209PassThis legislation expands the list of central contracts currently available to be accessed by state agencies and other allowed organizations to include professional services contracts. The legislation also adds local governments to the list of organiz...
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB95PassThis Act expands the permitted uses of unclaimed electric cooperative capital credits to include investments in energy services for low income members and energy efficiency, renewable energy, battery storage, electrification and emerging energy techn...
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DESB83PassThis Act adopts the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact (Compact). The Compact benefits the public by improving continuity of care, increasing license portability for military spouses, and increasing access to physical therapy providers. Under the Com...
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2019-07-30
Signed by Governor
DESB87PassThis act designates the Bellanca Cruisair as the official historical aircraft of Delaware.
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2019-07-30
Signed by Governor
DESB95PassThis Act provides a fair bidding environment for contractors who obey the law and protects the interests of workers and taxpayers by implementing recommendations from the review of the Workplace Fraud Act required by Senate Resolution No. 26 of the 1...
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2019-07-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB139PassThis Act will enable New Castle County to collect delinquent sewer service charges under the procedures established by Chapter 87 of Title 9 for the collection of delinquent county taxes. Under the existing method for New Castle County established by...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB110PassThe Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee approved a project to work with the Governor's Office throughout 2018 and 2019 to identify antiquated boards, commissions, and councils that need statutory updates or outright repeals. The Arch...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB41PassThis Act establishes that the age of offense and not the age of arrest determines jurisdiction for a person facing charges. Currently, if a person commits a delinquent act before age 18 but is arrested after age 18, the offense is automatically heard...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB235PassThis Act will prohibit political subdivisions of this State from requiring real estate licensees to obtain an additional business license or pay taxes in order to list property for sellers or represent buyers for the purchase of real estate.
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB74PassThis bill makes modification to the New Economy Jobs Credit allowing qualified employers to pro-rate their job creation activity in the first certified year, ensuring the indexation of the salary threshold is conducted prior to the calendar year to a...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB93PassThis Act permits a horse racetrack to make and sell beer on the horse racetrack premises for consumption on or off the licensed premises. This Act also makes technical corrections to existing law.
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB159PassThis Act amends the municipal Charter of the City of Newark to permit the City of Newark to provide sanitary sewer service to properties outside of the Newark corporate limits without annexing these properties. Under this Act, sewer services may be p...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB127PassThis Act changes the penalty for an employers failure to file a report required by the Division of Unemployment Insurance from $17.25 to 15% of the total contributions paid or payable by the employer, unless 15% of the total contributions is less tha...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB111PassThe Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee approved a project to work with the Governor's Office throughout 2018 and 2019 to identify antiquated boards, commissions, and councils that need statutory updates or outright repeals. The Advi...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB115PassThis Act makes updates to the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Act (JLOSC Act) to meet modern-day needs and practices.
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
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