Delaware Senator John Walsh [D]

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DEHB417IntroThis Act prohibits a tax rate greater than 50 cents per cigar upon the sale and use of premium cigars.
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2018-06-15
Amendment HA 2 to HB 417 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB241EngrossThis Act provides the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association with the authority to establish fees for officiating.
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2018-06-15
To House Education Committee
DESB242EnrollThis Act creates Pay for Success contracts. A Pay for Success contract is an agreement between a State agency and either a program intermediary or an investor under which an investor will provide upfront capital to fund a service, program, or economi...
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2018-06-15
To House Administration Committee
DESB246EnrollThis act provides greater flexibility for County and Municipal governments to enter into public-private partnerships for public lands. These agreements provide opportunities for the preservation of public land and limit the amount of government money...
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2018-06-15
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm]
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB310EnrollThe Certification of Adoption of Sustainability and Transparency Standards Act (the Act) establishes a voluntary disclosure regime to foster dialogue around sustainability and responsibility among participating Delaware business entities and their va...
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2018-06-14
Laid On Table in Senate
DEHB408EngrossThis Act amends the Workers Compensation Act to include a provision permitting Industrial Accident Board hearing notices and decisions to be sent by secure email with an electronic receipt in lieu of certified mail. This will save money for the State...
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2018-06-14
To Senate Labor Committee
DEHJR12EngrossThe Delaware Department of Transportation currently uses a system to repair subdivision roadways in which a unit is dispatched only when a complaint is lodged with the Transportation Management Center. In order to avoid piecemeal repairs that waste v...
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2018-06-14
To Senate Transportation Committee
DESB216IntroThis Act strengthens the shelter requirements for dogs that are kept outside by requiring the following:
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2018-06-14
Laid On Table in Senate
DESB217EngrossThis Act strengthens restrictions on the tethering of dogs by doing the following:
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2018-06-14
Laid On Table in Senate
DESB225IntroThis Act encourages prescribers and patients to use proven non-opioid methods of treating back pain by doing the following:
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2018-06-14
Amendment SA 1 to SB 225 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB443EngrossThis Act permits the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to renew or extend the term of a construction permit under certain circumstances.
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2018-06-14
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DESB7EngrossThis Act provides county and municipal police and firefighters with the same pension burial benefit that is provided to state employees effective July 1, 2016. This Act is named for Wilmington Firefighters Captain Christopher M. Leach, Lieutenant Jer...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Revenue & Finance) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DESB113EnrollThis 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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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Energy) in House with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DEHB331EngrossThis bill creates regulations concerning the use, distribution and education of Benzodiazepine and Non-benzodiazepine Hypnotics. It require Practitioners to obtain consent from a minors parent or guardian prior to prescribing these drugs, and require...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB326EnrollThis Act creates the Delaware Advance Scholarship Program (Program). The goal of this Act is to encourage Delaware students with intellectual disabilities to pursue studies for a comprehensive certificate or degree at a Delaware institution of higher...
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2018-06-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB346EngrossThis Act establishes the High Needs Educator Student Loan Payment Program. The Program allows qualified applicants to apply for a payment from the State to the applicants lending agency, to pay a portion of the applicants student loan debt. The purpo...
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2018-06-13
To Senate Education Committee
DESB11EngrossThis Act relates to police and fire pension funds created under Title 18 of the Delaware Code. The General Assembly created a special fund in the hopes of ensuring adequate pensions for affected police officers and firefighters, and their surviving s...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Revenue & Finance) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DEHB363EnrollThis bill changes the time of school board and school referendum election from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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2018-06-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB369EnrollThis Bill expands the offense of falsifying business records by including the act of altering or modifying and creating false medical records. Currently, no specific statute exists to prevent a person from falsely creating, altering, or modifying a m...
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2018-06-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB172EnrollThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-06-13
Amendment HA 1 to SB 172 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB208EnrollThis Act makes the following changes to the large public works contract procedures in subsection (c) and (d) of § 6962 of Title 29 for all State agencies:
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2018-06-13
To House Administration Committee
DESB177EngrossThis Act brings Delaware sex offender registration laws into compliance with the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA") by standardizing the tier designation of sex offenders are assigned based upon offense of conv...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 10 On Its Merits
DESB228EngrossThis Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program (Program), which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act. This Act replaces Senate Bill 148 and makes the following additional changes:
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB431IntroThis Act requires long-term care facilities to offer the influenza vaccine to all employees with direct contact with patients. It also requires the facility to keep a record of a signed statement from each employee that the vaccine has been offered.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 12 On Its Merits
DEHB454IntroThis Act promotes diversity of housing in Delaware by acknowledging that not all residential units warrant the same Voluntary School Assessment. Currently, single family residential subdivision projects are subject to the same per unit Voluntary Scho...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Housing & Community Affairs) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DEHB462IntroThis Act fulfills recommendations made by the Joint Legislative Overview and Sunset Committee by making amendments to the statute governing the Board of Occupational Therapy Practice to make Chapter 20 of Title 24 consistent with other Title 24 board...
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm]
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
DEHB299IntroThis is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide equal rights on the basis of sex. There is no Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. While Congress passed the Amendment in 1972, it was not ratified by ...
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2018-06-12
Stricken in House
DEHB461IntroDelaware law criminalizes therapeutic deception, a representation by the health professional that sexual contact by the health professional is consistent with or part of the patients treatment. This Act creates a felony level offense for a person tha...
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2018-06-12
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB455IntroThis Act fulfills recommendations made by the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee by doing the following:
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2018-06-12
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm]
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
DEHB451IntroThis Act stabilizes revenue for the Hazardous Substances Cleanup Act ("HSCA") Fund ("the Fund") by minimizing the wide swings in revenue due to oil prices changes. Under this Act, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmen...
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2018-06-12
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm]
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability) Committee
DESB244IntroThis bill provides technical changes and also creates the Committee on Employment and Social Services consolidating the work conducted by the Welfare Employment Committee and Social Service Advisory Council created by Executive Order Six-Eight signed...
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2018-06-12
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Sunset Committee
DEHB49EnrollThis Act requires all new school construction and schools undergoing major renovations to incorporate the following safety features: a secured vestibule to be used as the primary entrance to screen visitors, installation of ballistic resistant glass ...
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2018-06-07
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB399EnrollThis is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide equal rights on the basis of sex. There is no Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. While Congress passed the Amendment in 1972, it was not ratified by ...
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2018-06-07
Passed By House. Votes: 35 YES 6 NO
DEHB140PassThis non-punitive, public-health oriented bill seeks to codify certain sections of the federal law known as the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), that requires states ...
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2018-06-07
Signed by Governor
DESB165EngrossThis Act permits private sector labor organizations and employers to enter into union security agreements to the full extent allowed under federal law.
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB380EngrossThis bill allows first-time home buyers to pay their portion of the realty transfer tax at the rate that was in effect prior to the increase that took effect on August 1, 2017. The credit is calculated as 0.5% of the first $400,000 in home value, wit...
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DESB159EngrossThe Act made changes to motor vehicle franchising practices, by doing the following:
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 12 On Its Merits
DEHB432IntroThe Division of Small Business, Development and Tourism was created by 81 Del. Laws ch. 49 and placed in the Department of State. This enactment transferred certain responsibilities for economic development, formerly in the Delaware Department of Eco...
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 11 On Its Merits
DEHB434IntroThis Act creates the Professional Athlete Funding Act, which authorizes and establishes regulations pertaining to player brand agreements.
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 10 On Its Merits
DEHB349PassThis Act creates a Delaware Commission on Irish Heritage and Culture.
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2018-06-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB426IntroThis Act requires paid tax preparers to sign any tax return or refund they file and be subject to a $50 civil penalty for any violation with a maximum penalty of $25,000 in any calendar year. The Act also permits a court of competent jurisdiction to ...
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2018-05-30
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DESB176IntroDelaware leads the nation in the number of prescription opioids dispensed and drug overdose deaths. Prescription opioids lead directly to opioid addiction. The dramatic increase in opioid addiction has increased the need for money to pay for preventi...
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2018-05-11
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB319EnrollThis legislation creates a benchmark for determining when a treatment or service is no longer experimental or investigational. When Medicare determines that a treatment is safe for its population, commercial insurers in Delaware may no longer deny co...
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2018-05-10
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB209IntroDelawares existing Criminal Code was adopted in 1973 and was based on the Model Penal Code. Since that time, the Criminal Code has quadrupled in size and expanded to other parts of the Code without consideration to the general effects of the change o...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB210IntroDelawares existing Criminal Code was adopted in 1973 and was based on the Model Penal Code. Since that time, the Criminal Code has quadrupled in size and expanded to other parts of the Code without consideration to the general effects of the change o...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB103PassThe Act amends Section 916 of Title 11 of the Code so that the statutory penalties for the crime of home improvement fraud increase as the amount of the loss to the victim increases, using the same scale applicable to Theft under Section 841 of Title...
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DESB91EngrossThis 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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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB236IntroThis bill removes the expiration date and designates Maypole dancing as the official dance of Delaware.
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB309PassThis Act codifies the practice of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee to recommend the continuation of an agency unless or until certain conditions are met or modifications are made.
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB314PassThis Act provides for a clear and established procedure and time frame during which public employees may revoke their membership in an employee organization. This Act allows public employers and employee organizations to manage membership status and ...
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
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