Delaware Senator John Walsh [D]

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DESB169PassThis 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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2020-09-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB351PassPrior to the pandemic occasioned by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), approximately 500 initial unemployment claims were filed in Delaware each week. Between March 15 and May 30, 2020, the Department of Labor received over 100,000 initial claims, bri...
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2020-08-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB353PassThis Act would ensure that employers are not charged for the benefit wages of employees who they had to terminate, furlough, or lay off due to the economic shutdown needed to respond to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The intention of the Departme...
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2020-08-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB350PassThis Act creates the crime of Aggravated Strangulation. A person is guilty of Aggravated Strangulation if the person is a law-enforcement officer, and while acting within the persons official capacity as a law-enforcement officer, knowingly or intent...
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2020-08-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB214PassThis Act supports veterinarians in their effort to protect people from rabies and to ensure the welfare of animals.
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2020-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB253PassThis Act ensures that the price protections for Delawareans related to price gouging put in place during the COVID-19 state of emergency do not cease immediately upon the lifting of the COVID-19 state of emergency, but instead continue for a short pe...
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2020-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB263PassThis 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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2020-07-16
Signed by Governor
DEHB352PassThis Act extends provisions in the First and Twentieth Modifications to the Declaration of a State of Emergency due to a Public Health Threat which authorize the Delaware Secretary of Labor to issue emergency rules amending the Delaware Unemployment ...
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2020-07-16
Signed by Governor
DEHB346PassThis Act provides for voting by mail for the 2020 primary and general elections and special elections held under the provisions of Chapter 73 of Title 15 due to the emergency caused by COVID-19, a highly contagious virus. Voting by mail is an alterna...
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2020-07-01
Signed by Governor
DESR44EngrossThis Senate Resolution pays tribute to Delaware's senior senator, Harris B. McDowell, III, upon his retirement from the Senate after some 44 years of exemplary service.
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2020-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB242PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2021 Bond and Capital Improvements Act
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2020-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESR32EngrossThis Senate Resolution pays tribute and extends a fond farewell to Secretary of the Senate Joy C. Bower upon her retirement after 32 years of distinguished service to the Senate.
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2020-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB194EnrollThis 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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2020-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB239EnrollThis bill extends the effective date of the Delaware Contractor Registration Act to July 1, 2021, or upon promulgation of final regulations. The unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic facing Delaware and the nation necessitates moving the impl...
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2020-06-25
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB191EnrollSince the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, with Delaware ratifying it in 1901, at least 15 states have added a provision to their state constitution that prohibits the denial or abridgement of equal rights...
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2020-06-25
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB252IntroSenate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 48 enacted a requirement that contractors bidding for large public works contracts provide craft training of apprentices and journeymen. This Act expands how contractors can satisfy this craft training requ...
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2020-06-23
Laid On Table in Senate
DEHB301PassThis Act repeals a provision in the State Employees Pension Plan that included participants in the Division for the Visually Impaireds (DVI) Business Enterprise Program (BEP) in the State pension plan. BEP participants are meant to be independent bli...
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2020-06-22
Signed by Governor
DESB212IntroThis Act clarifies that an employer is liable to an employee for liquidated damages if the employer does not make wages available during the next payday after an employee quits, resigns, is discharged, suspended, or laid off. The only difference betw...
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2020-06-10
To Senate Labor Committee
DEHCR83IntroThis Resolution proclaims June 25th, 2020 as Korean War Remembrance Day.
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2020-05-29
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHB333IntroThis Act removes the broad exemption in the Freedom of Information Act for the University of Delaware and Delaware State University and creates the following specific exemptions for some records of public institutions:
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2020-05-22
To House Administration Committee
DEHB202PassThis 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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2020-05-01
Signed by Governor
DESB96PassIn 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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2020-04-08
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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2020-03-27
Amendment HA 3 to HB 175 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB324IntroThis Act provides all law-enforcement officers the authority to enforce the existing labeling requirements for dumpsters that are in a public road or parking lot.
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2020-03-27
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
DEHB328IntroThis Act prohibits multiple service charges for residential trash collection service. However, under this Act, specific charges are allowed for the following:
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2020-03-27
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHJR11IntroThis Joint Resolution directs the Secretary of the Department of Transportation to report to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Controller General, Governor, and Director of the Office of Management and ...
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2020-03-27
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
DEHB319IntroA placard must be prominently displayed at all entrances of massage and bodywork establishments that have failed to obtain a valid license or have a license that is suspended, revoked, or expired. This bill provides that no placard can be removed unl...
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2020-03-27
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)
DEHB251IntroThis bill clarifies that the definition of employees who receive gratuities also includes employees that receive tips, that these employees earn more than 50% of their income from tips or gratuities. This bill clarifies that employers may continue to...
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2020-03-12
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
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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2020-03-12
Amendment HA 2 to HB 283 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB314IntroThis bill requires that any general salary increase or one-time adjustments payable to public school employees likewise be payable to charter school employees. The bill also makes section 504A, Title 14 of the Delaware Code consistent with the Legisl...
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2020-03-12
To House Education Committee
DEHB298IntroThis Act revises the appointment process for members of the Common Interest Community Advisory Council who are from the Real Property Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. Under this Act, these members are appointed by a government official ...
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2020-03-12
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)
DEHB303IntroThis Act establishes employment practices for call centers, including:
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2020-03-12
To House Labor Committee
DEHB320IntroThis Act prohibits the seller of consumer goods or services from refusing to accept cash payment, except in limited circumstances. It creates graduated civil penalties for violations and provides consumers a private right of action to recover double ...
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2020-03-12
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB313IntroThis Act revises the requirements for the shape of a Complete Community Enterprise Districts (District) to maximize the use of transit, walking, and bicycling by residents and employees. Specifically, this Act does all of the following:
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2020-03-12
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
DESB139PassIn 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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2020-03-11
Signed by Governor
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
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
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
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
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
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