Delaware Representative Kevin Hensley [R]

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DESB175PassThis Act exempts the transfer of real estate acquired by foreclosure or deed in lieu of foreclosure from nonresident income tax withholding requirements.
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2018-07-25
Signed by Governor
DESB194PassThis bill makes the following changes to Delaware Statutory Trust Act (the Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments of the Act.
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB196PassThis bill amends various sections of the Delaware Uniform Commercial Code (the Act) to keep it current. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments of the Act.
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB195PassSection 1 of the Act addresses statutes under Chapter 49 of Title 10 and (i) amends the title of section 4915 (but makes no substantive changes to the statute); and (ii) modifies section 4916 to provide that plans similar to the Delaware College Inve...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB403EnrollThis amendment removes the notary requirement for requests for absentee ballots in municipal elections.
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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB435PassThis bill permits the Council of the City of Newark to impose and collect a lodging tax of no more than 3 percent on hotel and motel rooms located in the City of Newark so long as it is approved by a majority of the council pursuant to the provisions...
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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB449EnrollThis bill permits the Town of Middletown to impose and collect a lodging tax of no more than 3 percent of rents on hotel and motel rooms located in the town.
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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB298EnrollThis bill creates a special license plate for honorably discharged veterans of the United States military.
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB144PassThis Substitute Act implements certain recommendations adopted by the Lottery & Gaming Study Commission in 2015 and the Video Lottery Advisory Council in 2017, in recognition of significant changes in the regional gaming marketplace and the State...
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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB139PassThis Act requires that health insurance offered in this State provide coverage for fertility care services, including in vitro fertilization ("IVF") procedures, for individuals who suffer from a disease or condition that results in the inab...
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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB159PassThe Act made changes to motor vehicle franchising practices, by doing the following:
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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB457PassThis bill provides for a residential electrician license. A residential electrician license allows for a person to conduct residential electrical work without having to be under the direct onsite supervision of a licensed master electrician, master e...
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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
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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2018-06-30
Stricken in House
DESB243EnrollSince 1973, § 9605(b) of Title 9 of the Delaware Code (§ 9605) has prohibited the recordation of instruments that restrict the sale, gift, transfer, assignment, conveyance, ownership, lease, rental, use, or occupancy of real property to or by any p...
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 35 YES 6 ABSENT
DEHB104EnrollThe state is currently funding service providers at 75% of the market rate established in a 2014 study that was done by DHSS. This bill would mandate an increase in the rates paid to service providers according to the recommendations of the market st...
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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB416IntroThis Bill creates a tax exemption for non-profit owned swimming pools in New Castle County and Kent County. Sussex County has no similar exemption statute.
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2018-06-28
Amendment HA 2 to HB 416 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB335EnrollThis Act establishes the Delaware School Safety and Security Fund to allow certain eligible public schools to partially or fully fund projects intended to improve school facilities and training relating to safety or security. The Department of Educat...
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2018-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB346EnrollThis 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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2018-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB336IntroThis Act requires each public school district to equip the schools within their respective jurisdictions with an adequate number of panic buttons that may be used to immediately alert local law enforcement authorities of a security threat at a school...
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2018-06-21
Stricken in House
DEHB478IntroThis act restores the $500 senior real property tax credit.
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2018-06-21
To House Administration Committee
DEHB472IntroThis bill removes two out-of-date sections of the Division of Motor Vehicles' code.
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2018-06-20
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DESB176IntroThis Act creates a Prescription Opioid Impact Fund (Fund) through a prescription opioid impact fee (Fee) that is assessed on manufacturers of prescription opioids as follows:
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2018-06-20
Laid On Table in Senate
DEHCR34IntroThis concurrent resolution establishes a Task Force to investigate the cost of special education and make recommendations related to cost efficiency.
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2018-06-19
Amendment HA 1 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB380EnrollThis 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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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB460IntroThis Act is the first leg of a Constitutional Amendment reflecting the recommendations of the Advisory Panel to the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) on Potential Fiscal Controls and Budget Smoothing Mechanisms established as p...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 2 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DEHB448IntroThis act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that protects parental rights.
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2018-06-07
To House Administration Committee
DEHB170PassThis legislation, the Angel Investor Job Creation and Innovation Act for Small Technology Companies, creates an incentive for qualified angel investors to invest capital in qualified Delaware small technology companies..
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB53PassThis bill allows ground-based and hand-held sparklers and certain other nonexplosive, nonairborne novelty items regulated by the federal government to be sold and used in the State. The bill does not legalize firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerials, or...
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2018-05-10
Signed by Governor
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
DEHB283IntroIn the 149th General Assembly House Bill No. 64 amended Title 29, Section 5120 to insure that mothers who are full time state employees may have up to 6 weeks of unpaid leave following the newborn(s) discharge from the hospital even if their FMLA ben...
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2018-05-02
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DEHB395IntroThis bill permits a Municipal government to impose and collect a lodging tax of no more than 3 percent on hotel and motel rooms located in the incorporated areas of the Municipality.
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2018-05-02
To House Administration Committee
DEHB389IntroThis bill allows real property tax itemized deductions to continue in Delaware notwithstanding recently enacted changes to federal income tax laws.
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2018-04-26
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB338IntroThis Act increases the eligibility for a child with a disability to be eligible for free appropriate public education from the end of the school year in which the child attains the age of 21 to the end of the school year in which the child attains th...
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2018-04-25
Tabled in Committee
DEHB343IntroModeled after legislation passed in New Jersey on August 8, 2013, this legislation prohibits a person named on the federal terrorist watchlist from purchasing, owning, possessing or controlling a deadly weapon or ammunition for a firearm within the S...
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2018-04-25
Tabled in Committee
DEHCR79EngrossThis resolution recognizes April 25, 2018 as World Wish Day in Delaware.
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2018-04-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB381IntroThis Act corrects the language regarding veterans who received a general discharge under honorable conditions to be consistent with federal law and makes the surviving spouses of eligible veterans eligible for assistance from the Delaware Veterans Tr...
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2018-04-24
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHB174PassThis 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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2018-04-18
Signed by Governor
DEHCR69EngrossThis concurrent resolution proclaims the month of April, as Nonprofit Impact Month to affirm the importance of organizations in the nonprofit sector and the impact of their work for every citizen in our State, to celebrate the accomplishments of the ...
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2018-03-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB198IntroDelaware law currently prohibits tasting and sale of craft beer, distilled spirits, and wine at Farmers Markets or Agricultural Themed Events. The bill's intent is to allow tasting of products, offer limited purchase opportunities, and promote ho...
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2018-03-28
Reported Out of Committee (Agriculture) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DEHB358IntroIn 2016, according to the Division of Forensic Science, 308 people died from overdoses in Delaware. To address the devastating effects that the opioid epidemic has had on the citizens and families of the state of Delaware, this Act will:
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2018-03-28
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB359IntroThis bill adds bump stocks and trigger crank devices to the list of firearms that may be safely removed from the community.
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2018-03-28
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHCR68EngrossThis House Concurrent Resolution designates the 21st day of the Month of March, 2018 as Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day and celebrates the beauty and contributions that people with Down syndrome make in Delaware.
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2018-03-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB341IntroThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that requires the General Assembly to wait 48 hours from the introduction of the budget appropriation bill, bond and capital improvement act, and act making appropriations for certain grants-in-...
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2018-03-15
To House Administration Committee
DEHB127PassThis bill updates Title 26 relating to the requirements for obtaining a certificate to operate in Delaware as a new electric transmission utility. This bill uses language similar to certificate requirements for water, wastewater, and other utility se...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
DEHCR59EngrossThis resolution recognizes the Easterseals/CAI Volleyball Challenge occurring March 2-4, 2018, at William Penn High School, an event that raises funds for an organization providing services and support to Delawareans with disabilities or special need...
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2018-01-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHCR61IntroProviding sufficient surplus state revenue exists, this House Concurrent Resolution requests the Joint Finance Committee to restore to the FY 2019 Grants-in-Aid Bill funding that was removed from the appropriation at the start of the current fiscal y...
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2018-01-25
To House Administration Committee
DEHB260EngrossThis bill creates the Grant-In-Aid Committee. The Committee is a joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The purpose of the Committee is to review requests for grant-in-aid and to develop the grant-in-aid appropriations bill.
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2018-01-17
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB297IntroThis Act decreases by 1% the rate of realty transfer tax to be received by the State, thereby returning to the rate that was applicable prior to August 1, 2017.
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2018-01-16
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB296IntroThis bill creates a tax deduction of up to $2,500 for an individual or $5,000 for a married couple for contributions to a qualified 529A savings account, or "ABLE" plan - a special account for meeting the needs of certain individuals with d...
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2018-01-16
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB38EngrossThis bill places the same requirements for the issuance of non-potable well permits within existing areas where a water utility has been granted a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity as those that currently apply to the issuance of a pota...
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2018-01-09
Reported Out of Committee (Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
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