Delaware Representative Kevin Hensley [R]

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DESB92PassCurrent law grants an active Delaware volunteer firefighter, active Delaware volunteer EMT, or life-member of a Delaware volunteer fire department who is a Delaware resident a free surf fishing vehicle permit each year. Current law allows an active D...
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB153PassThis bill creates a special license plate for Autism Awareness and Acceptance.
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DESB142PassThis bill removes the exclusion of Community Transportation Funds from the performance-based rating system.
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB81PassThis Act allows 2 or more microbreweries to share brewing equipment if the microbreweries maintain separate premises to sell their product to consumers and wholesalers.
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2021-09-15
Signed by Governor
DEHB82PassThis bill seeks to amend sections of Chapter 66 concerning the Delaware State Fire Prevention by: imposing a timeframe on the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association to recommend nominate Commission members to the Governor; imposing a presumption...
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2021-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB25PassChiropractic care is a drugless system of health care. It is uniquely positioned as a treatment for back pain and chronic headaches, which a peer-reviewed medical journal has indicated are alarming drivers of opioid-related deaths. Other peer-reviewe...
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2021-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESJR4PassThis Senate Joint Resolution designates August 31, 2021 as "International Overdose Awareness Day" in the State of Delaware and directs the State flag to be lowered to half-staff at State facilities and encourages local governments, business...
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2021-08-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB100PassThis Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware elementary schools. The unit is at a ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades K-5 for a full-time school counselor, school social worker, or licensed clinical social worker. Add...
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2021-08-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB214PassThis Act creates the Disabled Veterans Property Tax Relief and Education Fund. Pursuant to this legislation, school districts are authorized to create a credit against school taxes for up to the full amount of school tax liability for property owned ...
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2021-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB178PassYear-long teacher residency programs are a partnership between an educator preparation program and a Delaware school district or charter school to provide a year-long immersive experience for teacher candidates, allowing them a full and supported, on...
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2021-08-09
Signed by Governor
DESB93PassThis Act provides protections for consumers in connection with contracts with automatic renewal provisions. Multiple states have enacted laws regulating the automatic renewals of contracts, often described as "evergreen" clauses. These stat...
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2021-08-04
Signed by Governor
DESB29PassThis Act enhances 2 existing agricultural horse racing programs, the Delaware Standardbred Breeder's Program and the Delaware Certified Thoroughbred program, by providing additional funding. Under this Act, horsemen provide half of the additional...
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2021-07-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB164PassSection 1 of the Act amends subsection (b)(1) of section 12A-103 of Title 6 to remove a reference to testamentary trusts that is either a redundancy or otherwise might conflict with new section 3550 of Title 12 (which is a part of the Act).
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESCR59Engross

Recessed
This resolution congratulates the class 2019-2020 Eagle Scouts for having attained the highest rank one can earn in the Boy Scouts of America.
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2021-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB251PassThis Act appropriates $221,121,200 to provide one-time funded projects through the Office of Management and Budget.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB250PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Act.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHJR6PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2022.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHJR5PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2021.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB265PassThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid recipients for Fiscal Year 2022.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB61Intro

Recessed
This bill creates a special license plate for Combat Veterans.
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2021-06-25
Suspension of Rules in House
DEHCR29Engross

Recessed
This Concurrent Resolution establishes the Subdivision Street Funding Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding funding and implementing the needed maintenance and reconstruction of subdivision streets identified by the Depa...
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2021-06-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB54Engross

Recessed
This Act establishes an optional mid-year unit count and associated funding provisions. School districts and charter schools that elect to participate in the optional mid-year unit count shall receive state financial support for each additional unit,...
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2021-06-22
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DEHB205Intro

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This Act establishes the Delaware Expanding Access for Retirement and Necessary Saving (EARNS) program to serve as a vehicle through which eligible employees may, on a voluntary basis, provide for additional retirement security through a State-facili...
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2021-06-21
Amendment HA 2 to HB 205 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB80Enroll

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This bill provides that for correction officers and specified peace officers, the amount of ordinary service or disability pension benefits given to state employees shall also include the following: (1) Before January 1, 2022, 2.45% of his or her fin...
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2021-06-17
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB170Intro

Recessed
Currently, Delaware law permits the display of a flag of the United States of America on a flagpole attached to a residential structure. The law also permits display on a flagpole on the premises, but only if the flagpole was installed prior to the t...
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2021-06-16
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB89PassThis 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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2021-06-15
Signed by Governor
DEHB248Intro

Recessed
This Act requires the State to reimburse healthcare expenses incurred by eligible pensioner spouses on Medicare who are required to enroll in their former employer's healthcare coverage and their former employer's coverage pays less than the ...
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2021-06-15
To House Administration Committee
DESB188Intro

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Of the 41 states with a state income tax, 21 states fully exempt military retirement pay from state income taxes and 16 states partially exempt military retirement pay.
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2021-06-15
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHCR28Enroll

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This Resolution commends the work of the New Castle County Police Department Behavioral Health Unit and urges law enforcement agencies throughout the State to adopt a similar unit.
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2021-06-09
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB135Intro

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This Act expands the eligibility for Line-of-Duty disability benefits to all firefighters or emergency medical technicians (EMT) who are a member of a volunteer or municipal fire department in this State or a designated first responder, including fir...
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2021-06-08
Amendment HA 1 to HB 135 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESCR46Engross

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This Concurrent Resolution recognizes the 50th anniversary of CHEER, a nonprofit organization that has provided seniors in Sussex County with critical services for half a century.
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2021-06-08
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR47Intro

Recessed
This concurrent resolution proposes the formation of the Registered Voter List Improvement Task Force. This 10-member group will review current laws and practices associated with compiling and maintaining Delawares registered voter list. The main obj...
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2021-06-08
Defeated By Senate. Votes: 6 YES 13 NO 2 ABSENT
DEHB55PassIn 2009, New Hampshire was the first state to develop a statewide "Gun Shop Project," reaching out to gun shops regarding the role they can play in suicide prevention. In the years since, at least 21 other states have implemented similar ca...
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2021-06-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB68PassThe 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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2021-06-03
Signed by Governor
DESB45PassThis Act creates a special license plate for members of the nonprofit organization, atTAcK addiction. This Act requires a greater-than-majority vote for passage because Article VIII, § 11 of the Delaware Constitution requires the affirmative vote of...
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2021-06-03
Signed by Governor
DESB61PassThe Agricultural Lands Preservation Act allows existing farm structures that are no longer in use, but which existed when the farmland was placed in the preservation program, to be converted to use for public gatherings under specific limitations. Ex...
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2021-06-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB128PassThis Act permits the extension of special education and related services to those students with a disability who turn 21 during the 2020-2021 school year to address unfinished learning as a result of the pandemic which resulted in the COVID-19 Declar...
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2021-06-03
Signed by Governor
DESCR44Enroll

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This Concurrent Resolution creates an Aging-in-Place Working Group that will develop a plan to guide policies designed to promote successful aging-in-place for seniors in Delaware. The group will deliver preliminary recommendations to the General Ass...
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2021-05-20
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB183Intro

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This Act creates a process for the Commissioner of Elections to determine if a candidate or an incumbent elected official for a State or county elected office are residents of the district or area they represent or seek to represent.
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2021-05-18
Amendment HA 1 to HB 183 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB189Intro

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This Act codifies what valid forms of identification are to be included with the statement an elector must prepare to request an absentee ballot. It also allows for an elector submitting the statement by mail to include a clear photocopy of one of th...
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2021-05-18
To House Administration Committee
DEHB188Intro

Recessed
This Act makes fraudulent voting a class G felony level crime, with a fine of not less than $1,000 for a first offense or not less than $2,000 for a subsequent offense. Upon conviction, the person shall forfeit their right of suffrage for 5 years.
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2021-05-18
To House Administration Committee
DEHCR23Intro

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This Resolution requires the Department of Elections to review practices in Delaware and other states and make recommendations relating to verifying signatures on absentee ballots.
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2021-05-18
To House Administration Committee
DEHB187Intro

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This Act specifies the duty of election officers to establish the identity of a voter by requesting explicit forms of identification. Any citizen presenting themselves as a voter at a polling place, but who is unable to provide an acceptable form of ...
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2021-05-18
To House Administration Committee
DESCR30Enroll

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This resolution recognizes April 26 - May 1, 2021 as "Auctioneers Week" in the State of Delaware.
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2021-05-13
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB14Intro

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This bill provides a mechanism to grant pension increases to retired State Employees, retired Judges, and retired New State police. This bill dedicates a minimum of 3.0% of payroll to be deposited annually to the Post Retirement Fund. The bill also p...
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2021-05-13
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHR10Engross

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This resolution recognizes April 29, 2021 as World Wish Day in Delaware.
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2021-04-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR42Enroll

Recessed
This resolution honors Corporal Keith Andrew Heacook and offers condolences to his family, colleagues, and community.
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2021-04-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHCR20Enroll

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This resolution designates the month of May as "National Nurses Month" in Delaware.
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2021-04-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHR8Engross

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This Resolution recognizes April 18, 2021 through April 24, 2021 as National Medical Laboratory Professional Week.
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2021-04-22
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR10Enroll

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This Concurrent Resolution recognizes March 29, 2021 as "National Vietnam War Veterans Day" in Delaware.
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2021-04-01
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
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