Delaware Representative Krista Griffith [D]

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DESB91EnrollThis Act leverages technological advances to allow Family Court the flexibility to permit litigants to publish through a legal notices website established by the Court.
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2021-06-24
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB145EngrossThis Act will allow Delaware residents two new deductions from personal income tax. The first is a deduction from taxable income of up to $1,000 for contributions to an account in a Delaware-sponsored qualified tuition program, as that term is define...
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2021-06-24
To Senate Education Committee
DESB6EnrollThis Act creates the Delaware Large Capacity Magazine Prohibition Act of 2021. The Act includes clear definitions for the term large-capacity magazine, as an ammunition feeding device with a capacity to accept more than 17 rounds of ammunition. After...
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2021-06-24
Passed By House. Votes: 24 YES 16 NO 1 ABSENT
DEHB195EnrollThis Act requires certain police officers and some certain employees of the Department of Correction and Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families to wear a body worn camera and to use the body worn camera to record interactions ...
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2021-06-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB141EnrollThis Act is the result of over 6 years of work and collaboration among the Family Court, Department of Justice, Department of Services for Youth, Children, and their Families, the Office of the Child Advocate, private adoption agencies, and the Famil...
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2021-06-24
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB119EngrossThis Act establishes Juneteenth as a State holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of the last enslaved African Americans in the United States. The Act adds Juneteenth as a legal holiday and reduces the number of floating holidays from 2 to...
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2021-06-24
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHCR29EngrossThis 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
DEHB240EngrossThis Act creates the Korey Thompson Student Emergency Housing Assistance Fund for the benefit of housing insecure undergraduate students at any college or university in Delaware and appropriates $90,000 to the Fund for FY2022. DSHA is charged with ad...
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2021-06-24
Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DEHB212EngrossThis Act provides a phased in approach to further the reduction of single-use plastic bags. This Act increases the minimum thickness for a plastic bag to qualify as a reusable bag from 2.25 mils to 10 mils effective January 1, 2022 and makes the rest...
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2021-06-24
Reported Out of Committee (Environment & Energy) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 1 Unfavorable
DESCR45EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution continues the Motorcycle Rider Education Advisory Committee, which must meet at least quarterly to monitor the Motorcycle Rider Education Program, and assess the future needs of and recommend improvements to the Prog...
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2021-06-24
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB181EnrollThis Act makes clear that the Town of Delmar, Delaware is a public employer for purposes of the Police Officers' and Firefighters' Employment Relations Act, Chapter 16 of Title 19 of the Delaware Code, and Chapter 16 of Title 19 applies to th...
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2021-06-24
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in House with 11 Favorable
DESB187EngrossElectric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more popular. Between 2012 and 2016, EV sales grew at an annual rate 32%. In 2017, growth in sales reached 45%. Batteries for EVs have become much cheaper in the last 10 years, enabling EVs to compete wit...
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2021-06-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 5 NO
DEHB222EnrollCurrently, blood lead level screening and testing rates are well below what the Division of Public Health would expect them to be based on the risk factors that determine when screening or testing is necessary.
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2021-06-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB151EngrossAcquiring a drivers license is an important part of young adults in foster care achieving normalcy and eventual independence. Yet, youth in long term foster care face numerous unique barriers in this endeavor. Not only are there logistical challenges...
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2021-06-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB163EnrollThe Delaware Code does not currently contain any explicit direction for public schools relating to school absences for observance of religious holidays. This Act requires schools to excuse a pupil's absence for observance of a religious holiday, ...
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2021-06-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 1 NO 3 NOT VOTING
DESCR56EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution directs the General Assembly to work with DNREC, DSWA, and RPAC to identify funding for the Recycling Grants and Low Interest Loan Program. It also encourages further outreach and education on the importance of recycling el...
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2021-06-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB48EnrollThis Act establishes a Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program for new primary care providers to be administered by the Delaware Health Care Commission. Under the loan repayment program, the Health Care Commission may award education loan repayme...
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2021-06-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB104EnrollThis Act moves the date by which the Department of Education shall submit its annual report to the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council from August 1 to October 15 of each year. Moving the date to October 15 will better accommodate the data collect...
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2021-06-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB115EngrossUnited States Supreme Court case law and scientific research has changed how we think about juvenile delinquency. We know now that an adolescents brain is not fully developed until the mid-twenties which makes juveniles especially prone to poor decis...
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2021-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB122EngrossThis Act is called the Jamie Wolfe Employment Act in recognition of Jamie Wolfe, a powerful disability rights advocate who worked tirelessly on behalf of people with disabilities for equal rights and equal access to education, housing, competitive an...
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2021-06-23
[Hearing: Jun 29 @ 12:45 pm]
To Senate Labor Committee
DESB94EnrollSenate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 243 (150th General Assembly) enacted § 10006A of Title 29, which allows an advisory body to hold a virtual meeting, if there is an anchor location that is open to the public, allows any public body to hold...
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2021-06-23
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB160PassThis Act, known as the Telehealth Access Preservation and Modernization Act of 2021, continues and enhances Delawareans access to telehealth and telemedicine services and, through the adoption of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, ensures that...
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2021-06-23
Signed by Governor
DESB128EnrollThis Act is the result of the 2019 report of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee's (JLSOC) task force under Senate Resolution No. 9 of the 150th General Assembly, which recommended amending the Delaware Health Information Network...
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2021-06-23
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB129EnrollThis Act a result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committees (JLOSC) review of the Council on Correction (Council), and revamps Councils governing statute based on discussions throughout the review. In addition to making several technic...
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2021-06-23
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB190EngrossThis Act updates the domestic violence first offender diversion program to allow the following offenses to be eligible for the program: assault third, terroristic threatening, and criminal contempt of a domestic violence protective order or lethal vi...
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2021-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB182EngrossThe Victims Compensation Assistance Program (Agency or VCAP) administers the Victims Compensation Fund and provides financial assistance to eligible victims of crimes to help cover the costs of a variety of services that help victims and their famili...
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2021-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB227EngrossThis Act adds child abuse in the third degree to the list of enumerated criminal offenses for which, if convicted, one is by definition considered a perpetrator of domestic violence for purposes of this Child Protection From Domestic Violence Act. Th...
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2021-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB230EngrossRecent high-profile attacks on judges and their families are a constant reminder to those that choose public service that they may be doing so at the risk of their and their loved ones lives. The death of U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas son, D...
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2021-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB228EngrossThis Act adds the Delaware Combined Campaign for Justice to the 21 charitable organizations listed on the Delaware personal income tax return to which Delaware tax payers may contribute, either through paying a portion of a refund owed, or an amount ...
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2021-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB241EngrossThis Act permits an officer to refer a juvenile who is in possession of alcohol or marijuana to the Juvenile Civil Citation Program rather than issue an assessment for a monetary civil penalty. Pursuant to the Juvenile Civil Citation Program, a juven...
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2021-06-23
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB254IntroThis Act requires all public schools that serve pupils in grades 7-12 that issue pupil identification cards to have printed on the identification cards the telephone or text numbers for the National Suicide Prevention and National Domestic Violence H...
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2021-06-23
To House Education Committee
DEHB214EngrossThis 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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2021-06-23
[Hearing: Jun 29 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB16EnrollSection 1 of this Act modifies Delawares Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to allow recipients to choose the most beneficial credit to be applied against their Delaware Personal Income Taxes. Under this Act, recipients can choose between a non-refundab...
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2021-06-22
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB200EnrollMany 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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2021-06-22
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB86EnrollThis Act provides increased funding for kindergarten through third grade students identified as eligible for basic special education services. Currently, basic special education is provided for students in fourth through twelfth grade who are identif...
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2021-06-22
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB100EngrossThis 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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2021-06-22
Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB31EnrollThis bill repeals certain provisions in Title 11 relating to abortion including provisions which treat abortion differently than other medical procedures, and provisions which criminalize women and the sale of medical devices and medicines.
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2021-06-22
Passed By Senate. Votes: 13 YES 7 NO 1 NOT VOTING
DEHB90EnrollThis Act permits a candidate committee established by a candidate for public office to pay reasonable and necessary expenses for the care of a candidates child or children when care is necessary in connection with the candidates campaign activities. ...
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2021-06-22
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 NO
DESB12EnrollThe purpose of this act is to open up The Delaware Student Excellence Equals Degree Act (SEED Act) to adult Delaware residents, who are not recent high school graduates. Currently, about 56% of Delawareans age 25-64 lack a post-secondary degree. This...
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2021-06-22
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB164EnrollSection 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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2021-06-22
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB143IntroThis bill creates a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for qualified expenses incurred by a family caregiver (claimant) to assist a qualified family member. To be qualified, a family member must be at least 18 years of age, must require assis...
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2021-06-22
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Social Services) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DEHB223EngrossThis Act clarifies that when a motor vehicle is subject to a possessory lien either through towing or because of failure to make payment to a garage owner for services rendered to the motor vehicle, the possessory lien does not extend to personal pro...
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2021-06-22
[Hearing: Jun 29 @ 10:30 am]
To Senate Transportation Committee
DEHB216EngrossUnder the Governors Eleventh Modification of the COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration, and continuing upon passage of Senate Bill No. 247, remote notarization and witnessing by Delaware attorneys via audio-visual technology has been permitted. Thi...
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2021-06-22
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB123EngrossThis Act supports children who spent part or all of their teen years in the State's foster care system to access higher education by providing a tuition waiver program to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and (where offered) room and board at a pu...
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2021-06-22
[Hearing: Jun 29 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Education Committee
DESB153EngrossThis Act updates statutes relating to the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families. It adds "Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit" to the definitions within the existing statute. In addition, it updates references in ...
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2021-06-22
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 2 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
DEHB233EngrossThis Act updates the Delaware Code relating to the Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychologists by amending the qualifications for licensure for reciprocity applicants. Currently reciprocity applicants, even those who have practiced many years in ano...
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2021-06-22
[Hearing: Jun 29 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Legislative Oversight & Sunset Committee
DESB120EngrossThis Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 120. Like Senate Bill No. 120, this Substitute continues recent efforts to strengthen the primary care system in this State by doing the following:
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2021-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 3 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DESB136EngrossThis Act transfers responsibility for early intervention services for children ages birth to age 3 from the Department of Health and Social Services to the Department of Education and revises the Code to be consistent with federal law. The Individual...
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2021-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 4 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DESB2EngrossIn order to lower the cost of energy and accelerate the adoption of community-based solar photovoltaic systems in the State, this bill eliminates current barriers to such systems and sets up a regulatory process to be implemented by the Public Servic...
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2021-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Energy) in House with 4 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DESB154EngrossThis Act repeals the outdated requirement for the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families (DSCYF) to seek approval before mixing youth who have been adjudicated delinquent with youth who do not have a delinquency history in th...
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2021-06-18
To House Judiciary Committee
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