Delaware Senator Laura Sturgeon [D]

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DESB50IntroDelaware's statewide community college system, operated by Delaware Technical and Community College (the College), plays a critical role in the State's economy by providing workforce development, vocational training, and transfer education th...
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2019-03-23
was introduced and adopted in lieu of SB 50
DESB31EngrossThe Department of Transportation is already authorized to issue multi-trip permits for pole and piling semitrailers and double-bottom vehicles, also known as twin trailers, on a monthly basis. This Act authorizes the Department to also issue the perm...
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2019-03-22
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
DEHB48IntroThis bill provides State funding to kindergarten through third grade for basic special education. State funding already occurs for intensive and complex special education during these grades. Currently the basic special education funding runs from fo...
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2019-03-21
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB92IntroThis bill creates an Expanded Learning Opportunities Council to provide research, recommendations, and coordination regarding before and after school programs and summer learning opportunities for school-age children. The Chair of the Council is also...
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2019-03-21
Amendment HA 1 to HB 92 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB59IntroThis Act allows nurse practitioners and physician assistants to recommend medical marijuana for patients.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB37IntroIn our modern society, a criminal record can limit a persons opportunities and the quality of life they can achieve for themselves and their families for years, and even decades, after that person has completed the terms of the criminal sentence impo...
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2019-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Judicial Committee
DEHB23IntroThis bill will add a new check-off donation box on the Delaware personal income tax return whereby individuals may choose to donate a portion of their tax refund, or designate an amount in addition to the tax they owe that will be transferred by the ...
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2019-03-20
Amendment HA 1 to HB 23 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB10EngrossThis Act is identical to Senate Bill No. 127 from the 149th General Assembly, which was passed by the Senate and reported out of the House Administration Committee. This Act corrects an inadvertent error in Delaware law that has permitted people youn...
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2019-03-20
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 5 On Its Merits
DESB48IntroThis Act requires that bidders for public works contracts that are above a minimum value and required to provide the prevailing wage include approved craft training programs for journeyman and apprentice levels if the contract is not for a federal hi...
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2019-03-20
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DESB58IntroThis Act requires that accumulated snow and ice be removed from services of a vehicle before it is operated and imposes a civil penalty for a violation. This Act also creates a civil penalty for each instance where snow or ice dislodges from a moving...
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 10:30 am]
To Senate Transportation Committee
DESB56IntroThis Act modernizes the process and requirements for issuance of liquor licenses for off premises consumption. The current process and requirements do not consider population growth. Minimum distance requirements are enhanced while increases in popul...
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2019-03-20
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB57IntroThis Act makes clear that a retail licensee may only purchase authorized product from an importer, also known as wholesaler, except that a retail licensee may purchase up to 20 gallons a day from a premises licensed to sell for off-premises consumpti...
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2019-03-20
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB45IntroUnder current law, the possession, use, or consumption of a personal use quantity of marijuana remains a crime for those under the age of 21 despite being a civil violation for adults. This Act makes the possession, use, or consumption of a personal ...
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2019-03-20
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DEHB38EngrossThis Act establishes in-person early voting in Delaware beginning January 1, 2022. Registered voters will be allowed to vote in-person during at least 10 days before an election, up to and including the Saturday and Sunday immediately before the elec...
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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Elections, Government & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB91IntroThis Act updates the definition of hospital, raises the fees associated with hospital licensing, and imposes an additional fee for plan reviews prior to construction or renovation of hospitals.
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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 3:30 pm]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB100IntroThis 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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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
DESB53IntroDiwali is a 5-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains across the world. The dates for Diwali change each year, but it usually falls in October or November. Fireworks are an essential component of Diwali and the thir...
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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Elections, Government & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB101IntroThis Act requires high needs elementary schools, including high needs elementary charter schools, to have school-based health centers. The State will pay the start-up costs for each school-based health center at 2 centers per year until each high nee...
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2019-03-19
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
DESB22EnrollAct enacts the National Popular Vote compact, which changes the Electoral College from an institution that reflects the voters state-by-state choices into a body that reflects the voters nationwide choice. Currently, state statutes require that elect...
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2019-03-14
Passed By House. Votes: 24 YES 17 NO
DEHB63IntroThis Act revises the crime of "unlawfully permitting a child access to a firearm," an existing class A misdemeanor under Delaware law. The offense is renamed "unsafe storage of a firearm" to place emphasis on firearm safety and pr...
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2019-03-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 5 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB55IntroThis Act includes the dollar amount of an Educational Support Professional of the Year award received by a State employee when determining the final average compensation used to compute the State employee's pension.
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2019-03-13
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 15 On Its Merits
DESB27IntroThis Act, named the Share the Care Act, permits an individual employed by a personal assistance services agency to administer medications to an adult individual who resides in the individuals own home if a responsible caregiver does the following:
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2019-03-13
Reported Out of Committee (Sunset) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DESB34IntroThis Act creates a Prescription Opioid Impact Fund (Fund) through a prescription opioid impact fee (Fee) that is paid by pharmaceutical manufacturer. The anticipated revenue from the Fee is $2.8 million in 2020, $2.7 million in 2021, and $2.5 million...
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2019-03-12
[Hearing: Mar 27 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB24IntroThis Act allows a patient to qualify for a valid registry identification card to purchase and use medical marijuana for any condition that a physician certifies that medical marijuana would likely provide a therapeutic or palliative benefit. This Act...
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2019-03-06
[Hearing: Apr 10 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DEHB47IntroThis bill removes the training minimum wage, which takes effect 90 days after enactment, and youth minimum wage, which takes effect January 1, 2020.
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2019-01-24
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESB8IntroThis Act makes compensation a mandatory subject of bargaining for any group of employees who have joined together for purposes of collective bargaining and certified a labor organization to serve as the group's exclusive collective bargaining rep...
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2019-01-23
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB2PassThis Act creates the Delaware Federal Employees Civil Relief Act which provides the temporary suspension of judicial and administrative proceedings and transactions in Delaware that may adversely affect the civil rights of Federal workers during a sh...
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2019-01-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB3EngrossThis Act authorizes the Office of Management and Budget to partner with financial institutions and non-profit providers to establish a temporary loan program for furloughed and unpaid Federal employees as a result of the shutdown caused by a lapse in...
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2019-01-23
Defeated By Senate. Votes: 15 YES 6 NO
DEHB1EnrollThis is the final 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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2019-01-16
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 5 NO
DEHCR2EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes Delaware libraries for their contributions to their communities and the services they deliver to Delawareans from all walks of life, on the occasion of Delaware Library Legislative Day, Jan. 15, 2019, and encoura...
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2019-01-15
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
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