Delaware Senator Margaret Henry [D]

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DEHB108IntroThis bill lowers the tax rate by .05%. Also, it creates a new tax bracket at $125,000 with a rate of 7.05%, and an additional bracket at $250,000 with a rate of 7.80%.
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2017-03-29
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB106IntroThis bill creates a new tax bracket at $125,000 with a rate of 7.10%, and an additional bracket of $250,000 with a rate of 7.85%.
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2017-03-29
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB107IntroThis bill creates two new tax brackets at $125,000 with a rate of 7.10%, and $250,000 with a rate of 7.85%. Also, the bill provides a tiered reduction of the otherwise available itemized deduction based upon the individual's taxable income.
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2017-03-29
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DESCR12EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution provides for a Joint Session of the Senate and the House of Representatives to be convened for the purpose of hearing an address by the Honorable John C. Carney, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware.
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2017-03-28
Introduced in Senate
DEHB101IntroThis Act increases State tax levied and imposed on both domestic and foreign limited liability companies. This increase generates additional revenue for the State of Delaware.
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2017-03-28
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB102IntroThis bill increases the maximum annual corporation franchise tax in the amount of $60,000, from $180,000 to $240,000.
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2017-03-28
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB94IntroThis bill updates the statute governing the Delaware Division of Libraries, revising terminology to reflect the varied roles of Delaware libraries in the 21st Century. The bill also codifies existing responsibilities of the Division of Libraries rela...
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2017-03-28
To House Administration Committee
DEHB93IntroThis Act provides clearer language concerning security alarm business license and identification requirements for both businesses and individuals; gives vendors a clearer understanding of prohibited acts, discipline and penalties; and grants the Prof...
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2017-03-28
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB97IntroThis Bill modifies the impact of criminal history on an applicant's eligibility for licensure. It gives the Board discretion to grant waivers for a felony convictions for crimes committed against a person where more than 3 years have elapsed, and...
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2017-03-28
To House Corrections Committee
DESB49IntroAn individual's housing status should not be a basis for discrimination. This bill establishes a "Homeless Individual's Bill of Rights" that provides rights to protections for individuals experiencing homelessness, including protect...
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2017-03-28
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB41IntroIn an effort to reduce overdose deaths relating to the growing epidemic of opioid addiction, this Act requires carriers to provide coverage for medically necessary inpatient treatment of alcohol and drug dependencies and prohibits carriers from impos...
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2017-03-23
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB46IntroThis legislation modernizes Delaware's Self-Service Storage Facility Act to account for the wide proliferation of online news and auction sites, as well as to establish frameworks for: (1) towing of certain property for which rent and other charg...
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2017-03-23
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB100IntroThe denial by private and public health benefit administrators of adequate coverage for substance abuse treatment has been identified as a major source of failed treatment efforts by persons addicted to controlled substances. These denials have also ...
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2017-03-23
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB43IntroThis Act regulates the practice of art therapy, amending 24 Del. C. §30 by adding Subchapter V. Professional Art Therapists, administered under the Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals. The Art Therapy Practice Act w...
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2017-03-23
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DESB7IntroThis Act provides county and municipal police and firefighters with the same pension burial benefit that is provided to state employees effective July 1, 2016. This Act is named for Wilmington Firefighters Captain Christopher M. Leach, Lieutenant Jer...
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2017-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm]
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB90IntroThis bill establishes in-person early voting for the State of Delaware. Registered voters will be allowed to vote in-person for at least 10 days prior to an election, up to and including the Saturday and Sunday immediately prior to the election at lo...
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2017-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB89IntroSection 1 of this bill moves the date of primary elections for statewide office, county office, and municipal office to the fourth Tuesday in April, which is the date of the presidential primary (in presidential election years). The dates for submitt...
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2017-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB84IntroThis bill provides that civil violations or penalties under subchapters IV and V of Delawares Uniform Controlled Substances Act in Title 16 are included as offenses whereby a $15 penalty is assessed for the Fund to Combat Violent Crimes.
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB27IntroTo establish more transparency in government, and to strengthen citizens' faith in the election and redistricting processes that serve as the foundation of democracy in Delaware, this bill establishes an Independent Redistricting Commission for t...
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB35IntroThis Act enacts the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact Act ("REPLICA"). With REPLICA, EMS personnel will be able to respond across state borders within the provision of their duties on a short t...
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2017-03-21
[Hearing: Apr 5 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB25IntroThis Act is the second leg of a Constitutional amendment to lengthen the time period during which the Governor must appoint a judicial officer following the occurrence of a vacancy, thereby giving the Governor and State Senate more flexibility in the...
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2017-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB80IntroThis legislation establishes permissible rating factors for insurance companies to use in the rating of automobile insurance and requires the offering of a good driver discount plan for qualified drivers.
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2017-03-16
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESB24IntroThis Act removes the requirement that a psychiatrist be the physician who signs the written certification in support of an applicant's application for medical marijuana and adds anxiety to the list of debilitating conditions which a person can ha...
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2017-03-16
[Hearing: Apr 5 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB26IntroThis Act creates a one-time $100 tax credit per unit for any business purchasing and placing an automatic external defibrillator in service in the State.
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2017-03-16
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB33IntroThis Act is a companion to Senate Bill No. 34. Senate Bill No. 34, in pertinent part, eliminates several aggravating factors under Delaware's controlled substances laws. This Act retains and codifies one of those aggravating factors, § 4751A(1)e...
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2017-03-16
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB78IntroThis Act improves the enforcement mechanisms related to Delawares campaign finance disclosure laws in four ways.
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2017-03-16
To House Administration Committee
DESB34IntroThis Act addresses issues identified following the enactment of the Ned Carpenter Act, 78 Del. Laws, ch. 13, in 2011. Specifically, Sections 1 through 14 of this Act do the following:
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2017-03-16
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB79IntroSection 1 of this Act updates Delawares existing Motor Voter Program to adopt an automatic voter registration process. Currently, when Delawareans apply for, renew, or replace a drivers license or identification card, they must choose to register to ...
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2017-03-16
To House Administration Committee
DESB32IntroThis Act establishes a procedure by which a mortgagee that changes its notice address from the notice address as provided in any mortgage or assignment of mortgage may, at its option, provide public notice of its new notice address.
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2017-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB1IntroIn every December in the years 2010 through 2015, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation enacted that year. While technic...
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2017-03-16
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB76IntroThis Act extends the Office of Foreclosure Prevention and Automatic Residential Foreclosure Mediation Program an additional two years, from January 18, 2018 until January 18, 2020.
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2017-03-15
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESR7EngrossRelating To The Roll Of The Members Of The Senate.
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2017-03-15
Introduced in Senate
DESR8EngrossThis Resolution adds the Veterans Affairs Committee to the list of standing committees contained in Senate Rule 19 of Senate Resolution No. 2.
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2017-03-15
Introduced in Senate
DEHB65IntroIn many circumstances persons who owe child support have received monetary awards in the form of a court settlement, verdict, judgment, or under a workers compensation award. This Bill requires a prevailing litigant to advise his attorney or insuranc...
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2017-03-09
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB63IntroThis Act is a first leg of a constitutional amendment that would eliminate from the Delaware Constitution the limitations as to when an individual may vote by absentee ballot. This amendment to the Delaware Constitution provides that the General Asse...
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2017-03-09
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB67IntroAs a public school safety measure, this bill requires that any door to a classroom will be equipped with a lock that can be locked from either side of the door. Many doors are currently not capable of locking from the inside. Locking the door(s) to a...
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2017-03-09
To House Education Committee
DEHB70IntroUnder current educational standards, students are no longer required to be taught cursive writing and many schools have abandoned teaching cursive writing to students. As cursive writing is still an imperative skill in many professions, this bill mak...
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2017-03-09
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
DEHCR9EngrossThis House Concurrent Resolution recognizes February 2017 as African American History Month. It also requests the Governor issue a proclamation declaring the same and encouraging State agencies and all Delawareans to observe the occasion with appropr...
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2017-01-26
Introduced in House
DEHB56EngrossThis Act is the second leg of a constitutional amendment that would add the Chief Magistrate to the Court on the Judiciary. Like all judges within the state, the judges of the Justice of the Peace Court are subject to the jurisdiction of the Court on...
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2017-01-26
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB60IntroThis bill creates the right for the parent or guardian of a child to opt out of the annual assessment, currently the Smarter Balanced Assessment System.
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2017-01-26
To House Education Committee
DEHB55IntroThis Act increases the age requirement for compulsory school attendance in Delaware from 16 to 18 years of age. The age increase is phased in over a two-year period; accordingly, there is a one-year interim period where the compulsory school attendan...
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2017-01-25
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Education Committee
DEHB47EngrossThis bill removes the notary requirement for requests for absentee ballots. Delaware is the only state that requires a notary to authorize a voter's affidavit for an absentee ballot. In some cases, the potential voter may have to pay for the nota...
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2017-01-24
To House Administration Committee
DESB19IntroSome students from disadvantaged backgrounds arrive at school lacking the same vocabulary and word recognition skills of their peers, putting them at a disadvantage when developing literacy skills in primary grades. In analyzing this disparity, studi...
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2017-01-24
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB48EngrossThis bill fixes a drafting error in Senate Bill 198 of the 148th General Assembly that inadvertently made it harder for juveniles to get mandatory expungements by adding the term violent misdemeanor as an excepting factor that would prevent a youth f...
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2017-01-24
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHCR3EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes January 2017 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Delaware.
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2017-01-19
Introduced in House
DESCR2EngrossThis 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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2017-01-19
Introduced in Senate
DEHB45IntroThis Act clarifies (i) how personal jurisdiction shall be obtained over nonresident respondents in administrative proceedings brought by the Director of Consumer Protection pursuant to Section 2523, Title 29 of the Code, and (ii) the manner in which ...
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2017-01-19
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB17EnrollThis bill provides for research or transplantation of organs and other anatomical gifts as authorized under federal law among donors who have tested positive for exposure to HIV and intended recipients who have also tested positive for exposure to HI...
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2017-01-19
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB40EngrossThis Act authorizes the Family Court to order the Department of Health and Social Services ("DHSS") to determine whether a child who is 17 years old or older and in the custody of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Fam...
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2017-01-18
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB39EngrossThis Act extends Family Court's jurisdiction under Chapter 50, Title 16, over a youth who has a mental condition and requires services or treatment but is not amenable to or compliant with such services.
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2017-01-18
To House Judiciary Committee
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