Delaware Senator Marie Pinkney [D]

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DEHB318Engross
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This Act increases the exemption in bankruptcy and other debt proceedings for a debtors personal residence from $125,000 to $200,000. The exemption has been limited to $125,000 since 2012 while home prices have increased dramatically in the interveni...
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2024-06-14
Amendment SA 1 to HB 318 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB3FailThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment to eliminate the limitations on when an individual may vote absentee and authorizes the General Assembly to enact general laws providing the circumstances, rules, and procedures for absentee vot...
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2024-06-13
Defeated By House. Votes: 25 YES 10 NO 6 NOT VOTING
DEHB333Engross
50%
This Act creates the Delaware Artificial Intelligence ("AI") Commission. This Commission shall be tasked with making recommendations to the General Assembly and Department of Technology and Information on AI utilization and safety within th...
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2024-06-13
Amendment SA 1 to HB 333 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB231Enroll
75%
This Act removes the sunset provision in Chapter 453, Volume 83 of the Laws of Delaware relating to the program established under §9011A of Title 29 to assist individuals who are in or have experienced foster care in Delaware with driver education, ...
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2024-06-13
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB245Engross
50%
The Office of Foreclosure Prevention and Financial Education and the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program were created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis to assist homeowners at risk of foreclosure or already navigating the forecl...
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2024-06-13
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB362Engross
50%
In 2023, the General Assembly passed House Bill 80, which required the coverage of doula services under the States Medicaid plan beginning in 2024. This Act would require similar coverage under private health insurance plans.
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2024-06-13
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB283Engross
50%
This Act repeals the DELJIS Fund fee imposed on criminal defendants. The elimination of this fee was recommended by the Criminal Legal System Imposed Debt Study Group created by House Bill 244, as amended by House Amendment No 2, of the 151st General...
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2024-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
DESB300Engross
50%
This Act requires crisis pregnancy centers in this state to provide notice if the center is not licensed by this state as a medical facility and does not have a licensed medical provider who provides or directly supervises, in person, the provision o...
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2024-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 18 @ 10:00 am]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB314Engross
50%
This Act removes supervision from the scope of practice of a masters social worker. This Act also prohibits a masters social worker from providing supervision to a licensed clinical social worker applicant. The Board of Social Work Examiners (Board) ...
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2024-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 18 @ 11:00 am]
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)
DEHB391Intro
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Delaware relies on fees imposed as surcharges by the criminal legal system to generate revenue for government services. These criminal fees can be an unstable revenue generator, especially when there are recessions, pandemics, or other major economic...
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2024-06-13
To House Appropriations Committee
DESCR186Engross
50%
This Senate Concurrent Resolution recognizes the importance of community health workers as well as Community Health Improvement Week in the State of Delaware.
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2024-06-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR130Engross
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This Resolution proclaims June 19, 2024, as "Juneteenth National Independence Day" in Delaware and encourages the people of Delaware to reflect upon the significant roles and many contributions of African Americans, and to celebrate this da...
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2024-06-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB278Engross
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This Act clarifies portions of Chapter 49 of Title 6 and Chapter 63 of Title 21 of the Delaware Code pertaining to motor vehicle dealers. These additions and modifications are intended to further improve our States franchise laws and ensure that Dela...
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2024-06-13
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB191Engross
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This substitute bill provides more clarity on the process by which a tenant may file an action in the Justice of the Peace Court to withhold rent payments in escrow. Specifically, the bill provides what the tenant must file in order to bring such act...
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2024-06-12
Amendment SA 2 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB4Intro
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This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 4, replacing Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 4. and Senate Substitute No. 2 for Senate Bill No. 4. Like Senate Bill No. 4, Senate Substitute No. 1, and Senate Substitute No. 2 for Senate Bill N...
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2024-06-12
Amendment SA 1 to SS 3 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB110Engross
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Section 1 amends Title 31 to require all health benefit plans delivered or issued for Medicaid to cover services related to the termination of pregnancy. Coverage provided under this section is not subject to any deductible, coinsurance, copayment, o...
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2024-06-12
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB273Engross
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This Substitute bill adds 5 additional speech-language diagnosis to the 2 diagnoses listed in H.B. 273 and references that all 7 speech-language diagnoses are classified in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) for billing purposes. T...
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2024-06-12
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business, Insurance & Technology) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB299Engross
50%
This Act is the Delaware Libraries for All Act. It explicitly adds public libraries to the definition of place of public accommodation for purposes of Delawares Equal Accommodations Law. It also directs the Delaware Library Consortium to develop and ...
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2024-06-12
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB340Intro
25%
This Act authorizes the creation of Family Justice Centers within Delaware to provide victims of crime with a single source to obtain resources and support services.
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2024-06-12
Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DESB22Engross
50%
This Act establishes the Delaware Workforce Housing Program" (DWHP). Modeled after the Downtown Development District Program, the DWHP allows a qualified workforce housing investor to be reimbursed through a grant up to 20 percent of the capital...
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2024-06-12
Reported Out of Committee (Housing) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DESB254Engross
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This Act creates the Delaware Grocery Initiative.
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2024-06-12
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB363Engross
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This Act requires a landlord who provides a dwelling place to a person as part of their employment compensation to provide them with a disclosure form advising them of the conditions and requirements for occupancy and vacancy of the premises once the...
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2024-06-12
Reported Out of Committee (Housing & Land Use) in Senate with 7 On Its Merits
DESB272Engross
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Pharmacists in Delaware provide some of the same medical services as physicians, advance practice registered nurses, and physician assistants, including immunizations. The General Assembly has recently added to the services that pharmacists may provi...
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2024-06-12
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
DESB282Engross
50%
This Act repeals the Senior Trust Fund Fee, the Interstate Compact Fee, and the Substance Abuse, Rehabilitation, Treatment, Education and Prevention Fund Fee imposed on criminal defendants. The elimination of these fees was recommended by the Crimina...
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2024-06-12
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 2 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DESB285Engross
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This bill eliminates the requirement that Justice of the Peace Court constables reside within the State of Delaware. The residency requirement was established when Constables were independent officers, and had their own bonding requirements and penal...
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2024-06-12
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DESB284Engross
50%
This Act discharges balances owed by individuals ordered to pay a probation supervision fee under § 6504(14) of Title 11 of the Delaware Code or a Public Defender fee under § 4607 of Title 29 of the Delaware Code. The probation supervision fee and ...
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2024-06-12
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DESB297Engross
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This Act acknowledges the importance of diversity and inclusivity in education by requiring the Department of Education to update content standards and regulations using a non-exhaustive list of racial, ethnic, and cultural groups.
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2024-06-12
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 3 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits
DEHB426Intro
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This Act ensures that pregnant women in DOC custody, at Level IV or V, are able to meet with a doula or midwife to create a birth plan surrounding the birth of their child. Among other things, the birth plan must include a statement identifying a pre...
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2024-06-12
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DESB169Engross
50%
This Act creates the Delaware Wrongful Conviction Compensation and Service Act. The Act provides compensation and reintegration services to individuals who have served sentences of incarceration, wrongful incarceration in a psychiatric institution, p...
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2024-06-12
Not Worked in Committee
DESCR175Intro
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This Senate Concurrent Resolution establishes the Probation System Task Force to study the probation system and make findings and recommendations.
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2024-06-12
Amendment SA 1 to SCR 175 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHCR146Intro
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This Concurrent Resolution supports the Redding Commission for Educational Equitys recommendations to move immediately to support Christina School Districts City of Wilmington students and to plan for the eventual withdrawal of the Christina School D...
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2024-06-12
Introduced in House
DEHB203Intro
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With 60% of U.S. households living paycheck to paycheck, 40% of Americans having less than $300 in savings, 33% of Americans having saved nothing for retirement, 95% of Americans having not saved enough for retirement, and 87% of American teens admit...
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2024-06-11
Amendment HA 3 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB180Intro
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This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 180. Like Senate Bill No. 180, this Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution that does all of the following:
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2024-06-11
was introduced and adopted in lieu of SB 180
DESB187Enroll
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This Act ensures that educators hired after the effective date of this Act, who earned graduate degrees prior to becoming educators, receive credit on the salary schedule for those degrees regardless of the specific subject area of those degrees. Onc...
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2024-06-11
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB16Engross
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This Act requires that Medicaid and State employee health plans cover: (1) ovarian cancer monitoring tests for women treated for ovarian cancer; and (2) annual screening tests for women at risk for ovarian cancer.
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2024-06-11
[Hearing: Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB259Enroll
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This Act is a result of the Delaware Interscholastic Association ("DIAA") Task Force. Based on the findings of the task force, this Act updates and modernizes the DIAA Board of Directors' composition. This Act also makes technical corre...
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2024-06-11
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB260Enroll
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This Act is a result of the work of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association ("DIAA") Task Force. The current process for promulgating DIAA-related regulations grants the regulatory authority to the Department of Education ("D...
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2024-06-11
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHCR145Engross
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This Concurrent Resolution commends the 2024 Delaware Behavioral Health Professional of the Year, Shannon Gronau, and all of the District/Charter Network Behavioral Health Professionals of the Year.
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2024-06-11
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB236Engross
50%
This bill: (a) extends the expiration date for any new issuance or renewal of an ADA placard from 3 years to 8 years for a specific person with a diagnosis of a permanent disability and changing the minimum age from 85 to 80 years or older, (b) exten...
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2024-06-06
Amendment HA 1 to SB 236 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB13Engross
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Healthcare facility assessments are currently the second largest source of funding for states shares of Medicaid costs, behind general funds. Today, 49 states have at least one facility assessment in place, including Delaware, while 34 states and Was...
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2024-06-06
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB293Engross
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The Delaware Fair Housing Act, Chapter 46 of Title 6, and Residential Landlord-Tenant Code, Chapter 51 of Title 25, both prohibit discrimination based on source of income, which is defined as including rental payments from any government program. How...
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2024-06-06
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB424Intro
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Currently, if a child files an application in Superior Court to have their criminal case transferred to Family Court and the Superior Court denies the application, there is no recourse for appeal until the childs criminal case is finally adjudicated ...
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2024-06-06
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB17Intro
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This Act requires all employers in the State to provide employees with a minimum of 1 hour of earned sick time and safety leave for every 30 hours worked. For employers of fewer than 10 employees, the time may be unpaid, job-protected time instead of...
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2024-05-24
Motion to Release Failed
DESB209Enroll
75%
This act adds adult sibling of a decedent to the definition of next of kin in Chapter 47 of Title 29 of the Delaware Code relating to the Division of Forensic Science. This expansion of the definition of next of kin will, for example, allow the Medic...
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2024-05-23
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB281Enroll
75%
This Act repeals the option of providing health care insurance to state pensioners under Medicare part C, known as a Medicare Advantage Plan.
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2024-05-23
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB282Enroll
75%
This Act adds procedural requirements to meetings of the State Employee Benefits Committee (SEBC), revises the membership of the SEBC, and requires that the Secretary of the Department of Human Resources inform State employees and retired State emplo...
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2024-05-23
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DESCR172Engross
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This resolution recognizes May 23, 2024, as Stop the Bleed Day in Delaware.
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2024-05-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
DESJR6Engross
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This resolution directs health care professional licensure boards to review their existing professional licensure application language to revise or remove all intrusive and stigmatizing language around mental health care and treatment and replace it ...
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2024-05-23
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 11:00 am]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB200Engross
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This Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware high schools. The unit is phased in over 3 years, beginning in FY2024, to arrive at a final ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades 9-12 for a full-time school counselor, schoo...
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2024-05-22
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB326Engross
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This is a substitute for House Bill No. 326.
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2024-05-22
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Social Services) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
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