Delaware Representative Paul Baumbach [D]

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DEHB61PassThis bill will add 4 new check-off donation boxes 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 th...
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2017-09-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB164PassThis bill dissolves the Human Trafficking Coordinating Council and reestablishes it as the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council. The bill establishes the members of the Council and the chair and vice-chair. The bill also requires that a...
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2017-09-14
Signed by Governor
DESB105PassPersons under age 18 must wear a helmet when operating or riding as a passenger on a bicycle, motorized skateboard or scooter, all terrain vehicle (ATV), off-highway vehicle (OHV), or electric personal assistive mobility device (EPAMD). See Title 21 ...
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2017-09-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB21PassThis Act takes steps to ensure that individuals with disabilities are not denied access to organ transplant procedures based solely on their disability. Historically, individuals with disabilities have sometimes been denied access to life-saving orga...
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2017-09-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB178PassThe children of parents who divorce or were never married often share a surname with only one parent, which may lead to confusion or hardship when schools, doctors, or others fail to recognize the childs connection with the parent with whom the child...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB200PassThis bill sets a minimum reimbursement rate for home health care nursing services paid for by Medicaid-contracted organizations. The rate shall be at least equal to the rate set by the Division of Medicaid for equivalent services. Home care nurses an...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB224PassCar theft was the primary impetus behind state codes prohibiting a motor vehicle owner to leave a car unattended with the keys in the ignition; a common habit to warm-up the vehicle during colder months. From 2013 to 2015, a total of 206 cars were st...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB252PassSection 1 of this Act enhances the States ability to collect delinquent taxes by (a) allowing for renewal of a judgment for unpaid taxes beyond the current 20 year limit for an additional term of 20 years, and (b) allows for recording of a judgment f...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DESB42PassThis Act permits individuals to add their resident minor child and foster child to their existing motor vehicle insurance policies as additional drivers.
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2017-08-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB180PassThis Act revises HB 180 to reflect input from a wide group of stakeholders. This Substitute Act differs from HB 180 as follows:
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2017-08-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB168PassThis bill eliminates the outdated provisions relating to mobile registration while maintaining the right of any person to register to vote at any county office of the Department of Elections.
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2017-08-02
Signed by Governor
DEHB77PassThis legislation authorizes the Department to operate its principal office in the Dover area and an additional branch office in Sussex County.
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2017-08-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB47PassThis 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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2017-07-28
Signed by Governor
DESB86PassThis Act authorizes the Family Court to appoint an education decision maker for abused, dependent, neglected, and delinquent children and children in the custody of the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families under Chapter 25 o...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB87PassThis Act updates the school stability law for children in the custody of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (DSCYF) following passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary a...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB210PassThis bill allows minors subject to debilitating medical conditions not specifically listed in § 4906A(b) the same petition process to have their condition considered as that allowed for adults.
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB85VetoThis bill eliminates the use of an enrollment preference for students living within a 5-mile radius of a charter school. This change was supported by a majority vote of the Enrollment Preferences Task Force established by House Bill No. 90 of the 147...
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2017-07-20
Vetoed by Governor
DEHB34PassThis bill expands the list of persons eligible to participate in the Ada Leigh Soles Memorial Professional Librarian and Archivist Incentive Scholarship Program to include employees of non-public libraries in Delaware that join the Delaware Library C...
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB94PassThis 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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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB99PassThis bill would require that a resident 65 years of age or older claiming a tax credit against school taxes must be a resident of the state for at least 10 years before qualifying for such credit. The current requirement is only for 3-year residency....
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB63PassSection 1 of this Act updates the Delaware Code relating to the Board of Nursing (Board) by eliminating conflicting definitions of an advanced practice registered nurse in the Code, correcting inaccurate cross-references, and eliminating references t...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB215PassThis bill eliminates the sunset provision on the at-store recycling program for plastic bags. The program established in 2009 included a sunset provision until 2014. In 2014, the General Assembly extended that sunset provision to 2017. This bill elim...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB24PassThis 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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2017-07-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB88EngrossThis Act allows for juniors and seniors majoring in education at a Delaware college or university to be paid $83 per day as substitute teachers, the same rate paid to those who hold a bachelor's degree but not a teaching license. This will encour...
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2017-07-12
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB97EngrossThis 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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2017-07-12
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
DEHB132EngrossThis bill corrects the duration of revocation to match § 4177C(d)(2) and will make it possible for all applicants who are required to participate in the Ignition Interlock Device program to be eligible to submit an application for an indigent plan. ...
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2017-07-12
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
DEHB163EngrossCurrently there are 17 "check-boxes" on the Delaware personal income tax return where taxpayers may designate a portion of their refund or send additional money with their payment due to be credited as a charitable donation to various organ...
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2017-07-12
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB177EngrossThis bill broadens the eligibility requirement for an appointment to a board of adjustment in jurisdictions which have adopted a home rule charter.
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2017-07-12
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB231EngrossThis bill creates an Abandoned Cultural Property Act. The act allows museums to establish title to property that has been donated or left with the museum after any loan period has terminated and the lender cannot be found.
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2017-07-12
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB135IntroIn addition to legislation codifying the recommendations of the Clean Water & Flood Abatement Task Force, other important steps around clean water and clean-water infrastructure should be taken. This bill is intended to promote long-term freshwat...
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2017-07-12
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB147PassThis bill implements across-the-board increases to the filing fees associated with Department of Insurance filings, including for insurer Certificates of Authority, producer and adjuster licenses, annual statement filings, and rate and rule filings.
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB242PassVapor products, commonly known as e-cigarettes or vape products, are increasing in popularity. This Act adds a definition of vapor products to Chapter 53, Title 30 (regarding Tobacco Product Tax), includes vapor products as a type of tobacco product,...
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DESCR26EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes June 2017 as LGBTQ Pride Month in the State of Delaware.
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2017-07-02
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB246EnrollThis bill would increase the exemption from inspection from 5 years to 7 years.
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2017-07-02
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB240IntroSections 1 and 7 of this Act update from $400 to $800 the threshold which triggers the penalty for insufficient payment of estimated tax. The current threshold has been in place since 2000. Because it has not been modified in almost 20-years, the pen...
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2017-07-01
Defeated By House. Votes: 24 YES 17 NO
DEHCR50EngrossThis resolution recognizes November 2017 as Native American Heritage Month in Delaware.
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2017-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB59PassThis Act replaces the current multistate nurse licensure compact with an enhanced version. The enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact allows for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to have one multistate license, with the privilege to practice ...
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2017-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB146EnrollThis bill will remove the requirement for signatures to be in pen and ink when provided for driver license, identification card, or registration application processes. Removing this provision enables the Division of Motor Vehicles to develop more eff...
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2017-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB9EnrollThis bill allows judicial discretion when juveniles are charged with any of the five specific offenses carved out in state code that say a juvenile of 16 or older, or 15 in the case of § 1447A, must be prosecuted as an adult. The bill simply changes...
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2017-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 13 YES 4 NO 4 NOT VOTING
DEHB185EnrollThe Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act would update Delaware code in conformance with recommended changes to the Uniform Vehicle Code from both the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (Rules of the Road Committee) and the League of Ameri...
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2017-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 NO
DESB97EnrollThis bill allows Delaware Department of Transportation authorized vehicles to be able to use the shoulder of the road when responding to emergencies. Department of Transportation staff must respond to emergencies along the road to assist police, fire...
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2017-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB269IntroSince 1996, students across Delaware have participated in school choice. Currently, reorganized school districts, vocational technical school districts, and charter schools do not follow the same processes thus causing confusion and barriers for fami...
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2017-06-30
To House Education Committee
DEHB89EngrossSection 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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2017-06-29
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB204EngrossThis Act makes a number of changes to Chapter 21, Title 11 of the Delaware Code, with the goal of modernizing the pretrial process, reducing reliance on monetary conditions, improving the efficiency and outcomes for the criminal justice system, and e...
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2017-06-29
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB233EngrossThis bill clarifies that the Division of Forensic Science can set reasonable fees in its regulations related to the issuance of any postmortem record, cremation permit, or statistics, which are services it currently provides at no cost. The collectio...
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2017-06-29
Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DEHB260IntroThis bill creates the Grant-In-Aid Committee. The Committee is a joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The purpose of the Committee is to review requests for grant-in-aid and to develop the grant-in-aid appropriations bill.
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2017-06-29
Amendment HA 2 to HB 260 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB11PassThis Act removes the prohibition against receipt of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF also referred to by the name Aid for Families with Dependent Children or AFDC) funds by persons convicted of a drug felony, so long as that person is ot...
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2017-06-28
Signed by Governor
DESB10IntroThis Act increases the minimum wage required to be paid in this State by 50 cents a year beginning in 2017 and ending in 2020. After 2020, the minimum wage required to be paid in this State increases based on cost-of-living adjustments under the fede...
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2017-06-28
Amendment SA 2 to SB 10 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB109IntroThis bill lowers the current tax rate by .05% for each bracket. The bill 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%. The bill also provides a tiered reduction of the otherwise...
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2017-06-28
Amendment HA 1 to HB 109 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB160IntroThe Delaware End of Life Options Act provides an additional option which terminally ill adults nearing their death can decide to select, to lessen their pain and suffering. The bill clarifies the procedures necessary for making the request, including...
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2017-06-28
Amendment HA 1 to HB 160 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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