Delaware Representative Peter Schwartzkopf [D]

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DESB234EngrossCurrently, the ability of the Department to take licensure action (i.e., suspension, revocation, limitation) is, in certain cases, contingent upon the public school employer first taking employment action (i.e., dismissal, termination). The Departmen...
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2018-06-15
To House Education Committee
DEHB300EnrollThis bill makes it a crime to sell, transfer, buy, receive or possess a trigger crank or bump-fire device designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle, making such weapon function more like an automatic weapon. A bump stock was us...
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2018-06-14
Passed By House. Votes: 36 YES 2 NO 1 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
DEHB310EnrollThe Certification of Adoption of Sustainability and Transparency Standards Act (the Act) establishes a voluntary disclosure regime to foster dialogue around sustainability and responsibility among participating Delaware business entities and their va...
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2018-06-14
Laid On Table in Senate
DEHB457EngrossThis bill provides for a residential electrician license. A residential electrician license allows for a person to conduct residential electrical work without having to be under the direct onsite supervision of a licensed master electrician, master e...
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2018-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Sunset Committee
DEHB465IntroIn January 2018, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections that they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation that was enacted by the 149th General Assembly in 2017 or as...
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2018-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHCR92EngrossThis Resolution recognizes the young men participating in the 2018 session of Delaware's Boys State and commends its sponsor, the American Legion Department of Delaware.
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2018-06-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB335IntroThis Act establishes the Delaware School Safety and Security Fund to allow certain eligible public schools to partially or fully fund projects intended to improve school facilities and training relating to safety or security. The Department of Educat...
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2018-06-14
was introduced and adopted in lieu of HB 335
DEHB222EngrossThis Substitute Act incorporates House Bill No. 222, and also makes the following changes to House Bill No. 222:
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB405EngrossThis bill is intended to facilitate the growth and expansion of Delaware licensed craft alcoholic liquor companies within the State by permitting them to ship product manufactured on their licensed premises to entities under common ownership and cont...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB411EngrossThis Act amends Delaware's existing continuity of government laws as required in conjunction with the adoption of House Bill No. 410, which completes the process to amend Article II, § 5 and Article XVII, § 1 of the Delaware Constitution to ado...
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2018-06-13
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHB410EngrossThis Act is the second leg of a constitutional amendment that would alter the continuity of government provisions of the Delaware Constitution to enable the effective continuance of government following a variety of emergency situations. The first le...
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2018-06-13
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB228EngrossThis Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program (Program), which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act. This Act replaces Senate Bill 148 and makes the following additional changes:
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB445IntroThis bill makes a technical correction to House Bill 53 enacted earlier this session. It would make the original intent clear that these firework devices can be sold and used on July 4, December 31, and January 1.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DESB232EngrossThis Act expands the total number of vice-chancellors on the Court of Chancery to 6 and makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB382EngrossThis Act has the effect of renaming the Delaware Department of Transportation Welcome Center on Interstate 95 at 530 JFK Memorial Highway, Newark, Delaware as the "Biden Welcome Center" in honor of the Biden family. This gesture is made bec...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB460IntroThis Act is the first leg of a Constitutional Amendment reflecting the recommendations of the Advisory Panel to the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) on Potential Fiscal Controls and Budget Smoothing Mechanisms established as p...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 2 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DESB243IntroSince 1973, § 9605(b) of Title 9 of the Delaware Code (§ 9605) has prohibited the recordation of instruments that restrict the sale, gift, transfer, assignment, conveyance, ownership, lease, rental, use, or occupancy of real property to or by any p...
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2018-06-13
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB299IntroThis is the first 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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2018-06-12
Stricken in House
DESCR68EngrossThis resolution congratulates the class of 2017-2018 Eagle Scouts for having attained the highest rank one can earn in the Boy Scouts of America.
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2018-06-12
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB65EnrollConversion therapy is a practice or treatment that seeks to change an individuals sexual orientation or gender identity, including any effort to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelin...
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2018-06-07
Passed By House. Votes: 24 YES 14 NO 3 NOT VOTING
DEHB399EnrollThis is the first 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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2018-06-07
Passed By House. Votes: 35 YES 6 NO
DESB159EngrossThe Act made changes to motor vehicle franchising practices, by doing the following:
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 12 On Its Merits
DEHB365EngrossCurrently, the age for wait staff to serve alcohol to a patron is 19 years old. This Act lowers the age of persons permitted to serve alcohol from 19 to 18 years of age for all establishments licensed for the on-premises sale and consumption of alcoh...
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB380EngrossThis bill allows first-time home buyers to pay their portion of the realty transfer tax at the rate that was in effect prior to the increase that took effect on August 1, 2017. The credit is calculated as 0.5% of the first $400,000 in home value, wit...
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB374EngrossThis bill adds glaucoma, chronic debilitating migraines, pediatric autism spectrum disorder, pediatric sensory processing disorder to the list of debilitating medical conditions which may qualify a person, upon certification by a physician, to be eli...
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB327PassThis Act is designed to address underage gambling offenses under § 4810 of Title 29 in a more efficient way.
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB345PassThis bill increases the 1-time fee from $35 to $50 for Delawares environmental license plates in order to increase revenue to improve the capacity of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays and The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary to fulfill thei...
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB53PassThis bill allows ground-based and hand-held sparklers and certain other nonexplosive, nonairborne novelty items regulated by the federal government to be sold and used in the State. The bill does not legalize firecrackers, bottle rockets, aerials, or...
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2018-05-10
Signed by Governor
DESCR66EngrossThis Senate Resolution designates August 4, 2018, as Barack Obama Day in the State of Delaware.
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2018-05-10
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB375IntroThis Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, purchase, transfer, or delivery of large-capacity magazines, which are defined as ammunition feeding devices with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DESB171EngrossIndividuals who are released from prison face many hurdles as they re-enter the community, including difficulty obtaining identification documents. Lacking identification imposes additional hurdles as these individuals attempt to find housing and emp...
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DEHCR85EngrossThis concurrent resolution commends the nominees and recipients for the 2018 Delaware Governors Awards: Recognizing State Employee Individuals, Teams, and Heroes.
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2018-05-09
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB202IntroThis Act ensures that the spouses of those killed in the line of duty are able to receive benefits for the remainder of their lives regardless of future marital status. When a surviving spouse remarries, the surviving spouse's benefit is reduced ...
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2018-05-08
To Senate Labor Committee
DESB200IntroThis Act prohibits drilling for oil or natural gas in Delawares coastal zone and territorial waters and precludes DNREC from issuing any permits in connection with the development of offshore drilling infrastructure, whether proposed for Delaware ter...
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2018-05-08
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DESCR55EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution commends the Delaware State Dental Society on the success of its 15th annual Give Kids a Smile Program and recognizes its continuing efforts to improve the dental health of Delawares children.
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2018-05-03
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR84EngrossThis concurrent resolution thanks the Career and Technical Student Organizations for their presentation of geraniums. This concurrent resolution also extends the General Assembly's best wished for continued success to these exemplary students.
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2018-05-02
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB308PassThis Act removes the sunset provision contained in Volume 80, Chapter 412 of the Laws of Delaware (formerly House Bill No. 405, as amended, of the 148th General Assembly) that is set to expire the law on September 8, 2018. The purpose of Volume 80, C...
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2018-05-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB302PassThis Substitute Act incorporates House Bill No. 302, and also makes the following changes to House Bill No. 302:
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2018-04-30
Signed by Governor
DEHCR77EngrossThis resolution supports designating the month of April 2018 as National Donate Life Month, which recognizes those and the families of those who have donated organ, eye and tissue, as well as supports and encourages the donation of organ, eye and tis...
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2018-04-26
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB343IntroModeled after legislation passed in New Jersey on August 8, 2013, this legislation prohibits a person named on the federal terrorist watchlist from purchasing, owning, possessing or controlling a deadly weapon or ammunition for a firearm within the S...
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2018-04-25
Tabled in Committee
DEHB174PassThis Act raises the first offense of purchasing or obtaining a firearm for someone not legally qualified to own, possess or purchase one from a Class F to a Class E Felony. This change is to deter such "straw purchases" by making jail time ...
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2018-04-18
Signed by Governor
DEHB330EngrossThis bill changes the age of a person to whom another person can sell, give or transfer a firearm or ammunition for a firearm from 18 to 21. However, this bill permits a person to sell, give or transfer a firearm or ammunition for a firearm to a pers...
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2018-03-29
Amendment SA 5 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB270IntroThis Act establishes a framework for assessing needs, planning and implementing projects, and providing a funding source to enhance and accelerate Delawares efforts in cleaning up its contaminated water resources, ensuring that all our citizens have ...
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2018-03-28
Tabled in Committee
DEHR25IntroThis Resolution recognizes March 19th as Celebrating Women in Public Office Day in Delaware.
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2018-03-14
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHR23IntroThis resolution recognizes the week of March 11-17, 2018, as Sunshine Week in Delaware.
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2018-03-13
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHR21IntroThis resolution creates the Permanent Rules of the House of Representatives replacing the Temporary Rules of the House of Representatives.
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2018-01-25
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR59EngrossThis resolution recognizes the Easterseals/CAI Volleyball Challenge occurring March 2-4, 2018, at William Penn High School, an event that raises funds for an organization providing services and support to Delawareans with disabilities or special need...
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2018-01-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB145IntroThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriation Act.
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2018-01-25
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB325IntroThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2019 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2018-01-25
To House Capital Infrastructure Committee
DEHB260EngrossThis 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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2018-01-17
To Senate Finance Committee
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