Delaware Representative Richard Collins [R]

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DEHB183Enroll
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This Act creates a process for the Commissioner of Elections to determine if a candidate or an incumbent elected official for a State or county elected office are residents of the district or area they represent or seek to represent.
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2022-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 NOT VOTING
DEHB61Enroll
75%
This bill creates a special license plate for Combat Veterans.
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB163Enroll
75%
This Act more closely aligns the meaning of agricultural, horticultural, and forestry land use with the U.S. Census Bureaus definition of farm, which, since the 1974 Census, has included any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products we...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB309Enroll
75%
This Act, modeled on similar laws in Virginia and Maryland, requires a health-care provider to provide notice to a patient at the time blood is drawn to perform a laboratory test for Lyme disease that explains the limitations of the test and instruct...
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB425Enroll
75%
This bill makes needed changes to the Lyme Disease Oversight Board by adding 2 members including an infectious disease epidemiologist and a licensed veterinarian or entomology specialist.
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB423PassFederal law permits states to require federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to conduct background checks through a state agency, or point of contact, instead of directly through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB388Enroll
75%
This act authorizes the application of funds from the Delaware School Safety and Security Fund, which is subject to available appropriations, for the retention of constables to be utilized by the LEAs.
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 NO
DESCR125Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution proclaims Friday, October 28, 2022 as National First Responders Day in the State of Delaware.
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2022-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR112Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution recognizes September 2022 as "Prostate Cancer Awareness Month" in the State of Delaware
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2022-06-29
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR118Engross
50%
This resolution designates October 17-23, 2022 as "Free Speech Week" in the State of Delaware
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2022-06-29
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB408Enroll
75%
This Act would add designation that the holder is a veteran to the Delaware Driver License or Identification Card upon request. Adding designation that the holder is a veteran to a Driver License or Identification Card would eliminate the need for a ...
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2022-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB170Intro
25%
Currently, Delaware law permits the display of a flag of the United States of America on a flagpole attached to a residential structure. The law also permits display on a flagpole on the premises, but only if the flagpole was installed prior to the t...
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2022-06-23
Defeated By Senate. Votes: 7 YES 3 NO 11 NOT VOTING
DEHB293Enroll
75%
House Bill No. 293 requires that meetings of public bodies that are open to the public must provide an opportunity for public comment. Meetings of a public body of the General Assembly are excluded from the requirement to provide an opportunity for p...
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2022-06-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB313Enroll
75%
This Act amends the Millsboro Charter to require the town auditor to make and deliver the annual audit report to the Town Council by the date of the Council's regular meeting in January after the end of the fiscal year.
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2022-06-21
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB437Intro
25%
This bill seeks to create the Expanded Protection for Our Communities and Homes (EPOCH) Grant Program through a one-time appropriation of $20 million. The grant money would be distributed to every Delaware police agency that chooses to participate. T...
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2022-06-21
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB393Intro
25%
This Act creates a $280 tax credit for resident individuals with $35,000 or less of taxable income in 2022. The purpose of this Act is to encourage persons to join the labor force and to treat employed, lower income individuals similarly to how House...
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2022-06-15
Amendment HA 1 to HB 393 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB411Enroll
75%
This Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the regular session of the General Assembly from extending beyond 5:00 p.m. on the last day of June, unless the session is recalled by the Governor or the presiding officers ...
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2022-06-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB324Intro
25%
This Act recognizes the statutory authority of the Governor to act in the event of an emergency or disaster. During protracted emergencies and disasters, particularly those lasting more than 60 days, good governance requires participation by the Gene...
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2022-06-14
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB473Intro
25%
Campaign contribution limits have not been changed since 1991. Since then, the cost of a 1st class stamp has increased from 29 cents to 58 cents today. Since 1991, the Consumer Price Index has risen by at least 90 percent.
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2022-06-10
To House Administration Committee
DEHB331Engross
50%
Stands operated by children that serve or sell lemonade or other beverages on a temporary, occasional basis are a summertime tradition for many children. This Act exempts a stand operated by a child from State, county, and municipal regulations and l...
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2022-06-08
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DEHB389Intro
25%
This Act removes the up to 10% increase in school property taxes allowed after reassessment.
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2022-06-08
Amendment HA 1 to HB 389 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB248Intro
25%
This bill excludes structures used for agricultural, horticultural, or forest use from valuation, assessment, and taxation of property.
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2022-06-07
Amendment SA 2 to SB 248 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB314Intro
25%
This Act creates the Omnibus School Safety Fund (Fund) to provide funding to public and charter schools for certain school safety projects.
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2022-06-07
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB445Intro
25%
This Act's purpose is to spur economic growth in Delaware and create new jobs by giving a portion of the State's revenue surplus back to the taxpayers. Specifically, this Act cuts the gross receipts tax by 50%.
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2022-06-02
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB332Intro
25%
This Act decreases the Contractor Registration Fee for contractors who do not have a state contract and have 10 or less employees from $200 per year to $100 per year.
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2022-05-19
Amendment HA 2 to HB 332 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB266Intro
25%
Section 20, Article I of the Delaware Constitution guarantees the individual citizen's right to keep and bear arms for legitimate and lawful purposes such as defense of self, family, home and State, and for hunting and recreational use. However, ...
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2022-05-11
To Senate Executive Committee
DESCR101Engross
50%
This resolution honors USO Delaware for their important and inspiring work supporting military members and their families.
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2022-05-10
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR99Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution designates the month of May 2022 as "Lyme Disease Awareness Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2022-05-05
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR91Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution recognizes Christian Holy Week and Passover in the State of Delaware.
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2022-05-04
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB279Intro
25%
This Act creates the Delaware Education Right to Know Act to give parents, guardians, and other education stakeholders more information and opportunities to evaluate public and charter school education in Delaware and to express concerns to school of...
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2022-05-03
To Senate Education Committee
DESCR98Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution recognizes the month of May 2022 as "Healthy Vision Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2022-05-03
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB392Intro
25%
This bill amends the notice provision of the Administrative Procedures Act to include copies of the regulatory flexibility analysis and the economic impact statement.
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2022-04-28
To House Administration Committee
DESB131Engross
50%
This Act lowers the tax rate for premium cigars from 30% to 15% of the wholesale price so that Delaware's tax rate is consistent with the tax rates for premium cigars in surrounding states. The tax rate in Maryland is 15% and there is no tax on p...
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2022-04-14
To House Appropriations Committee
DESCR78Engross
50%
This Senate Concurrent Resolution honors the Meals on Wheels program for providing invaluable and irreplaceable service to our aging population. Additionally, the Modern Maturity Center in Kent County is the program's backbone, delivering nutriti...
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2022-04-07
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR80Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution recognizes March 29, 2022 as "National Vietnam War Veterans Day" in Delaware.
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2022-04-07
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB232Intro
25%
This Act requires that each school district and charter school serving high school students administer in grade 10 and again in grade 12 an assessment of United States history, government, and civics that includes all of the following:
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2022-04-04
Amendment SA 1 to SB 232 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB254Intro
25%
This Act suspends the state taxes on motor fuel in this State for 30 days.
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2022-03-23
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB326Intro
25%
This Act creates the Delaware Education Right to Know Act to give parents, guardians, and other education stakeholders more information and opportunities to evaluate public and charter school education in Delaware and to express concerns to school of...
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2022-03-08
To House Education Committee
DEHB319Intro
25%
There are presently at least 30 states that have a statute defining and protecting parental rights, or case law that interprets parental interests as a fundamental right. Delaware has neither. This proposal is the first leg of a constitutional amendm...
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2022-03-03
To House Administration Committee
DESB235Intro
25%
The Act protects the life of the unborn child at a time when the potential for the child to survive outside the womb increases, especially with the advancement of medical procedures. Specifically, this Act repeals the current sections of the Delaware...
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2022-03-03
To Senate Legislative Oversight & Sunset Committee
DEHB312Intro
25%
This bill creates a Delaware personal income tax credit, not to exceed $500 per year per individual for interest paid on student loans.
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2022-03-03
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DESB227Intro
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This Act generally requires a student athlete to compete for athletic teams or in sports associated with their biological sex, as determined at or near birth and based on the students birth certificate or other government record if a birth certificat...
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2022-02-11
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESCR68Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution recognizes January 16, 2022, as "Religious Freedom Day" in Delaware.
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2022-01-27
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR64Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution recognizes January 9, 2022, as "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" in Delaware.
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2022-01-13
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR66Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution remembers and recognizes the life and service of former Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner.
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2022-01-13
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR65Engross
50%
This Senate Concurrent Resolution honors and recognizes the leadership, achievements, and sacrifices of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and urges all citizens of the First State to participate fittingly in the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Da...
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2022-01-13
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB278Intro
25%
This Act requires personal income tax brackets to be annually adjusted for cost-of-living increases. This will prevent tax increases due to "bracket creep" caused by cost-of-living raises given to workers.
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2022-01-06
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DESB206Intro
25%
This Act requires a school district or charter school serving high school students to provide instruction in comparative political ideology in grade 10. The instruction must include a comparative discussion of political ideologies, including communis...
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2022-01-06
To Senate Education Committee
DESB161PassAccording to the Childrens Bureau within the Administration for Children & Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico have enacted infant safe haven laws that allow a parent to su...
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2021-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB28PassThis bill increases the minimum amount of property damage that triggers the mandatory reporting of a vehicular collision to police from $500 to $2,000. This bill also increases the minimum amount of property damage requiring police agencies to invest...
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2021-09-30
Signed by Governor
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