Delaware Senator Robert Marshall [D]

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DESB242EnrollThis Act creates Pay for Success contracts. A Pay for Success contract is an agreement between a State agency and either a program intermediary or an investor under which an investor will provide upfront capital to fund a service, program, or economi...
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2018-06-15
To House Administration Committee
DESB246EnrollThis act provides greater flexibility for County and Municipal governments to enter into public-private partnerships for public lands. These agreements provide opportunities for the preservation of public land and limit the amount of government money...
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2018-06-15
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm]
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DESB163IntroThis Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of assault weapons in Delaware, subject to certain exceptions. One exception relevant to individuals is that the Act does not prohibit the ...
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2018-06-14
Amendment SA 1 to SB 163 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB133IntroThis Act acknowledges that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has been collecting natural resource data for years without the consent of the respective property owners. This Act further prohibits the dissemination of natura...
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2018-06-14
Stricken in Senate
DEHB408EngrossThis Act amends the Workers Compensation Act to include a provision permitting Industrial Accident Board hearing notices and decisions to be sent by secure email with an electronic receipt in lieu of certified mail. This will save money for the State...
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2018-06-14
To Senate Labor Committee
DEHB407EngrossThis Act provides that all current employees, prospective employees, contractors and subcontractors of the Department of Labor with access to federal tax information shall be subject to appropriate background checks to ensure that the Department of L...
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2018-06-14
To Senate Labor Committee
DEHB409EngrossThis Act creates a state mass layoff and plant closing notice requirement law that requires certain larger employers to provide their employees with adequate notice when they plan to go out of business, close a plant, or lay off a large number of emp...
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2018-06-14
To Senate Labor Committee
DESB250IntroThis Act encourages and provides funding for the installation of detection equipment for deadly weapons, dangerous instruments, and other dangerous things at public, charter, and private schools.
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2018-06-14
To Senate Education Committee
DESB7EngrossThis 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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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Revenue & Finance) in House with 7 On Its Merits
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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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB292EngrossThis Act implements the recommendations of the March 2105 Autism Educational Task Force report regarding § 1332 of Title 14, the Program for Children with Autism and its Special Staff. Enacted nearly three decades ago, this law established a network...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB312EnrollThis Act includes emergency medical technicians within the definition of employee under the County/Municipal Police/Firefighter Pension Plan.
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2018-06-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB3EngrossThis legislation requires that all full-time employees of the State, including employees of school districts, continuously in the employ of the state for at least one year, shall be eligible for 12 weeks of paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a ...
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2018-06-13
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHB354EngrossThis Act makes the Delaware equal accommodation law internally consistent, correctly organized, and aligned with the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DESB11EngrossThis Act relates to police and fire pension funds created under Title 18 of the Delaware Code. The General Assembly created a special fund in the hopes of ensuring adequate pensions for affected police officers and firefighters, and their surviving s...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Revenue & Finance) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DESB172EnrollThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-06-13
Amendment HA 1 to SB 172 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB197EnrollThis Act provides mandatory expungement eligibility to individuals who were convicted of the possession, use or consumption of marijuana prior to Delawares decriminalization of these offenses. To be eligible for the mandatory expungement, the marijua...
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2018-06-13
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration 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
DEHB447IntroThis bill moves all police officers and firefighters employed by the State and its political subdivisions under the jurisdiction of the Police Officers and Firefighters Employment Relations Act. This bill allows all State merit employees to have full...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 10 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
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
DESCR74EngrossThis resolution proclaims June 19, 2018 as Juneteenth 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 day with appropriate acti...
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2018-06-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
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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2018-06-12
Amendment SA 1 to SB 19 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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
DEHB360IntroAs poll from 2017 revealed that 31% of people in the United States have been sexually harassed in the workplace. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a comprehensive study of workplace harassment in the United States whi...
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2018-06-12
To House Labor Committee
DESB224IntroSection 1 of this Act increases the aggregate amount of Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credits that can be approved in any 1 fiscal year from $500,000 to $1 million.
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2018-06-12
[Hearing: Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm]
Amendment SA 1 to SB 224 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB140PassThis non-punitive, public-health oriented bill seeks to codify certain sections of the federal law known as the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), that requires states ...
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2018-06-07
Signed by Governor
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
DESB229EngrossThis Act acknowledges that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has been collecting natural resource data for years without the consent of the respective property owners. From the date of this Act forward, the Department must...
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2018-06-07
To House Natural Resources Committee
DESB165EngrossThis Act permits private sector labor organizations and employers to enter into union security agreements to the full extent allowed under federal law.
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DESB170IntroThis bill increases the minimum wage to be paid in this State beginning in 2018 and ending in 2021.
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in Senate with 3 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
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
DEHB349PassThis Act creates a Delaware Commission on Irish Heritage and Culture.
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2018-06-01
Signed by Governor
DESB215IntroThis Act creates the Omnibus School Safety Fund to provide funding to public and charter schools for certain school safety projects.
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2018-06-01
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB322PassThis bill lowers the mayoral age requirement from 30 to 25. This change makes the Mayors age requirement consistent with that for City Councilmen. Under the City s Charter, if the Mayor resigns, dies or is unable to perform his/her duties, the Counci...
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DESB90PassThis bill would allow for a student to participate in the Inspire Scholarship Program for eight continuous semesters instead of the current six. This would allow a student to use Inspire Scholarships for each of the semesters during a traditional col...
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2018-05-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB319EnrollThis legislation creates a benchmark for determining when a treatment or service is no longer experimental or investigational. When Medicare determines that a treatment is safe for its population, commercial insurers in Delaware may no longer deny co...
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2018-05-10
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
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
DESB26PassThis 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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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB314PassThis Act provides for a clear and established procedure and time frame during which public employees may revoke their membership in an employee organization. This Act allows public employers and employee organizations to manage membership status and ...
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
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
DEHB361EngrossThis Act removes § 617 Criminal Youth Gangs from the list of felonies designated as violent felonies and adds § 616 Gang Participation so that age is less of a factor in determining whether a violent felony was committed. In addition, this Act make...
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB76IntroThis bill sets the standards by which certain contractors and subcontractors are required, independently or through agreement with other organizations, to provide craft training for journeyman and apprentice levels through a bona fide program approve...
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2018-05-02
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
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
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
DESB95IntroThis bill establishes a 20 year retirement for correction officers and specified peace officers within the State Employees Pension plan. The bill amends the multiplier prospectively for the calculation of pension benefits for correction officers and ...
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2018-04-24
Amendment SA 2 to SB 95 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESR19EngrossThis Senate Resolution honors the St. Elizabeth High School Vikings Boys Varsity Basketball Team on their victory in the 2018 Delaware State Basketball Championship, a first for the school.
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2018-04-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHCR76EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution provides the General Assembly's approval of the proposed final agreement or transaction between the Diamond State Port Corporation and GT USA Wilmington, LLC, as required by § 8784(1) of Title 29 of the Delaware Code. ...
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2018-04-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
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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2018-04-18
Amendment HA 2 to HB 90 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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