Delaware Representative Sean Matthews [D]

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DEHB348PassThis Act provides nationally certified occupational therapists with a salary supplement for receiving national certification. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing language to the standards of the Delaware Drafting Manual.
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DESB269PassThis bill creates a special license plate for the Boy Scouts of America.
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB401PassThis Act amends Title 21 to specify the requirements for an applicant to obtain or renew a motor vehicle dealer license and aligns the requirements with other state licensing requirements. The current law only requires the applicant to show they have...
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB476PassThis Act requires all law-enforcement agencies to remove all Gold Alert notifications of missing persons from all social media and all websites within 72 hours of being notified that the missing person has been located.
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB336PassThis Act provides school-base physical therapists who have graduated from an accredited college or university with the highest level masters or doctorate degree, and who have achieved a passing score on the national physical therapy examination issue...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB330PassThis Act renames the Claymont Regional Transportation at First State Crossing in Claymont, Delaware as the "Harris B. McDowell, III Transportation Center" after Senator Harris B. McDowell, III, the longest serving member of the Delaware Gen...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB418PassThis Act amends §137, Title 17 of the Delaware Code to allow for right of way acquisitions to commence upon the approval of final right of way plans on a parcel by parcel basis. This will improve project delivery by allowing acquisitions on finalize...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DESB35PassLike Senate Bill No. 35, this Act defines specific violations of wage payment and collection laws under Chapter 11 of Title 19 as wage theft, providing specific penalties for these violations, and creates a new criminal offense of wage theft, with a ...
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2022-10-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB474PassUnder current Chapter 27 of Title 10 the Board of Examiners of Constables is charged with appointing constables and certifying their commissions as well as monitoring their training and in-service. Currently, there is no member on the Board who acts ...
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2022-10-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB388PassThis 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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2022-09-09
Signed by Governor
DESJR6PassThis Senate Joint Resolution designates August 31, 2022, as "International Overdose Awareness Day" in the State of Delaware and directs the State flag to be lowered to half-staff at State facilities and encourages local governments, busines...
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2022-08-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB480PassThis Act amends the Delaware Code relating to financial assistance for education in order to promote and support the states high demand career fields and reduce student debt for Delaware residents. The Act clarifies the Delaware Higher Education Offi...
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2022-08-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB205PassThis Act establishes the Delaware Expanding Access for Retirement and Necessary Saving (EARNS) program to serve as a vehicle through which eligible employees may, on a voluntary basis, provide for additional retirement security through a State-facili...
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2022-08-18
Signed by Governor
DEHB398PassThis Act renames the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council as the Delaware Anti-Trafficking Action Council (Council) for the purpose of providing a clearer description of the work that the Council performs. This Act also transfers the Co...
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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB365PassThis bill establishes the pilotage rates for the Pilots Association for the Bay and River Delaware for 2023, 2024, and 2025.
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2022-07-27
Signed by Governor
DESB274PassThis bill continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (the Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendme...
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2022-07-27
Signed by Governor
DESB275PassThis bill continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments of the...
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2022-07-27
Signed by Governor
DESB273PassSection 1. Section 1 of this Act amends Section 102(b)(7). The amendment to Section 102(b)(7) authorizes a provision in the certificate of incorporation to eliminate or limit monetary liability of certain corporate officers for breach of fiduciary du...
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2022-07-27
Signed by Governor
DESB276PassThis bill continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act (the Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments of t...
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2022-07-27
Signed by Governor
DESB100PassThis Act establishes a Public Education Compensation Committee for the purpose of reviewing Delaware's educator compensation structure and its ability to compete with regional school districts, Delaware's private business sector, and other go...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
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
DEHB451PassThis bill makes a person under the age of 21 prohibited from purchasing, owning, possessing, or controlling a firearm or ammunition of a firearm except under limited circumstances. Those circumstances are if the person is 18 years of age or older and...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB8PassThis Act defines machine gun as it is defined under federal law. Defining machine gun makes clear the types of weapons prohibited under Delaware law, including an auto sear, or glock switch, which transforms a semiautomatic gun into a machine gun.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB478PassThis bill increases the annual earnings limit for pensioners in the State Employees Pension Plan who return to work in a non-pension creditable position to $40,000 for earnings received beginning in calendar year 2021.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB475PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2023 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESCR122Engross
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This concurrent resolution proclaims Thursday, October 6, 2022, as National Coaches Day in the State of Delaware.
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2022-06-29
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB437Intro
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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
DEHB465Intro
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The Delaware Entertainment Job Act is intended to encourage jobs creation, artistic endeavors and investment in the film, television, esports and videogame industry in the State of Delaware, and the attendant benefits for the economy and job growth. ...
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2022-06-21
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB316PassThis bill does all of the following relating to the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. First, it adds the Chief Magistrate of the Justice of the Peace Court to the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. Second, it removes the limitations on the...
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2022-06-14
Signed by Governor
DESB305Engross
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This Act, known as the Delaware Climate Change Solutions Act, follows the issuance of Delawares Climate Action Plan in 2021, and establishes a statutory requirement of greenhouse gas emissions reductions over the medium and long term to mitigate the ...
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2022-06-14
Amendment HA 1 to SB 305 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESCR116Engross
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Dysautonomia is a group of medical conditions that result in a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for automatic bodily functions such as respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, temperature control, and more....
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2022-06-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB371VetoThis Act removes all penalties for possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana, except for those who are under 21 years of age. Possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana and public consumption remain unclassified misdemeanors. The Act also removes ...
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2022-06-07
Roll call on a motion to Repass HB 371 - Defeated By House. Votes: 20 YES 20 NO 1 NOT VOTING
DEHB372Intro
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The Delaware Marijuana Control Act regulates and taxes marijuana in the same manner as alcohol.
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2022-05-19
Defeated By House. Votes: 23 YES 15 NO 2 ABSENT
DEHCR84Engross
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This Concurrent Resolution commends the 2022 Delaware Educational Support Professional of the Year, David Thomas, and all of the District/Charter Network Educational Support Professionals of the Year.
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2022-05-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB1PassThis Act, the Healthy Delaware Families Act, creates a statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program. Delaware employees can access up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave through the State's paid leave trust fund for a qualif...
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2022-05-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB296PassAll three counties in Delaware have been plagued with thefts of catalytic converters, which contain precious metals having significant monetary value in the scrap metal industry. This Act adds catalytic converters to the list of items for which scrap...
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2022-04-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB360PassThe Act, which shall be known as the 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate Program, creates a relief rebate which is a one-time direct payment of $300 per Delaware resident taxpayer. This relief is intended to help Delawareans grappling with significant inflat...
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2022-04-14
Signed by Governor
DESCR92Engross
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This Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 24-30, 2022, as "Crime Victims' Rights Week" in the State Of Delaware. Please visit the following websites for more information on Crime Victims' Rights Week and the resources available to...
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2022-04-14
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR80Engross
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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
DESCR84Engross
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This Resolution recognizes April 2022 as "Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2022-04-07
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB292Intro
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This bill criminalizes the possession, sale, transfer, purchase, or receipt of a short-barreled shotgun and short-barreled rifle which is not registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. While it is currently illegal under...
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2022-03-23
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 1 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
DESCR75Engross
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This Senate Concurrent Resolution designates March as "Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention Month" in Delaware and encourages the Department of Health and Social Services to research methods to raise awareness of, prevent, and treat ea...
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2022-03-17
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB275Intro
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This bill increases the penalties for a second offense of a firearm owners failure to report the loss of theft of a firearm pursuant to the statute from just a civil penalty to a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine of up to $2,300 and ...
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2022-03-16
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DEHB305Intro
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The Delaware Marijuana Control Act regulates and taxes marijuana in the same manner as alcohol. It allows adults over the age of 21 to legally possess and consume under 1 ounce of marijuana for personal use. It does not permit people to grow their ow...
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2022-03-10
Defeated By House. Votes: 23 YES 14 NO 3 NOT VOTING
DESCR69Engross
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This Concurrent Resolution urges the Secretary of the Navy to designate Philadelphia and both banks of the Delaware River as the site of the main celebration of the 250th birthdays of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps in October a...
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2022-01-27
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB285PassThis bill provides COVID-19 related relief to both claimants receiving unemployment benefits and employers who are assessed unemployment taxes, and extends the end date of the Secretary of Labors COVID-19 related rulemaking authority. Section 1 exemp...
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2022-01-27
Signed by Governor
DESCR70Engross
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This concurrent resolution proclaims February 7-14, 2022, as Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week in Delaware.
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2022-01-27
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB294Intro
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This Act requires each school district and charter school to provide each student in preschool, kindergarten, and in grades 2 and 4 an oral health screening by January 15 of each school year. The Division of Public Health (DPH) offers school-based or...
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2022-01-27
To House Education Committee
DESCR64Engross
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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
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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
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