Delaware Representative Sean Matthews [D]

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DEHB80IntroSection 1 of this Act modifies Delawares Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to allow recipients to choose the most beneficial credit to be applied against their Delaware Personal Income Taxes. Under this Act, recipients can choose between a non-refundab...
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2020-01-30
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB289IntroThis bill clarifies when an employer may pay a training wage in lieu of the minimum wage. A training wage is only during the first 90 days after the employee is initially hired by the employer. This bill defines that as the first time an employee is ...
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2020-01-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB291IntroThis bill creates a financial incentive for employers to train and retain apprentices in apprenticeship programs. The purpose of this financial incentive is to encourage employers to create employment opportunities in Delaware and to train Delawares ...
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2020-01-30
To House Labor Committee
DEHB258IntroThis bill allows the Department of Correction to implement prison nurseries, which would allow women inmates that give birth during their time incarcerated the option of raising their infant up to the age of 18 months. Studies have shown that prison ...
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2020-01-29
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHCR76EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution designates the week of February 24 - 28, 2020, as PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK and calls upon Delawareans to support public schools.
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2020-01-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB139EnrollIn an effort to ensure the safety and wellbeing of dogs, this legislation improves shelter and tether standards in hazardous weather conditions, including clarifying restrictions on outdoor housing and tethering for dogs during hazardous weather cond...
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2020-01-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 15 YES 5 NO 1 ABSENT
DEHB200IntroMany of the States waters do not meet water quality standards to support their designated uses, such as for drinking, swimming or supporting aquatic life. The Clean Water for Delaware Act establishes a framework for assessing needs and planning and i...
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2020-01-22
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB268IntroThis Act requires that individual, group, State employee, and public assistance insurance plans provide coverage for epinephrine autoinjectors for individuals who are 18 years of age or under and must include at least 1 formulation of epinephrine aut...
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2020-01-22
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 4 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DEHB278IntroSection 1 of this bill clarifies that the reinstatement obligations of insurers under Section 3903(d) apply in instances of both nonrenewals and cancellations of policies due to nonpayment of premiums. Sections 2 through 4 of this bill revise the met...
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2020-01-22
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DEHB274IntroThis bill establishes the time frame within which a property insurer must give prior written notice to the insured of its intent to cancel a policy.
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2020-01-22
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 13 On Its Merits
DEHB276IntroThis bill adds a provision addressing the assignability of rights under property insurance policies and authorizes a property insurance carrier to limit a policys assignability only to those persons or entities that have the legal authority to repres...
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2020-01-22
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 12 On Its Merits
DEHB283IntroCurrent Delaware regulations provide that transportation benefits must be provided for students in grades K through 6 who live 1 or more miles from the schools to which district administrators would normally assign them. In grades 7 through 12, the s...
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2020-01-22
To House Education Committee
DEHB202EnrollThis bill creates a pilot program for the Red Clay School District to utilize external camera systems on their school buses to catch motorists that illegally pass school buses and to punish these motorists by issuing them a civil penalty. The purpose...
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2020-01-21
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 1 NO 1 ABSENT
DEHB267IntroThis act will allow a critical need reimbursement to be distributed directly to an institute of higher education or Secretary of Education approved Alternative Routes to Teacher Licensure and Certification program for an eligible teacher who is takin...
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2020-01-15
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 5 Favorable, 11 On Its Merits
DEHJR10IntroThis Resolution directs the Department of Transportation to work with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority to produce a report by September 30, 2020, that compares the financial and environmental impacts to Delaware of the current, uncoordinated trash ...
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2020-01-09
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
DESB78PassThis Act requires that the health education programs presented by the Department of Education include instruction on what it means to "consent" in the context of a sexual encounter.
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2019-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB125PassCurrently, non-resident pass-through entities, trusts, and estates are required to pay estimated income taxes anticipated to be due as a result of real estate transactions before each deed is recorded. The payment of estimated income taxes before eac...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB12PassThis Act strengthens the role and responsibilities of the Provider Advisory Board in regard to the implementation and enforcement of The Delaware Child Care Act.
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DESB45PassUnder current law, the possession, use, or consumption of a personal use quantity of marijuana remains a crime for those under the age of 21 despite being a civil violation for adults. This Act makes the possession, use, or consumption of a personal ...
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB174PassThis Act establishes standards for data security for Title 18 licensees and standards for the investigation of and notification to the Commissioner of a cybersecurity event affecting Title 18 licensees.
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DESB152IntroThis Act amends Delawares laws regarding release of persons accused of crimes (Chapter 21 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code) as required in conjunction with the adoption of Senate Bill No. 151, which proposes a constitutional amendment to permit preve...
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2019-07-31
To Senate Judicial Committee
DESB151IntroThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that modernizes the Delaware Constitutions bail provision and clarifies the power of the General Assembly and the Courts to define certain felony offenses for which, or circumstances under which...
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2019-07-31
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB59PassThis Act requires the Secretary of the Department of Transportation to publish the transaction history for funds allocated to each member of the General Assembly under the Community Transportation Fund.
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB127PassThis Act changes the penalty for an employers failure to file a report required by the Division of Unemployment Insurance from $17.25 to 15% of the total contributions paid or payable by the employer, unless 15% of the total contributions is less tha...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB194PassOver 80% of pharmaceuticals in the United States are purchased through pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) networks. PBMs serve as intermediaries between health plans, pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies, and PBMs establish networks for consumers...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB128PassThis Act expands the collection procedures available to the Division of Unemployment Insurance to more closely match the collection procedures currently available to the Division of Revenue providing the Division of Unemployment Insurance with stream...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB206PassThis Act authorizes the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue special registration plates to commemorate the Delaware State Education Association centennial. It also allows the Division to collect a 1-time administrative fee of $15 to be deposited into...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB38PassThis Act establishes in-person early voting in Delaware beginning January 1, 2022. Registered voters will be allowed to vote in-person during at least 10 days before an election, up to and including the Saturday and Sunday immediately before the elec...
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2019-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB71EnrollThis Act protects consumers from paying high prices for prescription drugs by ensuring competition in the marketplace by doing the following:
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2019-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 NO
DEHB198PassThis bill would increase the maximum weekly benefit amount that would be payable to claimants seeking unemployment compensation benefits from the Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance from $330 a week to $400 a week. The funds necessary to pay ...
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2019-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB251IntroThis bill clarifies that the definition of employees who receive gratuities also includes employees that receive tips, that these employees must earn at least 50% of their income from tips or gratuities, and that the tips must come directly from cust...
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2019-06-27
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHCR59EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution acknowledges June as LGBTQA+ Pride Month and recognizes the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall.
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2019-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 1 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
DEHB252IntroThe minimum wage for employees who receive tips or gratuities has not changed since 1983, when the overall state minimum wage was $3.35 per hour. Tipped wage workers at that time were paid a percentage 66.67% of the minimum wage, which was $2.23 pe...
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2019-06-27
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB106PassDelaware is one of only a few states that does not provide statutory or regulatory authority regarding the regulation of service contracts and warranties. In some states, these products are regulated as insurance products. In other states, the Attorn...
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2019-06-26
Signed by Governor
DESB159EngrossThis Act authorizes the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of the Department, or General Assembly to request, and requires the Auditor of Accounts conduct or contract for, an audit of a charter school's business and financial transactions, rec...
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2019-06-25
To House Education Committee
DEHB232EngrossThis Act would both raise the jurisdictional limit of the Justice of the Peace Court to $25,000 and allow Justice of the Peace to consider claims in excess of the jurisdictional limit where the underlying matter involves a commercial tenancy and poss...
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2019-06-21
To Senate Judicial Committee
DEHB96PassThis Act requires captive insurance companies to pay premium taxes on or before April 15 of each year. This Act complements House Bill No. 289 of the 149th General Assembly (Chapter 251, Volume 81 of the Laws of Delaware) by ensuring that captive ins...
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2019-06-19
Signed by Governor
DESB123EngrossIt is an unfortunate reality that many offenders have difficulty re-entering society. Without the ability to provide for themselves and their families through gainful employment, 67.8% of released prisoners are rearrested within three years of releas...
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2019-06-19
Tabled in Committee
DEHB196IntroThirty-three states and the District of Columbia have established a process for compensating individuals who have been wrongly convicted. This Act creates such a process for Delaware.
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2019-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 4 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB187IntroThis Act would both raise the jurisdictional limit of the Justice of the Peace Court to $25,000 and allow Justice of the Peace to consider claims in excess of the jurisdictional limit where the underlying matter involves a commercial tenancy and poss...
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2019-06-19
Stricken in House
DEHB201IntroThis Act requires the Department of Education ("Department") to administer the statewide program for services for students with autism spectrum disorder (program) and that the Department must hire the Director of the program.
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2019-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 13 On Its Merits
DEHB105PassStep therapy protocols are a mechanism by which health insurance companies require patients to try one or more prescriptions drugs before coverage is provided for the actual drug prescribed by the patients health care provider. This Act creates a Ste...
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2019-06-18
Signed by Governor
DEHB240IntroIn 2009, New Hampshire was the first state to develop a statewide Gun Shop Project, reaching out to gun shops regarding the role they can play in suicide prevention. In the years since, at least 21 other states have implemented similar campaigns. Thi...
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2019-06-18
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB45PassThis Act is the product of the Manufactured Home Owners and Community Owners Act Task Force (Task Force), established by HR No. 24 of the 149th General Assembly. This Act makes technical and substantive revisions to the Manufactured Home Owners and C...
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2019-06-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB223IntroSince 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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2019-06-13
To House Education Committee
DEHB203IntroThis bill places restrictions on the placement of clothing bins. The bill requires a person who places a clothing bin on a property, or has an existing clothing bin on a property, to obtain a permit from the Department of Health and Social Services. ...
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2019-06-11
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB192IntroTo address concerns regarding the actual and perceived fairness of lottery admissions to choice, charter, and vo-tech schools, this Act requires that a third party approved by the Department of Education and the State Board of Education conduct the l...
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2019-06-10
To House Education Committee
DESB48PassThis Act requires that bidders for public works contracts that are above a minimum value and required to provide the prevailing wage include approved craft training programs for journeyman and apprentice levels if the contract is not for a federal hi...
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2019-06-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB110IntroThe 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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2019-06-06
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB186IntroThis Act authorizes the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of the Department, or General Assembly, including a House, joint committee, committee, or member of the General Assembly, to request, and requires the Auditor of Accounts conduct or contra...
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2019-06-06
To House Education Committee
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