Delaware Representative Sherry Dorsey Walker [D]

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DEHB43PassThis Act extends the limited licensing exemption for adjusters, who are dispatched by insurers to the State after catastrophic events, such as hurricanes or tornadoes, to appraisers. This change will allow for the prompt appraisal and settlement of m...
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB59PassThis bill would allow a court of competent jurisdiction to dismiss minor equipment violations upon a showing that repair(s) have been made. The sections include inoperative horn, missing rear-view mirror, improper window tint, and inoperable headligh...
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB31PassThis bill repeals certain provisions in Title 11 relating to abortion including provisions which treat abortion differently than other medical procedures, and provisions which criminalize women and the sale of medical devices and medicines.
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DESB129PassThis Act a result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committees (JLOSC) review of the Council on Correction (Council), and revamps Councils governing statute based on discussions throughout the review. In addition to making several technic...
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB196PassThe Act places the Parents Right to Know Act in the Department of Education instead of the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families. This Act also clarifies the notice requirements.
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB226PassSubchapter III, Chapter 68, Title 16 of the Delaware Code (Subchapter III) was originally enacted in 1982. In 1996, President Clinton signed the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1791 (Bill Emerson Act). The Bill Emerson Act...
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB241PassThis Act permits an officer to refer a juvenile who is in possession of alcohol or marijuana to the Juvenile Civil Citation Program rather than issue an assessment for a monetary civil penalty. Pursuant to the Juvenile Civil Citation Program, a juven...
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DESB78PassSenate Bill No. 78 enhances the qualifications for an individual to serve as a member of a school board or the State Board of Education.
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DESB74PassThis Act relates to the police and fire pension fund provisions of Chapter 7, Title 18 of the Delaware Code. The Act clarifies that an eligible retiree must be alive on July 1 of each biennial payout year in order to receive the payment provided for ...
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2021-09-15
Signed by Governor
DEHB159PassThis act modifies the locations at which sheriffs sales may be conducted to provide the sheriffs with needed flexibility and to modernize the sheriffs sale process. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has revealed substantial inflexibility in 10 Del. C. § ...
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2021-09-15
Signed by Governor
DESB135PassThe purpose of this Act is to eliminate the overly broad licensure exemption applicable to persons engaged in the practice of well drilling and persons engaged in the practice of engineering as registered professional engineers. There are many overla...
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2021-09-15
Signed by Governor
DEHB136PassThe Bill sets forth 8 factors a court must consider in determining a proposed relocation of a child for a period of 60 days or more in litigation involving custody or visitation. These factors include: (1) the nature, quality, extent, and duration of...
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2021-09-15
Signed by Governor
DESB86PassThis Act is a result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committees (JLOSC) 2019 review of the Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education (DACCTE), and adds a requirement to DACCTEs annual report to provide students and fam...
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2021-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB88PassThis Act is the result of the 2019 report of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committees task force under Senate Resolution No. 9 of the 150th General Assembly, which recommended permitting the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) to ...
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2021-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB87PassThis Act requires the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) to provide the Gift of Life program the States approved organ procurement organization, or OPO with access to data on potential anatomical donors when the data is needed to determine ...
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2021-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB128PassThis Act is the result of the 2019 report of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee's (JLSOC) task force under Senate Resolution No. 9 of the 150th General Assembly, which recommended amending the Delaware Health Information Network...
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2021-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB181PassThis Act makes clear that the Town of Delmar, Delaware is a public employer for purposes of the Police Officers' and Firefighters' Employment Relations Act, Chapter 16 of Title 19 of the Delaware Code, and Chapter 16 of Title 19 applies to th...
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2021-09-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB100PassThis Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware elementary schools. The unit is at a ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades K-5 for a full-time school counselor, school social worker, or licensed clinical social worker. Add...
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2021-08-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB48PassThis Act establishes a Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program for new primary care providers to be administered by the Delaware Health Care Commission. Under the loan repayment program, the Health Care Commission may award education loan repayme...
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2021-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB16PassSection 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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2021-08-10
Signed by Governor
DESB55PassThis Act creates emergency access to epinephrine that allows an institution of higher education to acquire and stock a supply of epinephrine autoinjectors if an employee or agent has completed a training program. This Act allows the individual who ha...
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2021-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB214PassThis Act creates the Disabled Veterans Property Tax Relief and Education Fund. Pursuant to this legislation, school districts are authorized to create a credit against school taxes for up to the full amount of school tax liability for property owned ...
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2021-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB104PassThis Act moves the date by which the Department of Education shall submit its annual report to the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council from August 1 to October 15 of each year. Moving the date to October 15 will better accommodate the data collect...
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2021-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB133PassThis Act changes the current evaluation system for all teachers from the former Delaware Performance Appraisal System II evaluation to a new Delaware Teacher Growth and Support System. The goal of this new evaluation system is to build a culture of p...
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2021-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB190PassThis Act updates the domestic violence first offender diversion program to allow the following offenses to be eligible for the program: assault third, terroristic threatening, and criminal contempt of a domestic violence protective order or lethal vi...
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2021-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB86PassThis Act provides increased funding for kindergarten through third grade students identified as eligible for basic special education services. Currently, basic special education is provided for students in fourth through twelfth grade who are identif...
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2021-07-30
Signed by Governor
DESB85PassThis bill allows the Public Guardian to collect fees for services in accordance with standards to be established by the Guardianship Commission and approved by the Court of Chancery.
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2021-07-30
Signed by Governor
DESB95PassThis bill will provide Delaware students with strong academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to volunteer public service to receive scholarship monies sufficient to cover the full cost of tuition at Delaware State University. The intent of...
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2021-07-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB200PassMany 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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2021-07-22
Signed by Governor
DEHB195PassThis Act requires certain police officers and some certain employees of the Department of Correction and Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families to wear a body worn camera and to use the body worn camera to record interactions ...
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2021-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB158PassThis bill expands prison-based jobs to provide work experience and job skill training and will assist offenders with reentry, while also maintaining Department of Correction (DOC) facilities. DOC has not been able to increase the number of offender j...
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2021-07-20
Signed by Governor
DESB15PassThis bill provides for gradual increases in the Delaware minimum wage to $15 over a period of several years.
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2021-07-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB60Enroll

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This bill increases the amount that a tenant may deduct from rent in order to have necessary work done on the rental premises if the landlord fails to repair or maintain the premises after proper notice. The original amount of $200 was selected at th...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB120PassThis Act makes changes to House Bill 202 from the 150th General Assembly creating a pilot program for the Red Clay School District to use external camera systems on their school buses to catch motorists that fail to stop when a school bus is stopped ...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB175PassThis Act allows one excused absence per school year for students grades 6 through 12 to attend civic engagements such as visits to the United States Capitol, Legislative Hall, and sites of political and cultural significance, or participation in a ra...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB56PassThis Act codifies the Opportunity Fund, an additional source of educational funding for Delaware public schools intended to support the increased needs of low income and English learner students, and establishes the parameters for how the funding is ...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB133PassThe 2019 Delaware Literacy Plan (Literacy Plan) established a framework to address Delawares literacy challenges. The Literacy Plan concluded that a strong teacher preparation program should lay the foundation for teachers to be able to engage studen...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHCR24Engross

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This Resolution: 1) Celebrates Senate Bill No. 56 and the immediate investment of targeted funding for student needs; 2) Describes the need for additional action from the General Assembly to update and modernize remaining underlying education funding...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB182Enroll

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The Victims Compensation Assistance Program (Agency or VCAP) administers the Victims Compensation Fund and provides financial assistance to eligible victims of crimes to help cover the costs of a variety of services that help victims and their famili...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB147PassThis Act codifies a reasonableness requirement for the use of force, both non-lethal and lethal. This is important when the state of mind is an issue in a criminal trial, such as when the judge or jury must decide as to what someone believed, knew, o...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB119Enroll

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This Act establishes Juneteenth as a State holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of the last enslaved African Americans in the United States. The Act adds Juneteenth as a legal holiday and reduces the number of floating holidays from 2 to...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB222PassCurrently, blood lead level screening and testing rates are well below what the Division of Public Health would expect them to be based on the risk factors that determine when screening or testing is necessary.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB161Enroll

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According 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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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB163PassThe Delaware Code does not currently contain any explicit direction for public schools relating to school absences for observance of religious holidays. This Act requires schools to excuse a pupil's absence for observance of a religious holiday, ...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB72PassThis Act clarifies that discrimination against any person because of religion is illegal under Chapter 45 of Title 6, the Delaware Equal Accommodations Act. Religion and religious beliefs were always intended to be protected under the Delaware Equal ...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHCR40Engross

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This Concurrent Resolution creates the Justice Forty Oversight Committee to study and make findings and recommendations regarding environmental justice in this State.
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB261Intro

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The ability of insured dependents and other insured members to receive confidential sensitive health care services without the knowledge of the insured policyholder is greatly impeded through traditional billing processes utilized by health insurers....
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2021-06-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB41Enroll

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Section 1 of this Act 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 Act revise the metho...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB115Enroll

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United States Supreme Court case law and scientific research has changed how we think about juvenile delinquency. We know now that an adolescents brain is not fully developed until the mid-twenties which makes juveniles especially prone to poor decis...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB145Engross

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This Act will allow Delaware residents two new deductions from personal income tax. The first is a deduction from taxable income of up to $1,000 for contributions to an account in a Delaware-sponsored qualified tuition program, as that term is define...
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2021-06-29
To Senate Finance Committee
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