Delaware Senator Spiros Mantzavinos [D]

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DESB56EngrossThis 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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2021-05-07
Suspension of Rules in House
DEHB173IntroThis Act allows the parent or guardian of a military-connected student to preliminarily enroll the student by remote registration in a school district where the parent or guardian is in the active military of the United States or in full-time status ...
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2021-05-06
To House Education Committee
DESB1IntroThis 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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2021-05-05
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESB77EnrollThis Act clarifies that a lay individual who administers naloxone under the Community-Based Naloxone Access Program is protected from civil liability for rendering emergency care under § 6801 of Title 16, the general Good Samaritan law.
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2021-04-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB45EnrollThis Act creates a special license plate for members of the nonprofit organization, atTAcK addiction. This Act requires a greater-than-majority vote for passage because Article VIII, § 11 of the Delaware Constitution requires the affirmative vote of...
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2021-04-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR14EnrollThis Resolution recognizes April 2021 as "Child Abuse Prevention Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2021-04-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR25EnrollThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 18-24, 2021, 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 vict...
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2021-04-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR27EnrollThis resolution recognizes long-term care workers and facilities in Delaware and designates May 9 through 15, 2021 as Skilled Nursing Care Week in Delaware.
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2021-04-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR35EnrollThis resolution recognizes May 5, 2021, as Maternal Mental Health Awareness Day in Delaware.
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2021-04-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB7IntroThis bill updates the bail statute to be explicit that when defendants commit certain serious offenses enumerated in the bill the bail presumption is secured cash bail. Such offenses include: class A felonies, gun offenses, domestic violence offenses...
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2021-04-29
[Hearing: May 12 @ 1:00 pm]

Amendment SA 1 to SB 7 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB168IntroThis bill would allow insurance companies to invest in real estate through long-term leaseholds. In the United Kingdom, Europe, and other international places real estate is held not in fee simple (like the US) but in long-term land leases. This stat...
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2021-04-29
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB166IntroThis Act establishes the Elevate Delaware Program. Elevate Delaware will provide tuition, up to $10,000, to Delaware residents who have obtained a high school diploma, Diploma of Alternate Achievement Standards, or a Delaware secondary credential, wh...
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2021-04-29
[Hearing: May 12 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Labor Committee
DEHB164IntroSection 1 of the Act amends subsection (b)(1) of section 12A-103 of Title 6 to remove a reference to testamentary trusts that is either a redundancy or otherwise might conflict with new section 3550 of Title 12 (which is a part of the Act).
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2021-04-29
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESCR42EnrollThis resolution honors Corporal Keith Andrew Heacook and offers condolences to his family, colleagues, and community.
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2021-04-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB3EngrossThis Act incorporates recent changes adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to Model Law #805 Standard Nonforfeiture Law Individual Deferred Annuities that address the impact on annuity products by the current low interest ra...
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2021-04-28
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DEHB9EngrossThis Act adds the term adjudication to this section of the criminal code to enable juvenile defendants to petition the court for their adjudications of delinquency to be vacated and their juvenile criminal record to be expunged in regard to crimes, o...
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2021-04-28
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 5 Favorable
DESB102IntroThis bill clarifies the original intent of House Bill No. 151 of the 147th General Assembly, which substantially revised the law relating to bail agent licensure and oversight, that individuals or businesses that loan or otherwise provide funds to ba...
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2021-04-28
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DESB12EngrossThe purpose of this act is to open up The Delaware Student Excellence Equals Degree Act (SEED Act) to adult Delaware residents, who are not recent high school graduates. Currently, about 56% of Delawareans age 25-64 lack a post-secondary degree. This...
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2021-04-28
To House Education Committee
DESB107IntroThis Act requires that individual, group, State employee, and public assistance insurance plans provide coverage for a medically necessary insulin pump at no cost to a covered individual.
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2021-04-28
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB95EngrossThis 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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2021-04-28
To House Education Committee
DESB11IntroThis 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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2021-04-28
[Hearing: May 12 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Executive Committee
DESCR41EngrossThis resolution recognizes law enforcement officers killed and injured in the line of duty.
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2021-04-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB68EnrollThe National League of Families POW/MIA flag is a symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoners, missing, or unaccounted for in all U.S. wars 36. U.S.C. § 902.
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2021-04-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB79EngrossThis bill establishes the timeframe within which a property insurer must give prior written notice of its intent to cancel a policy.
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2021-04-27
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 2 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits
DEHB132IntroThis Act changes the definition of tavern from an establishment with a special space and accommodation for sale of beer by the glass for consumption on the premises to an establishment with a special space and accommodation for sale of beer and wine ...
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2021-04-27
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 1 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
DESB76EnrollThis Act authorizes the distribution of testing strips to determine the presence of fentanyl or fentanyl-related substances. Fentanyl testing strips could be distributed to the community along with opioid overdose reversal medication as a harm reduct...
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2021-04-22
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB15EngrossThis bill provides for gradual increases in the Delaware minimum wage to $15 over a period of several years.
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2021-04-22
To House Appropriations Committee
DESCR19EnrollThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes September 2021 as "Prostate Cancer Awareness Month" in the State of Delaware
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2021-04-22
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB89EngrossThis Act makes the following changes related to traffic control devices erected on order of the Secretary of the Department of Transportation (Secretary) limiting the size and weight of vehicles and loads permitted on a specific highway:
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2021-04-21
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure) in House with 3 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DESB87EngrossThis 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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2021-04-21
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)
DESB88EngrossThis 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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2021-04-21
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)
DEHB100IntroThis 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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2021-04-20
Amendment HA 1 to HB 100 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESCR28EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolutions proclaims April 2021 as "Second Chance Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2021-04-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB14IntroThis bill provides a mechanism to grant pension increases to retired State Employees, retired Judges, and retired New State police. This bill dedicates a minimum of 3.0% of payroll to be deposited annually to the Post Retirement Fund. The bill also p...
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2021-04-14
[Hearing: May 11 @ 10:00 am]
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DESB39PassThis bill clarifies that Probation Before Judgment (PBJ) may be entered for multiple charges arising from a single arrest. Changes to the legislation also allow for a defendant to be permitted Probation Before Judgment more than once in a five year p...
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2021-04-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB200EngrossMany 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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2021-04-01
To Senate Environment & Energy Committee
DEHB96IntroHouse Bill No. 96 prohibits multiple service charges for residential trash collection service except if the charge is for any of the following:
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2021-04-01
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESB80EngrossThis Act 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 represe...
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2021-04-01
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESB81EngrossThis bill allows for deviations from rating organization filings to be effective continuously until terminated with the approval of the Commissioner or subsequently modified. This change conforms the law to current practice.
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2021-04-01
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESCR10EnrollThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes March 29, 2021 as "National Vietnam War Veterans Day" in Delaware.
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2021-04-01
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR23EnrollThis resolution recognizes April 10 through 16, 2021 as "Week of the Young Child" in Delaware.
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2021-04-01
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR22EngrossThis resolution designates April 6, 2021 as "National Tartan Day" and commemorates the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States.
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2021-04-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR21EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 18, 2021 as "National Lineman Appreciation Day" in the State of Delaware.
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2021-04-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHCR18EnrollThis Resolution recognizes the week of April 11-17, 2021 as "Black Maternal Health Awareness Week" in Delaware.
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2021-04-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB44EngrossThis Act allows the Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission ("Commission") to review all deaths related to a drug overdose, regardless of the type of drug implicated in the overdose death. This change will allow the Commission to obtain an...
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2021-03-31
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 8 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
DESB63EngrossThis Act limits the use of certain Class B firefighting foams (Class B foams) in Delaware. Class B foams are used to put out fires caused by flammable liquids like gasoline, oil, and jet fuel, and can be divided into 2 categories: those with PFAS che...
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2021-03-31
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DESB72EngrossThis 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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2021-03-31
[Hearing: May 11 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB122IntroThis Act is called the Jamie Wolfe Employment Act in recognition of Jamie Wolfe, a powerful disability rights advocate who worked tirelessly on behalf of people with disabilities for equal rights and equal access to education, housing, competitive an...
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2021-03-31
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 1 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DEHB95EnrollThis 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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2021-03-31
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB86IntroThis 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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2021-03-25
To House Appropriations Committee
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