Delaware Representative Stephen Smyk [R]

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DEHB426Intro
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This Act allows counties to use Realty Transfer Tax funds for recreational amenities and land preservation programs.
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2022-05-12
[Hearing: May 18 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB398Intro
25%
This 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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2022-05-12
[Hearing: May 19 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB427Intro
25%
House Bill 373, passed by the 151st General Assembly, clarified that persons 14 and 15 years of age can be employed in such places where alcoholic beverages are served, but cannot be involved in the sale or service of alcoholic beverages. Currently, ...
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2022-05-12
[Hearing: May 18 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB101Intro
25%
This Act designates the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) as the official State Reptile for the State of Delaware. This act shall expire 1 year after its enactment into law.
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2022-05-11
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 5 On Its Merits
DESB241Intro
25%
This Act expands the Disabled Veterans School Tax Credit to include a deceased disabled veteran's surviving spouse. HB 214 with HA 1, passed by the 151st General Assembly, created the Disabled Veterans Property Tax Relief and Education Expense Fu...
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2022-05-11
Reported Out of Committee (Veterans Affairs) in Senate with 6 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DESCR100Engross
50%
This resolution proclaims May 2022 "Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2022-05-11
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB337Engross
50%
This Act makes it easier to properly clear title to real property after a person dies if the person held real property jointly with the right of survivorship. With more frequency, a deceased person may die as a resident in a county that is different ...
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2022-05-11
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB367Engross
50%
This Act makes the State Council for Persons with Disabilities consistent with current practice by revising its responsibilities to collect data regarding persons with disabilities. This Act also amends the members of the Council and clarifies the de...
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2022-05-10
To Senate Legislative Oversight & Sunset Committee
DEHB152Intro
25%
In a case of first impression, the Superior Court ruled, contrary to "common knowledge" of Delaware Criminal laws, that criminal impersonation requires proof that a real person (a human being who has been born and is alive) has been imperso...
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2022-05-03
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
DEHB324Engross
50%
House Bill 214 enacted by the 148th General Assembly (80 Del. Laws c. 287) expanded the offense of Assault in the Second Degree to include the intentional assault of ambulance operators, rescue squad members, and nurses injured while performing work-...
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DEHB332Intro
25%
This Act decreases the Contractor Registration Fee for contractors who do not have a state contract and have 10 or less employees from $200 per year to $100 per year.
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2022-05-03
Amendment HA 1 to HB 332 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB244Engross
50%
Recognizing the negative impact of criminal justice imposed financial obligations on defendants has led to reforms across the country to reduce the financial burdens that disproportionally impact the poor. This type of debt and the collateral consequ...
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DESB218PassThis Act, known as the Living Donor Protection Act, prohibits discrimination based on an individuals status as a living organ or tissue donor in the offering, issuance, cancellation, coverage, price, or other condition of an insurance policy, includi...
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2022-04-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB328PassThis Act makes several adjustments to the law prohibiting drag racing and other speed contests. Many individuals lawfully gather to share their enthusiasm for vehicles and may do so while abiding the rules of the road and without otherwise endangerin...
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2022-04-28
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
DESB271Intro
25%
The Justice of the Peace Court actively discourages the acceptance of warrants from citizens, yet the statute as it currently stands may be interpreted to allow such warrants. This Act abolishes citizen warrants in the Justice of the Peace Court and ...
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2022-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DEHB373PassCurrently, there is ambiguity whether a person who is 14 or 15 years of age can be employed by restaurants, hotels, or dining facilities that serve alcoholic liquors. This bill removes that ambiguity and makes it clear that persons 14 and 15 years of...
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2022-04-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB359Engross
50%
This Act adds victims of human trafficking to the Address Confidentiality Act. Under this program, certain crime victims are provided a substitute address by the Department of Justice so as to protect the participants actual address from public discl...
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2022-04-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DESB189Enroll
75%
This bill increases the amount of the tax credit for active members of volunteer fire, ambulance and rescue service companies and their auxiliaries from $500 to $1,000.
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2022-04-14
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB246Enroll
75%
Delawares Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was intended to create a State-wide and generally applicable standard for citizens access to public records and to further the accountability of government to the citizens of this State. To ensure consisten...
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2022-04-14
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB190Enroll
75%
Since the creation of the Delaware Heritage Greenway Council in 1992 which then became the Delaware Council on Greenways and Trails, creation and maintenance of greenways and trails have become an important part of the mission of the Department of Na...
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2022-04-14
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB387Intro
25%
This Act is made to authorize Paramedics and other Emergency Medical Services Personnel to provide medical care to Police Dogs injured at the scene of an emergency. This Act also grants civil and criminal immunity to such Emergency Employees who prov...
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2022-04-14
[Hearing: May 17 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB365Enroll
75%
This bill establishes the pilotage rates for the Pilots Association for the Bay and River Delaware for 2023, 2024, and 2025.
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2022-04-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB263Intro
25%
This act would establish a cultural resources professional incentive program for the purpose of enabling and encouraging academically talented Delawareans to pursue careers as cultural resource professionals. It would also provide incentives for pers...
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2022-04-13
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB169Intro
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This bill amends the Charter for the City of Lewes to permit the City of Lewes to utilize the State's Voter Registration System in connection with municipal elections, as authorized by Subchapters IV and V of Chapter 75 of Title 15 of the Delawar...
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2022-04-07
Stricken in House
DEHB308PassA disability pension for Delaware State Police officer and County and Municipal police officers and firefighters is only for those first responders who suffer injuries on the job such as being shot or assaulted while effecting an arrest or getting bu...
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2022-04-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB380Intro
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According to a survey conducted by the American Bar Association, 90 percent of early-career lawyers have student loans, averaging $130,000. The same survey found that Black borrowers accumulated more debt to obtain their law degree compared to other ...
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2022-04-07
To House Appropriations Committee
DESB234Engross
50%
This Act updates the per diem compensation of any retired justice, judge, chancellor or vice chancellor accepting an active duty designation from $250 per day to 1/365 of the annual salary for such a judicial officer. This is consistent with the per ...
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2022-04-07
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 6 Favorable
DEHB329Engross
50%
This bill updates the State Bureau of Identifications definition of criminal justice agency in two ways. First, by adding the Division of Management Support Services in the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families to reflect th...
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2022-04-06
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DESCR77Engross
50%
This Senate Resolution recognizes August 23rd as "Random Acts of Kindness Day" in the State of Delaware and encourages the public to participate in random acts of kindness to increase happiness, unite the community, and increase the well-be...
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2022-03-24
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR53Engross
50%
This Resolution expresses the General Assembly's strong support for Ukraine in its war against the invasion by the Russian Federation (Russia) and for the severe economic sanctions imposed on Russia by President Biden's administration. This R...
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2022-03-08
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB290PassThis bill permanently removes the sunset provision of House Bill 1 to allow food and drink establishments who suffered great losses since March, 2020 due to the pandemic to continue to sell alcoholic beverages in transactions for take-out, curbside, ...
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2022-02-16
Signed by Governor
DEHB289PassThis bill allows liquor stores, farm wineries, brewery-pubs, microbreweries, craft distilleries, and wine auctions to provide curbside service for the sale of alcohol, but makes clear that all sales must comply with all of the regulatory provisions o...
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2022-02-07
Signed by Governor
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
DEHB166PassLike House Bill No. 166, House Substitute No. 1 for House Bill No. 166 establishes the Elevate Delaware program. Elevate Delaware will provide payments for tuition and auxiliary expenses, up to $10,000, for individuals to attend an approved non-credi...
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2021-10-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB28PassThis bill increases the minimum amount of property damage that triggers the mandatory reporting of a vehicular collision to police from $500 to $2,000. This bill also increases the minimum amount of property damage requiring police agencies to invest...
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2021-09-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB60PassThis 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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2021-09-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB80PassThis bill provides that for correction officers and specified peace officers, the amount of ordinary service or disability pension benefits given to state employees shall also include the following: (1) Before January 1, 2022, 2.45% of his or her fin...
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2021-09-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB170PassThis Act allows counties to use Realty Transfer Tax funds to pay expenses related to assessments and reassessments of real property and associated improvements. Further, it permits New Castle County to expand potential referees of tax assessment appe...
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2021-09-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB56PassThis amendment repeals Title 16 § 7204 in its entirety. This particular section prescribes a practice that is typically unused and handled through a traditional warrant process by charging a previous section of this chapter brought by a law enforcem...
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB57PassThis bill requires a landlord to provide 15 days written notice to a single room tenant prior to the termination of a rental agreement for any reason other than a material violation. This notice provision ensures that the tenant has time to find suit...
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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
DEHB103PassThis bill clarifies definitions relating to airbags, counterfeit supplemental restraint system components, nonfunctional airbags, and supplemental restraint systems, and prohibited trade practices.
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB153PassThis bill creates a special license plate for Autism Awareness and Acceptance.
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2021-09-17
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
DESB174PassThis Act amends the Charter of The Town of Milton. Specifically, this Act does all of the following:
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2021-09-15
Signed by Governor
DESB191PassThis Act amends the Charter for the City of Lewes by doing all of the following:
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2021-09-15
Signed by Governor
DESB194PassThe Delaware General Assembly incorporated the Board of Public Works of the City of Lewes (the BPW) in 1901 when it, separate from the Charter adopted for the City of Lewes, enacted the Charter of the BPW and empowered it to establish, control, and r...
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2021-09-15
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
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