Delaware Representative Stephen Smyk [R]

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DEHB340IntroDelawares Constitution does not currently require the Governor to inform the General Assembly in advance of issuing extensions to State of Emergency Orders or any executive order extending, amending, guiding or modifying a State of Emergency Order. I...
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2020-05-29
To House Administration Committee
DEHCR83IntroThis Resolution proclaims June 25th, 2020 as Korean War Remembrance Day.
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2020-05-29
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHCR82IntroThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the class of 2020s challenge faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Delaware
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2020-05-22
To House Education Committee
DEHB294IntroMost commonly, persons accused of subsection (a) of this section panhandling are homeless. Transferring such matters to the Court of Common Pleas allows persons so accused increased access to social services not available to them at the Justice of ...
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2020-03-12
Amendment HA 1 to HB 294 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB304IntroThis Act amends the Clean Indoor Air Act to allow cigar lounges. No one under the age of 21 years may enter a cigar lounge and a cigar lounge may not share indoor common space with other businesses unless there is a separate ventilation system that d...
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2020-03-12
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB299IntroThis act will be known as the Egregious Crimes Accountability Act. This Act revises Delaware's death penalty statute to ensure its compliance with the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the United State Supreme Court in Hurst v. Florid...
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2020-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB152PassIn 2014, the General Assembly created an ignition interlock device program under §§ 4177C and 4177G of Title 21 of the Delaware Code (IID program). The IID program provides individuals whose license or driving privileges have been revoked following...
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2020-02-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB280PassThis bill creates a special license plate for World War II veterans.
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2020-02-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB236IntroThis Act exempts constables from the limitations on use of seclusion and restraint because some schools employ constables, but constables are not included in the current exclusion that uses the definition of "law-enforcement officer" in § ...
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2020-01-30
Tabled in Committee
DEHB295IntroThis 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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2020-01-30
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB292IntroThis 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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2020-01-30
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB293IntroThis bill requires a landlord to provide 15 days 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 suitable hou...
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2020-01-30
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DEHCR77EngrossThis Act creates the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding whether Delaware should become the point of contact to conduct background checks for firearms transfers.
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2020-01-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB296IntroThis 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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2020-01-30
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DESB209IntroThis Act removes the exclusive jurisdiction of the Superior Court for offenses under § 4836 of this Title on the basis of the voluntary and involuntary exclusion lists. This would allow the Court of Common Pleas to hold jurisdiction over these offen...
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2020-01-29
Amendment SA 1 to SB 209 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB210IntroThis Act amends the Charter of Lewes to give the City Council the authority to impose and collect a lodging tax.
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2020-01-29
To Senate Elections, Government & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB286IntroThis bill requires that inadvertent out-of-network services be included in individual and group health insurance policies as well as group and blank health insurance policies. This bill defines inadvertent out-of-network services are those services t...
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2020-01-29
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB281EngrossThis 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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2020-01-28
To Senate Transportation Committee
DESB176IntroThis Act clarifies the circumstances in which it is appropriate to grant a person a driver education learners permit and what is required for a person to obtain a driver education learners permit.
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2020-01-22
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DEHB271IntroThe 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. In...
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2020-01-09
To House Administration Committee
DESB15PassThis Act, modeled on similar laws in Virginia and Maryland, requires a health-care provider to provide notice to a patient at the time blood is drawn to perform a laboratory test for Lyme disease that explains the limitations of the test and instruct...
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2019-08-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB119PassThe bill expands the qualified agencies authorized to receive grants approved by the Water Infrastructure Advisory Council to include non-profit corporations, such as the Diamond State Sustainability Corporation (DSSC), approved by Public Service Com...
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2019-08-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB30PassUnmanned aircraft systems are capable of introducing contraband into detention facilities without undergoing correctional officer inspections. This bill seeks to prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft systems (drones) to introduce contraband into dete...
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2019-08-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB58PassThis act will increase the numbers of Delaware nursing students eligible for the nursing incentive program by allowing Delawareans pursuing nursing careers at non-profit hospitals located in Delaware to be eligible for the program.
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB95PassThis Act expands the permitted uses of unclaimed electric cooperative capital credits to include investments in energy services for low income members and energy efficiency, renewable energy, battery storage, electrification and emerging energy techn...
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB246PassThis bill adds the intentional touching of another person with semen to the definition of sexual contact. By doing so, the act of a person intentionally touching another person with semen without consent becomes the crime of unlawful sexual contact t...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB108PassSection 1 of this bill amends the Charter of the Town of Milton relating to purchasing contracts. Specifically, the bill: raises the monetary thresholds to be more in line with the State of Delaware, Material and Non-Professional Service Purchase Thr...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB102PassThis Bill establishes the pilotage rates for the Pilots Association for the Bay and River Delaware for 2020, 2021 and 2022.
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB107PassThis bill changes the standard of proof necessary to issue a civil gun relinquishment order from the Justice of the Peace Court. The preponderance of the evidence standard is the standard traditionally used in civil matters and is, therefore, appropr...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB104EngrossThis 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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2019-06-27
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DESB106EngrossThis bill allows the Court to suspend an amount of the fine for uninsured driving if the defendant provides evidence that they have now secured insurance, demonstrating compliance with the law.
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2019-06-27
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DEHB221EnrollThe bill makes any "police officer" employed by the State and its political subdivisions not currently under the jurisdiction of the Police Officers' and Firefighters' Employment Relations Act subject to it. The purpose of this bill...
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2019-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHR17IntroThis resolution celebrates the landmark 40th anniversary of the enactment of the Taiwan Relations Act, supports Taiwans signing of a Bilateral Trade Agreement with the United States, reaffirms support for Taiwans meaningful participation and contribu...
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2019-06-27
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB114PassThis Bill raises the time periods for public access to individual vital records from 72 years to 80 years after the date of birth, and from 40 years to 50 years after the date of death or marriage.
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2019-06-26
Signed by Governor
DESB16PassThis Act authorizes the Division of Motor Vehicles (Division) to issue special registration plates to motorcycle clubs without having to enact a special law for each request. A motorcycle club must have 50 applications for its special registration pl...
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2019-06-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB116EngrossImporters, manufacturers, and dealers of "destructive weapons" are licensed and regulated under Federal law. Under existing Delaware law, importers, manufacturers, and dealers of destructive weapons are not permitted to deliver them to purc...
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2019-06-21
To Senate Judicial Committee
DEHR13IntroRecognizing June 2019 As Amateur Radio Month In Delaware.
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2019-06-20
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB244IntroThis bill will allow marinas in Sussex County to sell gasoline that does not contain ethanol. Sussex County comfortably meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground level ozone, and removing ethanol from marine fuel will have no signifi...
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2019-06-20
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESB64PassThis Act amends the Charter of Georgetown to give the Town Council the authority to impose and collect a lodging tax, as permitted by § 908 of Title 22.
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2019-06-19
Signed by Governor
DESB88PassSection 1. Section 1 of this Act amends Section 108(b) to clarify that notice of an initial organization meeting may be given in writing or by electronic transmission. The amendments also eliminate the express requirement that a waiver of that notice...
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2019-06-19
Signed by Governor
DESB91PassThis 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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2019-06-19
Signed by Governor
DESB90PassThis 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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2019-06-19
Signed by Governor
DESB89PassThis 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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2019-06-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB162IntroThis bill creates the Grants-In-Aid Committee. The Committee is a joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The purpose of the Committee is to view requests for grants-in-aid and to develop the grants-in-aid appropriations bill.
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2019-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 1 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DEHCR50EngrossThis joint resolution is designed to establish a task force to study and make findings concerning the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.
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2019-06-18
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB31PassThis bill defines Street Rods to correspond with the same age requirement as used for antique motor vehicles, and would remove a fender requirement. Historically Street Rods are open-wheeled vehicles.
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2019-06-13
Signed by Governor
DEHCR47IntroThis concurrent resolution establishes a Task Force to investigate the cost of special education to include recommending strategies to improve cost efficiencies and outcomes for special education.
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2019-06-12
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 5 Favorable, 10 On Its Merits
DEHB210IntroThis bill establishes a 2 year residential drinking water purification system pilot grant program to be administered through the Department of Health and Social Services with funding from the Non-Federal Administrative Allowance of the Drinking Water...
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2019-06-12
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DEHB204IntroIn 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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2019-06-11
To House Judiciary Committee
DESCR45EngrossThis resolution congratulates the class 2018-2019 Eagle Scouts for having attained the highest rank one can earn in the Boy Scouts of America.
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2019-06-11
Passed In House by Voice Vote
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