Delaware Representative Valerie Longhurst [D]

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DEHB260IntroThis bill creates the Grant-In-Aid Committee. The Committee is a joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The purpose of the Committee is to review requests for grant-in-aid and to develop the grant-in-aid appropriations bill.
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2017-06-23
To House Administration Committee
DEHCR45EngrossThis concurrent resolution recognizes and honors the young women of Delaware participating in the 2017 session of Delaware Girls State.
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2017-06-22
Introduced in House
DEHB255IntroThis Act establishes the ability of state and school district employees to use the donated leave program to donate and accept annual leave and sick time for use by employees in connection with the birth or adoption of a child under the age of 6 years...
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2017-06-22
To House Administration Committee
DEHR17IntroThis Resolution recognizes Wednesday, June 21, 2017, as Staff Appreciation Day in the House of Representatives.
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2017-06-21
Introduced in House
DEHB252IntroSection 1 of this Act enhances the States ability to collect delinquent taxes by (a) allowing for renewal of a judgment for unpaid taxes beyond the current 20 year limit for an additional term of 20 years, and (b) allows for recording of a judgment f...
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2017-06-20
[Hearing: Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB242IntroVapor products, commonly known as e-cigarettes or vape products, are increasing in popularity. This Act adds a definition of vapor products to Chapter 53, Title 30 (regarding Tobacco Product Tax), includes vapor products as a type of tobacco product,...
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2017-06-15
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHCR37EngrossThis Resolution recognizes the young men participating in the 2017 session of Delawares Boys State and commends its sponsor, the American Legion Department of Delaware.
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2017-06-15
Introduced in House
DEHB241IntroThis Act increases the States alcoholic beverage tax rates. The rate for beer increases by 2¢ per 12 ounce can. The rate for wine increases by approximately 3¢ per 5 ounce serving. The rate for spirits containing more than 25% ethyl alcohol...
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2017-06-15
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB240IntroSections 1 and 7 of this Act update from $400 to $800 the threshold which triggers the penalty for insufficient payment of estimated tax. The current threshold has been in place since 2000. Because it has not been modified in almost 20-years, the pen...
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2017-06-15
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DESB4EngrossIn January 2017, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections that they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation that was enacted by the 148th General Assembly in 2016. Whil...
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2017-06-13
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB230IntroThis bill expands the population of war veterans who are eligible to be awarded a high school diploma.
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2017-06-13
To House Education Committee
DEHB222IntroThis Act would allow the Superior Court to issue a lethal violence protection order where a family member or a law enforcement officer can show that the respondent poses a danger to self or others by owning, possessing, controlling, purchasing or rec...
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2017-06-13
To House Administration Committee
DEHCR36EngrossThis House Concurrent Resolution recognizes June 15, 2017, as Delaware Elder Abuse Awareness Day and encourages all of Delawares citizens to learn about how to protect and nurture our elderly citizens.
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2017-06-07
Introduced in House
DESCR26EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes June 2017 as LGBTQ Pride Month in the State of Delaware.
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2017-06-07
Introduced in Senate
DESCR29EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the 120th Anniversary of the Constitution of the State of Delaware.
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2017-06-07
Introduced in Senate
DEHJR5EngrossThis resolution directs the Delaware Emergency Medical Services Oversight Council and the Office of Emergency Medical Services to establish statewide metrics for emergency room wait times, with such information being publicly reported on a regular ba...
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2017-06-06
[Hearing: Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB215EngrossThis bill eliminates the sunset provision on the at-store recycling program for plastic bags. The program established in 2009 included a sunset provision until 2014. In 2014, the General Assembly extended that sunset provision to 2017. This bill elim...
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2017-06-06
To House Administration Committee
DEHCR35EngrossThis resolution recognizes June 8, 2017 as "Nonprofit Day" in the State of Delaware.
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2017-06-06
Introduced in House
DEHB4EngrossThis legislation amends the Delaware Code to establish the Department of Human Resources by transferring various divisions and other organizational units from the Office of Management and Budget to the newly established Department of Human Resources....
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2017-06-06
To House Administration Committee
DESB102EngrossThis Act consolidates Delaware law related to child abuse and child sexual abuse training and detection, suicide prevention, bullying, criminal youth gang detection, and teen dating violence and sexual assault into one subchapter of Chapter 41, Title...
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2017-06-01
To Senate Education Committee
DESB85IntroAccording to data provided by the Delaware Department of Education (DOE), thousands of Delaware students receive out-of-school suspensions each year for minor infractions, such as being unprepared or late for class, dress code violations, and disresp...
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2017-05-22
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB189EnrollThe Advanced Wireless Infrastructure Investment Act creates a new Chapter 16 of Title 17 that will accelerate investment in mobile broadband infrastructure and ready the State for the next wave of economic development in the digital economy. In recog...
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2017-05-18
To House Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee
DEHB185EngrossThe Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act would update Delaware code in conformance with recommended changes to the Uniform Vehicle Code from both the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (Rules of the Road Committee) and the League of Ameri...
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2017-05-18
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHCR29EngrossThis concurrent resolution thanks the Career and Technical Student Organizations for their presentation of geraniums. This concurrent resolution also extends the General Assembly's best wishes for continued success to these exemplary students.
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2017-05-17
Introduced in House
DEHB183EngrossThis Act clarifies that the reviews of child and maternal deaths are confidential and may not be used in any proceedings. It ensures that the committees and panels who do the work on behalf of the Child Death Review Commission are protected.
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2017-05-16
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB174IntroThis Act raises the first offense of purchasing or obtaining a firearm for someone not legally qualified to own, possess or purchase one from a Class F to a Class E Felony. This change is to deter such "straw purchases" by making jail time ...
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2017-05-16
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB182EngrossThis bill clarifies that the reviews of child abuse and neglect deaths and near deaths are confidential and should not be used in any proceedings. It ensures that the committees and panels who do the work on behalf of the Child Protection Accountabil...
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2017-05-16
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB5IntroThis Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide for equal rights. This amendment would advance human dignity and equality for all under the Delaware Constitution, and would correct a constitutional shortcoming. It su...
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2017-05-16
To House Administration Committee
DEHB181EngrossThis Act makes updates to how reports of child abuse and neglect are handled by the various members of the multidisciplinary team. The Act codifies the multidisciplinary team and case. The Act adds additional duties to the Investigation Coordinator, ...
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2017-05-16
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHCR28EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes and commends speech-language pathologists and audiologists throughout this State for their work with citizens of this State to lead independent, productive, and fulfilling lives.
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2017-05-11
Introduced in House
DEHB171IntroThis Bill amends the Board composition to provide that a slot may be filled by an audiologist or by a hearing aid dispenser which shall address the challenge in locating a hearing aid dispenser to serve on the Board. Further, this Bill adds a definit...
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2017-05-11
To House Administration Committee
DEHB175EnrollThis Act alters various fees assessed by the Delaware Secretary of State. The Act provides that most changes to the fees and taxes assessed will take effect on August 1, 2017; however increases to the maximum franchise tax and the late penalty for th...
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2017-05-11
To House Administration Committee
DEHB9IntroThis bill allows judicial discretion when juveniles are charged with any of the five specific offenses carved out in state code that say a juvenile of 16 or older, or 15 in the case of § 1447A, must be prosecuted as an adult. The bill simply changes...
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2017-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB8EngrossThis bill seeks to expand the eligibility criteria for the Juvenile Offender Civil Citation Program by including the offense of possession of drug paraphernalia and permitting a second referral to the Juvenile Offender Civil Citation Program where th...
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2017-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB6EngrossThis Act codifies a juvenile's right to counsel in Family Court delinquency proceedings. The bill outlines certain circumstances where a juvenile may not waive the right to counsel: where the juvenile is accused of a felony, where the juvenile is...
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2017-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB80IntroThis Act replicates and extends to electric and natural gas utilities the same authority that has previously been granted to water utilities. This authority allows for the implementation of an interim rate mechanism already in existence for water uti...
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2017-05-10
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DEHB2IntroThis Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide for equal protection. This amendment would advance human dignity and equality for all under the Delaware Constitution, and would correct a constitutional shortcoming. I...
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2017-05-09
To House Administration Committee
DEHB167EnrollCooking wine contains alcohol but has been exempted from alcohol regulation by the federal government (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) and many states as long as it contains no more than 20% alcohol by volume and no less than 1.5% salt, the...
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2017-05-09
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESB5PassThe United States Supreme Courts decisions in Roe v. Wade and subsequent cases established that access to abortion is a constitutional right and that states may not prohibit abortion prior to viability. As a result of these decisions, and the exercis...
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2017-05-04
was introduced and adopted in lieu of SB 5
DESCR22EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes The Committee of 100 on the 50th anniversary of its founding.
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2017-04-27
Introduced in Senate
DEHB150PassThis Act creates the Delaware African and Caribbean Affairs Commission.
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2017-04-25
To House Administration Committee
DEHCR20EngrossThis concurrent resolution designates the month of April 2017, as Alcoholism Awareness Month and calls upon Delawareans to break the silence and talk to their family and friends about alcoholism.
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2017-04-25
Introduced in House
DEHB134IntroThis Act establishes an Educational Support Professional of the year award program throughout the State. Through this legislation, the state will formally honor and recognize the work educational support professionals, such as paraprofessionals, food...
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2017-04-13
To House Education Committee
DEHB140IntroThis non-punitive, public-health oriented bill seeks to codify certain sections of the federal law known as the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), that requires states ...
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2017-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB129IntroThe intent of this act is to promote agritourism activities within this State by broadly defining what constitutes agritourism.
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2017-04-06
To House Agriculture Committee
DEHB3IntroThis legislation requires that all full-time employees of the State, including employees of school districts, continuously in the employ of the state for at least one year, shall be eligible for 12 weeks of paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a ...
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2017-04-05
To House Administration Committee
DEHB114EnrollThe purpose of this amendment is to better protect the motorists of the State of Delaware by raising the minimum automobile bodily injury and property damage limits to reflect the current economic conditions. The minimum automobile liability limits h...
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2017-04-04
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB1EnrollThis Act builds on some of the legislation passed by the 148th General Assembly that addressed the wage gap between men and women. When employers ask prospective employees for their wage or salary history, it perpetuates disparities in pay based on g...
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2017-04-04
To House Labor Committee
DEHCR16EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 4, 2017, as "Equal Pay Day."
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2017-04-04
Introduced in House
DEHB120EnrollThis Act requires health insurance policies to cover any medically appropriate drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of stage 4 metastatic cancer without requiring a patient to first prove that the patient failed to respond to a different drug o...
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2017-03-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
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