Delaware Representative Valerie Longhurst [D]

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DESB198PassThis Act repeals the authority granted to Kent County Levy Court to impose a lodging tax to benefit the Kent County Regional Sports Complex Corporation, also known as DE Turf. This authority was granted by Chapter 102 of Volume 82 of the Laws of Dela...
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2020-02-10
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
DEHB175IntroThis Act allows any qualified voter evidencing a desire to vote by mail in writing to the State Elections Commission to vote by mail in primary, general, and special federal elections. The State Elections Commission shall administer the program, crea...
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2020-01-30
Amendment HA 2 to HB 175 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB212EnrollThis bill defines industrial landfill in conformity with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Controls Regulations Governing Solid Waste. This bill also establishes a height restriction, or vertical limit, for an industrial landfill ...
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2020-01-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB275EnrollThis bill permits the owner of a beer garden or food establishment to permit leashed dogs on licensed outdoor patios of food establishments and in beer gardens.
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2020-01-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 1 NO 1 ABSENT
DEHB263EngrossThis Act requires that individual, group, and State employee insurance plans cap the amount an individual must pay for insulin prescriptions at $100 a month and must include at least 1 formulation of insulin on the lowest tier of the drug formulary d...
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2020-01-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB285EngrossThis bill requires all public and charter schools which have students in grades 6-12 to provide free feminine hygiene products in 50% of the bathrooms used by students who can have a menstrual cycle. This bill also requires schools to publish on its ...
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2020-01-30
Passed By House. Votes: 33 YES 6 NO 2 ABSENT
DEHB277IntroThis bill establishes the crimes of possession of an unfinished firearm frame or receiver with no serial number, possession of and manufacturing a covert or undetectable firearm, possession of and manufacturing an untraceable firearm, and manufacturi...
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2020-01-30
Amendment HA 1 to HB 277 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB300IntroThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2021 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2020-01-30
To House Capital Infrastructure Committee
DEHB289IntroThis bill clarifies when an employer may pay a training wage in lieu of the minimum wage. A training wage is only during the first 90 days after the employee is initially hired by the employer. This bill defines that as the first time an employee is ...
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2020-01-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce 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
DEHB4IntroThis Act, known as the James Johnson Sentencing Reform Act, named for Representative JJ Johnson, makes significant changes to the sentencing laws in Delaware.
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2020-01-29
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB258IntroThis bill allows the Department of Correction to implement prison nurseries, which would allow women inmates that give birth during their time incarcerated the option of raising their infant up to the age of 18 months. Studies have shown that prison ...
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2020-01-29
To House Appropriations Committee
DESB226IntroGovernor's Recommended One-Time Supplement FY21
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2020-01-29
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB225IntroGovernor's Recommended Budget Bill
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2020-01-29
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB257IntroThis substitute 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 l...
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2020-01-28
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB318EngrossThis Act requires the Department of Education to establish and implement a curriculum on the Holocaust and genocide for students in grades 6 through 12. Teaching the lessons learned from the Holocaust and other genocides helps cultivate the spirit of...
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2020-01-28
[Hearing: Mar 18 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB200IntroMany 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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2020-01-22
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHCR64EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution provides for a Joint Session of the House of Representatives and the Senate to be convened for the purpose of hearing an address by the Honorable John C. Carney, Governor of the State of Delaware.
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2020-01-21
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB41EngrossSection 1 of this bill moves the date of primary elections for statewide office, county office, and municipal office to the fourth Tuesday in April, which is the date of the presidential primary (in presidential election years). The dates for submitt...
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2020-01-15
Amendment SA 1 to HB 41 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB47PassThis Act simplifies Delawares drug code with a goal of providing more fairness in its application. This Act removes geographic-based enhancements that disproportionately impact those living in urban areas as opposed to suburban and rural areas. This ...
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2019-09-16
Signed by Governor
DEHB77PassThis Act aims to make the burglary section of Delawares Criminal Code simpler and fairer. The Act consolidates the crime of home invasion with existing burglary statutes. Furthermore, this Act recognizes the sanctity of the home and the varied schedu...
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2019-09-16
Signed by Governor
DEHB78PassThis Act aims to make the robbery section of Delawares Criminal Code simpler and fairer. The Act deletes the carjacking sections and embeds them within the existing robbery statutes to remove duplication from the code. Under this Act, robbery in the ...
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2019-09-16
Signed by Governor
DESB78PassThis Act requires that the health education programs presented by the Department of Education include instruction on what it means to "consent" in the context of a sexual encounter.
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2019-09-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB239PassThis Act prohibits a pelvic, rectal, or prostate examination by a health care practitioner or professional on an individual who is anesthetized or unconscious. This Act provides exceptions and they are if informed consent is provided, the examination...
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2019-09-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB124PassThis Bill modifies the impact of criminal history on an applicants eligibility for licensure. It gives the Board discretion to grant waivers for felony convictions for crimes committed against a person where more than 3 years have elapsed, and more t...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DESB43PassThis Act modifies the impact of criminal history for applicants for licensure to the Board of Electrical Examiners (Board). Specifically, this Act:
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB7PassThis Bill modifies the impact of criminal history on an applicants eligibility for licensure and thereby removes certain barriers to employment. It gives the Board the discretion to grant a waiver of a felony conviction for a crime committed against ...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DESB45PassUnder current law, the possession, use, or consumption of a personal use quantity of marijuana remains a crime for those under the age of 21 despite being a civil violation for adults. This Act makes the possession, use, or consumption of a personal ...
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB130PassThis bill expands upon the existing at-store recycling program regarding the use of single-use plastic bags. The existing requirements will continue, however stores subject to this program will now be limited from providing single-use plastic bags fo...
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2019-07-29
Signed by Governor
DESB41PassThis Act establishes that the age of offense and not the age of arrest determines jurisdiction for a person facing charges. Currently, if a person commits a delinquent act before age 18 but is arrested after age 18, the offense is automatically heard...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB44PassThis Act makes the possession or consumption of alcohol by an individual under 21 years of age a civil offense. This Act also prohibits including information concerning a civil violation of the underage possession or consumption law on an individuals...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB156PassIn January 2019, 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 149th General Assembly in 2018 or as...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB230PassThis Act allows the Delaware Health Information Network ("DHIN") to enter into an appropriate agreement with the State Council for Persons with Disabilities (SCPD) to provide access to all claims data reported to the Delaware Health Care Cl...
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2019-07-23
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
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
DEHB79PassThis bill requires the State food safety standards for restaurants to include a system for requiring healthy beverages to be offered as the default beverage with a combination childrens meal inclusive of a drink, sold together at a unit price. It doe...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB127PassThis Act changes the penalty for an employers failure to file a report required by the Division of Unemployment Insurance from $17.25 to 15% of the total contributions paid or payable by the employer, unless 15% of the total contributions is less tha...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB86PassThis Act amends the Charter of Rehoboth Beach to give the Commissioners the authority to impose and collect a lodging tax.
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB128PassThis Act expands the collection procedures available to the Division of Unemployment Insurance to more closely match the collection procedures currently available to the Division of Revenue providing the Division of Unemployment Insurance with stream...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB151PassThis Act creates a Deputy Secretary position within the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families (Department) and exempts the position from the Merit System under Chapter 59 of Title 29. The Secretary of the Department may estab...
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2019-07-04
Signed by Governor
DESB98PassThis Act amends the Municipal Charter of the City of Delaware City by allowing the Mayor and Council to impose a lodging tax of no more than 3%.
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2019-07-04
Signed by Governor
DESB37PassIn our modern society, a criminal record can limit a persons opportunities and the quality of life they can achieve for themselves and their families for years, and even decades, after that person has completed the terms of the criminal sentence impo...
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2019-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB180EnrollThis Act creates the Professional Athlete Funding Act which authorizes and establishes regulations pertaining to player brand agreements. A player brand agreement is an agreement between a professional athlete and an investor whereby in exchange for ...
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2019-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 12 YES 6 NO 3 NOT VOTING
DEHB188PassCurrently, Family Court has jurisdiction over name changes for minors when considered in conjunction with establishing parentage, as well as adult name resumption related to divorce proceedings. Outside of that context, a name change must be filed in...
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2019-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESCR63EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution confirms Mark J. Cutrona as the new Director of Research of Legislative Council.
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2019-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB205PassThis bill clarifies the options for becoming licensed as a master barber. In particular, a cosmetologist will be able to become licensed as a master barber after one year of post-licensure work experience and a 35-hour course in shaving. The reciproc...
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2019-06-27
Signed by Governor
DESCR60EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recreates the Administrative Law Improvement Task Force (Task Force) to continue the Task Forces work begun during the 149th General Assembly and issue its report by March 2, 2020.
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2019-06-27
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR59EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution acknowledges June as LGBTQA+ Pride Month and recognizes the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall.
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2019-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 1 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
DESCR65EngrossThe Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) was established in 1970 by legislative enactment with a broad and crucial mandate: to supervise the health, well being, and life of Delaware citizens. In the decades since, the population of Delaware...
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2019-06-27
Passed In House by Voice Vote
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