Delaware Representative Valerie Longhurst [D]

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DEHB40PassThis Act authorizes the Family Court to order the Department of Health and Social Services ("DHSS") to determine whether a child who is 17 years old or older and in the custody of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Fam...
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2017-09-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB39PassThis Act extends Family Court's jurisdiction under Chapter 50, Title 16, over a youth who has a mental condition and requires services or treatment but is not amenable to or compliant with such services.
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2017-09-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB64PassMothers who give birth to monoamniotic twins are often hospitalized as early as 26 weeks into the pregnancy due to the risk of complications of having twins share a single amniotic sack. Mothers who give birth to multiples of 3 or more often have the...
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2017-09-08
Signed by Governor
DEHJR7PassHealth care spending in Delaware is higher than the national average and has historically outpaced the States economic and revenue growth, contributing to the States current structural deficit. To combat ever rising costs, this Joint Resolution autho...
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2017-09-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB189PassThe 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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2017-08-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB183PassThis 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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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB182PassThis 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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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB181PassThis 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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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB252PassSection 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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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHJR8PassThis Joint Resolution creates an Advisory Panel to the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) that is tasked with developing a report concerning the States historic budgeting practices, the need for reasonable restrictions on the us...
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2017-08-25
Signed by Governor
DESB102PassThis 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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2017-08-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB167PassCooking 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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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB230PassThis bill expands the population of war veterans who are eligible to be awarded a high school diploma.
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB1PassIn every December in the years 2010 through 2015, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation enacted that year. While technic...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB99PassThis bill would require that a resident 65 years of age or older claiming a tax credit against school taxes must be a resident of the state for at least 10 years before qualifying for such credit. The current requirement is only for 3-year residency....
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB215PassThis 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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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB4PassIn 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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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB4PassThis 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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2017-07-16
Signed by Governor
DESB132IntroThis Act requires that health insurance offered in this State provide coverage for fertility care services, including in vitro fertilization ("IVF") procedures for persons, who along with their partner, suffer from a disease or condition th...
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2017-07-12
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB242PassVapor 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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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB241PassThis 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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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB279PassThis Act increases by 1% the rate of realty transfer tax to be received by the State.
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB175PassThis 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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2017-07-02
Signed by Governor
DESCR26EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes June 2017 as LGBTQ Pride Month in the State of Delaware.
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2017-07-02
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR33EngrossThis resolution creates the Administrative Law Improvement Task Force, which is charged with reviewing Delawares Administrative Procedures Act and other related statutes for the purpose of making recommendations to modernize Delawares administrative ...
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2017-07-02
Passed In House by Voice Vote
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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2017-07-01
Defeated By House. Votes: 24 YES 17 NO
DEHB255EnrollThis 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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2017-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 12 YES 7 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
DESB137PassThis Act provides for the expense of State government after June 30, 2017, on a temporary basis as appropriated under the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget and for granting authority to continue appropriation lines in the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, the Fiscal Ye...
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2017-07-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB9EnrollThis 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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2017-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 13 YES 4 NO 4 NOT VOTING
DEHB185EnrollThe 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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2017-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 NO
DEHB89EngrossSection 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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2017-06-29
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
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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2017-06-29
Amendment HA 2 to HB 260 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB290IntroThis Act provides for the expense of State government after June 30, 2017, on a temporary basis as appropriated under the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget and for granting authority to continue appropriation lines in the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, the Fiscal Ye...
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2017-06-29
To House Administration Committee
DEHB280IntroThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid for Fiscal Year 2018.
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2017-06-29
Defeated By House. Votes: 24 YES 1 NO 16 ABSENT
DEHB11PassThis Act removes the prohibition against receipt of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF also referred to by the name Aid for Families with Dependent Children or AFDC) funds by persons convicted of a drug felony, so long as that person is ot...
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2017-06-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB8EnrollThis 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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2017-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB6EnrollThis 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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2017-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
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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2017-06-23
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services 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
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 5 ABSENT
DEHR17IntroThis Resolution recognizes Wednesday, June 21, 2017, as Staff Appreciation Day in the House of Representatives.
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2017-06-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB54PassThe continued existence and dissemination of a juvenile criminal record hampers an individuals ability to become a successful and productive member of society. These criminal histories are a hindrance to employment, education, housing and credit. Thi...
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2017-06-20
Signed by Governor
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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2017-06-15
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 ABSENT
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
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB1PassThis 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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2017-06-14
Signed by Governor
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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2017-06-14
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DEHB114PassThe 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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2017-06-13
Signed by Governor
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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2017-06-13
Defeated By House. Votes: 24 YES 9 NO 7 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
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
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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2017-06-08
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
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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2017-06-08
Signed by Governor
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