Delaware Representative Valerie Longhurst [D]

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DEHB19PassThis bill defines and regulates electric bicycles. Section 1 adds electric bicycles to the definitions contained in Title 21. Section 2 includes electric bicycle operators and passengers as vulnerable users when on a highway, crosswalk, road shoulder...
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB314PassThis bill clarifies House Bill 307 from 2018 by making it clear that a 6-month or 12-month mandatory commitment to Level 5 incarceration or institutional confinement for a juvenile only applies to adjudications of delinquency for the charge of Robber...
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2022-10-26
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DEHB348PassThis Act provides nationally certified occupational therapists with a salary supplement for receiving national certification. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing language to the standards of the Delaware Drafting Manual.
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB459PassThis Act amends the Charter of the Town of Ellendale in the following ways:
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB336PassThis Act provides school-base physical therapists who have graduated from an accredited college or university with the highest level masters or doctorate degree, and who have achieved a passing score on the national physical therapy examination issue...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB330PassThis Act renames the Claymont Regional Transportation at First State Crossing in Claymont, Delaware as the "Harris B. McDowell, III Transportation Center" after Senator Harris B. McDowell, III, the longest serving member of the Delaware Gen...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB394PassThis Act provides that the Department of Correction must provide a copy of all policies relating to the accrual and forfeiture of good time to inmates, as well as a quarterly written accounting of good time credit earned and/or forfeited. The require...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHJR7PassThe Joint Resolution directs the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and Division of Public Health (DPH) to conduct After Action Reviews to assess the States pandemic response. DEMA and DPH are also maintaining the ability to increase personn...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB417PassIn cases where the Family Court finds that there are sufficient grounds to order the removal of a child from their home and the Family Court orders custody of the child to the Division of Family Service (DFS), DFS often partners with law enforcement ...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB453PassThis Act makes necessary updates to Delaware Code provisions codifying procedures related to the General Assembly to bring these provisions into compliance with current practice and to make technical corrections to conform existing law to the standar...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DESB151PassAcquiring a drivers license is an important part of young adults in foster care achieving normalcy and eventual independence. Yet, youth in long term foster care face numerous unique barriers in this endeavor. Not only are there logistical challenges...
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2022-10-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB264PassThis Act permits a person who has been the victim of non-consensual sexual conduct or non-consensual sexual penetration to apply for a sexual violence protective order if the person has a reasonable fear, based on specific conduct occurring contempor...
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2022-10-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB311PassThis Act clarifies the scope and protections for individuals with disabilities under the Delaware Equal Accommodations Law (DEAL) and further aligns definitions and scope of DEAL with federal law protecting individuals with disabilities from discrimi...
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2022-10-10
Signed by Governor
DESB35PassLike Senate Bill No. 35, this Act defines specific violations of wage payment and collection laws under Chapter 11 of Title 19 as wage theft, providing specific penalties for these violations, and creates a new criminal offense of wage theft, with a ...
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2022-10-07
Signed by Governor
DESB315PassThis Act makes substantial changes to clarify and modernize § 2347 of the Workers Compensation Act, Chapter 23 of Title 19 of the Delaware Code, as follows:
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2022-10-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB244PassRecognizing 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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2022-10-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB463PassThis Act allows both of the following:
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2022-10-03
Signed by Governor
DESB301PassThe purpose of this chapter is to provide incentives for resident Delaware taxpayers to donate organs and bone marrow for transplantation and for Delaware employers to grant paid time off to employees who donate organs and bone marrow for transplanta...
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2022-10-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB359PassThis 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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2022-09-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB479PassThis Act increases the civil penalty for violating the parking regulations in § 4180 from not less than $10 nor more than $25 to not less than $100 nor more than $500. This Act also increases the minimum fine for violating the requirements of Chapte...
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2022-09-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB388PassThis act authorizes the application of funds from the Delaware School Safety and Security Fund, which is subject to available appropriations, for the retention of constables to be utilized by the LEAs.
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2022-09-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB456PassThis Act amends the Charter of the City of Dover, including by doing the following:
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2022-09-09
Signed by Governor
DESB211PassThis Act prohibits employers from requesting or requiring that an applicant for employment disclose the applicants age, date of birth, or dates of attendance or graduation from an educational institution in an initial application for employment, unle...
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2022-09-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB304PassThis Act recognizes advancements in the science of reading and literacy instruction by requiring that all public school students in kindergarten through grade 3 participate in a universal reading screening 3 times each year to identify potential read...
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2022-08-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB480PassThis Act amends the Delaware Code relating to financial assistance for education in order to promote and support the states high demand career fields and reduce student debt for Delaware residents. The Act clarifies the Delaware Higher Education Offi...
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2022-08-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB277PassThis Act codifies the principle set forth in Doe v. Bicking, 2020 Del. Super. LEXIS 43, *32, 2020 WL 374677 (Del. Super. Jan. 22, 2020) that recognizes that in cases of childhood sexual abuse by an employee of a school, organization, or business that...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DESB291PassThis Act requires each school district and charter school to adopt a policy regarding appropriate relationships between school employees, contractors, coaches, and volunteers and students. The policy must include a provision establishing appropriate ...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DESB289PassThis Act expands the scope of the sexual extortion law to include: a) compelling or inducing another person to produce a visual depiction of the person or another who is nude or who is engaging in sexual conduct, and b) threatening to reproduce, dist...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB428PassAll too often, persons who produce or transmit images of partially nude children cannot be prosecuted under our current statutes because our current statutes only criminalize images of a child engaging in a sexual act or if the child is nude. This bi...
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2022-08-19
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DESB307PassThis bill reflects the reality that grooming children for the purpose of committing crimes of sexual violence against them is often preceded by conduct that perpetrators know will make the child particularly susceptible to abuse. The bill requires pr...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB205PassThis Act establishes the Delaware Expanding Access for Retirement and Necessary Saving (EARNS) program to serve as a vehicle through which eligible employees may, on a voluntary basis, provide for additional retirement security through a State-facili...
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2022-08-18
Signed by Governor
DEHB315PassThis bill provides unit funding for full time employees who shall be hired to provide permanent substitute teaching support in Delaware schools. The bill also provides professional development requirements for those hired into these positions and cre...
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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB309PassThis 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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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB398PassThis 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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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB481PassThis Act will amend the Delaware Code relating to the powers of the Delaware Higher Education Office and the state authorization of private postsecondary institutions. The intent of the Act is to increase consumer protections for students enrolled in...
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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB300PassThis Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware middle schools. The unit is phased in over 3 years, beginning in FY2023, to arrive at a final ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades 6-8 for a full-time school counselor, scho...
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2022-08-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB301PassA 2017 survey of Delaware high school students found that during the 12 months before the survey the following occurred:
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2022-08-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB303PassThis bill amends Chapter 33, Title 18 of the Delaware Code by adding a new § 3370E to require coverage of an annual behavioral health well check.
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2022-08-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB365PassThis bill establishes the pilotage rates for the Pilots Association for the Bay and River Delaware for 2023, 2024, and 2025.
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2022-07-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB422PassThis Act amends Section 3-304 of the City of Wilmingtons Charter to allow the City of Wilmington to determine whether, and to what extent, its employees are required to be City residents. This Act does not affect residency requirements for City Counc...
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2022-07-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB234PassThis Act requires the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance to take the necessary steps to expand Medicaid coverage to pregnant women from the current coverage of 60-days from the end of pregnancy under...
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2022-07-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB183PassThis Act creates a process for the Commissioner of Elections to determine if a candidate or an incumbent elected official for a State or county elected office are residents of the district or area they represent or seek to represent.
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2022-07-22
Signed by Governor
DEHB454PassThis Act revises the Code to be consistent with federal law. The Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) requires states to make a free appropriate public education (FAPE) available to all children with disabilities between the ages of ...
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2022-07-22
Signed by Governor
DESB320PassThis bill establishes voting by mail under the General Assemblys broad powers under § 1, Article V of the Delaware Constitution to prescribe the means, methods and instruments of voting.
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2022-07-22
Signed by Governor
DESB101Engross
50%
This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 101. Like Senate Bill No. 101, this Substitute creates a right to counsel for tenants in evictions and other landlord-tenant actions. Approximately 18,000 eviction cases are filed each year in the State of...
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2022-07-01
Defeated By House. Votes: 16 YES 23 NO 1 NOT VOTING
DEHB145PassThis Act will allow Delaware residents two new deductions from personal income tax. The first is a deduction from taxable income of up to $1,000 for contributions to an account in a Delaware-sponsored qualified tuition program, as that term is define...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB11Enroll
75%
This Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that will modernize the bail provisions within the Delaware Constitution and clarify the power of the General Assembly to define either certain offenses for which, or circumstances under which, ...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 28 YES 11 NO 2 NOT VOTING
DESB100PassThis Act establishes a Public Education Compensation Committee for the purpose of reviewing Delaware's educator compensation structure and its ability to compete with regional school districts, Delaware's private business sector, and other go...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB450PassThe Delaware Lethal Firearms Safety Act of 2022 prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of assault weapons in Delaware, subject to certain exceptions. One exception is that the Act does no...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB451PassThis bill makes a person under the age of 21 prohibited from purchasing, owning, possessing, or controlling a firearm or ammunition of a firearm except under limited circumstances. Those circumstances are if the person is 18 years of age or older and...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
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