House of Representatives

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Issue 525 – October 28, 2021

  • Administration Moves to Keep Options Open on Mandatory Masking in Schools

  • Officials’ Actions on Facemask Mandate Regs Shows Lack of Faith in Citizens – By State Rep. Rich Collins

  • Final House of Representatives’ Redistricting Maps Posted Online

Issue 524 – September 27, 2021

  • Virtual Public Meeting Tomorrow Evening Offers Insight into Redistricting Process

  • Redistricting Could Impact Who Represents You in Dover

Issue 523 – August 10, 2021

  • Carney Administration Imposes Face Mask Mandates on Schools, Most State Employees

  • COVID-19 Policies Harming Delaware’s Children

  • New Initiative to Increase Availability of Medical Professionals

  • New Law Gives Tax Break to Delawareans in Need

 

 

Issue 522 – August 9, 2021

  • Carney Administration Considering Actions Over Delta Variant Concerns

 

 

Issue 521 – July 30, 2021

  • Site Readiness Fund Intended to Promote Job Creation, Economic Growth

  • New Law Gives Home School Students with Disabilities Equal Access to Services

  • New Law Increases Special Education Funding for Youngest Students

 

 

Issue 520 – July 1, 2021

  • Record-Setting Operating, Capital Budgets Enacted — Lack of Tax Relief, Spending Controls Criticized —

  1. OPERATING BUDGET
  2. CAPITAL BUDGET & LACK OF TAX RELIEF
  3. GRANTS-IN-AID
  4. SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

Issue 519 – June 25, 2021

  • House Passes Modified Version of Bill Seeking to Limit Firearm Magazine Capacity — Bill Heads Back to the Senate for Reconsideration

  • Bill to Require Cash Bail for Those Arrested for Violent Offenses Heads to the Governor

  • House Passes Bill to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags

  • Release Balloons, Face a Fine

  • Unusual Last Night Expected in the House of Representatives

  • House Agenda for Tuesday Posted

 

 

Issue 518 – June 18, 2021

  • $15 a Hour Minimum Wage Heads to Governor to be Signed into Law

  • House Democrats Kill Bill to Check Governor’s ‘State of Emergency’ Authority

  • Protecting Citizens’ Access to Information

  • New State Operating Budget Introduced

  • State Revenue Increases Again in Latest Forecast

  • House Agenda for Tuesday Posted

  • Bill Seeking Make More Food Available to the Needy Heads to Senate

 

Issue 517 – June 15, 2021

 

 

 

Issue 516 – June 11, 2021

  • Bill Seeking to Make it Easier to Change Absentee Voting Law Defeated – Measure Could be Revived for a Second Vote –

  • Minimum Wage Hike, Firearms Magazine Ban on House Agenda Next Week

  • Debate of Bill Seeking to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Unexpectedly Delayed

  • It is Time to End the State of Emergency

  • Senate Democrats Kill Legislation to Improve Voter List Accuracy

 

 

Issue 515 – June 4, 2021

  • Legislature Begins its Final Month Next Week

  • Marijuana Legalization and Absentee Voting Bills Slated for Debate

  • Legislative Hall Partially Reopens to the Public

  • House Schedule for Next Week

  • Tuesday, June 8 – Session begins 2 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 9 – Virtual Committees/No Session

  • Thursday, June 10 – Session begins 2 p.m.

  • House Bill 75: The second leg of a proposed constitutional amendment, this bill seeks to remove language concerning limitations on absentee balloting. The measure would also empower the General Assembly to enact new laws on absentee balloting by simple statute. As a proposed amendment, the bill requires a two-thirds (66.6%) majority for passage.

  • House Bill 150: Also known as the Delaware Marijuana Control Act, this legislation seeks to legalize recreational marijuana in The First State. Because the bill would create new taxes and fees, it requires a three-fifths (60%) majority for passage.

  • Limited Public Seating at Legislative Hall

  • Measure Seeks to Prevent Denial of Services Based on COVID-19 Vaccine Status

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  • If We Are Going to Have a Recreational Marijuana Bill, Can It at Least be a Good One?

  • Weekly Update Continues Downward COVID-19 Trends

 

Issue 514 – June 2, 2021

  • Some Lawmakers Looking to Share State’s Bounty with Taxpayers

  • Proposed Budget Includes Funding for Controversial Bills and More Money for Care Workers

  • COVID-19 SNAPSHOT: Major Metrics Continue Downward Trends

 

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