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Some people have very bad judgment.  They almost put in a guy for president who has a secret server to a Russian bank?  Seriously… They almost put in a guy who won’t turn in his tax forms… Seriously.  They almost put in a guy whose business world is collapsing as we speak.  Seriously.

The server in question “was set to accept only incoming communication from a very small handful of IP addresses.” Among them, according to the DNS specialists: two Alfa (Russian) Bank servers, which the specialists said accounted for 87% of the DNS lookups involving the Trump Organization server….

The following Delawareans have been goading you to support this guy who most everyone sensed, had a connection to the KGB of Russia.   These guys say:  “support Trump; support Trump; support Trump”… None have said he is unfit for office.

Do you think it is ok for a presidential candidate to have a secret server that only has a connection to one bank, and that bank is in the post Soviet Union?  You don’t?

The following Delawareans disagree with you .. They think Donald is a “good” choice as their their leader…  Why would you vote for any of these guys?.. How smart can they be to vote for someone who has a secret server that goes straight to Russia?

Charlie Copeland
Colin Bonini
Hans Reigle
La Mar T. Gunn

State Senate Candidates

State House Candidates

Kevin Hensley:  District 9

Judith Travis:  District 10

Jeff Spiegleman:  District 11

Debbie Hudson:  District 12

James Louis DeMartino:  District 14

James R. Startzman, Jr:  District 19

Stephan Smyk:  District 20

Mike Ramone:  District 21

Joesph E. Miro:  District 22

Timothy Conrad:  District 24

Michael Nagorski:  District 25

Janice Gallagher:  District 29

William Outten:  District 30

Jean Dowding: District 31

Patricia Foltz:  District 32

Charles Postles:  District 33

Lyndon Yearick:  District 34

David Wilson:  District 35

Harvey Kenton, Jr:  District 36

Ruth Briggs King:  District 37

Ronald Gray:  District 38

Daniel Short:  District 39

Timothy Dale Dukes:  District 40

Richard Collins:  District 41

Lip service is one thing. Actions are something else.  All of the above at this late date are still supportive of Donald Trump and what he stands for….

These are all the Republicans running for state office, but two… I must isolate and mention both of them and encourage you to vote them in over their democrat opponents (no loss there in both seats) to show the world that Delaware is not a satellite of Donald Trump….

These two very special people, the only two republicans who have repudiated the Atomic Ant’s Donald Trump,  are:

Meredith Chapman    Senate District 8

James Spadola    Senate District 1

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I like to hold them when they are THIS BIG…..

Maybe you haven’t grasped it yet.. and you deny it to yourself… But you really do, deep down, hate women… What is wild is that some women hate women; how can that even be?

Rationalization… is how.

They rationalize that the abuse of women is less a problem than whatever problem it is they want Trump to fix…

Do they want all Blacks executed, bodies burned, and their property turned over to whites? Well, they like that more than they mind women getting molested….  is Charlie Copeland one of these?  He hasn’t disavowed Trump yet, has he?

Do they want all Mexicans, Hondurans, Guatemalans, El Salvadorians, Nicaraguans, Panamanians rounded up, killed and have all their property also auctioned off to whites? Well, they like that more than they mind women getting molested…. is Colin Bolini one of these?  He hasn’t disavowed Trump yet, has he?

Do they want to go to war with anyone and everyone at the same time because they refuse to bow down and accept us as their dungeon master?    Well,.. they like that more than they mind women getting felt up the leg… is Hans Reigle one of these?   He hasn’t disavowed Trump yet, has he?

Do the want an police state, which would be highly necessary if we are going to kill all blacks, Hispanics, and Asians in the new world order, leaving only old uneducated white men to carry on society… which would at that point, consist of nothing more productive than living off the possessions they confiscated in the process of culling out the minorities.   is La Mar Gunn, one of these?  He has’t disavowed Trump yet, has he?  And he even will be one of the first killed due to his skin color?   Is he showing signs of Alzheimers?

So if you ask them directly as like this:  Charlie Copeland, do you hate women… you will get a response saying no. He loves women…

What the proper question should be … is?    Do you love women enough to give up on Donald Trump and vote for Hillary?

It is the standard question men always ask themselves once they find themselves in a monogamous relationship… Exactly how much do I love this person?  Would I run into a burning building to face certain death to save her?  Yes or no, it is a level of ones adulation and respect.  Would I stick with her if she had an affair that became public knowledge? Yes or no, it is a level of ones adulation and respect… Would I save her from a burning car that was certain to explode?  Yes or no, it is a level of ones adulation and respect.  Would I discontinue a casual female friendship that made my love uncomfortable and upset?  Yes or no, it is level of ones adulation and respect…

So by choosing to stick with Trump, all these candidates are making a statement both public and private, about how they feel about women.  Despite direct evidence from Trump that he considers women to be mere objects, that their feelings never matter even if little girls, that if someone is a star, they can do what they want, or extrapolated, that any man can do what he wants, whether on a bus, a train, at a crowded function, he can run his hand up a strangers leg without consent and get a free feel, because after all.. it is now.. “presidential” to do so…

That denigrates women. and therefore if you denigrate women, you must hate them, right?   How can anyone denigrate that which they love?

Checkmate…

Here are the following in Delaware Republican candidates who hate women and show it by their actions if not their words….

State Senate Candidates

State House Candidates

Kevin Hensley:  District 9

Judith Travis:  District 10

Jeff Spiegleman:  District 11

Debbie Hudson:  District 12

James Louis DeMartino:  District 14

James R. Startzman, Jr:  District 19

Stephan Smyk:  District 20

Mike Ramone:  District 21

Joesph E. Miro:  District 22

Timothy Conrad:  District 24

Michael Nagorski:  District 25

Janice Gallagher:  District 29

William Outten:  District 30

Jean Dowding: District 31

Patricia Foltz:  District 32

Charles Postles:  District 33

Lyndon Yearick:  District 34

David Wilson:  District 35

Harvey Kenton, Jr:  District 36

Ruth Briggs King:  District 37

Ronald Gray:  District 38

Daniel Short:  District 39

Timothy Dale Dukes:  District 40

Richard Collins:  District 41

If you want some fun, click on any link and ask them why they support an unregistered sex offender for their parties’ top spot…..

In a moment of great optimism and with a fresh start the Legislature opened January 2015, after the 2014 midterm election…

It didn’t last long.  The machinations to control the Legislature were implemented immediately January 5th with the removal of John Kowalko from the House Education Committee. (Kowalko was also stripped of his chairmanship on the House Energy Committee, where he had served for eight years. Editors Note: John Kowalko was a major people’s champion AGAINST the erratically thrown-together School Priority Plan, and the bumbling as well as medically dangerous DATA CENTER proposed to sit almost in the heart of Downtown Newark.)

Some said it was punishment. But the real reason, was that future forward movement of bills unfriendly to the public good, could never have slipped through silently, had Kowalko remained on that committee.

Fortunately Kim Williams took John’s mantle  of people’s advocate, and ran with it.

But this Legislative session will be known more for what didn’t happen, than what did…

  • What didn’t happen, and this is a big surprise, is that the Coastal Zone Act did not get legislatively weakened… It stands as it was.
  • What didn’t happen, is that all teachers receive 100% of their evaluation based on results of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.
  • What didn’t happen, is that our entire school system become solely dependent on the flawed Smarter Balanced Assessment results.
  • What didn’t happen was that Delaware shift over to a pro-Charter School state….

Sadly some other things did not happen.. We did nothing to get ourselves out of the financial rut the US Chamber of Commerce pro-business policies had sunk our state into.

  • Sadly, we did not pass a measly 10 cent gas tax which would put $50 million a year into the state treasury. possibly to be used for road improvements.
  • Sadly, we did not continue necessary programs due to our Legislature’s inability to raise taxes on the top 1%.
  • Sadly we did not change our top tax rates so a trillionaire still pays Delaware the same rate as someone struggling at $60,000 a year…
  • Sadly we did nothing to stopgap Wilmington’s murders from soaring to new heights.
  • Sadly we did nothing to correct the disastrous School priority plan, which all experts agree, threw a GIANT wrench into Wilmington’s school system which prior to its implementation,  was making great strides towards improving the children of that Delaware city..

So if you are rating the legislature as a success or failure, then by using Ronald Reagan’s yardstick of “Are You Better Off Than You Were” (2014 vrs 2016) we get the following answers….

Safety:  no

Education:  no

Financially:  no

Environment:  Same

Investments:  yes

If all you care about is the last category, then this was a very successful session.

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Here is what is currently listed as having been passed and signed by the governor… If you wish you can click on the link to see a detail of its passage.  You can find the same on the General Assembly website, except they only list bill numbers.  If you are fishing, you have to click and wait to find out what was the bill…..

An peremptory attempt was made to categorize bills by color…. The color code is here and the explanation of each bill should match the color of the category we assigned it…

Agriculture Alcohol Appropriations
Capital Infrastructure Corrections Economic 
Education Energy Gaming & Parimutuels
Health & Human Development House & Senate Administration House * Senate Rules
Housing & Community Affairs Joint Finance Judiciary
Labor Manufactured Housing Natural Resources
Public Safety & Homeland Security Revenue & Finance Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)
Telecommunication Internet & Technology Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Veterans Affairs

 

HJR 1 Schwartzkopf 01/13/2015 RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

 

HB 20 Schwartzkopf 01/09/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 5 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE PURCHASE BY A BANK OR TRUST COMPANY OF THE SHARES OF ITS OWN CAPITAL STOCK.

 

SB 9 Poore 01/15/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NEW CASTLE RELATING TO ELECTIONS

 

HB 16 Baumbach 01/07/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS.

 

SB 8 Hall-Long 01/14/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

 

HB 49 w/HA 1 M. Smith 03/12/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES.

 

HB 21 Matthews 01/14/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR HOLDERS OF GOLD STAR LAPEL BUTTONS.

 

HB 24 Kenton 01/14/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE LANDLORD TENANT CODE.

 

22 w/HA 1, HA 2, HA 3 + SA 1 Spiegelman 01/14/2015 AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF TOWNSEND.

 

SB 31 w/SA 1 + HA 4 Sokola 02/05/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 214, VOLUME 78 OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO EDUCATOR LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION.

 

SB 7 w/SA 1, SA 2 Henry 01/14/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT.

 

HB 8 Barbieri 01/20/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL CONDITIONS.

 

HB 9 w/HA 1 Barbieri 01/20/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE SANITARY PROTECTION OF ALL DRINKING WATER SUPPLIES WHICH ARE FURNISHED TO AND USED BY THE PUBLIC.

 

SB 6 Bushweller 01/14/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TERRORISTIC THREATENING.

 

SB 10 w/SA 1 Townsend 01/15/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEM II ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

 

SB 35 Simpson 03/18/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF SLAUGHTER BEACH.

 

HB 56 w/HA 1 Potter 03/24/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

 

SB 21 Sokola 01/27/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO REPORT OF NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

 

SB 47 Townsend 03/31/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CRIMINAL DEFENSE FOR INDIGENT PERSONS.

 

HS 1 for HB 18 Bolden 01/20/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE SAFE DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS CONTAINING PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

 

HB 32 Osienski 01/27/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 2 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

 

HB 33 Osienski 01/27/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 17 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO OUTDOOR ADVERTISING.

 

HB 58 Jaques 03/19/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE POWER OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL DISTRICT TO LEVY TAXES FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES.

 

HB 64 Barbieri 03/24/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DELAWARE MEDICAL ORDERS FOR SCOPE OF TREATMENT ACT.

 

HB 81 M. Smith 04/02/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EDUCATION PROFILE REPORTS.

 

HB 92 J. Johnson 04/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON RELATING TO AUDITING STANDARDS FOR THE CITY OF WILMINGTON AUDITOR.

 

HB 100 w/HA 1 Schwartzkopf 04/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE TAX RATE AND ENROLLMENT FOR THE SUSSEX COUNTY VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT.

 

HB 59 w/HA 1 J. Johnson 03/19/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENSES.

 

HB 17 Bolden 01/07/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

 

HB 40 B. Short 03/12/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SURPLUS LINES COVERAGE.

 

HB 90 w/HA 1 Longhurst 04/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SUICIDE PREVENTION IN SCHOOLS.

 

HB 70 w/HA 1 + SA 2 Baumbach 03/26/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 16 AND 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MIDWIFERY.

 

HB 60 w/HA 1 M. Smith 03/19/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 10 AND 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SAVINGS ACCOUNTS TO SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

 

HB 65 w/HA 1 Paradee 03/25/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ACCESS TO PRIVATE RESTROOMS.

 

HB 75 w/HA 1 K. Williams 03/31/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FAMILY COURT JUVENILE EXPUNGEMENT.

 

SB 33 w/SA 3 Poore 01/29/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EDUCATION AND THE INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM.

 

HB 39 w/HA 3 Keeley 01/29/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MARIJUANA.

 

SB 90 w/SA 2 Lopez 05/07/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

 

SB 25 Richardson 01/29/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF LAUREL RELATING TO THE MANNER OF HOLDING BIANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION.

 

SB 37 w/SA 3 Peterson 03/18/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MAMMOGRAMS.

 

SB 75 Townsend 04/29/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 8 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE GENERAL CORPORATION LAW.

 

SB 76 Townsend 04/29/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CREATION, REGULATION, OPERATION AND DISSOLUTION OF DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS AND THE REGISTRATION AND REGULATION OF FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS

 

SB 77 Townsend 04/29/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CREATION, REGULATION, OPERATION AND DISSOLUTION OF DOMESTIC LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS AND THE REGISTRATION AND REGULATION OF FOREIGN LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS.

 

SB 78 Townsend 04/29/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 18, TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CREATION, REGULATION, OPERATION AND DISSOLUTION OF DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES AND THE REGISTRATION AND REGULATION OF FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES.

 

HB 15 B. Short 01/22/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CAPTIVE INSURANCE.

 

HB 66 Schwartzkopf 03/25/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF REHOBOTH BEACH RELATING TO THE AUTHORIZED AMOUNT OF TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS.

 

HB 127 B. Short 05/05/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE PLACEMENT OF CERTAIN TYPES OF INSURANCE WITH NON-ADMITTED INSURERS.

 

SB 23 w/HA 1 Hall-Long 01/27/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO BOARD OF PODIATRY’S PRECEPTORSHIP PROGRAM.

 

SB 44 w/SA 1 + HA 2, HA 1 Bushweller 03/24/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES PROVIDING SPECIAL MILITARY PLATES FOR SURVIVING SPOUSES.

 

HB 47 J. Johnson 03/12/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION

 

HB 115 J. Johnson 04/28/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO NAME CHANGES FOR INDIVIDUALS SUBJECT TO THE SUPERVISION OF THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION.

 

SB 63 Poore 04/21/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25 AND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MANUFACTURED HOUSING.

 

HB 63 M. Smith 03/24/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 12 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO GUARDIANSHIP.

 

SJR 1 Poore 06/09/2015 ESTABLISHING A REPORTING DEADLINE FOR INFORMATION ON UNTESTED AND UNSUBMITTED SEXUAL ASSAULT COLLECTION KITS AND ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF RESPONSE TO ALL REPORTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS RELATED THERETO.

 

SB 41 Ennis 03/18/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 2 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE UNIFORM STATE AERONAUTICS LAW

 

SB 51 w/SA 1 + HA 1 Peterson 04/01/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO WITNESSES AND EVIDENCE.

 

SB 59 w/SA 1, SA 2 Townsend 05/21/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 11 AND 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TEMPORARY INSTRUCTION PERMITS AND DRIVERS LICENSES.

 

SB 84 Henry 05/05/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO JURY SERVICE

 

SB 85 w/HA 1 Hall-Long 05/07/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT.

 

SB 91 w/SA 1 Ennis 05/12/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 2 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION.

 

SB 118 w/SA 1 Hall-Long 06/03/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD TENANT CODE.

 

SB 131 w/SA 1 Hall-Long 06/11/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE POWERS, DUTIES, REGULATIONS AND ORDERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES.

 

SB 140 w/SA 1, SA 3 McDowell 06/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 30, TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, AND THE LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO NURSING HOMES AND QUALITY ASSESSMENT.

 

HB 2 w/HA 1 Keeley 06/03/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 11 AND 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TRAINING ON SEXUAL ASSAULT.

 

HB 3 w/HA 1 Longhurst 04/02/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STATE PROCUREMENT.

 

HB 4 w/HA 1, HA 2 Bolden 04/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION.

 

HB 38 w/HA 1 + SA 1 Keeley 01/29/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO AUDITS BY PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS

 

HB 51 w/HA 1, HA 2 + SA 1 Mitchell 03/12/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FINES, COSTS, PENALTIES AND FORFEITURES.

 

HB 101 Heffernan 04/21/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF BELLEFONTE.

 

HB 110 w/HA 1 Barbieri 04/23/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED ATTENDANT SERVICES

 

HB 116 Jaques 04/28/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.

 

HB 119 Matthews 04/29/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROHIBITION OF SALES OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS TO CERTAIN PERSONS.

 

HB 156 w/HA 1 Longhurst 06/02/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS.

 

HB 191 Schwartzkopf 06/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS

 

SS 1 for SB 160 Sokola 07/01/2015 A BOND AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE

 

SB 102 Blevins 05/14/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PARTICIPATION IN A DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE TREATMENT PROGRAM BY DUI OFFENDERS.

 

HS 1 for HB 225 M. Smith 06/30/2015 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSE OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2016; SPECIFYING CERTAIN PROCEDURES, CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS; AND AMENDING CERTAIN PERTINENT STATUTORY PROVISIONS.

 

HJR 8 M. Smith 07/01/2015 THE OFFICIAL GENERAL FUND REVENUE ESTIMATE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015.

 

HJR 9 M. Smith 07/01/2015 THE OFFICIAL GENERAL FUND REVENUE ESTIMATE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016.

 

HB 140 w/HA 1 Schwartzkopf 05/08/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 21 AND 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TAXES AND FEES SUPPORTING THE TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND.

 

HB 230 M. Smith 07/01/2015 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CERTAIN GRANTS-IN-AID FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2016;

 

HB 5 w/HA 4 Heffernan 03/17/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE ADDITION OF ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES TO THE CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT.

 

HB 69 w/HA 1 + SA 1 B. Short 03/26/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 AND 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TELEMEDICINE SERVICES.

 

HB 10 Barbieri 01/20/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO OFFICE OF FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT.

 

HB 162 Schwartzkopf 06/03/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO INLAND BAYS’ WATERSHED ENHANCEMENT.

 

HB 183 w/HA 1 Heffernan 06/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 26 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.

 

HB 208 w/HA 1 D. Short 06/23/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS.

 

SB 120 Marshall 06/03/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29, CHAPTERS 101 AND 104 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE REGULATORY TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2015.

 

SB 141 Townsend 06/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 12 OF THE DELAWARE CODE AND THE LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO UNCLAIMED PROPERTY.

 

HB 147 w/HA 1 B. Short 05/14/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE PERIODIC REVIEW OF REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY EXECUTIVE BRANCH AGENCIES.

 

HB 157 w/HA 1 Matthews 06/02/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FREESTANDING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS.

 

HB 166 B. Short 06/09/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION.

 

HB 172 w/HA 1 Carson 06/09/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 AND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TRUTH IN SENTENCING.

 

HB 187 Mitchell 06/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TAXICAB AND LIMOUSINE LICENSE.

 

SB 145 Marshall 06/17/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY, NURSING ASSISTANTS AND CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS.

 

HB 106 Osienski 04/23/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SPEED RESTRICTIONS.

 

HB 123 J. Johnson 05/05/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COSMETOLOGY, BARBERING, AND LICENSURE OF AESTHETICIANS

 

HB 132 Barbieri 05/06/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY FOR PROTECTION FROM ABUSE ORDERS.

 

HB 151 Gray 05/28/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SANITARY AND WATER DISTRICTS IN SUSSEX COUNTY.

 

SB 69 w/SA 1, SA 2 Sokola 04/23/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION AND CONTROL OF OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES.

 

SB 132 Henry 06/11/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE PROCEDURES FOR THE SUSPENSION, NONRENEWAL, OR NONDUPLICATION OF DRIVER’S LICENSES OR DRIVING PRIVILEGES FOR THE FAILURE TO RESOLVE MOTOR VEHICLE CHARGES.

 

SJR 4 Sokola 06/17/2015 ESTABLISHING THE EDUCATION FUNDING IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION TO REVIEW AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO MODERNIZE AND IMPROVE DELAWARE’S SYSTEM FOR FUNDING PUBLIC EDUCATION.

 

SB 94 Bushweller 05/12/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO A MILITARY CONNECTED IDENTIFIER IN DELAWARE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

SB 122 Henry 06/09/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14, CHAPTER 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EDUCATION AND THE REORGANIZATION AND CHANGING OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOUNDARIES.

 

SB 127 w/SA 1 Lopez 06/10/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF LEWES RELATING TO THE INCLUSION OF ANNEXED PARCELS, ABSENTEE VOTING IN SPECIAL ANNEXATION ELECTIONS, THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL, THE PERIOD OF TIME TO FILE A CERTIFICATION OF CANDIDACY, THE MANNER OF FILLING VACANCIES ON CITY COUNCIL, AND THE LIMITATION ON REVENUE FROM REAL ESTATE TAX

 

HS 2 FOR HB 171 w/HA 1 Bennett 06/17/2015 AN ACT AMENDING TITLES 9 AND 22 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TAXES ON SPECIAL BETTERMENTS.

 

HJR 6 w/HA 1 Jaques 06/03/2015 DIRECTING THE DPAS II ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO ESTABLISH A SUB-COMMITTEE TO REVIEW AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES TO THE CURRENT EDUCATOR EVALUATION SYSTEM.

 

HB 148 w/HA 1 + SA 1 Keeley 05/14/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

 

HB 209 Brady 06/23/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PARKING.

 

HB 46 Barbieri 03/12/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DSCYF CUSTODY.

 

HB 133 w/HA 1 Osienski 05/06/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HOME CONSTRUCTION.

 

SS 1 for SB 79 Sokola 06/02/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL DATA GOVERNANCE.

 

SS 1 for SB 68 w/SA 1, SA 2, SA 3 Blevins 06/09/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ONLINE PRIVACY AND PROTECTION.

 

SS 1 for SB 16 Henry 01/29/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 12 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ISSUANCE OF SMALL ESTATE AFFIDAVITS

 

HB 89 w/HA 1 Mitchell 04/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LAW-ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION.

 

HB 102 w/HA 1, HA 2 Barbieri 04/21/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

 

HB 109 w/HA 1, HA 2 + SA 1 B. Short 04/23/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

 

HB 163 B. Short 06/03/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 12 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO OUT-OF-STATE SELF PROVED WILLS.

 

HB 164 B. Short 06/03/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 10 AND 12 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DECEDENT’S ESTATES AND FIDUCIARY RELATIONS.

 

SB 22 w/SA 1 Peterson 01/27/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATED TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.

 

B 29 Peterson 01/29/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DANGEROUS DOGS

 

SB 66 w/SA 4 Townsend 04/22/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO NEIGHBORHOOD CONSERVATION AND LAND BANKS

 

SB 144 w/SA 2, SA 3 Peterson 06/17/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 11, 16 AND 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR CHILD-SERVING ENTITIES.

 

SB 133 w/SA 1 Pettyjohn 06/11/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAWS OF DELAWARE TO ALLOW THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF DELAWARE, INC. TO CONVEY THE RICHARD ALLEN SCHOOL PROPERTY TO THE RICHARD ALLEN COALITION INC.

 

SB 5 w/SA 1 Lawson 03/26/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE UNIFORM COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP ACT.

 

SB 87 Bushweller 05/06/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PORT-OF-ENTRY FOR FOREIGN INSURANCE COMPANIES.

 

SB 114 McBride 06/03/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF RULES AND REGULATIONS.

 

SB 135 McBride 06/11/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LOCOMOTIVE IDLING.

 

SS 1 for SB 13 w/SA 1 Ennis 03/19/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF SEXUAL OFFENDERS.

 

SB 104 Lawson 05/27/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEM

 

HB 79 w/SA 1 Carson 04/02/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STRIPED BASS

 

HB 82 w/HA 1 Lynn 04/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

 

HB 98 Matthews 04/21/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.

 

HB 192 Mitchell 06/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 22 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, AND EXPLOSIVES IN MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS AND POLICE STATIONS BY NON-LICENSED PERSONS.

 

HB 201 Mitchell 06/23/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, AND EXPLOSIVES IN COUNTY BUILDINGS AND POLICE STATIONS BY NON-LICENSED PERSONS.

 

HJR 7 K. Williams 06/10/2015 RE-ESTABLISHING THE COMMITTEE TO ADVANCE EDUCATOR COMPENSATION AND CAREERS TO DEVELOP AN ALTERNATIVE COMPENSATION STRUCTURE AND CAREER PATHWAY FOR EDUCATORS IN DELAWARE.

 

SS 1 for SB 101 Hall-Long 06/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO NURSING.

 

SB 57 w/SA 1 Hall-Long 04/02/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE BOARD OF NURSING.

 

SB 45 Lawson 03/24/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SAFETY ACT.

 

SB 53 Ennis 04/02/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE VOLUNTEER FIREMEN’S PENSION PLAN.

 

SB 67 Henry 04/21/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 71, VOLUME 79 OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO CERTAIN POSITIONS IN THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURT.

 

SB 86 McBride 05/07/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS.

 

SB 103 Pettyjohn 05/14/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF BRIDGEVILLE TO PROVIDE FOR ANNEXATION OF CONTIGUOUS TERRITORY OF FIVE (5) ACRES OR LESS WITHOUT REFERENDUM AND RELATING TO THE POWER TO BORROW FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES TO PERMIT THE REFINANCE OF EXISTING DEBT AND TO PAY THE COSTS OF ISSUING THE REFUNDING BONDS WITHOUT REFERENDUM.

 

SB 129 Bushweller 06/11/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS AND PRIVATE SECURITY AGENCIES.

 

SB 153 Henry 06/24/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE INVOLVING CHILDREN.

 

SB 154 Henry 06/24/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT

 

HJR 5 w/HA 1 J. Johnson 05/28/2015 COMMISSIONING AN INDEPENDENT EXAMINER TO STUDY AND MAKE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING THE USE OF RESTRICTIVE HOUSING IN DELAWARE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES

 

HB 7 Lynn 01/20/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STRANGULATION.

 

HB 57 J. Johnson 03/19/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CIVIL TRAFFIC OFFENSES.

 

HB 139 w/HA 1 Barbieri 05/12/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 6, TITLE 8 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS.

 

HB 177 w/HA 1 Bolden 06/11/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 25 AND 26 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND THE DELAWARE UNIFORM COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP ACT.

 

HB 199 w/HA 1 Smyk 06/17/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF MILTON RELATING TO ITS ENUMERATED POWERS.

 

HB 205 Barbieri 06/18/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ANATOMICAL GIFTS AND STUDIES

 

HB 136 w/HA 1 M. Smith 05/07/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO REVIEW OF THE DEATH OR NEAR DEATH OF A CHILD.

 

HB 88 w/HA 1 Jaques 04/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE STATE MERIT SYSTEM OF PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION.

 

HB 11 Briggs King 01/07/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PARAMEDIC SERVICES.

 

SS 1 for SB 83 Henry 06/17/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 AND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

 

SJR 3 Bushweller 06/16/2015 RECOGNIZING THE SALVATION ARMY IN DELAWARE AS IT CELEBRATES ITS 125TH ANNIVERSARY.

 

SB 89 w/SA 1 Ennis 05/07/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CERTIFIED FOOD PROTECTION MANAGER PROGRAM.

 

HB 113 Mitchell 04/28/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE SUPREME COURT.

 

HB 184 Heffernan 06/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DRIVER’S LICENSES.

 

SJR 6 Blevins 06/24/2015 DECLARING THAT THE NEW CASTLE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES BE NAMED THE KAREN L. JOHNSON DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

 

SB 65 Poore 04/21/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICES.

 

HB 235 Longhurst 01/08/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO BUSINESS TAX COMPUTATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION.

 

HJR 4 w/HA 1, HA 2, HA 3 Briggs King 05/13/2015 ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY AND MAKE FINDINGS CONCERNING FINANCIAL LITERACY EDUCATION IN DELAWARE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND MAKE POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO INCREASE THE FINANCIAL LITERACY OF DELAWARE STUDENTS.

 

HB 180 w/HA 1, HA 2 Heffernan 06/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EEL FISHING.

 

SB 172 Simpson 01/12/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE MILFORD SCHOOL BOARD

 

SB 176 Townsend 01/14/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE STATE BUREAU OF IDENTIFICATION.

 

HB 233 J. Johnson 01/07/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 137, VOLUME 80 OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO THE PROCEDURES FOR THE SUSPENSION, NONRENEWAL, OR NONDUPLICATION OF DRIVER’S LICENSES OR DRIVING PRIVILEGES FOR THE FAILURE TO RESOLVE MOTOR VEHICLE CHARGES.

 

HB 242 w/HA 1, HA 2 Jaques 01/14/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 3, 11, AND 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ANIMALS, ANIMAL CRUELTY, AND AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES.

 

HJR 10 Bolden 01/08/2016 APOLOGIZING FOR THE WRONGS OF SLAVERY AND EXPRESSING DELAWARE’S PROFOUND REGRET FOR ITS ROLE IN SLAVERY.

 

HB 245 Q. Johnson 01/15/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO THE BOND AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE AND CERTAIN OF ITS AUTHORITIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2016 AND SPECIFYING CERTAIN PROCEDURES, CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR THE EXPENDITURES OF FUNDS OF THE JUDICIARY AND COMMUNITY TRANSPORTION FUND.

 

SB 74 Poore 04/29/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE BOARD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS.

 

SB 81 Sokola 05/05/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE BOARD OF ARCHITECTS.

 

SB 125 Ennis 06/09/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STATE PUBLIC INTEGRITY COMMISSION ADVISORY OPINIONS AND THE POWERS OF COMMISSION COUNSEL.

 

SB 169 Bushweller 01/12/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LICENSING OF INSURANCE PRODUCERS

 

SB 200 Blevins 03/03/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 30, CHAPTERS 5 AND 20 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO BUSINESS TAX CREDITS.

 

HB 85 D. Short 04/01/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 30 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STATE TAXES.

 

SJR 7 Hall-Long 03/03/2016 RECOGNIZING THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016 AS “COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH”.

 

HB 241 w/HA 1 Heffernan 01/14/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES.

 

HB 276 Lynn 03/03/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COUNTY COMPTROLLERS.

 

SB 178 w/SA 2 Peterson 01/21/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR CHILD-SERVING ENTITIES.

 

SB 115 McBride 06/03/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLATIONS.

 

SB 116 w/SA 1 Bushweller 06/03/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 17 OF TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE LICENSING OF INSURANCE PROFESSIONALS.

 

SB 173 Simpson 01/14/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MOTORCYCLE WARRANTIES

 

SB 177 Bushweller 01/20/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 201(C), 201(D) AND 706(D) OF TITLE 26 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO JURISDICTION AND POWERS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.

 

SB 202 w/SA 1 Sokola 03/08/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION OF PUPILS.

 

HB 34 w/HA 2 + SA 1 Spiegelman 01/28/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

 

HB 224 w/SA 1 + HA 1 Jaques 12/10/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE COMMISSION OF VETERANS’ AFFAIRS.

 

HB 248 w/HA 1 M. Smith 01/19/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 16 AND 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM.

 

SB 174 w/SA 2 Hall-Long 01/14/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 16 AND 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE WITH RESPECT TO DRUG OVERDOSE FATALITIES.

 

SB 62 Sokola 04/15/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION OF PUPILS.

 

SJR 8 Bushweller 03/22/2016 HONORING DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY ON THE OCCASION OF THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FOUNDING ON 15 MAY, 1891.

 

SS 2 for SB 130 McDowell 03/23/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 2, TITLE 9 AND TITLE 22 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION AND LAND USE.

 

HB 142 w/HA 2 Outten 05/13/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE OR REGISTRATION PLATES

 

HB 237 B. Short 01/12/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO INSURANCE.

 

HB 286 w/HA 1 Paradee 03/10/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 5 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

 

SB 164 w/SA 2 Ennis 07/15/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE OR REGISTRATION PLATES.

 

SB 201 Simpson 03/08/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE AGRICULTURAL LANDS PRESERVATION ACT RESTRICTIONS

 

HB 188 w/HA 1 Baumbach 06/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO RENT INCREASES FOR MANUFACTURED HOUSING.

 

HB 222 w/HA 1, HA 2 Jaques 12/10/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 20 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY FOR BURIAL IN THE DELAWARE VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY

 

HB 246 Brady 01/19/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICES.

 

HB 249 J. Johnson 01/20/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LEVY AND CONSTABLE SALES

 

HB 270 w/SA 1 Bolden 03/03/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE TELEMARKETING FRAUD ACT.

 

HB 277 Dukes 03/08/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF LAUREL RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCILMAN.

 

SB 32 Peterson 01/29/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FOR REAL PROPERTY IN FEDERAL BANKRUPTCY AND STATE INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS.

 

SB 82 Ennis 05/05/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 RELATING TO THE MERIT SYSTEM AND THE PRISON EDUCATIONAL UNIT.

 

SB 212 Henry 03/22/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE ASSIGNMENT OF RETIRED COMMISSIONERS.

 

 

HB 129 Matthews 05/05/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 17 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SNOW REMOVAL.

 

HB 255 Mitchell 01/26/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROBATION BEFORE JUDGMENT.

 

HB 264 Yearick 03/03/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF WYOMING

 

HB 271 w/HA 1 Lynn 03/03/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MARITAL PROPERTY.

 

HB 272 Lynn 03/03/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FAMILY COURT JURISDICTION AND POWERS

 

HB 326 Heffernan 04/19/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES.

 

HB 331 Heffernan 04/19/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 7, 10, 13, 16, 21, 29, 30, AND 31 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.

 

SS 1 for SB 218 w/SA 1 Poore 05/03/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY.

 

SB 217 w/SA 1 + HA 1 Blevins 03/24/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 3, 9, 10, AND 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE AND CHAPTERS 375, VOLUME 79 OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO STRAY LIVESTOCK, DOGS, DANGEROUS DOGS AND ANIMAL CONTROL.

 

HB 61 Hudson 03/24/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

 

HB 284 w/HA 2 B. Short 03/10/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.

 

HB 312 Osienski 04/12/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 17 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ACQUISITION AND SALE OF REAL PROPERTY.

 

HB 300 Heffernan 04/06/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PERMITTING THOSE UNDER AGE 14 TO PERFORM WORK FOR EQUINE OPERATIONS.

 

SB 226 Hall-Long 04/08/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO HEALTH PLANNING AND RESOURCES MANAGEMENT.

 

SB 180 Poore 01/21/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN PROCEDURES FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF INDIVIDUALS TO REPRESENT THE EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS OF A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY.

 

SB 210 Henry 03/15/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEFAULT IN PAYMENT OF A FINE

 

SB 220 w/SA 1 Blevins 03/24/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13, CHAPTER 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COORDINATING COUNCIL.

 

HB 114 D. Short 04/28/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO VEHICLE EQUIPMENT.

 

HB 292 K. Williams 03/17/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO POSTING INFORMATION RELATED TO CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN SCHOOLS.

 

HB 307 w/HA 1 K. Williams 04/06/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FEES FOR EDUCATOR LICENSURE.

 

HB 315 w/HA 1 Baumbach 04/12/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 16 AND 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MIDWIFERY.

 

HB 323 Brady 04/14/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE BOARD OF DENTISTRY AND DENTAL HYGIENE.

 

HB 339 Carson 04/28/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS.

 

HB 343 Brady 04/28/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 4 AND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE JOINT SUNSET COMMITTEE.

 

HB 347 Brady 04/28/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PROFESSIONALS

 

HB 220 Lynn 12/10/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ANIMAL FIGHTING AND BAITING.

 

HB 280 Jaques 03/08/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES OR REGISTRATION PLATES.

 

HB 329 Bentz 04/19/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEXTROMETHORPHAN.

 

HB 371 M. Smith 05/05/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 8 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE GENERAL CORPORATION LAW.

 

SB 73 w/HA 1 Townsend 04/29/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25 IN REGARD TO SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES AND ELECTRONIC MAIL.

 

SB 187 Hocker 03/03/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF MILLVILLE

 

HB 325 w/HA 4 + SA 5 Osienski 04/14/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE, TRANSFER, OR DELIVERY OF FIREARMS

 

HB 338 D. Short 04/28/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD RELATING TO ANNEXATION, GOOD GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, AND POWER TO BORROW MONEY AND ISSUE BONDS.

 

HB 367 M. Smith 05/05/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CREATION, REGULATION, OPERATION AND DISSOLUTION OF DOMESTIC LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS AND THE REGISTRATION AND REGULATION OF FOREIGN LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS

 

HB 368 M. Smith 05/05/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CREATION, REGULATION, OPERATION AND DISSOLUTION OF DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS AND THE REGISTRATION AND REGULATION OF FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS

 

HB 372 M. Smith 05/05/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 18, TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CREATION, REGULATION, OPERATION AND DISSOLUTION OF DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES AND THE REGISTRATION AND REGULATION OF FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES

 

HB 378 B. Short 05/12/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FUNDING AGREEMENTS.

 

SB 253 w/SA 2 Hocker 05/05/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL.

 

HB 93 w/HA 1 Paradee 04/16/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 30 THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STEAM, GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANIES.

 

HB 160 Mulrooney 06/03/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE DIVISION OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION.

 

HB 214 w/HA 1 Keeley 06/30/2015 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ASSAULT.

 

HB 288 K. Williams 03/16/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH BRAKES.

 

HB 304 Paradee 04/06/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO INSURANCE RISK RETENTION GROUPS.

 

HB 309 w/HA 1 Mitchell 04/06/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE FUND.

 

HB 313 Mitchell 04/12/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 10 AND 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO UNSWORN DECLARATIONS UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY.

 

HB 320 M. Smith 04/13/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DIVORCE AND ANNULMENT

 

HB 322 w/SA 1 Brady 04/14/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS.

 

HB 334 Mitchell 04/19/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FINES, COSTS, PENALTIES AND FORFEITURES.

 

HB 335 Mitchell 04/19/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SCHOOL BUS, TAXICAB AND LIMOUSINE DRIVER’S LICENSE ENDORSEMENTS.

 

HB 342 w/SA 1 Brady 04/28/2016 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS VOTING EQUIPMENT SELECTION TASK FORCE

 

HB 353 Mitchell 05/03/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PROPERTY.

 

HB 382 Schwartzkopf 05/12/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF DEFENSE SERVICES.

 

SB 257 Blevins 05/10/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 349, VOLUME 78 OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO DRIVING A VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

 

SB 197 w/SA 1 Hall-Long 06/02/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH.

 

HS 1 for HB 1 w/HA 1 K. Williams 03/03/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTING.

 

HB 314 w/HA 1 Keeley 04/19/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

 

B 316 w/HA 1 Heffernan 04/19/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION BASED ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH DECISIONS

 

HB 317 w/HA 1 K. Williams 04/19/2016 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION BASED ON FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES.

 

SJR 14 McDowell 06/28/2016 THE OFFICIAL GENERAL FUND REVENUE ESTIMATE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016.

 

SJR 15 McDowell 06/28/2016 THE OFFICIAL GENERAL FUND REVENUE ESTIMATE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017.

 

SB 285 McDowell 06/23/2016 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSE OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2017; SPECIFYING CERTAIN PROCEDURES, CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS; AND AMENDING CERTAIN PERTINENT STATUTORY PROVISIONS

 

SB 295 McDowell 06/30/2016 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CERTAIN GRANTS-IN-AID FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2017; SPECIFYING CERTAIN PROCEDURES, CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF SUCH FUNDS AND AMENDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2017 APPROPRIATIONS ACT.

 

HB 450 Q. Johnson 07/01/2016 A BOND AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE AND CERTAIN OF ITS AUTHORITIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2017;

 

==========================================================================As of 6/30/2016 these are the bills signed by the Governor emanating from the 148th legislature….

I chose not to include bills passed by both houses now still on the governor’s desk.  Last year’s HB 50 explains why.  As more passed bills get signed, this master list (first time I’ve seen one) shall be amended.

Today begins primary season 2016.  This compilation is already a “most excellent” reference location.

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Listed By Order Of Appearance

Schwartzkopf 148th General ASSembly 

HJR 1

HB 20

HB 100 w/HA 1 

HB 66

HB 191

HB 140 w/HA 1

HB 162

HB 382

 

 

Poore 148th General Assembly

SB 9

SB 33 w/SA 3

SB 63

SJR 1

SB 65

SB 74

SS 1 for SB 218 w/SA 1

SB 180

Baumbach 148th General Assembly

HB 16

HB 70 w/HA 1 + SA 2

HB 188 w/HA 1

HB 315 w/HA 1

Hall-Long 148th General Assembly

SB 8

SB 23 w/HA 1

SB 85 w/HA 1

SB 118 w/SA 1

SB 131 w/SA 1

SS 1 for SB 101

SB 57 w/SA 1

SJR 7

SB 174 w/SA 2

SB 226

SB 197 w/SA 1

 

 

 

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M. Smith 148th General Assembly

HB 49 w/HA 1

HB 81

HB 60 w/HA 1

HB 63

HS 1 for HB 225

HJR 8

HJR 9

HB 230

HB 136 w/HA 1

HB 248 w/HA 1

HB 371

HB 367

HB 368

HB 372

HB 320

 

Matthews 148th General Assembly

HB 21

HB 119

HB 157 w/HA 1

HB 98

HB 129

Kenton 148th General Assembly

HB 24

 

Spiegelman 148th General Assembly

22 w/HA 1, HA 2, HA 3 + SA 1

HB 34 w/HA 2 + SA 1

 

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Sokola 148th General Assembly

SB 31 w/SA 1 + HA 4

SB 21

SS 1 for SB 160

SB 69 w/SA 1, SA 2

SJR 4

SS 1 for SB 79

SB 81

SB 202 w/SA 1

SB 62

Henry  148th General Assembly

SB 7 w/SA 1, SA 2

SB 84

SB 132

SB 122

SS 1 for SB 16

SB 67

SB 153

SB 154

SS 1 for SB 83

SB 212

SB 210

Barbieri 148th General Assembly

HB 8

HB 9 w/HA 1

HB 64

HB 110 w/HA 1

HB 10

HB 46

HB 102 w/HA 1, HA 2

HB 132

HB 139 w/HA 1

HB 205

Bushweller 148th General Assembly

SB 6

SB 44 w/SA 1 + HA 2, HA 1

SB 94

SB 87

SB 129

SJR 3

SB 169

SB 116 w/SA 1

SB 177

SJR 8

 

 

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Townsend  148th General Assembly

SB 10 w/SA 1

SB 47

SB 76

SB 77

SB 78

SB 59 w/SA 1, SA 2

SB 141

SB 66 w/SA 4

SB 176

SB 73 w/HA 1

Simpson  148th General Assembly

SB 35

SB 172

SB 173

SB 201

Potter  148th General Assembly
(under construction)
Boulden  148th General Assembly (under construction)

 

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Just a taste of what IS now possible…

Winning by 211 votes Dave Bentz beats off his challenger….

But the big news, is that 1505 people  of that district actually made an effort to go to the polls on a freaking Saturday and vote for who would be their first line of defense in our State Legislature.  72 even went to more trouble and voted absentee. Since there are very close to 15,000 registered voters living within the confines of the 18th, turnout was at 10%…..  on a Saturday…. in September…. when no one else was running on any ticket anywhere….

In the last off election year(2014), the top ticket got 4280 votes (Coons-Wade-Groff); In the last presidential year (2012), 9293 votes in the 18th were cast for the top ticket….

A better comparison would be to the last local special election… which would be for president of County Council in 2011 between Sheldon/Kovach/ and two splitters.  In that election, the 18th mustered a more average number of 740 votes. For this election twice as many people came out, and as should be expected in local elections, the local neighborhoods of each candidate were the ones with the largest numbers voting.

I think it is safe to say that the real number of actual voters is closer to 9293 than to the 15,000 allegedly on the books… and we politicos should start using this number to report turnout among ourselves and hope others catch on and follow this good trend. If we accept this from just a practical standpoint then the turnout in this election in real terms was higher at 16.9%…. For a special election that is rather high.

Some people still decry the low voter turnout.. I know I used to…  I thought it said bad things about America.

But after studying the effects of school board elections which have even lower turnouts, I have come to the conclusion that the reason most people don’t vote in special elections is because they do not know anything about them.  if they vote they are voting for a sign, or worse, a party. In local elections, party is less an issue.  They are more afraid of voting in someone bad by just walking in, eeney, meeney, miney mo-ing, and would rather leave that decision to someone else..

Therefore Democracy is best served where only those who are knowledgeable about their government, are the only ones who vote…  In this case the 17 percenters…

Because even if you got more people to the polls on a freakin’ Saturday in September,  if they don’t know who to vote for, what good are they?  Most of our bad elected officials get elected by people who have no idea what they are doing…. and the last thing we need, the very last thing we need, are more people like Evans on the Christina School Board… who have no clue what they are doing…

And with special elections, getting people to know you beforehand, is very difficult.  You can walk through neighborhoods, hand out pamphlets, but that says nothing…  A dogcatcher walks through neighborhoods and hands out pamphlets too… “Spay your pet”…

Of course… it would be better if everyone were as knowledgeable about politics as us… Our circle would widen and we’d have a wider audience to talk to. But alas, if everyone was on top of politics as us… who then would play baseball?

So bottom line out of all this is….

Dave Bentz Beats Off Challenger….

Usually things can be easily grasped if you avoid the details and look at a broader picture…  Of course, I’m not saying never look at details… That would be silly…  But I’m saying that if you approach all situations from the bottom up, you really don’t have a clue unless you luckily enough to reach the summit and look down…  It is like climbing a mountain… If you just walk uphill… you may get there… or you may hit a wall that cannot be climbed… But looking at a satellite photo of the mountain first, you can easily track a general path, then deal with the details discovered on the ground when you get there….

What politics all comes back to, is what I first heard while making the rounds with my dad. That old man on the porch who said between cigar puffs…. “Kid… politics is about who gets the money and who controls it…”

That held for my county then, for our counties now, for our state, and federal too… Understanding  that politics is all about money, makes one understand ahead of time what will pass legislature in any given session, and what will not…

There are many ways to divide the pie…  one can base it on color of skin which has been tried in our history.  One can base it on gender, which has been tried in our history… One can base it on land ownership which as been tried in our history…  But over the course of time, each of those distinctions have fallen.  And good riddance.

Now, thanks to mass media, there is a new distinction… Between those who can buy ads to threaten lawmakers, and those who can’t…  (For simplicity more than accuracy, we will from henceforth, call them the 1% versus the 99%…..)

If one looks at the 1%’s slice of pie, prevailing wage bites into it… They have to pay a higher wage than what they could find in cheaper labor…  I mean who could not be against prevailing wage if it meant you had to pay more money which you could, if the trend were gone, keep to yourself?    So these guys do have motive, one that is dear to each and all of our hearts. Keeping their money.

But even rich people know that an argument saying:  make these people suffer more so I can become EVEN richer does not hold water in any forum.  In fact that argument is the kiss of death… So instead they find a third party to portray as victim… which is the government…  Their argument:  our government is paying more than it has to which is a waste catches more flies especially during hard times….

There are some mis-truths here that need pointing out…

One is that doing away with prevailing wage does not cut cost for government…  It does nothing like that at all in our system of bids …. Our government asks for bids, and it chooses one…. Most often there is only one bid.  That bidder gets what they ask… And with prevailing-wage-principles now gone, the owners pocket that extra incremental which was previously blamed on Prevailing Wage…

So whereas on paper one can anticipate all the labor being used on government contracts and take several dollars off every total and call that a potential savings…. it does not show how other mysterious costs will bite into and suck out those alleged savings, funneling the money over to the 1%’s bank accounts.

In other words, there will be no savings because the 1% will steal them… WE THE PEOPLE will still pay $65 million for a construction job, but instead of 53% going to wages which get spent in our state, now only 43% goes to that place… Losing prevailing wage takes money like a giant vacuum cleaner right out of Delaware’s economy… Instead of funding projects to benefit people working, we are funding the same projects to benefit those who take the money immediately right out of the state’s economy which quickly gets locked up and we will never see it again…..

Bottom line of losing prevailing wage?… A.) No money is ever saved by our government.  B.) Our Delaware local economy suffers net loss. C.) The top 1% grows 10% richer with every project the state funds….

In very surprising language from a very Conservative Pope, (Pope Francis’s predecessor)  Pope Benedict lays it out very clearly…

Today, budgetary policies, with cuts in social spending often made under pressure from international financial institutions, can leave citizens powerless in the face of old and new risks; such powerlessness is increased by the lack of effective protection on the part of workers’ associations. Through the combination of social and economic change, trade union organizations experience greater difficulty in carrying out their task of representing the interests of workers, partly because Governments, for reasons of economic utility, often limit the freedom or the negotiating capacity of labour unions. Hence traditional networks of solidarity have more and more obstacles to overcome. The repeated calls issued within the Church’s social doctrine, beginning with Rerum Novarum[60], for the promotion of workers’ associations that can defend their rights must therefore be honoured today even more than in the past…

Hence, by degrees it has come to pass that working men have been surrendered, isolated and helpless, to the hardheartedness of employers and the greed of unchecked competition. The mischief has been increased by rapacious usury, which, although more than once condemned by the Church, is nevertheless, under a different guise, but with like injustice, still practiced by covetous and grasping men. To this must be added that the hiring of labor and the conduct of trade are concentrated in the hands of comparatively few; so that a small number of very rich men have been able to lay upon the teeming masses of the laboring poor a yoke little better than that of slavery itself. 

So, if you read the above you can plainly see  we have a head of the largest Christian denomination the Roman Catholic Church, calling for the continuance of policies like Prevailing Wage, and endorsing it…. “What God has brought together; let no man cut asunder.”

What just happened June 30th, was that the total economic pie of Delaware, the one that gets divided up between the haves and have-nots, just got a little smidgen taken from the Have-Nots and  added to the side of the Haves which already own over 50% of the pie .

  • A.) No money gets saved by the Government.
  • B.) Less money now filters through our grocery stores, our restaurants, our small businesses, our handyman our landscapers, our repair shops, or our mechanics….
  • C.) The noose for 99% of us becomes tighter by another notch, which with a one way slit knot, can never be undone except by cutting away the noose altogether..

The good news is that some form of prevailing wage still stands for larger contracts.   The bad news is that we have less pie than we did a week ago, to feed all 1 million of us living today in what once were the three former counties of Pennsylvania….

But the effects of reducing prevailing wage can be countered by a government and local economy…. If we would just create an excessive tax on the top one percent while giving them the option to write off everything they spent on capital investment that year…. they themselves would have the incentive to pay more and government would not have to step in and support wages with a minimum floor… Pictorially, If the top 1% had to continuously give back the slices of pie they continuously stole from us, they would stop stealing, is basically the point of taxing excessively those only in the top tier.

Or, if we could again legally protect every American worker from being fired if they stopped workage as long as their work stoppage was linked to getting higher wages, then those wages would increase through bargaining under that threat, and laws supporting prevailing wages would no longer be necessary…

But since 1980 we have cut back on those two forms of balance so until they are restored, today’s current political climate which is controlled by the owners of excessive money , demands the necessity of continuing prevailing wage just to keep all wages higher, both private and public, since all wages have to compete for labor against the highest one on the market…

But it is ultimately our failure as a state to jump-start massive local investment by levying huge taxes on all monies the top one percent won’t spend on local capital improvements here within our state’s boundaries,  that causes us to have to defend the concept of prevailing wage.. We NEED prevailing wage just for the simple reason that all of its well-spent money comes straight to us… to all of us in the local economy when those receiving it in their paychecks, spend it!… Without prevailing wage,  it’s the Caymen Island bank accounts which swell with yours and my money…………  instead of our local economy.

Prevailing Wage like every thing in politics… is only about who gets to get their hands on the money….. Why shouldn’t it be you?  There is no reason.  Just that you didn’t ask for it; You didn’t defend your rights to it; you elected people paid for by the other side… Your lack of having enough money today comes down to your own damn fault….

Isn’t it time you did something about it?

That was the feeling one got from yesterday… in general when it comes to the state of Delaware.  Everyone is just so tired.. A lot more than from other years…  Our legislature is too old.  The same characters have done it all over and over without change… Like week-old bread, the taste has molded, and the texture toughened…

There were moments of lucidity.  Legislators there for their first closing sessions provided some passion and freshness but they were frozen out of the mainstream by the lobbyists and legislators who’ve repeated this charade since the early 90’s.

I was reminded of many a small business, run for 40 years, where ideas fresh and invigorating 30 years ago like the merchandise, were still on the shelves, collecting dust. too young for antique dealers, too old for everyone else…  When one walks in banging the screen door, the owners stir, suspiciously watch you peruse their merchandise, standing at attention to ring up an anticipated sale, then shrugging their shoulders as you exit and drive away…

Our state has reached that point…  We are tired… We are tired of having no money.  We are tired of always cutting back. We are tired of not raising taxes.  We are tired of doing without…. We are tired of blaming prevailing wage. We are tired of sticking it to tolls and fee-payers to raise our revenues.  We are tired of this overbearing, oppressive, stifling , thick humidity crushing summer air that makes all move in slow viscous motion to avoid being smothered in buckets of sweat.

We are a tired state….

And why?

The answer as any CEO will tell you, is because we have reached our end of hope.. We have no new visions in front of us, which is accurately cartooned by the Rodel name changes originally in 2006 from Vision 2009 to  Vision 2015, to Vision 2025, which despite all the name changes, essentially remain exactly the same.

We are tired of going to work making less, then have to do with less to pay for our higher bills, since someone somewhere up there is making a lot more than what they once did for the same service they’ve always provided…

We are tired of being brushed aside, by those who have money and pull with legislators they’ve now sat at banquet tables for over one fifth of a century.  We are tired of not seeing change…

That is essentially it…   We are tired of not seeing change….

Oh, those who want the middle class as serfs again, don’t seem to feel this ennui… They are pumped up cheering as every earned right we’ve had for hundreds of years, gets stripped away…. But they are a thin minority… The rest, just muddle on, lost in their distractions of NetFlicks or Amazon shrugging their shoulders complaining how nothing ever improves….

There are bright spots on the distant horizon… Bernie Sanders may actually become a force of change even if not elected, by breaking the ennui on the playing field with something new.  Or we may go to war with an unknown enemy today, which always sharpens our focus even if upon simple survival…

The road map is clear.

Although two months too early to talk about football, I am going to break that rule here… In the contest between people and money, the American people are down 24-7 in the 3rd Quarter… We all know that comebacks in the NFL happen all the time.   We know that with only 2 unanswered touchdowns and a field goal, we again have a tie game…  But with every minute time is running out..   Our chances are lessening that we will ever again have the middle class prosperity under which we grew up… With every passing second which we do not have the ball, our future becomes dimmer, and dimmer, and dimmer, and dimmer….

As any football aficionado will tell you, there comes a time in every game, where playing defensively is not an option.. You’ve already lost by being defensive; it is too late to focus only on stopping the others from gaining… Your only option is to finally run or throw the ball, and if you don’t have a clear shot… you take the chance with a “Hail Mary”….. because at 24-7 against you… you don’t really have a choice….

Here is what is missing…

Taxing the top one percent… That alone, like a 70 yard pass and 20 yard run into the end zone, will make the game into a battle again… That alone will put the adrenalin back into life.  That alone will give 315 million Americans the one single ray of hope they have, that though things are tough now… at some future point, they too will be able to relax and enjoy the game of participating in the American dream….

Because when it comes down to it… and this isn’t just me but the entire course of human history, when you put all your faith into a system that believes in getting the most out of every worker…. you will never be paid what you are worth.. You will be always paid the minimum allowed to keep you in in that spot…  Doesn’t that make perfect sense?  Why would anyone pay you $100,000 when they can fill your spot with a kid for $25,000?

Trusting business is trusting a brown recluse spider to take care of you…

The only way we will ever have a better future for our children, is if we tax those 1% just enough to pay for $100,000 accountants, scientists, and inspectors to keep those 1 per centers legal and in line…  Then, if  you don’t like your low corporate pay, there is a high paying government job waiting for you that will double your income….

Cuts, cuts, cuts, are old, old. old… Find someone who says tax, tax, tax,  and we will again hope, hope, hope…

There is only one way out of our quagmire… Tax the top one percent fairly until we have the nation we again want…   Till then, it will be the same ole, same ole, same ole, same ole, same ole…….. long after the day we die… Each day we don’t tax is like each minute we don’t play offensively; we bury our children’s economic future deeper and deeper and deeper.  The beauty of being American, is that we are supposed to make our own future…  Find someone out there who will raise taxes… and support them like hell. This time, vote like your future income depends on it… because frankly, that is the only thing it does depend on…

Again it is up.  This time sponsored by Karen Peterson for Delaware.  Again, Rick Jensen was fanning flames with gasoline soaked pizza boxes.

In considering this issue, there is a smart way and a dumb way…  The dumb way was pursued by Rick Jensen:  Asking what do you believe?

Counter to that, the smart approach would be to ask:  which is the best course to follow?

What you believe is based off your emotions.  As a rule, we tend to believe what we were told, modified by our experience.  Basically if someone tells us that there is a man at the North Pole who flies around the world in a reindeer driven sleigh one night a year, we will believe it until events prove otherwise.  Usually, waking up Christmas morning as a young adult with nothing under your tree, is enough to deter even the most ardent Christmas fan from continuing to believe in such.

So we will get bad data disguised as opinion.

  • People believe death is a deterrent.
  • People believe death is cheaper.
  • People believe death is cathartic.
  • People believe being unforgiving is the ultimate adulthood thrill.
  • People believe killing someone adequately revenges a personal slight.
  • People believe in acting like an asshole is more mature.

As said earlier, what we believe (like an object in space), continues on its same trajectory until it is diverted by another force or object.

Here are facts taken from those who know most about the effects of death on an incarcerated criminal population: US Prison Wardens.

  • The threat of death is not a deterrent; it does not cross the minds of most people in the middle of their crimes.
  • Death is costlier than life imprisonment.  People have to get rich over death too and they do take a pretty penny out of state budgets doing so, whereas the fixed costs are fixed for prison inmates. Their marginal cost is minimal.
  • Death accomplishes nothing for the victims or their survivors.  Instead they feel they have been a part of creating another crime on top of the one originally performed by the now dead criminal.
  • Being a bitch or unforgiving is easy;  it is usually a sign of brain damage.  Fully functioning brains with no dead spaces showing on their CT scans, tend to all opt for forgiveness… which is why it is the basis of the Christian religion; it’s the smart thing to do…  Supporting the death penalty is more in line with Shara Law than with the New Testament.  More to the point is that the entire premise of the Christian religion is based on the wrongness that occurred of using the death penalty to extinguish an innocent man.
  • Revenge is over-rated… That is so 16th Century.  Revenge is more costly to one than no revenge. Yeah, one may want it, but really?  All the perpetual harm it causes?  No one takes out revenge (yet) when one professional team loses to another.  That ideally is how we should all act.
  • It always amazes me that people think acting like an asshole makes them look more important than what they are: acting than a clown. It simply does not..  We need fewer assholes, not more in today’s world.

100% of all US Prison wardens in 1995 said the Death Penalty should be abolished.  Underlying their case was their experience that the remorse felt in old age and the realization one had wasted their golden opportunity on earth, was far more deterrent to crime, than the taking of their life.

People who think death is a deterrent, are thinking of themselves from their own framework… They are not criminals.  Criminals automatically assume they will be killed, and therefore, they need to do as much living as possible before that time comes.  Sort of like knowing you will lose the chips on your roulette table soon, so you had better buy drinks now for everyone off the winnings you have, because you can’t afford them later.

If dying means nothing to you; it is not much of a deterrent. 

Furthermore these wardens cited that having old lifers in the prison mix, increased the calmness of the prison, as opposed to only having young hot-heads incarcerated.  They spoke eloquently that for young kids to see a sixty year old broken down man and realizing they too would be like that in only 30 years, scared more criminals straight than any number of executions of strangers they never saw or cared less about.

Secondly, they all spoke that the appeals process was necessary and overly costly.  Life Imprisonment and having no death penalty gets rid of both.

The ironic argument over which option is worse for the criminal, is quickly brought to a head when one, as do 100% of prison wardens, comes to the realization that all major convicted criminals die in the penitentiary whether sentenced to life imprisoned or to death.  Just in one option, one has  longer time to mull over what one did, and what one could have accomplished, had one never committed the crime for which one was incarcerated.

So life imprisonment is cheaper, and more of an incentive not to commit crime than the death penalty. So why would anyone once knowing these facts, ever decide otherwise, when facts clearly point that abolishing the death penalty is smarter, cheaper, safer, and good policy… Keeping it intact, is the opposite.

Synopsis:  This bill removes the per-student funding to all Charter schools and allows them to be funded in the same manner as the Vocational Technical School Districts.

Section 1. Amend §509-518 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code by making insertions as shown by underlining and deletions as shown by strikethrough as follows:

(For an easier read of the new law, please jump to a cleaned up code version (without the deletions) which is a much easier read.)

§ 509 School financing.

(a) Charter schools shall be eligible for public funds under procedures established by this section. Notwithstanding that this Code may establish procedures for the funding of a public school choice program and that such program may include charter schools among those schools which students may choose,

(b) A charter school shall receive a payment with respect to each of its students equal to:  in the exact same manner as do the Vocational Technical School Districts within Delaware

(1) From the State on or before November 30, the entire yearly funding equivalent to ofpublic charter school‘s Division I staffing, including fractional funding of partial units, excluding  funding for a Superintendent, Division II– All Other Costs and Energy funding, minor capital improvements and school building maintenance funding, will be  generated by the annual student unit count conducted on September 30 of each year in accordance with Department of Education regulations. by the General Assembly as a line item in its previous fiscal year’s budget, ending June 30th of that same year.  Minor capital improvements shall continue to be funded in the same manner as the Vocational Technical School Districts. In the case of Division III — Equalization, a charter school shall not receive from the State an any amount that is determined by the weighting of the Division III per unit values that would have been generated by its students had they been counted in and that amount, shall remains and stay within each student’s  their district of residence. In addition A charter school shall not receive a prorated portion of any other funds appropriated to the Department of Education that are is intended to be allocated on a student, employee or school state share. For accounting purposes only and not for the purposes of calculating such funding, shall each charter school student shall be counted in a separately reported unit count of at the charter school, which makes note of that child’s district of residence,  and though not physically counted for any purposes in the student’s district of residence, that money which in that child’s district was originally allocated per that student must now remain in the designated home district of that child’s residence. For any other partially funded unit generated at a charter school, the charter school is free to negotiate the use of such unit with the chartering district, and other public school districts, in order to purchase central custodial, administrative, clerical, direct teaching or educationally related services. If such an agreement is not negotiated, a payment based on the average State cost per unit shall be payable to both the charter school and the district issuing the charter, provided that the sum of both fractions justifies an additional unit.  The State shall advance 75% of the anticipated funding pursuant to this subsection at the beginning of each fiscal year, provided that the charter school has provided the Department of Education with a preliminary roster of its students on or before May 1 of such year, and does not maintain the status of formal review or probation. The status of formal review or probation shall prompt the Department of Education to advance a level of funding appropriate to pending administrative action. A final roster shall be due September 30. Notwithstanding the above, a charter school in its first year of operation shall receive 50% of the anticipated funding pursuant to this subsection at the beginning of the fiscal year, provided that the charter school has provided the Department of Education with a preliminary roster of its students on or before May 1 of such year. The charter school shall receive an additional 25% of the funding due pursuant to this subsection on October 1 of its first year in operation and shall receive the remaining 25% on February 1 of its first year in operation, provided that the school has completed and posted the required standardized financial report forms and the Department has reviewed those forms and determined that the school’s finances will not at that time lead the Department to submit the school for formal review pursuant to § 515 of this title. A determination that the school will be submitted for formal review shall prompt the Department of Education to advance a level of funding appropriate to pending administrative action. The percentage of funding to be provided to charter schools on July 1 and October 1 pursuant to the above may be increased in the Secretary’s discretion.

(2) From the school districts in which its students reside on or before November 30 of each year, the local cost per student (regular or special education, as the case may be), net of transportation expenses provided for pursuant to § 508 of this title. The school districts in which its students reside shall advance at least 35% of the anticipated funding pursuant to this subsection at the beginning of each fiscal year provided that the charter school has provided the school districts of residence with a preliminary roster of its students on or before May 1 of such year. This advance may be paid from Division III — Equalization funds if the district’s prior fiscal year current expense local funds balance was 20% or less pursuant to § 1507 of this title. A final roster shall be due September 30. In the event of the failure of a school district to make timely payments to a charter school as required in this paragraph, the Department of Education shall have the authority to direct transfer of such funds from future State funding allocations after the school district receives reasonable notice and an opportunity to be heard, as set forth in the rules and regulations established by the Department.

(c) If a parent or legal guardian of a student enrolled outside the district pursuant to this chapter moves during the school year to a district different from the district in which that parent’s or legal guardian’s child resided at the time of the annual unit count, the child’s first district of residence shall continue to be responsible  to receive any portions of payments allotted for that child  to the charter school for the balance of the school year pursuant to paragraph (b)(2) of this section. The child’s new district of residence shall be responsible the recipient  for all such payments revenue during succeeding years.

(d) The Department of Education shall annually calculate the local cost per student expended by each school district for each type of student for the year immediately preceding based on the formula set forth in subsection (e) of this section, adjusted by a factor necessary to fund the charter school on a basis reasonably equivalent to the current year local cost per student, which factor shall be established  and shall give that total cost along with the estimated enrollment of each Charter School to the General Assembly’s Joint Budget Committee before the completion of  the annual Appropriations Act. The Department shall annually certify each district’s local cost per student expenditure, as if all Charter students still resided within that district by September 1st of each year.

(e)  Local cost per student as used in this section shall be calculated as follows:

Total local Operating Expenditure in Preceding Fiscal Year

Total Division I Units minus

Special School Units minus

Vocational Deduct plus

Vocational Units

Number of Pupils or Pupil Minutes per Unit

Where:

Total local Operating = Sum of all expenditures

Expenditure in from local sources minus

Preceding FY local expenditures fortuition minus

local expenditures for debt service minus

local expenditures for Minor Capital Improvement

Division I Units for each= Division I Units certified by District or Special School the State Board of Education as of September 30 of each year…

Pupils or Pupil Minutes =

Number of Pupils or Pupil per Unit Minutes required for one
particular unit of funding as specified in §1703 of this Title

(f) For any student, who because of educational need requires services that are appropriately financed pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 6 of this title, either at the outset or subsequent to a decision to enroll in a charter school, the student’s district of residence shall no longer continue to remain financially responsible for such student and the charter school shall receive from such district request from the Department of Education, a payment determined in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 6 of this title, that would have been allotted to the Department of Education by the General Assembly for this purpose,  Beginning fiscal year 2015, the General Assembly will provide a charter fund of $1 million dollars to the Department of Education to be used for assisting charter students requiring additional resources to meet their educational needs.

(g) Any payment received by a charter school from the General Assembly pursuant to this section may be used for current operations, minor capital improvements, debt service payments or tuition payments.

(h) The Department of Education, in consultation with the Office of Management and Budget, shall annually publish a list of vacant and unused buildings and vacant and unused portions of buildings that are owned by this State or by school districts in this State and that may be suitable for the operation of a charter school. The Department of Education, in consultation with the Office of Management and Budget, shall make the list available to applicants for charter schools and to existing charter schools. The list shall include the address of each building, a short description of the building and the name of the owner of the building.

(i) In return for the receipt by a charter school of any special allocated  state funds allocated directly to the school for extra time, professional development, driver education or disciplinary programs, the school shall provide such programs.

(j) If after September 30  April 15th a pupil ceases to be enrolled in a charter school and is thereafter enrolled in a reorganized school district for the balance of the fiscal year, nothing contained in this section shall prevent a charter school which has received any funding for the student and the school district in which the student is subsequently enrolled from entering into an agreement providing for the proration of student funding between or among the charter school and the school district in which the student is subsequently enrolled. Funding in any subsequent fiscal year shall be as otherwise provided in this Code.   no funding transfer shall take place, since that child’s assessment is already designated towards his district of residence.

(k) A charter school shall display on its website as do all public schools, all standardized financial report forms for the current fiscal year and the final monthly standardized financial report forms for each previous fiscal year of operation. Charter schools that are required to file Internal Revenue Service Form 990 shall post the current and prior year Form 990 on the website as well.

(l) Charter schools shall have the same access to conduit bond financing as any other nonprofit organization, and no state or local government unit may impose any condition or restriction on a charter school’s approval solely because the applicant is a public charter school. It is the further intent that a charter school shall apply for conduit funding to issuers within the State unless more favorable terms may be found elsewhere.all Vocational Technical School Districts within Delaware

(m) The Department of Education shall administer a performance fund for charter schools, to be known as the “Charter School Performance Fund.” The Department of Education shall establish threshold eligibility requirements for applicants desiring to apply for funding, which shall include but not be limited to a proven track record of success, as measured by a performance framework established by the charter school’s authorizer or comparable measures as defined by the Department. The Department of Education shall also establish criteria to evaluate applications for funding, which shall include but not be limited to the availability of supplemental funding from nonstate sources at a ratio to be determined by the Department. The Department of Education shall prioritize those applications from applicants that have:

(1) Developed high-quality plans for start-up or expansion; or

(2) Serve high-need students, as defined by the Department.

The Fund shall be subject to appropriation and shall not exceed $5 million annually.

70 Del. Laws, c. 179, § 270 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 171 Del. Laws, c. 132, §§ 360, 36171 Del. Laws, c. 180, § 2671 Del. Laws, c. 354, § 38372 Del. Laws, c. 395, § 35173 Del. Laws, c. 164, §§ 9, 1075 Del. Laws, c. 88, § 16(2)75 Del. Laws, c. 89, § 42578 Del. Laws, c. 77, § 33(b)78 Del. Laws, c. 187, §§ 2, 379 Del. Laws, c. 51, §§ 3, 4.;

§ 510 State assistance.

(a) The Department of Education shall distribute information announcing the availability of the charter school program, explaining the powers and responsibilities of a charter school contained in this chapter, and describing the application process to each school district and public post-secondary educational institution, and through press releases to each major newspaper in the State.

(b) The Department of Education shall provide technical assistance to potential charter school applicants upon request.

(c) The Department of Education shall provide technical and other forms of assistance to charter schools on the same basis as to school districts.

(d) The Department of Education shall, in concert with the approving authority and the applicant, apply for available federal or foundation grants providing funding for the planning and start-up of charter schools and the Department of Education shall administer such funds as may be appropriated by the General Assembly for the purpose of assisting in the planning and start-up of charter schools.

70 Del. Laws, c. 179, § 271 Del. Laws, c. 180, § 27.;

§ 511 Approval procedure.

(a) An approved charter school application, together with such conditions imposed pursuant to subsection (l) of this section, shall be the basis for a charter granted to the charter school by the approving authority pursuant to this chapter and shall be governed by the terms of this chapter.  Charters must first receive a majority approval from the local district’s school board in whose district they are located. Upon approval of a charter school application by that district, the Department of Education shall present applicants seeking a charter from the state with a charter contract (“Charter Contract”) that clearly defines the respective roles, powers, and responsibilities of the school and the approving authority and incorporates the provisions of the performance agreement entered into between the charter school and its approving authority pursuant to CDR 14-200-275. Other approving authorities may choose to present applications they approve with such a Charter Contract. Where Once a Charter Contract is utilized has been approved by the Department, both the school Charter School and the approving authority that school’s local school district shall execute the Department of Education’s Charter Contract. Notwithstanding anything in this chapter to the contrary, the initial term of a newly approved charter shall expire at the end of the fifth  third fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the charter was initially approved, and any subsequent charter renewal term shall expire at the end of each successive fifth third fiscal year thereafter unless extended pursuant to § 514A(b) of this title. If an approved charter is modified to delay the initial opening of the school, then the expiration date of the initial term of the charter shall be adjusted accordingly.

(b)(1) Charters shall be modified by the same procedure and based on the same criteria as they are approved. When the approving authority is the Department of Education  local school district, minor modifications to a charter that are requested by the charter school only may be approved by the Secretary  District Superintendent subject to rules and regulations established by the local district’s Board of Education with the approval of the State Board. Modifications associated with the provision of student transportation services as a result of changes to the Annual Appropriations Act to § 508 of this title shall be considered a minor modification.

(2) A request for modification to increase a charter school’s total authorized enrollment by more than 15% shall be considered a major modification, regardless of whether the additional students will attend school at the current location or at a separate location.

(3) In addition to meeting the approval criteria established in § 512 of this title, an authorizer considering an application for a new charter school or for a modification as described in paragraph (b)(2) of this section in which the increased enrollment will occur less than 18 months from the date of application (an “expansion”), shall also consider the potential positive and negative impact of the proposed new school or expansion on the schools and the community from which the charter school’s new students will likely be drawn. In reviewing the impact, the authorizer shall consider all information furnished to it during the new charter school application process and may exercise its reasonable discretion in determining whether the proposed new school or expansion is contrary to the best interests of the community to be served, including both those students likely to attend the charter school and those students likely to attend traditional public schools in the community.  Local impact of the charter shall be considered during the initial application process before that district’s Board of Education, which oversees the locality in which that charter wishes to locate.

(4) Information regarding impact shall be considered in conjunction with the factors in § 512 of this title but shall not alone provide the basis for disapproval of an application for a new charter application or an expansion. The information regarding impact may, however, be among the bases for disapproval of an application or expansion if at least 1 criteria in § 512 of this title is also deemed not satisfied by the authorizer. The information regarding impact may, by itself or in combination with other factors, form the basis for conditions being placed on the approval.

(c) Charter school applications shall be submitted to a local school board or the Department for approval as an approving authority. Whenever a charter school seeks a charter from the Department as approving authority, such approval shall require the assent of both the Secretary and the State Board, as shall any action pursuant to §§ 515 and 516 of this title. The approving authority shall be responsible for approval of the charter school pursuant to this section and for continuing oversight of each charter school it approves.

(d) The Department shall make an initial secondary review of all charter school applications it receives forwarded to it by the local district Superintendents, in order to assess the completeness and viability of each such application based on the application submission criteria established in this title. Upon a finding that an application does not warrant a full review, the Department shall notify the applicant in writing of the deficiency or deficiencies and the application shall receive no further consideration. Each local district that is asked by an applicant to serve as an approving authority may, in its discretion, undertake such an initial sufficiency review and make such an initial sufficiency determination.

(e) Applicants seeking a charter approval from the Department that have submitted an application deemed by both the local distict and Department sufficient to receive a full review, shall be offered an opportunity for an interview in support of the application. Such interviews will allow the Department to assess applicant capacity, allow it to clarify information provided in the application, and gather additional information. The information gained in the interview process may be among the factors considered by the approving authority in approving or denying an application.

(f) Potential charter school applicants may engage in discussions with a potential approving authority before submitting an application for approval to establish a charter school.

(g)(1) Except as noted in paragraph (g)(2) of this section, new charter school applications shall be submitted to an their local district approving authority between November 1 and December 31 for schools to be established and prepared to admit students on or after the second August 1 thereafter.

(2) Applications by a highly successful charter school operator as described in subsection (p) of this section shall be submitted to an approving authority between November 1 and December 31 for schools to be established and prepared to admit students on or after the August 1 thereafter. The application submission dates in this subsection may be amended by agreement of the authorizer and the applicant if necessary to allow the applicant to serve students who would otherwise be displaced due to the closure of an existing charter school.

(3) Applications to renew a charter shall be submitted to the local approving authority on or before September 1 of the year immediately preceding the calendar year in which the school’s current charter term will expire., except that all applications to renew a charter that expires on or before December 31, 2012, shall be submitted to the approving authority on or before October 15, 2011.

(4) Charter school applications which propose the conversion of an existing public school, or a part thereof to charter school status must be submitted to an a local approving authority on or before October 30 if the application proposes that the newly converted charter school is to be established and prepared to admit students for the next ensuing school year.

(5) If the date for submitting an application or commencing the school’s instructional program shall fall on a weekend or state holiday, the time for such shall be continued to the first working day thereafter.

(h) Any local school board may limit the number of new charter school applications it will consider in any year or the number of charters it will grant, but within 20 working days after December 31 must hold a public meeting to decide whether or not to consider it. A local school board shall not be required to accept any new charter school applications for a charter school unless, by September 1 of each year the school board shall affirmatively vote to accept such applications.

(i) If an the local approving authority decides to consider a charter application, the local approving authority must rule on whether to approve the application at a public meeting within 90 working days after December 31.

(j) Within 5 days of deciding to consider an application, the local  approving authority shall form an accountability committee to review the charter school application. The accountability committee’s report to the local school board shall address the approval criteria set forth in § 512 of this title. The committee shall meet with the applicant in the course of its investigation and provide the applicant the opportunity to review and comment on the committee’s report 15 days before it is issued to the approving authority. The committee’s final report shall be provided to the applicant and be made available to the public.

(k) After giving 15 days public notice, the local approving authority shall hold public hearings to assist in its decision whether to approve a charter application. At least 1 such hearing shall be held prior to the issuance of the accountability committee’s final report on that application. The approving authority shall, in advance of the 15-day public notice period, post any and all charter applications under consideration on a public website maintained by the approving authority, and during this public notice period shall accept electronically submitted and written comments from the public.

(l) Subject to any limitations imposed by the local approving authority pursuant to subsection (h) of this section, if the application is found by the approving authority of the State Board to meet the criteria set forth in § 512 and complying with the approval process in § 511 of this title, it shall approve the application. The State Board’s approving authority may approve an application subject to such conditions as the approving authority, in its sole discretion, may deem appropriate to ensure the applicant’s continuing compliance with the approval criteria.

(m) If an application is made to the Department or a local board as an approving authority and the charter application is not approved, such decision shall be final and not subject to judicial review.

(n) All applications for a charter shall contain an affirmative representation by the applicant that no later than June 15 immediately preceding the authorized opening date of the school, the applicant shall secure a certificate of occupancy, either temporary or final, for the premises in which the school is to be located, provided that any temporary certificate of occupancy must permit occupancy at the premises by school staff and students for school purposes. If the charter is approved and the charter holder shall subsequently fail to obtain the necessary certificate of occupancy as required by this section, the opening of the school shall be delayed by 1 year from the date previously authorized by the approving authority and the charter shall be placed on probation subject to the terms and conditions imposed by the Department of Education with the consent of the State Board of Education. No waivers are available for this requirement.

(o) A local school board that approves an application for a charter school may do so only on the condition that the charter school is located in and provides all educational and related services, with the exception of transportation services and other K-12 noninstructional services and activities, within the boundaries of the approving local school board’s district lines. Once approved, the charter school may not subsequently change its location from the school district specified in its originally approved charter.

(p) ”Highly successful charter school operator” means an entity that currently operates or whose principals currently operate 1 or more highly successful charter schools showing sustained high levels of student growth and achievement and sustained fiscal stewardship, as further defined by Department regulation. Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, for purposes of this definition the phrase “charter school” shall include public schools operated under a charter regardless of whether the schools are located or organized in Delaware. A highly successful charter school operator may be authorized to operate a charter school in the timeframe provided by paragraph (g)(2) of this section provided that the application is submitted for the purpose of operating a charter school at the site of and serving students currently attending a charter school whose charter has been revoked, has not been renewed, or whose charter is on formal review and whose board has agreed to abandon their charter.

(q) The charter school application shall include a disclosure of any ownership or financial interest in the charter school, including but not limited to the building and real property to be used in the operation of the charter school, by the charter school founders and the board of directors of the proposed charter school. If the building and real property to be used in operation of the charter school are not known at the time of application, disclosures pertaining to those interests shall be made once the building and real property to be used in operation of the charter school become known. In addition, the board of directors of the charter school shall have a continuing duty to disclose such interests to the approving authority pursuant to this chapter during the terms of any charter. The charter school and the Department shall promptly disclose the information required by this subsection to any member of the public upon request.

(r) Charter school board members and founders shall be required to complete the criminal background checks in the same manner as persons seeking employment with a public school pursuant to § 8571(a) of Title 11. In addition, the authorizer shall complete a check of the Child Protection Registry established by § 921 of Title 16 for charter school founders and board members. The results of said background and Child Protection Registry checks shall be provided to the authorizer for review as part of the application process and on an ongoing basis if new board members are seated or current board members are convicted of a crime or placed on the Child Protection Registry. Any person convicted of a felony offense or of any crime against a child in this State or any other jurisdiction shall not be permitted to serve as a founder or member of a charter school board of directors. No individual shall be permitted to serve as a charter school founder or board member if the individual would not be permitted to be employed in a public school pursuant to § 8563 of Title 11 regarding the Child Protection Registry. Other crimes may be considered disqualifying, in the discretion of the authorizer. The State Bureau of Identification may release any subsequent criminal history to the authorizer. Individuals currently serving as board members of a charter school must complete a criminal background check and the Department shall complete a Child Protection Registry check for such members on or before February 1, 2012.

(s) The founder or board member shall be provided with a copy of all information forwarded to the authorizer pursuant to subsection (r) of this section. Information obtained under subsection (r) of this section is confidential and may only be disclosed to the chief officer and 1 additional person in each authorizing body.

(t) Costs associated with obtaining criminal history information and child protection registry checks shall be paid by the applicant.

70 Del. Laws, c. 179, § 270 Del. Laws, c. 425, § 34671 Del. Laws, c. 132, §§ 357-359, 371, 37271 Del. Laws, c. 180, § 2872 Del. Laws, c. 118, § 372 Del. Laws, c. 473, § 173 Del. Laws, c. 164, §§ 11-1473 Del. Laws, c. 313, §§ 1, 874 Del. Laws, c. 360, §§ 2, 3, 675 Del. Laws, c. 112, § 176 Del. Laws, c. 79, § 14076 Del. Laws, c. 280, § 39578 Del. Laws, c. 187, §§ 4-779 Del. Laws, c. 51, § 5.;

§ 512 Approval criteria.

Subject to the process prescribed in § 511 of this title, charter school applications shall be in the form established by the local approving authority and shall be approved if, after the exercise of due diligence and good faith, the local approving authority finds that the proposed charter demonstrates that:

(1) The individuals and entities submitting the application are experienced and qualified to start and operate a charter school, and to implement the school’s proposed educational program. Certified teachers, parents and members of the community in which the school is to be located must be involved in the development of the proposed charter school. At the time at which the school commences its instructional program and at all times thereafter, the board of directors must include a teacher from at least 1 of the charter schools operated by the board and at least 1 parent of a student enrolled in a charter school operated by the board;

(2) The chosen form of organization, identified in the articles of incorporation and by-laws, or the membership agreement, conforms with the Delaware General Corporation Law;

(3) The mission statement, goals and educational objectives are consistent with the description of legislative intent set forth in § 501 of this title and the restrictions on charter school operations set forth in § 506 in this title;

(4) The school has set goals for student performance and will utilize satisfactory indicators not limited exclusively to state tests, to determine whether its students meet or exceed such goals and the academic standards set by the State. The indicators shall include the assessments required for students in other public schools, although the charter school may adopt additional performance standards or assessment requirements, and shall include timelines for the achievement of student performance goals and the assessment of such performance;

(5) The school proposes a satisfactory plan for evaluating student performance and procedures for taking corrective action in the event that student performance at the charter school falls below such standards which are reasonably likely to succeed;

(6) The school’s educational program, including curriculum and instructional strategies, has the potential to improve student performance; and must be aligned to meet the Delaware Content Standards and state program requirements, and in the case of a charter high school, state graduation requirements. High school programs must provide driver education. The educational program at all charter schools must include the provision by the school of extra instructional time for at-risk students, summer school and other services required to be provided by school districts pursuant to the provisions of § 153 of this title. A previously approved charter school may continue to operate in compliance with the terms of its current approval, but its charter shall not be renewed unless the school shall submit an application for renewal in full compliance with the requirements of this subsection;

(7) The school’s educational program sets forth appropriate strategies to be employed to accommodate the needs of at-risk students and those needing special education services;

(8) The plan for the school is economically viable, based on a review of the school’s proposed budget of projected revenues and expenditures for the first 3 years, the plan for starting the school, and the major contracts planned for equipment and services, leases, improvements, purchases of real property and insurance;

(9) The school’s financial and administrative operations meet or exceed the same standards, procedures and requirements as a school district. If a charter school proposes to operate outside the State’s pension and/or benefits systems, a specific memorandum of understanding shall be developed and executed by the charter school, the approving authority, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Controller General and the Secretary of Finance to assure that the State’s fiduciary duties and interests in the proper use of appropriated funds and as a benefits and pension trustee are fulfilled and protected, the State’s financial reporting requirements are satisfied, and the interests of charter school employees are protected. All charter schools shall operate within the Delaware Financial Management System (DFMS) and be subject to all of the same policies and procedures which govern other agencies operating within such system, except that any charter school previously approved to operate outside of the DFMS may continue to so operate subject to the terms of its memorandum of understanding until such time as the school’s charter is renewed pursuant to this chapter;

(10) The assessment of the school’s potential legal liability, and the types and limits of insurance coverage the school plans to obtain, are adequate;

(11) The procedures the school plans to follow to discipline students and ensure its students’ adherence to school attendance requirements comply with state and federal law;

(12) The procedures the school plans to follow to assure the health and safety of students, employees and guests of the school while they are on school property are adequate and that the charter school will comply with applicable provisions of local, state and federal law, including the provisions of Chapter 85 of Title 11;

(13) The school shall have a satisfactory plan for timely transferring student data and records to the Department of Education;

(14) The school’s board of directors shall annually certify to the Department, on a form to be provided by the Department, that prior to the payment of any fees or other sums to any management company employed by the board, the board will insure that sufficient revenues of the school are devoted to adequately support the school’s proposed educational program. Such form of certification may require documentation of all actual or proposed expenditures by the school. Failure to provide sufficient funds to adequately support the school’s proposed education program shall be grounds for revocation of the school’s charter.

(15) The school shall have a satisfactory plan to ensure the effectiveness of its board of trustees, including governance trainings conducted for any new board members and at a minimum of once every 3 years; and

(16) The school shall have a satisfactory plan for procedures it will follow in the case of the closure or dissolution of the school, including a plan to set aside sufficient funds to cover the salaries owed to those employees who are paid over a 12-month period. For a new applicant granted under this chapter, the application shall include a reasonable plan to establish sufficient available balances pursuant to § 516(1) of this title.

70 Del. Laws, c. 179, § 271 Del. Laws, c. 180, § 2971 Del. Laws, c. 354, § 38673 Del. Laws, c. 164, §§ 15-2173 Del. Laws, c. 313, §§ 9, 1075 Del. Laws, c. 88, § 21(7)78 Del. Laws, c. 187, § 879 Del. Laws, c. 51, § 6.;

§ 513 Reporting and oversight.

(a) On or before December 1, each charter school not seeking renewal of its charter shall produce an annual report for the school year ending the previous June, which shall:

(1) Discuss the school’s progress in meeting overall student performance goals and standards;

(2) Discuss the innovation occurring at the charter school, including but not limited to the areas of curriculum development, instruction, student culture and discipline, community and parental involvement, teacher and staff development, school operations and management, and extracurricular and after-school programming; and

(3) Contain a financial statement setting forth by appropriate categories the school’s revenues and expenditures and assets and liabilities.

Each charter school seeking renewal of its charter shall produce an annual report on or before September 30. The approving authority may, in its discretion and for good cause shown, elect to accept an annual report submitted subsequent to this deadline. To ensure that such reports provide parents and approving authorities with clear and comparable information about the performance of charter schools, the Department of Education shall prescribe a uniform format for such reports, which may be supplemented by requirements set by the approving authority for schools it has chartered. The charter school shall contract to have an audit of the business and financial transactions, records, and accounts after July 1 for the prior fiscal year. The results of the audit shall be shared with the Department of Education by October 1. A charter school shall display on its website the annual report including financial statement and audit required by this subsection.

(b) The annual report shall be submitted to the approving authority, the Department and the State Board. Employees of the school and parents of students attending the school shall receive a copy free of charge, upon request. The reports shall be public records pursuant to Chapter 100 of Title 29.

(c) The Department of Education, the State Board, and the approving authority may conduct financial, programmatic, or compliance audits of a charter school. In cooperation with the Department, the approving authority shall conduct such audits no less often than every 3 years. The State Auditor shall conduct an audit of all charter school funds annually on the same basis as applied to regular school districts.

(d) The Department of Education shall notify the superintendents of all reorganized and vocational-technical school districts of receipt of new charter school applications within 30 days of the close of the application deadline. The Department of Education shall also notify the superintendent of a reorganized school district of any applications for a major charter modification submitted by a charter school with a facility located within their district.

(e) Local school boards shall notify the superintendents of all reorganized and vocational-technical school districts of receipt of new charter school applications within 30 days of the close of the application deadline.

70 Del. Laws, c. 179, § 271 Del. Laws, c. 180, § 3073 Del. Laws, c. 313, §§ 4, 1278 Del. Laws, c. 187, § 9;79 Del. Laws, c. 51, § 779 Del. Laws, c. 128, § 2.;

§ 514 State reports on the charter school program.

Annually, the Department shall prepare a report for the Governor, the General Assembly, and the State Board of Education on the success or failure of charter schools and propose changes in state law necessary to improve or change the charter school program. Such report shall contain a section comparing the per student expenditures of charter schools, considering all sources of such expenditures, with those of other public schools. Such report shall also contain:

(1) The Secretary of Education’s analysis of, recommendations relating to, and proposed changes relating to Delaware education laws, in light of the content of annual reports submitted pursuant to § 513 of this title; and

(2) The Secretary’s assessment of specific opportunities and barriers relating to the implementation of charter schools’ innovations in the broader Delaware public education school system.

70 Del. Laws, c. 179, § 271 Del. Laws, c. 180, § 3179 Del. Laws, c. 128, § 2.;

§ 514A Renewals and nonrenewals.

(a) Four years after a charter school has commenced its instructional program pursuant to this chapter and not later than every 5 years thereafter, the approving authority shall, upon notice to the charter school, review the performance of the charter school to determine its compliance with its charter and its satisfaction of the criteria set forth in this title for the purposes of renewal or nonrenewal.

(b) A charter school may be renewed for successive 5-year terms of duration. An approving authority may grant renewal with specific conditions for necessary improvements to a charter school. Where a charter school has demonstrated an outstanding record of performance, an approving authority may grant it a renewal term of 10 years. Any charter school receiving such an extended renewal term shall, at the midpoint of the 10-year charter, be subject to an annual performance and program evaluation that includes academic, financial and operations data that looks back to all of the years of the charter up to that point. If, upon this evaluation, the approving authority determines that the charter school’s level of performance is deficient by renewal standards, the approving authority may initiate the formal renewal and nonrenewal process set forth below.

(c) No later than April 30, the approving authority shall issue a charter school renewal report and charter renewal application guidance to any charter school whose charter will expire the following year. The renewal report shall summarize the charter school’s performance record to date, based on the data required by 79 Del. Laws, c. 51 and the charter contract, and shall provide notice of any weaknesses or concerns perceived by the approving authority concerning the charter school that may jeopardize its position in seeking renewal if not timely rectified. The charter school shall have 10 working days to respond to the renewal report and submit any corrections or clarifications for the report.

(d) The renewal process shall, at a minimum, provide an opportunity for the charter school to:

(1) Present additional evidence, beyond the data contained in the renewal report, supporting its case for charter renewal;

(2) Describe improvements undertaken or planned for the school; and

(3) Detail the school’s plans for the next charter term.

(e) The renewal application guidance shall include the criteria that will guide the approving authority’s renewal decisions. Renewal determinations by the Department of Education shall be based on its performance framework, the terms set forth in the Charter Contract, and shall take account of the school’s performance agreement with the approving authority, consistent with CDR 14-200-275, and with 79 Del. Laws, c. 51. Other approving authorities may choose to adopt the criteria utilized by the Department of Education. Each approving authority shall develop a rubric based on its criteria for evaluating renewal applications and shall provide this rubric to applicants as part of the renewal application guidance. The approving authority shall publish the renewal application guidance on its website and make it available in written form upon request.

(f) No later than September 30, the governing board of a charter school seeking renewal shall submit a renewal application to the approving authority pursuant to the renewal application guidance issued by the approving authority. The approving authority shall rule by resolution on the renewal application no later than 30 working days after the filing of the renewal application.

(g) In making charter renewal decisions, every approving authority shall:

(1) Ground its decisions in evidence of the school’s performance over the term of the charter contract in accordance with the performance agreement set forth in the charter contract;

(2) Ensure that data used in making renewal decisions are available to the school and the public; and

(3) Provide a public report summarizing the evidence basis for each decision.

79 Del. Laws, c. 51, § 8.;

§ 515 Oversight and revocation process.

(a) The approving authority shall be responsible for oversight of the charter schools it approves.

(b) In addition to the review required by § 514A(a) of this title, the approving authority may notify a charter school of potential violations of its charter and submit the charter to formal review to determine whether the charter school is violating the terms of its charter and whether to order remedial measures pursuant to subsection (f) of this section.

(c) The approving authority shall issue its decision within 90 working days of giving the charter school notice pursuant to this subsection (c). An accountability committee appointed by the approving authority shall conduct the initial review pursuant to subsection (b) or (c) of this section. The accountability committee’s report to the approving authority shall address the relevant criteria set forth in §§ 512 and 516 of this title. The committee shall meet with the applicant in the course of its investigation and provide the applicant the opportunity to review and comment on the committee’s report 15 days before it is issued to the approving authority. The committee’s final report shall be provided to the applicant and made available to the public.

(d) If the accountability committee reports probable grounds for remedial measures pursuant to subsection (g) of this section, the approving authority shall hold public hearings to assist in its decision whether the criteria set forth for remedial action in § 516 of this title have been satisfied, after giving the charter school 30 days notice. The school shall be given the opportunity to respond to the accountability committee’s report at the meeting. Members of the public shall be given the opportunity to comment at the meeting.

(e) If the accountability committee reports that the school has complied with its charter and the criteria set forth in § 512 of this title, the approving authority shall approve or disapprove its report at a public meeting after giving the charter school 30 days’ notice. If the approving authority disapproves the report, it shall identify the reasons for that decision with particularity. Thereafter, the approving authority shall hold a hearing, within 30 days, to decide the appropriate remedy pursuant to subsection (f) of this section.

(f) If the approving authority determines that the criteria for remedial action set forth in § 516 of this title have been satisfied, it may revoke the charter and manage the school directly until alternative arrangements can be made for students at the school or place the school on a probationary status subject to terms determined by the approving authority which are directly relevant to the violation or violations.

(g) If a local school district which is an approving authority decides to revoke the school’s charter or place the school on probationary status, the applicant may file for arbitration in writing with the American Arbitration Association in Philadelphia within 20 days of the local board’s decision stating the reasons why it believes the local board decision was in error. A copy of said filing shall be provided simultaneously with the approving authority. The parties shall select an arbitrator in accordance with the American Arbitration Association’s procedure for voluntary labor disputes, provided, however, that such arbitration shall occur in this State. The arbitrator’s fees and costs shall be borne equally by the parties. The arbitrator shall convene a hearing and determine whether the local board’s decision was in error. The arbitrator shall have 30 days to render a decision following the close of the hearing. The arbitrator’s decision shall be final and binding upon the parties.

(h) If the approving authority is the Department and it decides to revoke the school’s charter or place the school on probationary status, its decision shall be final and not subject to arbitration or judicial review.

(i) Prior to any charter school closure decision, an approving authority shall have developed and shall utilize a charter school closure protocol to ensure timely notification to parents and employees, orderly transition of students and student records to new schools, and proper disposition of school funds, property, and assets in accordance with the requirements of 79 Del. Laws, c. 51 and other applicable laws. The protocol shall specify tasks, timelines, and responsible parties, including delineating the respective duties of the school and the approving authority. In the event of a charter school closure for any reason, the approving authority shall oversee and work with the closing school to ensure a smooth and orderly closure and transition for students, parents and employees, as guided by the closure protocol.

(j) In the event of a charter school closure for any reason, all cash and cash equivalents held by or available to the school shall be distributed first to satisfy outstanding payroll obligations for employees of the school, then to the remaining creditors of the school. Remaining State General Fund appropriations for that school year shall be returned to each district in an amount proportionate to the number of students received by each district. Additional remaining State General Fund appropriations shall be returned to the general revenue fund through the State Treasury. Remaining funds received from local school districts shall be returned to each of the districts in an amount proportionate to the number of students from each district. Any remaining funds and assets will be managed by the charter, as appropriate. In the event that a charter school files for bankruptcy, the distribution of all assets will be managed by the Bankruptcy Court or otherwise in accordance with bankruptcy laws. Nothing herein shall be construed in any way to impair or preempt a lien or security interest on any asset owned by a charter school or to prevent the school from paying the costs required to close or dissolve.

(k) In the event that all state and local funds due to a charter school are paid timely as required by § 509 of this title, a charter school authorized to operate in the State must by December 31 of that fiscal year maintain an available balance sufficient to pay the minimum costs necessary to provide students with the minimum annual instructional hours required by the Department of Education during the remainder of that fiscal year as reasonably projected by the charter school. Such costs include, but are not limited to, all employee compensation required to attain the minimum annual instructional hours during the remainder of that fiscal year. Such costs also include all fixed and variable nonpayroll expenditures incurred through the final month of that school year. A school’s failure to maintain sufficient available funds by December 31 of its third year of operation shall be deemed a material violation of its charter.

70 Del. Laws, c. 179, § 270 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 171 Del. Laws, c. 180, § 3173 Del. Laws, c. 164, §§ 22, 26;74 Del. Laws, c. 360, § 479 Del. Laws, c. 51, § 9.;

§ 516 Revocation criteria.

Approved charters shall be subject to revocation or probation, after the exercise of due diligence and good faith, only for the following reasons:

(1) The school, or its representatives, has committed a material fraud on the approving authority or misappropriated federal, state or local funds; or

(2) The school fails to comply with its charter or to satisfy, in its operation of the school, the criteria set forth in § 512 of this title.

70 Del. Laws, c. 179, § 2.;

§ 517 Charter transfer to different authorizer.

Transfer of a charter, and of oversight of that public charter school, from 1 authorizer to another before the expiration of the charter term shall require a petition by the public charter school or its authorizer to the new authorizer. A petition to transfer is considered a major modification and will follow the same timelines and hearing process as a major modification.

78 Del. Laws, c. 187, § 10.;

§ 518 Oversight and revocation for multiple charter holders.

For purposes of §§ 515 and 516 of this title, each charter held by a common board of directors shall be treated separately and individually.

After several years of election fervor, is was sad to see upon closing of the filing window, that no matter who wins the elections this November, things will be: “same as it ever was..”

“You’re crazy!” you just said?

Well, I certainly won’t deny it ( or admit it) but there is a lot of truth in what I said… The reason I said so is due to the large number of incumbents running unopposed….

Let’s take a look…. There are 21 districts in the Senate… Here are those incumbents with no opposition….

STATE SEN DIS 2 N DEMOCRATIC HENRY MARGARET ROSE Email:MRH9220@AOL.COM
197 CHRISTINA LANDING, CHRISTINA LANDING, WILMINGTON DE 19801 (302) 425-4148 03/19/2014 date filed

STATE SEN DIS 4 N REPUBLICAN LAVELLE GREGORY F Email:GREG@GREGLAVELLE.COM Url:GREGLAVELLE.COM
500 WHITBY DR, SHARPLEY, WILMINGTON DE 19803 (302) 478-6128 06/12/2014

STATE SEN DIS 16 K REPUBLICAN BONINI COLIN RMJ Email:COLINBONINI@OUTLOOK.COM
276 BANNING RD, CAM-WYO DE 19934 (302) 698-0960 05/12/2014

By state law, in the Senate, half the districts have elections on a regular election cycle, and the other half have elections on the off cycle… Ten positions are contestable this year and 11 positions will be contestable in 2 years… There are currently two primaries on the list, who afterwards, will face no opponent from another party. Even if someone gets appointed to run by the other party, that opponent just wastes someone’s money.. These elections are totally decided in the primary….

That would be these two…

STATE SEN DIS 3 N DEMOCRATIC DORSEY WALKER SHERRY Email:DORSEYFORSENATE@GMAIL.COM
Url:WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SHERRYDORSEYWALKER 1714 CHESTNUT ST APT A, WILMINGTON DE 19805 (302) 777-3712 03/13/2014

STATE SEN DIS 3 N DEMOCRATIC MARSHALL ROBERT I
1702 SYCAMORE ST, WILMINGTON DE 19805 03/27/2014

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STATE SEN DIS 11 N DEMOCRATIC TACKETT DAVID L Email:TACKETTSENATE2014@AOL.COM
Url:HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/DAVELTACK 312 E SILVER FOX RD, TIMBER FARMS, NEWARK DE 19702 (302) 709-3025 07/08/2014

STATE SEN DIS 11 N DEMOCRATIC TOWNSEND BRYAN Email:BRYAN@BRYANDE.COM
Url:WWW.BRYANDE.COM 208 RACHEL CT, WESTOVER WOODS, NEWARK DE 19702 (302) 709-1516 03/14/2014

There is one more primary and its winner will go up against Gary Simpsons, Republican from Milford…..

STATE SEN DIS 18 KS DEMOCRATIC EMORY PATRICK J Email:PATRICK.EMORY1@GMAIL.COM
7403 CEDAR CREEK RD, KNELLWOOD RUN, LINCOLN DE 19960 Mailing Address: 7403 CEDAR CREEK RD, LINCOLN DE 19960
(302) 236-3747 01/14/2014

STATE SEN DIS 18 KS DEMOCRATIC WOLFE GARY M Email:GMWLYO@GMAIL.COM
15230 ABBOTTS POND RD, GREENWOOD DE 19950 (302) 422-4468 11/18/2013..

So as far as a change of seats, out of the 10 up for grabs, 3 definitely will be filled by the incumbents and two more will be filled by the same party… 4 of the 10 seats will remain Democratic… One seat is guaranteed to remain Republican The current split in our Senate today is now 12 dems to 9 repubs. That means any change must come from the 5 races being contested by both parties…

These will be:

District 6 where the incumbent is Republican, so even if he wins, no change there… If he loses, one less Republican in the Senate and another piece of Sussex County turns blue.

District 10 where the incumbent is Democrat in a Republican leaning district and could lose to a good Republican.

District 17, where the incumbent is Democrat in a Republican leaning district and could lose to a good Republican.

District 18, where the incumbent is Republican, so even if he wins, no change there… If he loses, one less Republican in the minority.

District 21, where the incumbent is Democratic in a Republican district, and could lose to a good Republican…

So in the best possible scenario for Republicans, if they overturn three seats and hang on to two, at the end of this election cycle, the next two years could give us 12 Republicans to the Democrats 9… giving them control of that chamber…. for the first time in what seems like: since forever…

It appears that Sussex County, Dover, and Delaware City will decide what the late Don King would call: “the fate, of the state….

Now to the House…. Currently running unopposed…. incumbents from these districts

1,2,3,5,7,13,17,23,24,25,26,28,35,36,38,40..… meaning 16 out of 41 state rep districts will have the same human being sitting in the same seat next year… a return rate of 40%…. Of those running in primaries who have no alter other-party opponent, would be these two: Rep. 14 has no Republican; nor does Rep 18 have a Republican challenger…

Giving a total of 18 seats out of the 41 seats which won’t change parties… The current House of Delegates is divided into 27 Democrats and 14 Republicans. To change control they will need 7 switches plus holding on to all their own in order to gain control of the House… 7 seats to switch out of 23 contests..

An outcome that is not too likely.

Therefore we can surmise that the next House side of the General Assembly which will be for Markell’s second half of his second term, will not be very different in any way, from this session…

The battles of personalties will be watched solely for the effect they have on each contender, since in the very big picture, when January rolls around; the House will be the same as it ever was……

Still the Senate looks interesting…. the only place a possible flip could be likely…….

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Turtle Eyes

 

This kind…

Doesn’t he have an election coming up soon?  If so, how can anyone expect to make a credible run for Attorney General IN THIS STATE, AFTER BEAU BIDEN’S TERM,  and be guilty of keeping a tiny little bill, which has no harm but opens all board meetings to being recorded and accessible on line?

Only Simon Barsinister could be against something so inane… Or…. Hmmmmm…. Somebody … With… Something…. To …. Hide….

Three lines of simple code: All boards of education of public school districts, vocational-technical high school districts, and all boards of directors of charter schools shall digitally record all of their public meetings and shall make the recordings available to the public on the districts’ or charter schools’ websites within seven (7) business days of each meeting.  These recordings are not official board minutes, but are a means to enhance communication to the public and to State legislators.…….

Hmmm.  Now… Why would the surprise future attorney general, be sooooo adamant, even to the point of losing an election over blocking legislation so inane, that all it does is open school boards of all things, open to the public as a service… Anyone can walk into a school board and hear exactly the same thing they’d hear on tape… But sometimes… a diaper needs changed.  But sometimes, a family meal needs prepared.   Sometimes extra work for the office must be done for deadline the next day…. Darn we say now….I guess we won’t get to know what happened…

So why?  Why is HB 23 being put on ice as my compatriot Kilroy is found of saying.  Who is soooooo scared someone will find out what is really going on in school board meetings?  Is it Charlie Copeland?   Is it Mark Murphy?  Is it… Darryl Scott?   Is it Pete Schwartzkoph?

Hmmm.  I wonder if it has any sponsors in the General Assembly right now?

HOLY MOLY!!!!!!  LOOK AT THIS!!!   Sponsors:  Hudson, Sen. Peterson, Reps. Dukes, D. Short, Miro, Peterman, Wilson, Baumbach, Bennett, Mitchell, K. Williams; Sens. Hocker, Lavelle, Simpson, Townsend….

Is Pete Schwartzkoph there?….. No…… Is Bryon Short there?  ….. No……  Is Melanie George Smith there?….. No……  Is Valarie Longhurst there?……. No…… Is Darryl Scott there?  … No….Is Earl Jacques there?…… No  Is Patty Blevins there? …… No……  Is Quentin Johnson there? …. No….   is John Viola there?…… No….  Is Ernie Lopez there?….. No?

Hmmmmmm…   What do those all have in common…… 🙂   Hmmmmmmmmmmmm….  Do they all drink their coconut milk imbibed with lime?  …. No…..   Do they all call each other up and wear the same color of underwear each daily session?…… No……  Ummm.   Do they all have the same Delaware extension tatoo’d to their buttocks?….. Ummmm…..M a y… b e…….

It is someone with a lot to hide; that is for sure…  And it is nobody from here:

Red Clay, Christina, Capital, Delmar, Brandywine and Colonial currently already voluntarily record their board meetings! As well as the Delaware State Board of Education records their meetings!

So why is this something that has to be kept secret, and never brought to pass?….. Because we are not talking about individuals  VOTING on a bill…They could vote YEA or NEA and it wouldn’t matter!  What concerns us and you, is the pure morality of  KEEPING A BILL FROM BEING VOTED FOR YOU BECAUSE IT WILL PASS….

So according to its sponsor, Deborah Hudson,  Matt Denn is sitting on this bill….  He is doing it to protect someone else, to whom perhaps he is loyal….  How seriously then, were a procedural crime to be committed requiring a judicial investigation, can he be trusted to dig and search for the truth instead of whitewashing the whole affair to protect this same someone, when he can’t even be trusted to get a vote for heaven’s sakes….on  a voice recording of  school board meetings,  out on to the floor for a vote?   Let that sink in for a second….  Really?

Put all else aside…..  Really?

IS that really the kind of attorney general we want after Beau Biden….  a crony?

Really?  He’s going to throw his whole career away …. on that?

Really?  Why would he do that?   But it is definite a campaign issue, like blocking the GW bridge, one that resonates and will stick, because EVERY parent has a child in school….Whether they would ever listen themselves or not, this concerns them now… They too will question:  why is Matt Denn, who is running for Attorney General, trying so hard to keep information regarding my kid and his friends, from ever being made public??? Hmmmmm….

Seriously, this blemishes his entire pro-family  image he developed while serving as our insurance commissioner.  This makes him one of the snakes…..  with those evil eyes…..