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HB5 – Equality Amendment

This bill is an Amendment to the Delaware Constitution that simply states:

“No person shall be denied equal rights under the law.”

Simple enough, and yet our Constitution does not have an equal rights provision in it. Just a small oversight, I shall say.

This bill thus is a first leg of the Delaware Constitutional Amendment process.   The bill must pass both Houses of the General Assembly by a two-thirds vote this session and then again in the next session, or after the 2018 election.

AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE DELAWARE CONSTITUTION RELATING TO EQUAL RIGHTS.
DATE UPDATED: 6/9/2017
SPONSORS: Longhurst, Cloutier, Hansen, Henry, Lopez, Poore, Townsend, Bennett, Bolden, Briggs King, Heffernan, Hudson, J.Johnson, Keeley, Miro, Potter, M.Smith, K. Williams, Lavelle, Marshall, McDowell, Sokola, Baumbach, Bentz, Gray, Jaques, Kowalko, Lynn, Mitchell, Mulrooney, Osienski, Paradee
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HISTORY – Reported out of the House Administration Committee
STATUS – On Ready List.
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