Vote Tracker

To help us keep up to date on all legislation that is of priority to liberals and progressives in Delaware, we will be tracking every piece of legislation from filing and sponsorship through the hearing and amendment process, up to the votes in each chamber.  We will not follow all the legislation that has been filed. We don’t report on perfunctory bills or symbolic resolutions, unless the symbolism really interests us.  We will also not follow the progress of judicial nominations, executive nominations, or Concurrent or Joint Resolutions, unless they are a matter of controversy. So the legislation that is listed is a matter of concern and priority for those of us on the liberal / progressive side of the aisle. The legislator’s names which are colored blue are Democrats. If they are colored red, they are Republicans. Everything else should be self explanatory.

Updated 3.13.2017.


THE BUDGET

Governor Markell’s Final Budget (HB25)
Governor Carney Wants to hear from you on Delaware’s Budget
Update from Governor Carney’s Budget Reset Meeting


HOUSE BILLS PENDING IN COMMITTEE

HB11 – Expanding Temporary Assistance for Needy Families – Bentz – In Committee
HB13 – Making Loveable Pit Bulls Legal Again – Potter – In Committee
HB14 – Requiring the wearing of Motorcyle Helmets – Lynn – In Committee
HB16 – Republican Repeal of Estate Tax – Ramone – In Committee
HB36 – Banning Minor Possession of Tobacco – Ramone – In Commitee
HB42 – Sentencing Reform – Changing Consecutive to Concurrent – Bolden – In Committee
HB47 – Removal of Notary Requirement from Absentee Voting – Yearick – In Committee
HB54 – Regulating Predatory Payday Loans – Keeley – In Committee
HB55 – Raising Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18 – Heffernan – In Committee
HB58 – Ending Anti-Solar Panel Covenants – Williams – In Committee
HB60 – The Opt Out Bill is Back – Kowalko – In Committee
HB63 – No Excuse Absentee Voting – Jaques – In Committee
HB65 – Child Support Liens – Dukes – In Committee
HB71-Financial Disclosures for Public Officers (CMPB) – Kowalko – In Committee
HB72 – FIOA Applies to Universities – Kowalko – In Committee


HOUSE BILLS OUT OF COMMITTEE, READY FOR A VOTE

HS/HB12 – Special Education Funding for K-3 – Williams – On the Ready List
HB35 – Targeting Illicit Massage Parlors – B.Short – On the Ready List


SENATE BILLS PENDING IN COMMITTEE

SB9 – Work a Day Earn a Pay Jobs Program – Marshall – In Committee.
SB 10 – Increasing Minimum Wage to $10.25 – Marshall – In Committee
SB14 – Elimination of Compensation Committee – Lavelle – In Committee
SB18 – Requiring School Begin After Labor Day – Hocker – In Committee
SB19 – Pilot Program for Disadvantaged Students – McDowell – In Committee
SB17 – Banning Discrimination of HIV Organ Donations – Townsend – Passed the Senate 19-0-1. Assigned to the House Health & Human Development Committee on 3.9.17


LEGISLATION PASSED BY ONE HOUSE BY NOT THE OTHER (YET)

SCR4 – Ronald Reagan Day – Bonini – Passed by Senate 19-0-1.  Awaiting action by House


LEGISLATION PASSED BY BOTH HOUSES BUT NOT YET SIGNED.

NONE YET


LEGISLATION DEFEATED

NONE YET


LEGISLATION SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CARNEY

HJR2 – Rejecting the Pay Raise – Schwartzkopf – Senate 18-0-2. House 40-0-1. Signed by Governor Carney


LEGISLATION VETOED BY GOVERNOR CARNEY

NONE YET