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145th General Assembly
Senate Bill # 121

Primary Sponsor: Sokola Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. McDowell & Sen. Sorenson & Rep. Schwartzkopf & Rep. Keeley & Rep. Oberle Sens. Bunting Bushweller Henry & Peterson Reps. Barbieri Gilligan Jaques J. Johnson Kowalko Longhurst M. Marshall Mitchell Mulrooney Plant Schooley B. Short Viola D.E. Williams & D.P. Williams
CoSponsors: { NONE...}
Introduced on : 06/04/2009
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 6, 9, 18, 19, 25, AND 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT, PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING, HOUSING, EQUAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND THE INSURANCE BUSINESS.
Synopsis:This Act adds the term “sexual orientation” to the already-existing list of prohibited practices of discrimination. As such, this Act would forbid discrimination against a person on the basis of sexual orientation in housing, employment, public works contracting, public accommodations, and insurance. In addition, this Act would establish that the Superior Court, in the first instance, would hear and adjudicate alleged criminal violations under the Act of equal accommodations, fair housing and employment discrimination.

Current Status: Signed   On   07/02/2009
Volume Chapter77:90
Date Governor acted:07/02/2009
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Amendments: SA 1 to SB 121 - Defeated
SA 2 to SB 121 - Defeated
SA 3 to SB 121 - Defeated
HA 1 to SB 121 - Defeated
HA 2 to SB 121 - Defeated
HA 3 to SB 121 - Defeated
HA 4 to SB 121 - Out of Order
Committee Reports:
Senate Committee report 06/17/09 F=5 M=0 U=0----->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
Senate vote: () Passed 6/24/2009 7:31:15 PM------->Voting Record
House vote: () Passed 6/24/2009 8:38:03 PM------->Voting Record
Actions History:
Jul 02, 2009 - Signed by Governor
Jun 24, 2009 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 26 YES 14 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment HA 4 - Ruled Out of Order in House
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment HA 4 - Introduced in House
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment HA 3 - Defeated by House of Representatives. Votes: Defeated 15 YES 23 NO 2 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment HA 3 defeated
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment HA 3 - Introduced in House
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment HA 2 - Defeated by House of Representatives. Votes: Defeated 16 YES 21 NO 3 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment HA 2 defeated
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment HA 2 - Introduced in House
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment HA 1 - Defeated by House of Representatives. Votes: Defeated 13 YES 26 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment HA 1 defeated
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment HA 1 - Introduced in House
Jun 24, 2009 - Necessary rules are suspended in House
Jun 24, 2009 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 14 YES 5 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 1 VACANT
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment SA 3 - Defeated by Senate. Votes: Defeated 6 YES 12 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 1 VACANT
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment SA 3 defeated
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment SA 2 - Defeated by Senate. Votes: Defeated 6 YES 12 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 1 VACANT
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment SA 2 defeated
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment SA 1 - Defeated by Senate. Votes: Defeated 6 YES 12 NO 0 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT 1 VACANT
Jun 24, 2009 - Amendment SA 1 defeated
Jun 17, 2009 - Amendment SA 3 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
Jun 17, 2009 - Amendment SA 2 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
Jun 17, 2009 - Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
Jun 17, 2009 - Reported Out of Committee (INSURANCE) in Senate with 5 Favorable
Jun 04, 2009 - Assigned to Insurance Committee in Senate
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