Delaware Senator Bruce Ennis [D]

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DEHB139PassThis bill allows the election cycle regarding contributions from political parties and political action committees to reset after the Primary Election as it does for other contributors.
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2017-08-02
Signed by Governor
DEHB229PassThis bill concerns sick leave payout for retired State Troopers who became reemployed in public education. Specifically, this bill adds language to the code that would treat retired State Troopers the same as other educational employees as it relates...
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2017-08-02
Signed by Governor
DEHB80PassThis Act replaces existing Chapter 83 of the Delaware Insurance Code and sets forth the permissible uses of credit information in rating personal insurance. This Act also prohibits insurance companies from increasing rates on current customers solely...
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2017-08-01
Signed by Governor
DESB75PassThis Act updates Delaware's human trafficking crime to prohibit the same acts that are included in the federal Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015.
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2017-08-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB47PassThis bill removes the notary requirement for requests for absentee ballots. Delaware is the only state that requires a notary to authorize a voter's affidavit for an absentee ballot. In some cases, the potential voter may have to pay for the nota...
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2017-07-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB35PassThis bill sets forth a framework for the licensing, regulation and inspection of business establishments that provide massage and bodywork services. This bill places oversight of any business offering massage services in the hands of the Board of Mas...
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2017-07-26
Signed by Governor
DESB55PassThis Act provides greater clarity of language, condenses duplicative statutes and deletes statues that are irrelevant to daily operations of the Professional Licensing Sections regulation of private security, private investigative and armored car age...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB73PassThis Act provides clearer language concerning license requirements, gives licensees a much clearer understanding of prohibited acts, discipline and penalties; and grants the ability of the Professional Licensing Section to promulgate regulations, and...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB230PassThis bill expands the population of war veterans who are eligible to be awarded a high school diploma.
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB93PassThis Act provides clearer language concerning security alarm business license and identification requirements for both businesses and individuals; gives vendors a clearer understanding of prohibited acts, discipline and penalties; and grants the Prof...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB63PassSection 1 of this Act updates the Delaware Code relating to the Board of Nursing (Board) by eliminating conflicting definitions of an advanced practice registered nurse in the Code, correcting inaccurate cross-references, and eliminating references t...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB199PassThe Board of Pension Trustees has established policies and practices for the administration of the Delaware Public Employees Retirement System. Based on the recommendations of the Boards Best Practices review, this Act will codify some of these polic...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB97EngrossThis Bill modifies the impact of criminal history on an applicant's eligibility for licensure. It gives the Board discretion to grant waivers for a felony convictions for crimes committed against a person where more than 3 years have elapsed, and...
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2017-07-12
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
DEHB144EngrossThis bill serves to better define and limit what real property rights the Department of Transportation may acquire. It also corrects a technical error that if left unchanged, will jeopardize the use of federal funds on transportation projects due to ...
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2017-07-12
To Senate Transportation Committee
DEHB172EngrossThis Bill limits a health insurers right to overpayment recovery to two years from the date of the original payment. The time limit does not apply where there is fraud or other intentional misconduct, when overpayment recovery is initiated by a self-...
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2017-07-12
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB177EngrossThis bill broadens the eligibility requirement for an appointment to a board of adjustment in jurisdictions which have adopted a home rule charter.
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2017-07-12
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB201PassThis Act clarifies that after a physician-patient relationship has been properly established in accordance with this section, subsequent communications and treatment may be conducted as the doctor and patient deem appropriate. As with all practice of...
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2017-07-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB228PassThis Act amends the Kent County Tax Increment Financing Act to allow Kent County to determine the date as of which the adjusted assessed value and the original assessed value of the property in the TIF District designated by Kent County will be deter...
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2017-07-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB227PassThis Act amends the provisions of the Municipal Tax Increment Financing Act applicable solely to the City of Dover, Delaware, to allow the City of Dover to determine the date as of which the adjusted assessed value and the original assessed value of ...
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2017-07-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB275PassThis Substitute is the Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriation Act.
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHJR10PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2018.
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB281PassThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid for Fiscal Year 2018.
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHJR9PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2017
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DESB66EnrollOn June 30, 2016, the Delaware State Senate adopted Senate Resolution No. 19 (S.R. 19), requesting the Delaware Department of Insurance (the Department) to examine the secondary market for life insurance policies and make recommendations for possible...
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2017-07-02
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB68EnrollThe primary purpose of this bill is to provide for an increase in fees collected with annual hazardous chemical inventory reports submitted by facilities. The bill also makes certain technical corrections.
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2017-07-02
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB106EnrollThis Act creates a special license plate for members of the Delaware Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
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2017-07-02
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB105EnrollPersons under age 18 must wear a helmet when operating or riding as a passenger on a bicycle, motorized skateboard or scooter, all terrain vehicle (ATV), off-highway vehicle (OHV), or electric personal assistive mobility device (EPAMD). See Title 21 ...
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2017-07-02
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB109EnrollIndividuals who receive health care via Medicaid deserve the same dedication to treatment of substance abuse disorders as individuals who receive health care via private insurance. This Act extends the same access to treatment of a substance use diso...
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2017-07-02
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB108EnrollSB 164 of the 148th General Assembly created a special license plate for professional paramedics and retired professional paramedics. This Act provides an additional officer, at the county level, to verify an applicant's eligibility for this spec...
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2017-07-02
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB129EnrollThis bill makes clear that farm equipment and implements of husbandry, including when being temporarily moved or transported by a manufacturer, dealer, business, or commercial transport company, shall not be subject to the weight requirements of Sect...
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2017-07-02
To House Agriculture Committee
DEHB265EnrollThe purpose of this bill is to make full time paid firefighters in volunteer fire companies in this State eligible to join the Delaware County and Municipal/Police/Firefighter Pension Plan.
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2017-07-02
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHCR41IntroThis resolution recognizes the month of June 2017 as General Aviation Appreciation Month.
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2017-07-02
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR48IntroThis Resolution proclaims the week of July 10-14, 2017 as Delaware Local Produce Week. This is the third consecutive year this observation is being staged in an attempt to facilitate a better, healthier relationship between Delaware famers and local ...
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2017-07-02
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB206EnrollThis Act allows the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue a conditional license at the request of the Justice of the Peace for a Driving Under the Influence offender whose charge is still pending, but whose license has been suspended by the Division of...
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2017-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB212EnrollThis Act amends the Clayton Charter to provide more time between the deadline for filing requirements and Election Day.
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2017-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB252EnrollSection 1 of this Act enhances the States ability to collect delinquent taxes by (a) allowing for renewal of a judgment for unpaid taxes beyond the current 20 year limit for an additional term of 20 years, and (b) allows for recording of a judgment f...
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2017-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB38EnrollFor purposes of clarity regarding Delaware's commitment to supporting Delawareans with disabilities, including military service-related disabilities, this Act codifies existing county-level tax exemptions. Absent this Act, Delaware will continue ...
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2017-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 4 ABSENT
DESB35EnrollThis Act enacts the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact Act ("REPLICA"). With REPLICA, EMS personnel will be able to respond across state borders within the provision of their duties on a short t...
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2017-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 3 ABSENT
DESB56EnrollThis bill implements a portion of the federal requirements in the bipartisan Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act to promote greater normalcy for youth in foster care. Specifically, it provides a limitation from liability provisi...
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2017-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 4 ABSENT
DEHB146EnrollThis bill will remove the requirement for signatures to be in pen and ink when provided for driver license, identification card, or registration application processes. Removing this provision enables the Division of Motor Vehicles to develop more eff...
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2017-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB142EnrollThis Act will improve guidelines for training by school districts and charters as it pertains to School Resource Officers (SRO), their duties and training when interacting with students with disabilities. The limitations and prohibitions described in...
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2017-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB59PassThis Act replaces the current multistate nurse licensure compact with an enhanced version. The enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact allows for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to have one multistate license, with the privilege to practice ...
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2017-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB164EnrollThis bill dissolves the Human Trafficking Coordinating Council and reestablishes it as the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council. The bill establishes the members of the Council and the chair and vice-chair. The bill also requires that a...
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2017-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB9EnrollThis bill allows judicial discretion when juveniles are charged with any of the five specific offenses carved out in state code that say a juvenile of 16 or older, or 15 in the case of § 1447A, must be prosecuted as an adult. The bill simply changes...
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2017-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 13 YES 4 NO 4 NOT VOTING
DEHB185EnrollThe Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act would update Delaware code in conformance with recommended changes to the Uniform Vehicle Code from both the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (Rules of the Road Committee) and the League of Ameri...
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2017-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 NO
DESB3EnrollThis Act replaces the stillbirth certificate with a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth, clarifies what documentation is required upon the occurrence of a stillbirth, and makes technical corrections to the Vital Statistics laws to accurately...
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2017-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB179IntroThis Act permits State employees who are employed by the Delaware State Police or Delaware Capitol Police and work in a variety of job titles, all of which are more commonly referred to as "9-1-1 operators," to retire at 25 years without an...
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2017-06-29
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB205EngrossThis Act authorizes a court to impose as a condition of bail that a person charged with misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence not be permitted to drive a vehicle. This Act also allows the Justice of the Peace Court to retain jurisdiction to impose,...
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2017-06-29
Defeated By Senate. Votes: 10 YES 5 NO 2 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT
DEHB233EngrossThis bill clarifies that the Division of Forensic Science can set reasonable fees in its regulations related to the issuance of any postmortem record, cremation permit, or statistics, which are services it currently provides at no cost. The collectio...
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2017-06-29
Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DESB130IntroThis bill restores the Board of Paroles authority to hear and make decisions regarding violations of offenders released through good time credits.
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2017-06-29
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
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