Delaware Senator Bruce Ennis [D]

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DEHB56PassThis act names the Delaware portion of U.S. Route 301 between Route 1 and the Delaware Maryland State line as First Responders Memorial Highway.
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2019-09-13
Signed by Governor
DESB160IntroThis Act makes it unlawful to cause yard waste to be swept, raked, blown, or otherwise placed in a roadway.
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2019-09-06
Stricken in Senate
DESB15PassThis Act, modeled on similar laws in Virginia and Maryland, requires a health-care provider to provide notice to a patient at the time blood is drawn to perform a laboratory test for Lyme disease that explains the limitations of the test and instruct...
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2019-08-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB65PassThis Bill enables the use of roof or ground mounted solar systems on privately owned residential dwellings by making covenants or other restrictions that effectively prohibit or unreasonably restrict the installation of solar photovoltaic systems in ...
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2019-08-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB113PassThis bill clarifies that Delaware law enforcement may enter into agreements to provide mutual assistance to other jurisdictions.
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2019-08-20
Signed by Governor
DESB134PassUnder current Delaware law, the county sheriffs offices are required to appraise goods that are being levied upon to pay debts. In addition, the sheriffs offices can be held liable to pay the debts of a judgment debtor if, for example, they inadverte...
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2019-08-20
Signed by Governor
DESB32PassThis Act prohibits the practice known as patient brokering, which is the practice where patient brokers are paid a fee to place insured people in treatment centers so that the treatment centers receive thousands of dollars in insurance claim payments...
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2019-08-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB119PassThe bill expands the qualified agencies authorized to receive grants approved by the Water Infrastructure Advisory Council to include non-profit corporations, such as the Diamond State Sustainability Corporation (DSSC), approved by Public Service Com...
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2019-08-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB220PassThis Act adds coverage for Medication Assisted Treatment ("MAT") for drug and alcohol dependencies to the mental health parity laws for health insurance. This Act requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage for prescription medic...
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2019-08-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB128PassThis Act extends the time period for which a member of the Delaware National Guard may receive funding for certain postsecondary education tuition and fees from 10 years after the date on which the member begins the first course for which funds are g...
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2019-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB30PassUnmanned aircraft systems are capable of introducing contraband into detention facilities without undergoing correctional officer inspections. This bill seeks to prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft systems (drones) to introduce contraband into dete...
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2019-08-08
Signed by Governor
DESB35PassThis Act revises Delaware Insurance Code provisions related to the individual and group health insurance markets to directly incorporate into Delaware law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Acts consumer protections related to the following:
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2019-08-06
Signed by Governor
DESB92PassDelaware is one of only 3 states that does not offer some form of adult dental coverage through Medicaid (alongside Tennessee and Alabama).
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2019-08-06
Signed by Governor
DEHB156PassThis bill allows our wounded warriors or similar veterans' organizations who have been honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States and have at least a 60% service-connected disability to be able to obtain a license to hunt, tr...
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2019-08-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB12PassThis Act strengthens the role and responsibilities of the Provider Advisory Board in regard to the implementation and enforcement of The Delaware Child Care Act.
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB95PassThis Act expands the permitted uses of unclaimed electric cooperative capital credits to include investments in energy services for low income members and energy efficiency, renewable energy, battery storage, electrification and emerging energy techn...
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DESB61PassState economic development officials pursue economic development opportunities that, if realized, would have significant impact on Delaware's future economic health and competitiveness. Such situations frequently require expeditious action and th...
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB195PassThe purpose of the Bill is to update the existing beekeeping code to better reflect current practices.
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB208PassThis Act amends the Delaware Hazardous Substance Control Act to reflect recent amendments to the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). This Act protects state, county, and municipal government entitie...
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DESB176IntroThis Act clarifies the circumstances in which it is appropriate to grant a person a driver education learners permit and what is required for a person to obtain a driver education learners permit.
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2019-07-31
Amendment SA 1 to SB 176 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB174IntroThis Act allows special investigators with the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families to make arrests and render assistance to other police officers.
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2019-07-31
To Senate Judicial Committee
DESB185IntroThis Act clarifies the rules for driving on Delaware roadways. It mandates the general rule that drivers operate vehicles in the right-most lane subject to some exceptions. It also mandates that, on the limited access portions of Route 1 only (curren...
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2019-07-31
To Senate Transportation Committee
DESB87PassThis act designates the Bellanca Cruisair as the official historical aircraft of Delaware.
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2019-07-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB74PassThis bill enables a key component of the Take Care Delaware program, a partnership between law enforcement and schools to adopt a trauma-informed approach to children who have been identified at the scene of a traumatic event. The Take Care Delaware ...
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2019-07-26
Signed by Governor
DESB66PassThis Act enables the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to employ Seasonal Patrol Officers without conferring on the seasonal patrol officers all the powers of investigation, detention, and arrest conferred by law on peace offi...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB131PassThis bill reduces the required number of meetings that the Advisory Council on Video Lottery Planning and the Advisory Council on Charitable Gaming Planning must hold each calendar year and authorizes the Lottery Director to add certain sports lotter...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB163PassIndividuals who volunteer their services through stand-alone EMS companies have been a valuable part of public safety to the citizens of the State of Delaware. To try to bolster the ranks of these volunteers, this bill exempts anyone applying for mem...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB139PassThis Act will enable New Castle County to collect delinquent sewer service charges under the procedures established by Chapter 87 of Title 9 for the collection of delinquent county taxes. Under the existing method for New Castle County established by...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB92PassThis bill creates an Expanded Learning Opportunities Subcommittee as part of the Interagency Resource Management Committee (IRMC) to provide research, recommendations, and coordination regarding before and after school programs and summer learning op...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB137PassThis Act creates the crimes of unlawful possession of a drug masking product, punishable as a class A misdemeanor, and unlawful distribution, delivery, or sale of a drug masking product, punishable as a class E felony. Drug masking products are desig...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB231PassThis Act authorizes the Department of Agriculture to impose civil penalties consistent with the amounts imposed in other states when livestock have been found to have run at large on the public highways or on unenclosed land within the State. This Ac...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB168PassThis Act allows for the transfer of a particular parcel of land in Smyrna along Route 13. In the 147th General Assembly, the State was allowed to transfer this parcel of land, where a fire tower once stood, to the Town of Smyrna, but the land could o...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB75PassThis Act makes the following changes to provisions required in life insurance policies issued in this State:
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB102PassThis Bill establishes the pilotage rates for the Pilots Association for the Bay and River Delaware for 2020, 2021 and 2022.
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB101PassThe opioid epidemic spreading through Delaware has reached critical levels, with 210 fentanyl-related deaths in 2017. This legislation will update the schedule for Fentanyl analogues, consistent with language used by the Drug Enforcement Administrati...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB140PassThis Act will expand New Castle Countys limited authority to lease park land or land held in public trust to include leases for erecting, maintaining and operating wireless communications facilities. State law currently limits public land leases to t...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB133PassThis Act revises the membership of the Fund Committee for special animal welfare license plates by including the Executive Directors of organizations instead of the presidents of the organizations board of directors and adds the Executive Director of...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB206PassThis Act authorizes the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue special registration plates to commemorate the Delaware State Education Association centennial. It also allows the Division to collect a 1-time administrative fee of $15 to be deposited into...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB211PassThe purpose of the Bill is to change the requirement in the seed law for germination testing from 14 months to 9 months prior to sale.
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB146PassThis Act authorizes the Department of Health and Social Services to transfer to the Town of Smyrna excess land around the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, which borders on Lake Como, for $1.00. The land shall be used to expand the size of t...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB6PassThis bill streamlines the process by which the Department may incorporate into its regulations tidal finfish management measures that have been adopted and specified in a regional or federal fisheries management plan or rule. This bill also eliminate...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB219PassThis Act allows the Department of Agriculture to establish fees that may be charged for participation in the Delaware Hemp program.
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB178PassThe Act allows the Kent County Levy Court to impose a lodging tax not greater than 3% in Kent County.
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB54PassThis Bill codifies Delawares compatibility with certain sections of the Federal Code of Regulations related to weight of vehicles and loads and commercial vehicle safety. Delaware enforces violations contained in the Code of Federal Regulations Parts...
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2019-07-04
Signed by Governor
DESB38PassThe Victim-Offender Mediation Committee was established by the 138th General Assembly in 1996. There have been no significant changes to the statute since then. The composition of the Committee and the nature of the services provided by vendors selec...
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2019-07-04
Signed by Governor
DESB97PassThis Act ratifies the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact, 34 U.S.C. §40316 (formerly cited as 42 U.S.C. § 14616), a requirement that allows Delaware to join the Compact as a Party State. The Compact serves as the infrastructure by which ...
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2019-07-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB260PassThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid for Fiscal Year 2020.
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2019-07-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB149PassThis Act disqualifies an individual who obtained an overpayment of benefits through fraud from receiving future unemployment benefits until the total overpayment, penalties, and interest are repaid in full. This change does not apply to fraud overpay...
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2019-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB148PassThis Act allows the Department of Labor ("Department") to deliver notice by methods other than through mail to reduce costs by using e-mail delivery for certain notices and makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standard...
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2019-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB178EngrossThis Act reconciles discrepancies between § 8705 of Title 9 of the Delaware Code and § 2903 of Title 25 of the Delaware Code, clarifying that all taxes assessed against real estate by Kent or Sussex Counties are governed by § 8705 of Title 9 and t...
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2019-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
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