Delaware Senator Bruce Ennis [D]

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DEHB354PassThis Act makes the Delaware equal accommodation law internally consistent, correctly organized, and aligned with the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").
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2018-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB357PassThe Department of Corrections sometimes has difficulty tracking sex offenders coming out of prison because overly restrictive local ordinances can severely restrict the availability of appropriate housing. Homeless sex offenders are less likely to co...
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2018-09-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB371PassThis legislation makes two minor modifications to Delawares background check process for prospective employees and volunteers at child-serving entities. It: 1) clarifies that an employer who must first obtain a signed authorization from the prospecti...
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2018-09-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB430PassThis Bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture to utilize any laboratory designated by the Department of Agriculture rather than only the State Chemist to analyze samples of foods, dairy and other feeds and insecticides, and to cooperate with the...
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2018-09-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB440PassHouse Substitute No. 1 for House Bill 440 differs from House Bill 440 only in that it locates the Overdose System of Care and the Overdose System of Care Committee in Chapter 97 of Title 16 instead of in Chapter 10 of Title 16.
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2018-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB225PassThis Act encourages prescribers and patients to use proven non-opioid methods of treating back pain by doing the following:
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2018-09-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB403PassThis amendment removes the notary requirement for requests for absentee ballots in municipal elections.
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2018-09-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB436PassThis Act clarifies conditions under which a manufactured home owner can transfer the existing lot lease to the purchaser of the home.
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2018-09-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB104PassThe state is currently funding service providers at 75% of the market rate established in a 2014 study that was done by DHSS. This bill would mandate an increase in the rates paid to service providers according to the recommendations of the market st...
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2018-09-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB332PassThis bill mandates reporting by certain employees of broker-dealer or investment adviser firms who have a reasonable belief that financial exploitation of an eligible adult has occurred, been attempted, or will be attempted. Reporting will be to both...
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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB368PassThis Act creates the Green Alert Program to aid in locating missing members of the armed forces, including veterans, who have a physical or mental health condition that is related to their service. This Act is modeled after Delawares existing Gold Al...
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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB172PassThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB401PassCurrently the US FDA is reviewing a New Drug Application (NDA) of a pharmaceutical product containing cannabidiol (CBD) to treat patients with rare pediatric seizure disorders. If approved, this drug will be required to be prescribed and dispensed li...
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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB456PassThis Act amends Titles 14, 16, 17, 26, and 29 of the Delaware Code to prohibit the use of lead paints on outdoor structures such as bridges, water towers, playground equipment, highways, parking lots, and utility towers and poles, in order to protect...
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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB266PassUnder federal law, the cultivation of industrial hemp is only permitted for agricultural or academic research. There is federal legislation pending that may lift the restrictions on the cultivation of industrial hemp. Delaware law does not prohibit t...
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2018-08-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB156PassThis bill updates requirements for handguns used for deer hunting by adding a range and limit to allowable handgun calibers to accommodate changing handgun availability while maintaining public safety and handgun hunting efficacy. This bill also allo...
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2018-08-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB312PassThis Act includes emergency medical technicians within the definition of employee under the County/Municipal Police/Firefighter Pension Plan.
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2018-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB329PassThis Bill eliminates the prohibition against the mere possession of a body-gripping trap with a jaw spread in excess of 5 inches, while maintaining the prohibition against actually using one in Delaware. This modification is necessary because many li...
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2018-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB439PassThis Bill authorizes the Thoroughbred Racing Commission to be a member of the new Interstate Anti-Doping and Drug Testing Standards Compact. Under the Bill the Thoroughbred Racing Commission would become a member of an interstate Compact with other p...
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2018-08-10
Signed by Governor
DESB242PassThis Act creates Pay for Success contracts. A Pay for Success contract is an agreement between a State agency and either a program intermediary or an investor under which an investor will provide upfront capital to fund a service, program, or economi...
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2018-08-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB342PassThis Act makes changes and adds clarifying language to the dealership licensing section of Title21. First, it allows for the suspension of a dealership license for violations of either Title 21 or Title 30 rather than the current requirement for viol...
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB181PassThis bill continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act (the "Act") to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed ame...
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB182PassThis bill continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (the "Act") to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the prop...
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB180PassSection 1. Section 1 of this Act amends Section 102(a)(1) to provide that the name of a corporation must be such as to distinguish it from the name of any registered series of a limited liability company.
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB183PassThis bill continues the practice of amending periodically the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the "Act") to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amend...
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB247PassThis Act, consistent with longstanding practice throughout the State expressly recognized in the existing statute, clarifies the manner in which criminal justice agencies may inform the public of information related to arrests. In addition, this Act ...
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB474PassThis Act includes Probation and Parole Officers in the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families under the definitions of Law-Enforcement Officer under the Law-Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights.
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB367PassThis is a housekeeping bill to codify the existing practices with administering the Municipal Street Aid program.
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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB192PassThis Act creates a special license plate to honor Delaware womens military service and commemorate the unveiling of the Delaware Womens Military Service Monument.
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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB228PassThis Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program (Program), which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act. This Act replaces Senate Bill 148 and makes the following additional changes:
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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB241PassThis Act provides the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association with the authority to establish fees for officiating.
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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB333PassIn 2017, HB 114 raised the minimum bodily injury and property damage liability limits set forth at 21 Del. C. § 2902(b)(2) from $15,000/$30,000/$5,000 to $25,000/$50,000/$10,000. However, HB 114 did not address the issue of combined single limits, a...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB339PassThis bill allows children under the age of 18 to be transferred to the Department of Corrections only after adjudication and an imposition of a sentence of incarceration. Currently, Delaware permits juveniles charged with adult offenses to be held in...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB174PassThis Act permits an insurance company to apply for and receive a salvage certificate, clear of all liens, after payment of a total loss claim, if the insurance company has not been able to obtain the properly endorsed certificate of title.
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB391PassThe Delaware National Guard is a crucial partner in the preparedness, planning and in conducting operations in the event of radiological incidents. This Acts modification to § 181 corrects an unintended flaw from a previous change to Title 20, affec...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB198PassThis Bill eliminates the prohibition against hunting for deer on Sundays. Additionally, it maintains the applicable agency regulating public lands authority and discretion to regulate, including prohibition of, deer hunting on Sundays. Lastly, the bi...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB179EnrollThis 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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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB259PassIn 2006, Delaware enacted Jessicas Law, which requires first time offenders convicted of a specified sexual offense against a child under 14 years of age and individuals previously convicted of a Class A or B sexual offense in Title 11 and subsequent...
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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB384PassThis bill removes an out-of-date provision in the Code that authorizes Kent County Government to employ a janitor or janitors for the care of the County Courthouse. The State purchased the Kent County Courthouse from Kent County in 2003.
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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB396PassThis Bill amends the Charter of the Town of Smyrna in the following ways:
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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
DESB200EnrollThis Act prohibits drilling for oil or natural gas in Delawares coastal zone and territorial waters and precludes DNREC from issuing any permits in connection with the development of offshore drilling infrastructure, whether proposed for Delaware ter...
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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 1 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
DESB252EnrollThis amendment would allow for landing areas located in agricultural preservation districts to be used for agriculturally related aerial spraying and applications such as seeding, as well as spraying and applications under government programs such as...
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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB237PassThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid for Fiscal Year 2019.
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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
DESB139PassThis Act requires that health insurance offered in this State provide coverage for fertility care services, including in vitro fertilization ("IVF") procedures, for individuals who suffer from a disease or condition that results in the inab...
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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB146EnrollThe continued existence and dissemination of a juvenile criminal record hampers an individuals ability to become a successful and productive member of society. These criminal records are a hindrance to employment, education, housing, credit, and mili...
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB144PassThis Substitute Act implements certain recommendations adopted by the Lottery & Gaming Study Commission in 2015 and the Video Lottery Advisory Council in 2017, in recognition of significant changes in the regional gaming marketplace and the State...
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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB159PassThe Act made changes to motor vehicle franchising practices, by doing the following:
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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB207EnrollThis Substitute Act does all of the following:
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 35 YES 3 NO 3 ABSENT
DESCR78EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution establishes a Veterans Sub-Committee of the Correction & Law Enforcement Committee of the States Behavioral Health Consortium.
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2018-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR93EngrossThis House Concurrent Resolution designates June 27, 2018 Delaware Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day and June is Delaware Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month.
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
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