Delaware Senator Bryan Townsend [D]

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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
DESB246PassThis act provides greater flexibility for County and Municipal governments to enter into public-private partnerships for public lands. These agreements provide opportunities for the preservation of public land and limit the amount of government money...
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2018-07-25
Signed by Governor
DEHJR13PassIn January of 2018 the federal government passed the Federal Register Printing Savings Act, which included a moratorium in calendar year 2019 on a fee paid by health insurance companies or health service corporations to the federal government. The St...
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2018-07-25
Signed by Governor
DESB65PassConversion therapy is a practice or treatment that seeks to change an individuals sexual orientation or gender identity, including any effort to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelin...
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB168PassAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 42% of all face-to-face contact between individuals and law-enforcement officers occurred during a traffic stop.
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB362PassThis bill sets forth revisions to the Code related to Adult Protective Services. The bill updates language to reflect best practices and current names of agencies and class positions.
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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
DESB194PassThis bill makes the following changes to Delaware Statutory Trust Act (the Act) to keep it current and to maintain its national preeminence. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments of the Act.
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB196PassThis bill amends various sections of the Delaware Uniform Commercial Code (the Act) to keep it current. The following is a section-by-section review of the proposed amendments of the Act.
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB431PassThis Act requires long-term care facilities to offer the influenza vaccine to all employees with direct contact with patients. It also requires the facility to keep a record of a signed statement from each employee that the vaccine has been offered.
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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
DEHB351PassIn December 2016, the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement issued final regulations titled "Flexibility, Efficiency, and Modernization in Child Support Enforcement Programs," 81 Fed. Reg. 93,492 (Dec. 20, 2016) (codified at 42 C.F.R ...
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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB365PassCurrently, the age for wait staff to serve alcohol to a patron is 19 years old. This Act lowers the age of persons permitted to serve alcohol from 19 to 18 years of age for all establishments licensed for the on-premises sale and consumption of alcoh...
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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB404PassThe purpose of this Act is to clarify that registered agents in Delaware are obligated to comply with requirements, standards, guidelines, rules, regulations, and procedures as issued by the Secretary of State on matters involving filings submitted t...
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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
DEHB248PassThis Act removes from the definition of free standing emergency departments those emergency departments that are owned by an existing, licensed hospital in this State that has already been authorized and licensed to provide emergency services. This 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
DESB151PassBirth control use is nearly universal among women of reproductive age in the United States and is a key part of preventative health care for women. Access to birth control provides health benefits for women and children, improves women's ability ...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB397PassThis Act permits the Superior Court to consider petitions out of sequence where the Attorney General consents and the Court determines consideration to be in the interest of justice. To ensure this exceptional sequencing provision is employed judicio...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB195PassSection 1 of the Act addresses statutes under Chapter 49 of Title 10 and (i) amends the title of section 4915 (but makes no substantive changes to the statute); and (ii) modifies section 4916 to provide that plans similar to the Delaware College Inve...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB234PassCurrently, the ability of the Department to take licensure action (i.e., suspension, revocation, limitation) is, in certain cases, contingent upon the public school employer first taking employment action (i.e., dismissal, termination). The Departmen...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB470PassThis Act would permit the Superior Court to conduct an evidentiary hearing, upon motion from the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families, before placing a child 16 years of age or older, in a secure detention facility pending ...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB113EnrollThis bill changes the earned income tax credit from nonrefundable to refundable. This bill creates a table for the percentage of earned income credit for tax years 2018 and after. Currently, if spouses file a joint federal return but separate State r...
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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 1 NO 3 ABSENT
DESB172EnrollThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB475PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2019 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
DESCR80EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution requests the Department of Transportation and Delaware State Police examine the issue of slower traffic in the left hand lane and jointly report to the General Assembly by November 1, 2018, their recommendations, if any, fo...
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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB7EnrollThis Act provides county and municipal police and firefighters with the same pension burial benefit that is provided to state employees effective July 1, 2016. This Act is named for Wilmington Firefighters Captain Christopher M. Leach, Lieutenant Jer...
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB3PassThis legislation requires that all full-time employees of the State, including employees of school districts, continuously in the employ of the state for at least one year, shall be eligible for 12 weeks of paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a ...
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2018-06-30
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
DESB156EnrollThis Act amends § 2532 of Title 29, in the Not-for-Profit Healthcare Conversion Act, to ensure that the Attorney General has sufficient time to review a proposed not-for-profit healthcare conversion and, if appropriate, take action to protect the ch...
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB171EnrollIndividuals who are released from prison face many hurdles as they re-enter the community, including difficulty obtaining identification documents. Lacking identification imposes additional hurdles as these individuals attempt to find housing and emp...
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB169EnrollThis Act makes a technical correction to SB 169 by changing the designations of the new statutes and incorporates Senate Amendment No. 1 to Senate Bill No. 169.
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
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
DESB230EnrollThis bill amends Title 18 of the Delaware Code, § 3343, by setting annual reporting requirements for insurance carriers with regard to coverage for serious mental illness and drug and alcohol dependencies.
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 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
DESR27EngrossThis Resolution honors Secretary of the Senate Bernard J. Brady by declaring June 30 to be Bernard J. Brady Day in the Delaware State Senate. It further thanks him for his 39 years of unequalled service to the Delaware State Senate.
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESR28EngrossThis resolution recognizes June 30, 2018 as "Staff Appreciation Day" in the Delaware State Senate.
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB104EnrollThe 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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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB219EnrollThe 146th General Assembly gave the Department of Health and Social Services the authority to promulgate regulations and require accreditation for facilities that perform invasive medical procedures. The current terminology and definition of an invas...
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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB184EnrollAs the self-storage industry continues to grow, it is important for consumers to have the option to insure their items stored in a self-storage facility. Currently, Delaware law does not provide a licensing structure for the sale of self-storage insu...
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2018-06-28
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB227EnrollThis Act promotes the use of primary care by doing the following:
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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB442EnrollThis Act expands the Juvenile Civil Citation Program to provide law enforcement officers with the discretion to refer any first-time juvenile offender engaged in any misdemeanor-level behavior to the civil citation program, where the juvenile can be ...
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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR58EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution does all of the following:
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2018-06-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR70EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution creates a Medicaid Buy-In Study Group to study the adoption of an expanded Medicaid Buy-In program that would allow Delawareans with incomes above 138% of the Federal Poverty Level to purchase insurance coverage thro...
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2018-06-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB110IntroThe Delaware Marijuana Control Act regulates and taxes marijuana in the same manner as alcohol. It allows adults over the age of 21 to legally possess and consume under 1 ounce of marijuana for personal use. It does not permit people to grow their ow...
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2018-06-27
Defeated By House. Votes: 21 YES 15 NO 5 NOT VOTING
DEHB222PassThis Substitute Act incorporates House Bill No. 222, and also makes the following changes to House Bill No. 222:
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2018-06-27
Signed by Governor
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