Delaware Senator Bryan Townsend [D]

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DESB176IntroDelaware leads the nation in the number of prescription opioids dispensed and drug overdose deaths. Prescription opioids lead directly to opioid addiction. The dramatic increase in opioid addiction has increased the need for money to pay for preventi...
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2018-05-11
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB104IntroThe 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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2018-05-10
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB90PassThis bill would allow for a student to participate in the Inspire Scholarship Program for eight continuous semesters instead of the current six. This would allow a student to use Inspire Scholarships for each of the semesters during a traditional col...
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2018-05-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB219EngrossThe 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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2018-05-10
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB345EnrollThis bill increases the 1-time fee from $35 to $50 for Delawares environmental license plates in order to increase revenue to improve the capacity of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays and The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary to fulfill thei...
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2018-05-10
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB365EngrossCurrently, 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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2018-05-10
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB366EngrossThis Act revises the crime of "unlawfully permitting a child access to a firearm," an existing class A misdemeanor under Delaware law. The offense is renamed "unsafe storage of a firearm" to place emphasis on firearm safety and pr...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB194EngrossThis 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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2018-05-10
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB195EngrossSection 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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2018-05-10
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB196EngrossThis 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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2018-05-10
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB207IntroThis Act does all of the following:
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2018-05-10
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DESB211IntroThis Act authorizes the creation and regulation of a new type of limited-purpose bank, the "Business Development Bank." Modeled on Delaware's successful credit card bank laws, this Act would allow Business Development Banks, or "BD...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DEHB103PassThe Act amends Section 916 of Title 11 of the Code so that the statutory penalties for the crime of home improvement fraud increase as the amount of the loss to the victim increases, using the same scale applicable to Theft under Section 841 of Title...
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DESB156EngrossThis 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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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 8 On Its Merits
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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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DEHB337PassThis Act prohibits marriage of individuals under 18 years of age.
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DESB157EnrollExpedited partner therapy (EPT) is the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease without clinical assessment of the partners. In August 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DEHB399EngrossThis is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide equal rights on the basis of sex. There is no Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. While Congress passed the Amendment in 1972, it was not ratified by ...
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2018-05-09
Defeated By Senate. Votes: 11 YES 9 NO 1 ABSENT
DESB166EngrossThis Act requires that feminine hygiene products be provided free of charge to individuals in custody at facilities operated by the Department of Correction and facilities operated by the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families.
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 3 On Its Merits
DESB11IntroThis Act relates to police and fire pension funds created under Title 18 of the Delaware Code. The General Assembly created a special fund in the hopes of ensuring adequate pensions for affected police officers and firefighters, and their surviving s...
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
DEHB375IntroThis Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, purchase, transfer, or delivery of large-capacity magazines, which are defined as ammunition feeding devices with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DEHB368IntroThis 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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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Veterans Affairs) in House with 1 Favorable, 15 On Its Merits
DESB172EnrollThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 1 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
DESB171EngrossIndividuals 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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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DEHB382IntroThis Act has the effect of renaming the Delaware Department of Transportation Welcome Center on Interstate 95 at 530 JFK Memorial Highway, Newark, Delaware as the "Biden Welcome Center" in honor of the Biden family. This gesture is made bec...
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure) in House with 3 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DESB181IntroThis 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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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DESB182IntroThis 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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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DESB180IntroSection 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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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
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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2018-05-09
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESB183IntroThis 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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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB394IntroThis Bill requires motor vehicle insurance policies, under the personal injury protection provisions (PIP), to provide coverage for up to $500 per injured person extricated from a motor vehicle by an emergency medical services vehicle. Emergency medi...
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB400IntroThis bill provides for election day registration for presidential primary, primary, special, and general elections whereas currently the deadline is the fourth Saturday prior to the date of the election. Moreover, same day registration at polling pla...
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 3 On Its Merits
DESCR59EngrossThis resolution proclaims May 2018 Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in Delaware.
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2018-05-09
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB404IntroThe 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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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 8 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DESB199IntroDespite the demonstrated value of primary care, access to primary care for Delawareans has become increasingly difficult as reimbursement dollars have failed to support an adequate infrastructure. The national average for primary care investment for ...
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DEHB140EnrollThis non-punitive, public-health oriented bill seeks to codify certain sections of the federal law known as the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), that requires states ...
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2018-05-08
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB362EngrossThis 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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2018-05-08
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB169EngrossThis 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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2018-05-08
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB222IntroThis Substitute Act incorporates House Bill No. 222, and also makes the following changes to House Bill No. 222:
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2018-05-03
To House Administration Committee
DEHB307EnrollUnited States Supreme Court case law and scientific research has changed how we think about juvenile delinquency. We know now that an adolescents brain is not fully developed until his/her mid-twenties which makes juveniles especially prone to making...
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2018-05-03
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 NO
DEHB306EnrollThis bill permits judges to utilize their discretion in determining whether a juvenile charged with possession of a firearm during commission of a felony should be transferred back to Family Court or remain in Superior Court. Prior to 2017, possessio...
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2018-05-03
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 NO
DEHB339EnrollThis 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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2018-05-03
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB351EngrossIn 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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2018-05-03
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB374EngrossThis bill adds glaucoma, chronic debilitating migraines, pediatric autism spectrum disorder, pediatric sensory processing disorder to the list of debilitating medical conditions which may qualify a person, upon certification by a physician, to be eli...
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2018-05-03
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB151IntroBirth 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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2018-05-02
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHB397IntroThis 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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2018-05-02
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB300EnrollThis bill makes it a crime to sell, transfer, buy, receive or possess a trigger crank or bump-fire device designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle, making such weapon function more like an automatic weapon. A bump stock was us...
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2018-05-01
Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 4 NO
DEHB349EnrollThis Act creates a Delaware Commission on Irish Heritage and Culture.
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2018-05-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR57EnrollThis resolution commends the Food Bank of Delaware for its contributions toward ending hunger and resolving the root causes of poverty in the State of Delaware through its increased statewide impact.
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2018-05-01
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB302PassThis Substitute Act incorporates House Bill No. 302, and also makes the following changes to House Bill No. 302:
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2018-04-30
Signed by Governor
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