Delaware Senator Bryan Townsend [D]

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DEHB77PassThis Act aims to make the burglary section of Delawares Criminal Code simpler and fairer. The Act consolidates the crime of home invasion with existing burglary statutes. Furthermore, this Act recognizes the sanctity of the home and the varied schedu...
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2019-09-16
Signed by Governor
DEHB78PassThis Act aims to make the robbery section of Delawares Criminal Code simpler and fairer. The Act deletes the carjacking sections and embeds them within the existing robbery statutes to remove duplication from the code. Under this Act, robbery in the ...
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2019-09-16
Signed by Governor
DESB78PassThis Act requires that the health education programs presented by the Department of Education include instruction on what it means to "consent" in the context of a sexual encounter.
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2019-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB24PassThis Substitute differs from Senate Bill No. 24 by requiring a patient to apply for a compassionate use medical marijuana card when a doctor recommends medical marijuana to a patient who does not have a qualifying debilitating medical condition. To a...
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2019-09-10
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
DESB63PassThe Delaware Equal Accommodations Law, Chapter 45 of Title 6 of the Delaware Code, prevents discrimination against people because of their race, age, marital status, creed, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national orig...
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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
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
DESB161PassThis Act allows law-enforcement officers to share an individual's identifying information with the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health ("DSAMH") if the officer suspects the individual is suffering from an overdose or a mental ...
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2019-08-13
Signed by Governor
DESB10PassThis Act is identical to Senate Bill No. 127 from the 149th General Assembly, which was passed by the Senate and reported out of the House Administration Committee. This Act corrects an inadvertent error in Delaware law that has permitted people youn...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DESB73PassDaylight saving time has existed in one form or another for over 100 years. In that time, Delawareans have become accustomed to the 8 months of daylight saving time each year. This Act provides for Delaware to permanently remain on daylight saving ti...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB124PassThis Bill modifies the impact of criminal history on an applicants eligibility for licensure. It gives the Board discretion to grant waivers for felony convictions for crimes committed against a person where more than 3 years have elapsed, and more t...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DESB43PassThis Act modifies the impact of criminal history for applicants for licensure to the Board of Electrical Examiners (Board). Specifically, this Act:
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB7PassThis Bill modifies the impact of criminal history on an applicants eligibility for licensure and thereby removes certain barriers to employment. It gives the Board the discretion to grant a waiver of a felony conviction for a crime committed against ...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DESB116PassThis Act expands the membership of the Primary Care Reform Collaborative and creates an Office of Value-Based Health Care Delivery in the Department of Insurance to reduce health care costs by increasing the availability of high quality, cost-efficie...
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2019-08-07
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
DESB166PassThis Act encourages school districts and charter schools to cooperate to ensure that State appropriations for school transportation are used efficiently by doing the following:
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2019-08-06
Signed by Governor
DESB152IntroThis Act amends Delawares laws regarding release of persons accused of crimes (Chapter 21 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code) as required in conjunction with the adoption of Senate Bill No. 151, which proposes a constitutional amendment to permit preve...
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2019-07-31
To Senate Judicial Committee
DESB151IntroThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that modernizes the Delaware Constitutions bail provision and clarifies the power of the General Assembly and the Courts to define certain felony offenses for which, or circumstances under which...
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2019-07-31
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB179IntroTitle 9, Chapter 21 of the Delaware Code provides, upon the petition of a majority of property owners of any unincorporated community or village in New Castle County, that New Castle County Council may enter into a contract with any electric, gas, or...
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2019-07-31
To Senate Transportation Committee
DESB181IntroThis Substitute Act modifies the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act to do all of the following:
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2019-07-31
To Senate Energy 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
DESB94PassSection 1 of this Act amends Section 903 of Title 13 of the Delaware Code. Substantively, this Act allows persons who are not married but who are cohabitating to jointly adopt a child that is not theirs. The Act also rewrites the statute so as to be ...
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2019-07-30
Signed by Governor
DESB121PassThis Act makes necessary changes to Delawares election laws based on the States purchase of new voting devices and establishes auditing requirements for the voting devices. The new voting devices will function differently than the existing voting dev...
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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
DESB41PassThis Act establishes that the age of offense and not the age of arrest determines jurisdiction for a person facing charges. Currently, if a person commits a delinquent act before age 18 but is arrested after age 18, the offense is automatically heard...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB147PassThis Act allows the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to share accident reports and the data in the reports with the Department of Transportation. This Act also allows the Department of Transportation to provide certain de-identified data fr...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB156PassIn January 2019, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections that they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation that was enacted by the 149th General Assembly in 2018 or as...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB148PassThis Act creates the Redding Consortium for Educational Equity ("Consortium"), which replaces the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission ("WEIC"). The Consortium has multiple purposes. First, it will recommend policies and pr...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB234PassThis Act gives the Delaware Secretary of State the authority to promulgate rules and regulations for the implementation of this Act. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafti...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB246PassThis bill adds the intentional touching of another person with semen to the definition of sexual contact. By doing so, the act of a person intentionally touching another person with semen without consent becomes the crime of unlawful sexual contact t...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB175PassCurrently, the SEED program allows students a maximum of 6 semesters to complete an Associate Degree. This Bill allows SEED eligible students who complete their Associate Degree in fewer than 6 semesters to apply the remaining semesters of the grant ...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB222PassThis Act allows the State Board of Education to change or alter boundaries of reorganized school districts. It allows the State Board of Education to do so based upon redistricting recommendations from the newly formed Redding Consortium for Educatio...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB109PassThis Act amends the municipal Charter of the City of Newark as follows:
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB84PassThis Act revises the Delaware Native Species Commission by doing the following:
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB107PassThis bill changes the standard of proof necessary to issue a civil gun relinquishment order from the Justice of the Peace Court. The preponderance of the evidence standard is the standard traditionally used in civil matters and is, therefore, appropr...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHJR5PassThis Joint Resolution recognizes the University of Delaware's Center for Environmental Monitoring and Analysis as the official repository of historical and real-time weather and climatological observations for the State of Delaware.
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB194PassOver 80% of pharmaceuticals in the United States are purchased through pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) networks. PBMs serve as intermediaries between health plans, pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies, and PBMs establish networks for consumers...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB79PassThis bill requires the State food safety standards for restaurants to include a system for requiring healthy beverages to be offered as the default beverage with a combination childrens meal inclusive of a drink, sold together at a unit price. It doe...
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2019-07-17
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
DESB67PassThis Act reinstates the requirement that the Clerks of the Peace in each county maintain a registry of clergypersons or ministers who perform marriages in Delaware. Clergypersons or ministers of any religion desiring to perform wedding ceremonies mus...
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2019-07-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB151PassThis Act creates a Deputy Secretary position within the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families (Department) and exempts the position from the Merit System under Chapter 59 of Title 29. The Secretary of the Department may estab...
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2019-07-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB197PassThis Act is a recommendation following the comprehensive analysis of the Family Court Adjudicated Drug Court Program conducted by Family Court, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families, the Department of Justice, and the Offi...
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2019-07-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB73EngrossThis Act is a first leg of a constitutional amendment that would eliminate from the Delaware Constitution the limitations as to when an individual may vote by absentee ballot. This amendment to the Delaware Constitution provides that the General Asse...
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2019-07-01
Defeated By Senate. Votes: 11 YES 8 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
DESB180PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2020 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2019-07-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB38PassThis Act establishes in-person early voting in Delaware beginning January 1, 2022. Registered voters will be allowed to vote in-person during at least 10 days before an election, up to and including the Saturday and Sunday immediately before the elec...
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2019-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB49IntroThis bill changes the earned income tax credit from nonrefundable to refundable. For tax year 2020 and thereafter, the rate of the credit is in the amount of 5.9 %.
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2019-06-30
Stricken in House
DESB37PassIn our modern society, a criminal record can limit a persons opportunities and the quality of life they can achieve for themselves and their families for years, and even decades, after that person has completed the terms of the criminal sentence impo...
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2019-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB79EngrossThis Act clarifies existing law so that an individual is not disqualified from possessing or purchasing a firearm because the individual is a registered qualifying patient under the Delaware Medical Marijuana Act.
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2019-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
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