Delaware Senator Bryan Townsend [D]

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DEHB127PassThis bill updates Title 26 relating to the requirements for obtaining a certificate to operate in Delaware as a new electric transmission utility. This bill uses language similar to certificate requirements for water, wastewater, and other utility se...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB208PassThis Act renames the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection to the Division of Health Care Quality and strengthens the Division's ability to protect Delawareans receiving long term, acute, or outpatient health care. The new name better d...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB225PassHouse Bill No. 208 of the 149th General Assembly changes the name of the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection to the Division of Health Care Quality. This Act updates the name of the Division where it appears in the Delaware Code and takes...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB247PassThis bill sets forth revisions to the composition of the Council on Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities.
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB196PassHouse Bill No. 195 updates the terms and definitions used in Chapter 11 of Title 16 regarding long term care. This Act updates the terminology used to identify long term care facilities so that it is consistent throughout the Code. Specific updates a...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB195PassChapter 11 of Title 16 was enacted in 1998. Since that time, there have been many changes to the health care delivery system, including a larger percentage of individuals receiving long term health care services in their homes and settings other than...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB295PassThis Act amends the Fiscal Year 2018 Bond and Capital Improvements Act to (1) authorize the Department of Transportation to use Community Transportation Funds for one-time reimbursements for various projects; (2) allow reprogramming of funds to suppo...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB126EnrollThe Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 mandated that states allow families that receive child care assistance to continue receiving that assistance for at least 90 days after losing their job provided they are seeking employment durin...
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2018-01-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB204PassThis Act makes a number of changes to Chapter 21, Title 11 of the Delaware Code, with the goal of modernizing the pretrial process, reducing reliance on monetary conditions, improving the efficiency and outcomes for the criminal justice system, and e...
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2018-01-25
Signed by Governor
DESB143EngrossThis Bill amends the membership of the Behavioral Health Consortium to include two members of both the House and Senate, a member from the Ability Network of Delaware, and the Mental Health Association in Delaware. The Bill also extends the date the ...
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2018-01-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB134EngrossThis Act establishes an Educational Support Professional of the year award program throughout the State. Through this legislation, the state will formally honor and recognize the work educational support professionals, such as paraprofessionals, food...
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2018-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB278IntroThis Act changes the term of a school board member from 5 years to 4 years. While longer board member terms enable school board members to have more years as experienced board members, this must be weighed against the goal of providing the community ...
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2018-01-24
Amendment HA 1 to HB 278 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB300IntroThis 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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2018-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (House Administration) in House with 2 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB305IntroIn 2011, as part of a general overhaul of Delawares drug laws, this provision was inserted into Title 16 to allow juvenile adjudications to count as prior qualifying offenses for purposes of increasing the sentence of certain drug offenders. Pursuant...
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2018-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DEHB172EnrollThis Bill limits a health insurers right to overpayment recovery to two years from the date of the original payment. The time limit does not apply where there is fraud or other intentional misconduct, when overpayment recovery is initiated by a self-...
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2018-01-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB146IntroThe 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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2018-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB92IntroThis bill provides that every member of the General Assembly or person elected to state office shall disclose as part of their financial disclosure if they have received more than $10,000 in the last 10 years due to the sale of land, development righ...
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2018-01-23
Amendment HA 1 to HB 92 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB103EngrossThe 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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2018-01-23
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB135IntroIn addition to legislation codifying the recommendations of the Clean Water & Flood Abatement Task Force, other important steps around clean water and clean-water infrastructure should be taken. This bill is intended to promote long-term freshwat...
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2018-01-23
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB141IntroThis Act includes Department of Transportation employees who work on interstate, expressway, arterial, and collector roads in the classification of employees who are eligible to receive hazardous duty pay.
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2018-01-23
Amendment SA 1 to SB 141 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB307IntroUnited 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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2018-01-23
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB306IntroThis 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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2018-01-23
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB88EngrossThis Act allows for juniors and seniors majoring in education at a Delaware college or university to be paid $83 per day as substitute teachers, the same rate paid to those who hold a bachelor's degree but not a teaching license. This will encour...
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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB3IntroThis 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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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (House Administration) in House with 3 Favorable
DEHB234IntroThis act clarifies that the felony of Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited shall not apply to persons who are prohibited from possessing a deadly weapon solely by their possession of a personal use quantity of marijuana, when such pos...
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2018-01-17
Tabled in Committee
DESB127EngrossThis legislation corrects an inadvertent error in Delaware law that has permitted people younger than 18 years of age to vote in final-stage elections. People must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to vote in a final-stage election such as g...
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2018-01-17
To House Administration Committee
DEHB260EngrossThis bill creates the Grant-In-Aid Committee. The Committee is a joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The purpose of the Committee is to review requests for grant-in-aid and to develop the grant-in-aid appropriations bill.
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2018-01-17
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB299IntroThis 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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2018-01-16
To House Administration Committee
DEHB302IntroThis Act is designed to create procedures in Delaware for making sure firearms are not in the hands of dangerous individuals while protecting due process and not creating a barrier to care for those suffering from mental illness. Instead of labelling...
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2018-01-16
To House Administration Committee
DESB140IntroThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that limits the ability of the State to appropriate moneys in a special fund created, after January 1, 2018, to fund capital projects with a dedicated revenue source and with a limitation on the...
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2018-01-10
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB139IntroThis 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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2018-01-10
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB148IntroThis Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act.
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2018-01-10
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB270IntroThis Act establishes a framework for assessing needs, planning and implementing projects, and providing a funding source to enhance and accelerate Delawares efforts in cleaning up its contaminated water resources, ensuring that all our citizens have ...
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2017-12-14
To House Natural Resources Committee
DEHB9PassThis bill allows judicial discretion when juveniles are charged with any of the five specific offenses carved out in state code that say a juvenile of 16 or older, or 15 in the case of § 1447A, must be prosecuted as an adult. The bill simply changes...
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2017-10-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB8PassThis bill seeks to expand the eligibility criteria for the Juvenile Offender Civil Citation Program by including the offense of possession of drug paraphernalia and permitting a second referral to the Juvenile Offender Civil Citation Program where th...
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2017-10-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB6PassThis Act codifies a juvenile's right to counsel in Family Court delinquency proceedings. The bill outlines certain circumstances where a juvenile may not waive the right to counsel: where the juvenile is accused of a felony, where the juvenile is...
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2017-10-12
Signed by Governor
DESB78PassThis Act enhances penalties for drivers who cause serious physical injury, as defined in § 222 of Title 11, to a vulnerable user, as defined in this Act. For a person to be guilty under this Act, the injured vulnerable user must be lawfully using a ...
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2017-10-05
Signed by Governor
DEHB185PassThe Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act would update Delaware code in conformance with recommended changes to the Uniform Vehicle Code from both the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (Rules of the Road Committee) and the League of Ameri...
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2017-10-05
Signed by Governor
DESB52PassThis Act will allow a retired Delaware attorney to satisfy a mortgage that the attorney paid off while in practice. Currently only attorneys still in active practice are permitted to satisfy mortgages under Section 2120. This limitation can leave no ...
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2017-09-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB112PassThis Act allows professional licensing boards and commissions administered by the Division of Professional Regulation to recognize military education, training, and experience of all current and former military personnel when reviewing credentials an...
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2017-09-29
Signed by Governor
DESB109PassIndividuals who receive health care via Medicaid deserve the same dedication to treatment of substance abuse disorders as individuals who receive health care via private insurance. This Act extends the same access to treatment of a substance use diso...
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2017-09-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB255PassThis Act establishes the ability of state and school district employees to use the donated leave program to donate and accept annual leave and sick time for use by employees in connection with the birth or adoption of a child under the age of 6 years...
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2017-09-29
Signed by Governor
DESB97PassThis bill allows Delaware Department of Transportation authorized vehicles to be able to use the shoulder of the road when responding to emergencies. Department of Transportation staff must respond to emergencies along the road to assist police, fire...
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2017-09-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB120PassThis Act requires health insurance policies to cover any medically appropriate drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of stage 4 metastatic cancer without requiring a patient to first prove that the patient failed to respond to a different drug o...
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2017-09-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB265PassThe purpose of this bill is to make full time paid firefighters in volunteer fire companies in this State eligible to join the Delaware County and Municipal/Police/Firefighter Pension Plan.
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2017-09-15
Signed by Governor
DEHB61PassThis bill will add 4 new check-off donation boxes on the Delaware personal income tax return whereby individuals may choose to donate a portion of their tax refund, or designate an amount in addition to the tax they owe that will be transferred by th...
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2017-09-14
Signed by Governor
DESB46PassThis legislation modernizes Delaware's Self-Service Storage Facility Act to account for the wide proliferation of online news and auction sites, as well as to establish frameworks for: (1) towing of certain property for which rent and other charg...
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2017-09-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB64PassMothers who give birth to monoamniotic twins are often hospitalized as early as 26 weeks into the pregnancy due to the risk of complications of having twins share a single amniotic sack. Mothers who give birth to multiples of 3 or more often have the...
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2017-09-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB188PassCriminal and administrative enforcement of laws and ordinances relating to the condition of real property and abatement of violations thereof is a significant expense of local governments. The growing number of vacant and abandoned properties has inc...
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2017-09-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB187PassWith the implementation of land banks in the State of Delaware, an increasing number of vacant and abandoned properties will be brought to sheriffs sales. Many of these parcels will be dilapidated and require investment to render the house habitable....
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2017-09-07
Signed by Governor
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