Delaware Representative Bryon Short [D]

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DEHB324PassThis Act requires that the Office of Child Care Licensing include application forms, the specific requirements to obtain a license, and due process provisions in regulations to ensure that child care providers have clear notice of what is required, t...
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2018-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB432PassThe Division of Small Business, Development and Tourism was created by 81 Del. Laws ch. 49 and placed in the Department of State. This enactment transferred certain responsibilities for economic development, formerly in the Delaware Department of Eco...
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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
DESB175PassThis Act exempts the transfer of real estate acquired by foreclosure or deed in lieu of foreclosure from nonresident income tax withholding requirements.
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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
DEHB303PassThis bill increases the annual assessment to each insurance company admitted or authorized to transact the business in Delaware from $750 to $900 for the costs of administration and operation of the Insurances Fraud Prevention Bureau.
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB393PassThis Bill updates the Delaware Viatical Settlements Act by amending the license and bond requirements for a viatical settlement provider or viatical settlement broker. The Act allows an applicant seeking licensure as a viatical settlement provider to...
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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
DEHB294PassSection 1 of this Act transfers from the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to the Department of Health and Social Services the responsibility for establishing, administering, adopting rules and regulations, and setting fees for courses of in...
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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB318PassThis Act updates the Delaware Insurance Guaranty Association (DIGA) Act to more closely align it with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds (NCIGF) Model Acts.
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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB184PassThis bill adds to the requirements for licensure as a River Pilot Apprentice that an applicant not have been convicted of a crime substantially related to the practice of river piloting. This bill empowers the Board of Pilot Commissioners to waive su...
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2018-07-11
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
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
DESB149EnrollThis legislation creates a fine for Coal Rolling, a practice that is often undetectable at the time of vehicle inspection due to the ability of an operator to change functions and increase emissions after passing inspection.
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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB193EnrollThis Bill updates the State of Delawares False Claims and Reporting Act to make it compliant with the requirements of Section 1909 of the Social Security Act. Section 1909 of the Social Security Act provides a financial incentive for States to enact ...
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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
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
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
DESB159PassThe Act made changes to motor vehicle franchising practices, by doing the following:
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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB454IntroThis Act promotes diversity of housing in Delaware by acknowledging that not all residential units warrant the same Voluntary School Assessment. Currently, single family residential subdivision projects are subject to the same per unit Voluntary Scho...
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2018-06-30
Stricken in House
DESB243EnrollSince 1973, § 9605(b) of Title 9 of the Delaware Code (§ 9605) has prohibited the recordation of instruments that restrict the sale, gift, transfer, assignment, conveyance, ownership, lease, rental, use, or occupancy of real property to or by any p...
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 35 YES 6 ABSENT
DEHB406EnrollThis bill allows for small employers who have more than 5 employees to obtain a stop loss policy for health insurance. This will provide more options for small employers in the health insurance market. Additionally these changes bring the section int...
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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR58EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution does all of the following:
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2018-06-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
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
DEHB425EnrollThis Act establishes that a contract between a pharmacy benefits manager and a pharmacy may not prohibit a pharmacy or pharmacist from doing any of the following:
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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
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
DEHB310PassThe Certification of Adoption of Sustainability and Transparency Standards Act (the Act) establishes a voluntary disclosure regime to foster dialogue around sustainability and responsibility among participating Delaware business entities and their va...
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2018-06-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB346EnrollThis Act establishes the High Needs Educator Student Loan Payment Program. The Program allows qualified applicants to apply for a payment from the State to the applicants lending agency, to pay a portion of the applicants student loan debt. The purpo...
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2018-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB90EngrossThis bill establishes in-person early voting for the State of Delaware. Registered voters will be allowed to vote in-person for at least 10 days prior to an election, up to and including the Saturday and Sunday immediately prior to the election at lo...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHB443PassThis Act permits the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to renew or extend the term of a construction permit under certain circumstances.
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2018-06-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB374EnrollThis 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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2018-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB258IntroThis Act revises the data collection procedures and authority of the Workers Compensation Oversight Panel (Panel) to ensure that the Panel is able to obtain the data necessary to perform its statutory duties, without infringing upon the authority of ...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DESB163IntroThis Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of assault weapons in Delaware, subject to certain exceptions. One exception relevant to individuals is that the Act does not prohibit the ...
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2018-06-19
Amendment SA 3 to SB 163 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB380EnrollThis bill allows first-time home buyers to pay their portion of the realty transfer tax at the rate that was in effect prior to the increase that took effect on August 1, 2017. The credit is calculated as 0.5% of the first $400,000 in home value, wit...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB412EnrollThis Act amends § 918 of Title 5 of the Delaware Code, which sets forth limitations on pledging or hypothecating assets of banks and trust companies, to modernize these limitations to apply to the current practices of banks and trust companies while...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB417IntroThis Act prohibits a tax rate greater than 50 cents per cigar upon the sale and use of premium cigars.
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2018-06-15
Amendment HA 2 to HB 417 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB463IntroThis Act authorizes a pharmacist or pharmacy to decline to dispense a prescription drug or provide a pharmacy service to an insured if the amount reimbursed by an entity subject to the Act is less than the pharmacy acquisition cost.
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2018-06-14
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB319PassThis legislation creates a benchmark for determining when a treatment or service is no longer experimental or investigational. When Medicare determines that a treatment is safe for its population, commercial insurers in Delaware may no longer deny co...
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2018-06-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB460IntroThis Act is the first leg of a Constitutional Amendment reflecting the recommendations of the Advisory Panel to the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) on Potential Fiscal Controls and Budget Smoothing Mechanisms established as p...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 2 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
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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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB434IntroThis Act creates the Professional Athlete Funding Act, which authorizes and establishes regulations pertaining to player brand agreements.
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 10 On Its Merits
DEHB349PassThis Act creates a Delaware Commission on Irish Heritage and Culture.
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2018-06-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB284PassThis Bill would allow all on-premises licensees who sell a bottle of alcohol (other than beer) to place a cap on the bottle and allow patrons to take it home with them for consumption later. Delaware was one of the first states to recognize that it w...
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2018-05-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB170PassThis legislation, the Angel Investor Job Creation and Innovation Act for Small Technology Companies, creates an incentive for qualified angel investors to invest capital in qualified Delaware small technology companies..
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB289PassThis bill amends 18 Del. C. § 6907 relating to the filing of annual statements and payment of premium taxes for captive insurance entities. This legislation will require captive insurers to file their annual statements and pay premium taxes on or be...
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
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
DEHB301PassThis Act allows the various at-large members of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council to be appointed for 3-year terms and be eligible for reappointment. This change is requested by the Council.
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DESCR59EngrossThis resolution proclaims May 2018 Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in Delaware.
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2018-05-09
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB376IntroThis Act replaces House Bill No. 285 and, in so doing, removes provisions of House Bill No. 285 related to creating an order of relinquishment process for removing firearms or ammunition from an individual subject to a report from a mental health pro...
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2018-05-01
Amendment HA 1 to HB 376 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB343IntroModeled after legislation passed in New Jersey on August 8, 2013, this legislation prohibits a person named on the federal terrorist watchlist from purchasing, owning, possessing or controlling a deadly weapon or ammunition for a firearm within the S...
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2018-04-25
Tabled in Committee
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