Delaware Representative David Bentz [D]

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DEHB442PassDelawares per capita health care spending consistently ranks in the top ten highest spending states and has historically outpaced economic growth in Delaware. Enhanced transparency and shared accountability for spending and quality targets have been ...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB205PassThis Act establishes the Delaware Expanding Access for Retirement and Necessary Saving (EARNS) program to serve as a vehicle through which eligible employees may, on a voluntary basis, provide for additional retirement security through a State-facili...
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2022-08-18
Signed by Governor
DESB300PassThis Act updates the mandatory reporting requirements for Delaware physicians with anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. These changes are necessary to ensure that physicians are able to seek treatment without undue stigma or fear ...
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2022-07-29
Signed by Governor
DESB213PassThis bill adds representation from the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) to the Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium and the Overdose System of Care Committee.
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2022-07-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB422PassThis Act amends Section 3-304 of the City of Wilmingtons Charter to allow the City of Wilmington to determine whether, and to what extent, its employees are required to be City residents. This Act does not affect residency requirements for City Counc...
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2022-07-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB343PassThis Act requires that the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance to present a plan to the General Assembly by November 1, 2022 for coverage of doula services by Medicaid providers.
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2022-07-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB340PassImproving the quality of maternal health care and ensuring full access to it improves health outcomes and reduces preventable pregnancy-related deaths. The United States has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality among high-income countries a...
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2022-07-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB345PassThis Act ensures pregnant women and women who have given birth within the past six weeks who are subject to the custody of the Department of Corrections at Level IV or V have access to midwifery and doula services by requiring the Department to make ...
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2022-07-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB342PassDelaware law already prohibits the use of restraints on women who are giving birth or in labor except in limited circumstances. This Act expands that protection to include women in the second or third trimester of pregnancy and those in the 13-week i...
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2022-07-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB25PassThis 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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2022-07-22
Signed by Governor
DESB320PassThis bill establishes voting by mail under the General Assemblys broad powers under § 1, Article V of the Delaware Constitution to prescribe the means, methods and instruments of voting.
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2022-07-22
Signed by Governor
DESB101Engross
50%
This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 101. Like Senate Bill No. 101, this Substitute creates a right to counsel for tenants in evictions and other landlord-tenant actions. Approximately 18,000 eviction cases are filed each year in the State of...
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2022-07-01
Defeated By House. Votes: 16 YES 23 NO 1 NOT VOTING
DESB6PassThis Substitute Act creates the Delaware Large-Capacity Magazine Prohibition Act of 2022, which does the following:
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB292Enroll
75%
An opioid antagonist is a medication approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency reversal of a known or suspected opioid overdose. Currently, naloxone is the only FDA-approved opioid antagonist, however, the FDA is ...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB423PassFederal law permits states to require federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to conduct background checks through a state agency, or point of contact, instead of directly through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB450PassThe Delaware Lethal Firearms Safety Act of 2022 prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of assault weapons in Delaware, subject to certain exceptions. One exception is that the Act does no...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB451PassThis bill makes a person under the age of 21 prohibited from purchasing, owning, possessing, or controlling a firearm or ammunition of a firearm except under limited circumstances. Those circumstances are if the person is 18 years of age or older and...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB302PassThis Act is named for Keshall KeKe Anderson. KeKe was an innocent bystander who was killed in a 2016 shooting involving a firearm purchased through a straw purchase. In 2019, in a lawsuit by KeKes family against the dealer of the firearm involved in ...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESJR7Enroll
75%
This Act vacates the parkland dedication for approximately .204 acres of Tax Parcel No. 10-023.00-001 (Parkland Property). The removal of the parkland dedication allows for New Castle County to transfer that portion of the Parkland Property under § ...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB252PassThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid recipients for Fiscal Year 2023.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB334Enroll
75%
This bill permits health-care providers who are licensed in a state other than Delaware to deliver health-care services by telehealth and telemedicine only if a health-care provider-patient relationship has been established in accordance with § 6003...
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2022-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB316Enroll
75%
This Act caps the amount that an individual, group, or State employee plan may charge for diabetes equipment and supplies, other than insulin, at $35 per month. This cap does not apply to accident-only, specified disease, hospital indemnity, Medicare...
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2022-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR124Engross
50%
This Concurrent Resolution recognizes the month of June 2022 as Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month.
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2022-06-29
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB251PassThis Act appropriates $378,613,700 to provide one-time funded projects through the Office of Management and Budget.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
DESB250PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations Act.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
DESJR9PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2023.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
DESJR8PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2022.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
DESB309Enroll
75%
Section 716(a) of Title 24 prohibits annual or lifetime numerical limits on chiropractic visits for the treatment of back pain. The treatment of chronic back pain through chiropractic supportive care can prevent patients from requiring opioid pain me...
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2022-06-23
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB233Engross
50%
In January 2021, of the 57 municipalities in this State, the following 12 municipalities had an agreement with the Department of Elections to use the States Voter Registration System to determine if a resident of the municipality is eligible to vote ...
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2022-06-22
Tabled in Committee
DEHB311Enroll
75%
This Act clarifies the scope and protections for individuals with disabilities under the Delaware Equal Accommodations Law (DEAL) and further aligns definitions and scope of DEAL with federal law protecting individuals with disabilities from discrimi...
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2022-06-22
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB220Intro
25%
This is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to conserve, protect and maintain Delawares natural resources, including its water, air, soil, flora, fauna, ecosystems and climate. This Amendment would create an inherent and inalie...
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2022-06-16
Tabled in Committee
DESB253PassThis bill provides flexibility for nursing and assisted living facilities to make hiring decisions contingent on staff influenza vaccination status.
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2022-06-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB411Enroll
75%
This Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that would prohibit the regular session of the General Assembly from extending beyond 5:00 p.m. on the last day of June, unless the session is recalled by the Governor or the presiding officers ...
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2022-06-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB222PassThis Substitute differs from Senate Bill No. 222 as follows:
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2022-06-14
Signed by Governor
DESB305Engross
50%
This Act, known as the Delaware Climate Change Solutions Act, follows the issuance of Delawares Climate Action Plan in 2021, and establishes a statutory requirement of greenhouse gas emissions reductions over the medium and long term to mitigate the ...
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2022-06-14
Amendment HA 1 to SB 305 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB371VetoThis Act removes all penalties for possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana, except for those who are under 21 years of age. Possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana and public consumption remain unclassified misdemeanors. The Act also removes ...
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2022-06-07
Roll call on a motion to Repass HB 371 - Defeated By House. Votes: 20 YES 20 NO 1 NOT VOTING
DEHB460Intro
25%
This Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to make clear that the right of individual privacy is essential to the well-being of a free society and may not be infringed without a showing of a compelling state interest.
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2022-06-07
To House Administration Committee
DEHB140Intro
25%
This Act permits a terminally ill individual who is an adult resident of Delaware to request and self-administer medication to end the individual's life in a humane and dignified manner if both the individual's attending physician or attendin...
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2022-05-19
Amendment HA 1 to HB 140 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB317Intro
25%
This bill is the Cover All Delaware Children Act.
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2022-05-19
Amendment HA 1 to HB 317 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB372Intro
25%
The Delaware Marijuana Control Act regulates and taxes marijuana in the same manner as alcohol.
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2022-05-19
Defeated By House. Votes: 23 YES 15 NO 2 ABSENT
DESB150Intro
25%
This Act creates the Office of Corrections Ombudsperson (Ombudsperson or Office) within the Department of Justice. The purpose of the Ombudsperson is to do all of the following:
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2022-05-17
Amendment SA 1 to SB 150 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB424Intro
25%
The Delaware Code currently has no provisions for dementia care. This bill defines dementia care and sets forth staffing requirements for all facilities that provide dementia care, including setting minimum staffing ratios. The bill requires that sta...
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2022-05-13
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESCR105Enroll
75%
This Resolution expresses the General Assembly's strong support for the Delaware State University Womens Lacrosse Team, and condemns the actions of the Liberty County Sheriffs Office in Hinesville, Georgia against the Womens Lacrosse Team. The Re...
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2022-05-12
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 NOT VOTING
DESB1PassThis Act, the Healthy Delaware Families Act, creates a statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program. Delaware employees can access up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave through the State's paid leave trust fund for a qualif...
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2022-05-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB288Intro
25%
This Act requires private and public employers in the State to give any employee who is a resident of Delaware and scheduled to work at least 7.5 hours on an election day 2 hours of paid leave in order for the employee to exercise the right to vote i...
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2022-05-10
Amendment HA 1 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB415Intro
25%
This Act sets forth the procedures by which a health care provider licensed in another state may provide health care services in this State, including the process by which the Division of Professional Regulation must grant a temporary license.
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2022-05-10
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB409Intro
25%
This Act requires all employers in the State to provide employees with a minimum of 1 hour of earned sick time and safety leave for every 30 hours worked. For employers with fewer than 10 employees, the time may be unpaid, job-protected time instead ...
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2022-05-10
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB328PassThis Act makes several adjustments to the law prohibiting drag racing and other speed contests. Many individuals lawfully gather to share their enthusiasm for vehicles and may do so while abiding the rules of the road and without otherwise endangerin...
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2022-04-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB320PassIn 2000, the United States Federal Drug Administration ("FDA") first approved the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy ("REMS") for Mifeprex; and approved the generic version of Mifeprex, Mifepristone, in 2019. A regimen approv...
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2022-04-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB50Intro
25%
Recognizing that a criminal charge can have lasting collateral consequences for a juvenile on employment and education opportunities, this bill raises the age in which a juveniles information, such as their name and mug shot, may be released by the s...
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2022-04-14
Stricken in House
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