Delaware Representative David Bentz [D]

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DESB21PassThis Act amends the Delaware Energy Act to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles in the State by creating more accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB31PassThis bill repeals certain provisions in Title 11 relating to abortion including provisions which treat abortion differently than other medical procedures, and provisions which criminalize women and the sale of medical devices and medicines.
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB184PassThis Act reduces the time frame to obtain a blood specimen from newborn infants from 72 hours to 24 to 48 hours after birth for screening for metabolic, hematologic, endocrinologic, immunologic and certain structural disorders. It also requires that ...
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2021-09-15
Signed by Governor
DESB137PassThis Act amends Title 31 to allow the Superior Court to remand administrative hearing decisions after they have been reviewed on appeal for further factual findings or other proceedings as ordered by the Superior Court. In the absence of a remand dec...
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2021-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB25PassChiropractic care is a drugless system of health care. It is uniquely positioned as a treatment for back pain and chronic headaches, which a peer-reviewed medical journal has indicated are alarming drivers of opioid-related deaths. Other peer-reviewe...
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2021-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESJR4PassThis Senate Joint Resolution designates August 31, 2021 as "International Overdose Awareness Day" in the State of Delaware and directs the State flag to be lowered to half-staff at State facilities and encourages local governments, business...
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2021-08-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB100PassThis Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware elementary schools. The unit is at a ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades K-5 for a full-time school counselor, school social worker, or licensed clinical social worker. Add...
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2021-08-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB48PassThis Act establishes a Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program for new primary care providers to be administered by the Delaware Health Care Commission. Under the loan repayment program, the Health Care Commission may award education loan repayme...
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2021-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB86PassThis Act provides increased funding for kindergarten through third grade students identified as eligible for basic special education services. Currently, basic special education is provided for students in fourth through twelfth grade who are identif...
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2021-07-30
Signed by Governor
DESB85PassThis bill allows the Public Guardian to collect fees for services in accordance with standards to be established by the Guardianship Commission and approved by the Court of Chancery.
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2021-07-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB161PassThis Act adds an additional classification for surgical hospitals. House Bill No. 91 adopted by the 150th General Assembly (82 Del. Laws c. 73) revised the statutory definition of hospital and classified hospitals as either General, Long-term care, P...
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2021-07-30
Signed by Governor
DESB138PassThis bill changes the requirements for members to be appointed to the Authority on Radiation Protection. It also allows for removal of a member by the Governor in certain limited circumstances, and clarifies the number of members needed to constitute...
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2021-07-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB91PassThis Act amends Delawares Consumer Fraud Act (Subchapter II, Chapter 25, Title 6 of the Code), to give Delaware consumers and businesses the protection against unfair acts or practices in commerce that the General Assembly intended to give them when ...
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2021-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB200PassMany of the States waters do not meet water quality standards to support their designated uses, such as for drinking, swimming or supporting aquatic life. The Clean Water for Delaware Act establishes a framework for assessing needs and planning and i...
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2021-07-22
Signed by Governor
DEHB195PassThis Act requires certain police officers and some certain employees of the Department of Correction and Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families to wear a body worn camera and to use the body worn camera to record interactions ...
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2021-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB15PassThis bill provides for gradual increases in the Delaware minimum wage to $15 over a period of several years.
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2021-07-19
Signed by Governor
DESB56PassThis Act codifies the Opportunity Fund, an additional source of educational funding for Delaware public schools intended to support the increased needs of low income and English learner students, and establishes the parameters for how the funding is ...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB94Intro

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The minimum wage for employees who receive tips or gratuities has not changed since 1983, when the overall state minimum wage was $3.35 per hour. Tipped wage workers at that time were paid a percentage 66.67% of the minimum wage, which was $2.23 pe...
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2021-06-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESB5PassThis Act creates an automatic voter registration system at the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and grants the State Election Commissioner the authority to implement automatic voter registration at other state agencies that already offer vot...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB175PassThis Act allows one excused absence per school year for students grades 6 through 12 to attend civic engagements such as visits to the United States Capitol, Legislative Hall, and sites of political and cultural significance, or participation in a ra...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB180Engross

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This Act revises Chapter 70 of Title 25, which governs manufactured homes on rented lots in manufactured home communities, by adding disclosure requirements to the right of first offer process when the community owner decides to sell, transfer, or co...
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2021-06-30
Referred to Out of Committee Status
DEHB215Enroll

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Confessions are powerful evidence of guilt. Therefore, this Act adopts the Uniform Law Commission's Uniform Electronic Recordation of Custodial Interrogations Act to promote truth-finding, promote efficiency, and protect constitutional values.
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2021-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB147PassThis Act codifies a reasonableness requirement for the use of force, both non-lethal and lethal. This is important when the state of mind is an issue in a criminal trial, such as when the judge or jury must decide as to what someone believed, knew, o...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB222PassCurrently, blood lead level screening and testing rates are well below what the Division of Public Health would expect them to be based on the risk factors that determine when screening or testing is necessary.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB251PassThis Act appropriates $221,121,200 to provide one-time funded projects through the Office of Management and Budget.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB250PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Act.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHJR6PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2022.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHJR5PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2021.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB265PassThis Act provides supplementary appropriations to certain Grants-in-Aid recipients for Fiscal Year 2022.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB140Intro

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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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2021-06-30
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB111Enroll

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This Act creates an automatic expungement process for adult and juvenile charges that are eligible for mandatory expungement because under the petition-based system, only a small fraction of people eligible for expungement ever obtain this important ...
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 36 YES 5 NO
DESB107Enroll

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This Act requires that individual, group, State employee, and public assistance insurance plans provide coverage for a medically necessary insulin pump at no cost to a covered individual.
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB112Enroll

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This Act expands eligibility for mandatory expungement of adult and juvenile cases by doing all of the following:
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 3 NO
DESB120Enroll

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This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 120. Like Senate Bill No. 120, this Substitute continues recent efforts to strengthen the primary care system in this State by doing the following:
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 24 YES 16 NO 1 ABSENT
DESB148Enroll

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This Act expands the Division of Civil Rights and Public Trusts responsibility to review deadly use of force incidents by law enforcement by adding review of cases involving serious physical injury. It also requires that if the Division issues a publ...
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 26 YES 15 NO
DESB139Enroll

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This bill changes the requirements for members to be appointed to the Delaware Emergency Medical Services Oversight Council. The bill also clarifies that a member may serve for a term of up to three years and is eligible for reappointment and the num...
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB212Enroll

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This Act provides a phased in approach to further the reduction of single-use plastic bags. This Act increases the minimum thickness for a plastic bag to qualify as a reusable bag from 2.25 mils to 10 mils effective January 1, 2022 and makes the rest...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 11 YES 10 NO
DESB166Enroll

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Delaware has been irreparably harmed by the opioid crisis. In 2018, 400 people died of an overdose in Delaware, and in 2019, 431 people died of an overdose. Settlements from opioid distributors, manufacturers, and pharmacies are expected to provide s...
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB243Enroll

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This bill prohibits law-enforcement agencies from releasing or publishing or causing to be released or published the name of any juvenile or any image depicting a juvenile, including displaying such image on any publicly maintained social media page ...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR61Engross

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This resolution honors the life of Sean Locke and recognizes all loss survivors of suicide. It further urges increased awareness of the need for more mental health resources for those suffering from depression and increased support for the loss survi...
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2021-06-29
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB101Engross

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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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2021-06-25
Amendment HA 1 to SS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB6Enroll

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This Act creates the Delaware Large Capacity Magazine Prohibition Act of 2021. The Act includes clear definitions for the term large-capacity magazine, as an ammunition feeding device with a capacity to accept more than 17 rounds of ammunition. After...
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2021-06-24
Passed By House. Votes: 24 YES 16 NO 1 ABSENT
DESB109Enroll

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This Act requires that home health-care services for Medicaid long-term care services and support providers be reimbursed for services by Medicaid-contracted organizations at a rate equal to or more than the rate set by the Division of Medicaid and M...
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2021-06-24
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB73Enroll

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This Act permits an individual to practice dentistry for the Division of Public Health (Division) under a provisional license. Delaware law provides several routes for entering practice on an interim basis until full licensure can be obtained, howeve...
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2021-06-23
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB3Engross

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This Substitute amends Senate Bill No. 3 by doing the following:
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2021-06-23
Amendment HA 1 to SS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB160PassThis Act, known as the Telehealth Access Preservation and Modernization Act of 2021, continues and enhances Delawareans access to telehealth and telemedicine services and, through the adoption of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, ensures that...
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2021-06-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB179Intro

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This Act revises Chapter 70 of Title 25, which governs manufactured homes on rented lots in manufactured home communities, by revising the eligibility criteria for the lot rental assistance program by expanding the sources of income that qualify a ho...
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2021-06-22
Amendment HA 1 to HB 179 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB185Engross

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This bill seeks to address overpopulation of cats and dogs in our state by creating an additional revenue stream for the State Spay/Neuter Program, to relieve some of the funding burden on animal welfare organizations in the state that are involved i...
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2021-06-22
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 2 Favorable, 6 On Its Merits
DESCR49Engross

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This resolution recognizes the month of June 2021 as Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month.
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2021-06-22
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB205Intro

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This 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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2021-06-21
Amendment HA 2 to HB 205 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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