Delaware Representative David Bentz [D]

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DESB166PassThis Act requires that feminine hygiene products be provided free of charge to individuals in custody at facilities operated by the Department of Correction and facilities operated by the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families.
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2018-09-13
Signed by Governor
DESB206PassFar too many Delawareans have been personally affected by addiction and substance use disorder and have experienced the tragedy of watching loved ones suffer from this chronic disease. Nearly 2,000 individuals in Delaware suffered a non-fatal overdos...
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2018-09-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB440PassHouse Substitute No. 1 for House Bill 440 differs from House Bill 440 only in that it locates the Overdose System of Care and the Overdose System of Care Committee in Chapter 97 of Title 16 instead of in Chapter 10 of Title 16.
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2018-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB225PassThis Act encourages prescribers and patients to use proven non-opioid methods of treating back pain by doing the following:
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2018-09-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB346PassThis 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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2018-09-05
Signed by Governor
DEHB219PassThe 146th General Assembly gave the Department of Health and Social Services the authority to promulgate regulations and require accreditation for facilities that perform invasive medical procedures. The current terminology and definition of an invas...
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2018-09-04
Signed by Governor
DESB156PassThis Act amends § 2532 of Title 29, in the Not-for-Profit Healthcare Conversion Act, to ensure that the Attorney General has sufficient time to review a proposed not-for-profit healthcare conversion and, if appropriate, take action to protect the ch...
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2018-09-04
Signed by Governor
DESB157PassExpedited partner therapy (EPT) is the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease without clinical assessment of the partners. In August 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...
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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB169PassThis Act makes a technical correction to SB 169 by changing the designations of the new statutes and incorporates Senate Amendment No. 1 to Senate Bill No. 169.
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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB401PassCurrently the US FDA is reviewing a New Drug Application (NDA) of a pharmaceutical product containing cannabidiol (CBD) to treat patients with rare pediatric seizure disorders. If approved, this drug will be required to be prescribed and dispensed li...
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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB227PassThis Act promotes the use of primary care by doing the following:
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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB230PassThis bill amends Title 18 of the Delaware Code, § 3343, by setting annual reporting requirements for insurance carriers with regard to coverage for serious mental illness and drug and alcohol dependencies.
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2018-08-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB374PassThis 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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2018-08-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB425PassThis 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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2018-08-28
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
DESB65PassConversion therapy is a practice or treatment that seeks to change an individuals sexual orientation or gender identity, including any effort to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelin...
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB91PassThis Act creates a requirement that lodging establishments with an appliance that emits carbon monoxide or an attached garage have working carbon monoxide detection devices in each dwelling or sleeping unit.
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB362PassThis bill sets forth revisions to the Code related to Adult Protective Services. The bill updates language to reflect best practices and current names of agencies and class positions.
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2018-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB351PassIn December 2016, the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement issued final regulations titled "Flexibility, Efficiency, and Modernization in Child Support Enforcement Programs," 81 Fed. Reg. 93,492 (Dec. 20, 2016) (codified at 42 C.F.R ...
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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB228PassThis Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program (Program), which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act. This Act replaces Senate Bill 148 and makes the following additional changes:
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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB85PassThis Act draws attention to the types of discipline used in schools by capturing data about out-of-school suspensions and publishing that data, in an effort to help schools identify areas where the data regarding out-of-school suspensions indicates t...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB248PassThis Act removes from the definition of free standing emergency departments those emergency departments that are owned by an existing, licensed hospital in this State that has already been authorized and licensed to provide emergency services. This A...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB339PassThis bill allows children under the age of 18 to be transferred to the Department of Corrections only after adjudication and an imposition of a sentence of incarceration. Currently, Delaware permits juveniles charged with adult offenses to be held in...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB151PassBirth control use is nearly universal among women of reproductive age in the United States and is a key part of preventative health care for women. Access to birth control provides health benefits for women and children, improves women's ability ...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB113EnrollThis bill changes the earned income tax credit from nonrefundable to refundable. This bill creates a table for the percentage of earned income credit for tax years 2018 and after. Currently, if spouses file a joint federal return but separate State r...
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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 1 NO 3 ABSENT
DEHB352PassThis Act permits licensed child care providers, who successfully complete a State-approved medication training, to administer medication to children in their care, including by non-intravenous injection, if a child has a medical need during child car...
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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
DESB170PassThis bill increases the minimum wage to be paid in this State beginning in 2018 and ending in 2021.
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2018-07-01
Signed by Governor
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
DESB139PassThis 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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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB146EnrollThe 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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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB171EnrollIndividuals who are released from prison face many hurdles as they re-enter the community, including difficulty obtaining identification documents. Lacking identification imposes additional hurdles as these individuals attempt to find housing and emp...
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR78EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution establishes a Veterans Sub-Committee of the Correction & Law Enforcement Committee of the States Behavioral Health Consortium.
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2018-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB442EnrollThis Act expands the Juvenile Civil Citation Program to provide law enforcement officers with the discretion to refer any first-time juvenile offender engaged in any misdemeanor-level behavior to the civil citation program, where the juvenile can be ...
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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR70EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution creates a Medicaid Buy-In Study Group to study the adoption of an expanded Medicaid Buy-In program that would allow Delawareans with incomes above 138% of the Federal Poverty Level to purchase insurance coverage thro...
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2018-06-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB222PassThis Substitute Act incorporates House Bill No. 222, and also makes the following changes to House Bill No. 222:
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2018-06-27
Signed by Governor
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
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
DEHB400EngrossThis 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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2018-06-21
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHB95IntroThis Act prohibits a person from purchasing, selling, offering for sale, possessing with intent to sell, or importing with intent to sell ivory or rhinoceros horn, except as specified. A violation of this Act or any rule, regulation, or order adopted...
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2018-06-20
Tabled in Committee
DESB101PassEvery year, over 100 million animals are used as subjects of scientific and medical research, as well as for educational purposes. As recently as 2015, over 19,000 cats and over 61,000 dogs were used in research. In Delaware in 2015, 82 cats and 85 d...
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2018-06-20
Signed by Governor
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
DEHB300PassThis 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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2018-06-14
Signed by Governor
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
DEHB458IntroThis Act removes language from the states Prescription Drug Monitoring Program statute that unreasonably prevents law enforcement officials from accessing the PMP database when officials can show that the information on the database is relevant to an...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 9 On Its Merits
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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2018-06-12
Stricken in House
DEHB399EnrollThis 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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2018-06-07
Passed By House. Votes: 35 YES 6 NO
DESB90PassThis bill would allow for a student to participate in the Inspire Scholarship Program for eight continuous semesters instead of the current six. This would allow a student to use Inspire Scholarships for each of the semesters during a traditional col...
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2018-05-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB366EngrossThis Act revises the crime of "unlawfully permitting a child access to a firearm," an existing class A misdemeanor under Delaware law. The offense is renamed "unsafe storage of a firearm" to place emphasis on firearm safety and pr...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB314PassThis Act provides for a clear and established procedure and time frame during which public employees may revoke their membership in an employee organization. This Act allows public employers and employee organizations to manage membership status and ...
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB375IntroThis Act prohibits the manufacture, sale, purchase, transfer, or delivery of large-capacity magazines, which are defined as ammunition feeding devices with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 7 On Its Merits
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