Delaware Representative David Bentz [D]

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DEHB77PassThis Act aims to make the burglary section of Delawares Criminal Code simpler and fairer. The Act consolidates the crime of home invasion with existing burglary statutes. Furthermore, this Act recognizes the sanctity of the home and the varied schedu...
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2019-09-16
Signed by Governor
DEHB78PassThis Act aims to make the robbery section of Delawares Criminal Code simpler and fairer. The Act deletes the carjacking sections and embeds them within the existing robbery statutes to remove duplication from the code. Under this Act, robbery in the ...
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2019-09-16
Signed by Governor
DESB24PassThis Substitute differs from Senate Bill No. 24 by requiring a patient to apply for a compassionate use medical marijuana card when a doctor recommends medical marijuana to a patient who does not have a qualifying debilitating medical condition. To a...
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2019-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB135PassThe Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee approved a project to work with the Governor's Office throughout 2018 and 2019 to identify antiquated boards, commissions, and councils that need statutory updates or outright repeals. The Gove...
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2019-08-20
Signed by Governor
DESB138PassThis Act is the result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committees review of the Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education (DACCTE), and does the following:
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2019-08-20
Signed by Governor
DESB32PassThis Act prohibits the practice known as patient brokering, which is the practice where patient brokers are paid a fee to place insured people in treatment centers so that the treatment centers receive thousands of dollars in insurance claim payments...
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2019-08-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB220PassThis Act adds coverage for Medication Assisted Treatment ("MAT") for drug and alcohol dependencies to the mental health parity laws for health insurance. This Act requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage for prescription medic...
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2019-08-13
Signed by Governor
DESB73PassDaylight saving time has existed in one form or another for over 100 years. In that time, Delawareans have become accustomed to the 8 months of daylight saving time each year. This Act provides for Delaware to permanently remain on daylight saving ti...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DESB113PassThis Act results from the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee's review of the Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act Fund (HSCA Fund). Section 1 of the Act, which will take effect on January 1, 2021, provides that the Fund's 15% cap on ...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DESB116PassThis Act expands the membership of the Primary Care Reform Collaborative and creates an Office of Value-Based Health Care Delivery in the Department of Insurance to reduce health care costs by increasing the availability of high quality, cost-efficie...
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2019-08-07
Signed by Governor
DESB92PassDelaware is one of only 3 states that does not offer some form of adult dental coverage through Medicaid (alongside Tennessee and Alabama).
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2019-08-06
Signed by Governor
DEHB58PassThis act will increase the numbers of Delaware nursing students eligible for the nursing incentive program by allowing Delawareans pursuing nursing careers at non-profit hospitals located in Delaware to be eligible for the program.
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB208PassThis Act amends the Delaware Hazardous Substance Control Act to reflect recent amendments to the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). This Act protects state, county, and municipal government entitie...
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DESB152IntroThis Act amends Delawares laws regarding release of persons accused of crimes (Chapter 21 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code) as required in conjunction with the adoption of Senate Bill No. 151, which proposes a constitutional amendment to permit preve...
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2019-07-31
To Senate Judicial Committee
DESB151IntroThis Act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that modernizes the Delaware Constitutions bail provision and clarifies the power of the General Assembly and the Courts to define certain felony offenses for which, or circumstances under which...
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2019-07-31
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB83PassThis Act adopts the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact (Compact). The Compact benefits the public by improving continuity of care, increasing license portability for military spouses, and increasing access to physical therapy providers. Under the Com...
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2019-07-30
Signed by Governor
DESB121PassThis Act makes necessary changes to Delawares election laws based on the States purchase of new voting devices and establishes auditing requirements for the voting devices. The new voting devices will function differently than the existing voting dev...
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2019-07-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB130PassThis bill expands upon the existing at-store recycling program regarding the use of single-use plastic bags. The existing requirements will continue, however stores subject to this program will now be limited from providing single-use plastic bags fo...
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2019-07-29
Signed by Governor
DESB14PassThis Act clarifies that the Public Advocate may appear before any federal or State court or federal or State administrative body in matters involving public utility rates, services, and practices of public utilities. This Act also makes technical cor...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB110PassThe Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee approved a project to work with the Governor's Office throughout 2018 and 2019 to identify antiquated boards, commissions, and councils that need statutory updates or outright repeals. The Arch...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB139PassThis Act will enable New Castle County to collect delinquent sewer service charges under the procedures established by Chapter 87 of Title 9 for the collection of delinquent county taxes. Under the existing method for New Castle County established by...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB79PassThis bill requires the State food safety standards for restaurants to include a system for requiring healthy beverages to be offered as the default beverage with a combination childrens meal inclusive of a drink, sold together at a unit price. It doe...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB111PassThe Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee approved a project to work with the Governor's Office throughout 2018 and 2019 to identify antiquated boards, commissions, and councils that need statutory updates or outright repeals. The Advi...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB115PassThis Act makes updates to the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Act (JLOSC Act) to meet modern-day needs and practices.
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB114PassThis Act corrects a technical error in House Bill No. 311 of the 149th General Assembly. HB 311 was intended to allow the grandfathering of licenses under Chapter 39, Title 24 to occur up to 2 years after HB 311 was enacted. In fact, however, HB 311&...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB107PassThis bill changes the standard of proof necessary to issue a civil gun relinquishment order from the Justice of the Peace Court. The preponderance of the evidence standard is the standard traditionally used in civil matters and is, therefore, appropr...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB154PassThis bill updates the real estate appraisers practice act to comply with federal law by clarifying the definition of federally-related transaction and adding a definition for federal financial institutions regulatory agencies. Changes to these defini...
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2019-07-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB73EngrossThis Act is a first leg of a constitutional amendment that would eliminate from the Delaware Constitution the limitations as to when an individual may vote by absentee ballot. This amendment to the Delaware Constitution provides that the General Asse...
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2019-07-01
Defeated By Senate. Votes: 11 YES 8 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
DEHB38PassThis Act establishes in-person early voting in Delaware beginning January 1, 2022. Registered voters will be allowed to vote in-person during at least 10 days before an election, up to and including the Saturday and Sunday immediately before the elec...
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2019-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB49IntroThis bill changes the earned income tax credit from nonrefundable to refundable. For tax year 2020 and thereafter, the rate of the credit is in the amount of 5.9 %.
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2019-06-30
Stricken in House
DESB109EnrollThe Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee approved a project to work with the Governor's Office throughout 2018 and 2019 to identify antiquated boards, commissions, and councils that need statutory updates or outright repeals. The Comm...
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2019-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB250EngrossThis Act is a recommendation of the Jurisdiction Improvement Committee established by the Delaware Supreme Court Order of November 7, 2017.
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2019-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB198PassThis bill would increase the maximum weekly benefit amount that would be payable to claimants seeking unemployment compensation benefits from the Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance from $330 a week to $400 a week. The funds necessary to pay ...
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2019-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESCR62EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution establishes a task force (Task Force) to study and make recommendations regarding the policies, rules, structure, and regulations of the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services ("Division"). The Division p...
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2019-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB257IntroThis bill establishes a health care provider loan repayment program for qualifying primary care clinicians to be administered by the Delaware Health Care Commission. Under the loan repayment program, the Health Care Commission may grant education loa...
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2019-06-30
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB115PassThis Bill requires Podiatrists, Dentists, Doctors, Nurses and Optometrists who issue prescriptions to utilize electronic prescriptions except under certain exceptions.
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2019-06-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB172PassThis Act, the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), is an interstate compact designed to facilitate the practice of telepsychology and the temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across state boundaries. PSYPACT has becom...
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2019-06-27
Signed by Governor
DESB154EngrossThis Act establishes the Quality Improvement Advisory Council (Advisory Council) to promote collaboration and problem-solving with stakeholders in the system of care administered by the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (the Division). ...
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2019-06-27
Reported Out of Committee (Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)) in House with 3 On Its Merits
DEHCR59EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution acknowledges June as LGBTQA+ Pride Month and recognizes the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall.
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2019-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 1 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
DEHB91PassThis Act updates the definition of hospital, raises the fees associated with hospital licensing, and imposes an additional fee for plan reviews prior to construction or renovation of hospitals.
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2019-06-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB170IntroThis Act increases the age requirement for compulsory school attendance in Delaware from 16 to 18 years of age. The age increase is phased in over a 2-year period; accordingly, there is a 1-year interim period where the compulsory school attendance a...
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2019-06-26
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 1 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
DEHB80IntroSections 1 and 2 of this Act raise the eligibility age, from 60 to 65 in one-year increments over a five-year period, for the up to $12,500 retirement income exclusion and the extra $110 age-based personal credit. Anyone eligible for these age-based ...
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2019-06-21
Amendment HA 4 to HB 80 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB193PassThis Act creates the Delaware Health Insurance Individual Market Stabilization Reinsurance Program & Fund (the Program). The Program will be administered by the Delaware Health Care Commission in order to provide reinsurance to health insurance c...
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2019-06-20
Signed by Governor
DESCR35EngrossThis resolution recognizes the month of June 2019 as Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month.
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2019-06-20
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB245IntroThis bill creates licensing for recovery housing, which is housing for individuals recovering from substance use disorders that provides a safe and supportive substance-free environment and that may include peer support and other recovery support ser...
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2019-06-20
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB24PassThis Act would prohibit insurers and pharmacy benefit managers from engaging in the practice of "clawbacks". When the total cost of a prescription drug to an insurer or pharmacy benefits manager is less than a patient's co-pay, the insu...
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2019-06-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB61PassBenzodiazepine drugs that are approved for medical use in the United States are classified by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency as Schedule IV. Fourteen benzodiazepine drugs are currently listed on Schedule IV of the Uniform Controlled Substances A...
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2019-06-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB81PassThis Bill clarifies language allowing for the direct deposit of child support owed and collected by employers from individuals under a support order from the Family Court. In addition, this Bill requires employers who have 50 or more employees to sen...
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2019-06-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB103PassThis bill reflects in greater detail the work performed by DSAMH and ensures that DSAMH has the appropriate authority to license and oversee community mental health providers as they do with SUD facilities. DSAMH essentially already does this when th...
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2019-06-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB76IntroThis Bill requires the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families ("DSCYF'') to have exclusive jurisdiction over all aspects of a childs care, custody and control when a child is convicted of a Superior Court offense. ...
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2019-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 6 On Its Merits
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