Delaware Representative Debra Heffernan [D]

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DEHB127EnrollThis bill updates Title 26 relating to the requirements for obtaining a certificate to operate in Delaware as a new electric transmission utility. This bill uses language similar to certificate requirements for water, wastewater, and other utility se...
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2018-01-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB247EnrollThis bill sets forth revisions to the composition of the Council on Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities.
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2018-01-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB286EngrossEnactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act amended the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) by mandating that special education teachers must have obtained full certification and may not be working under emergency certifications. The Del...
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2018-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB300IntroThis 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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2018-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm]
Amendment HA 1 to HB 300 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB308IntroThis Act removes the sunset provision contained in Volume 80, Chapter 412 of the Laws of Delaware (formerly House Bill No. 405, as amended, of the 148th General Assembly) that is set to expire the law on September 8, 2018. The purpose of Volume 80, C...
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2018-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB305IntroIn 2011, as part of a general overhaul of Delawares drug laws, this provision was inserted into Title 16 to allow juvenile adjudications to count as prior qualifying offenses for purposes of increasing the sentence of certain drug offenders. Pursuant...
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2018-01-23
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm]
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB307IntroUnited States Supreme Court case law and scientific research has changed how we think about juvenile delinquency. We know now that an adolescents brain is not fully developed until his/her mid-twenties which makes juveniles especially prone to making...
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2018-01-23
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB306IntroThis bill permits judges to utilize their discretion in determining whether a juvenile charged with possession of a firearm during commission of a felony should be transferred back to Family Court or remain in Superior Court. Prior to 2017, possessio...
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2018-01-23
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB3IntroThis 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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2018-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (House Administration) in House with 3 Favorable
DEHB134EngrossThis Act establishes an Educational Support Professional of the year award program throughout the State. Through this legislation, the state will formally honor and recognize the work educational support professionals, such as paraprofessionals, food...
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2018-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 3:30 pm]
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB204EnrollThis Act makes a number of changes to Chapter 21, Title 11 of the Delaware Code, with the goal of modernizing the pretrial process, reducing reliance on monetary conditions, improving the efficiency and outcomes for the criminal justice system, and e...
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2018-01-16
Passed By Senate. Votes: 15 YES 5 NO 1 NOT VOTING
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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2018-01-16
To House Administration Committee
DEHB302IntroThis Act is designed to create procedures in Delaware for making sure firearms are not in the hands of dangerous individuals while protecting due process and not creating a barrier to care for those suffering from mental illness. Instead of labelling...
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2018-01-16
To House Administration Committee
DESB148IntroThis Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act.
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2018-01-10
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB284IntroThis 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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2018-01-04
[Hearing: Jan 24 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB9PassThis bill allows judicial discretion when juveniles are charged with any of the five specific offenses carved out in state code that say a juvenile of 16 or older, or 15 in the case of § 1447A, must be prosecuted as an adult. The bill simply changes...
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2017-10-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB8PassThis bill seeks to expand the eligibility criteria for the Juvenile Offender Civil Citation Program by including the offense of possession of drug paraphernalia and permitting a second referral to the Juvenile Offender Civil Citation Program where th...
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2017-10-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB6PassThis Act codifies a juvenile's right to counsel in Family Court delinquency proceedings. The bill outlines certain circumstances where a juvenile may not waive the right to counsel: where the juvenile is accused of a felony, where the juvenile is...
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2017-10-12
Signed by Governor
DESB109PassIndividuals who receive health care via Medicaid deserve the same dedication to treatment of substance abuse disorders as individuals who receive health care via private insurance. This Act extends the same access to treatment of a substance use diso...
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2017-09-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB255PassThis Act establishes the ability of state and school district employees to use the donated leave program to donate and accept annual leave and sick time for use by employees in connection with the birth or adoption of a child under the age of 6 years...
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2017-09-29
Signed by Governor
DESJR3PassThis resolution honors our Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Families by designating Delaware Route 202 to, Gold Star Highway Honoring Families of Fallen Service Members.
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2017-09-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB15PassThis bill creates a requirement that all public high schools, including charter schools, shall offer at least one computer science course at the high school level by the 2020-2021 school year. Also, this bill creates a requirement that, by the 2018-2...
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2017-09-22
Signed by Governor
DEHB120PassThis Act requires health insurance policies to cover any medically appropriate drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of stage 4 metastatic cancer without requiring a patient to first prove that the patient failed to respond to a different drug o...
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2017-09-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB164PassThis bill dissolves the Human Trafficking Coordinating Council and reestablishes it as the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council. The bill establishes the members of the Council and the chair and vice-chair. The bill also requires that a...
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2017-09-14
Signed by Governor
DESB105PassPersons under age 18 must wear a helmet when operating or riding as a passenger on a bicycle, motorized skateboard or scooter, all terrain vehicle (ATV), off-highway vehicle (OHV), or electric personal assistive mobility device (EPAMD). See Title 21 ...
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2017-09-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB21PassThis Act takes steps to ensure that individuals with disabilities are not denied access to organ transplant procedures based solely on their disability. Historically, individuals with disabilities have sometimes been denied access to life-saving orga...
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2017-09-13
Signed by Governor
DEHB40PassThis Act authorizes the Family Court to order the Department of Health and Social Services ("DHSS") to determine whether a child who is 17 years old or older and in the custody of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Fam...
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2017-09-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB39PassThis Act extends Family Court's jurisdiction under Chapter 50, Title 16, over a youth who has a mental condition and requires services or treatment but is not amenable to or compliant with such services.
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2017-09-08
Signed by Governor
DESB68PassThe primary purpose of this bill is to provide for an increase in fees collected with annual hazardous chemical inventory reports submitted by facilities. The bill also makes certain technical corrections.
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB183PassThis Act clarifies that the reviews of child and maternal deaths are confidential and may not be used in any proceedings. It ensures that the committees and panels who do the work on behalf of the Child Death Review Commission are protected.
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB182PassThis bill clarifies that the reviews of child abuse and neglect deaths and near deaths are confidential and should not be used in any proceedings. It ensures that the committees and panels who do the work on behalf of the Child Protection Accountabil...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB200PassThis bill sets a minimum reimbursement rate for home health care nursing services paid for by Medicaid-contracted organizations. The rate shall be at least equal to the rate set by the Division of Medicaid for equivalent services. Home care nurses an...
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2017-08-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB190PassThis Act, which shall be known as the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act, makes changes to the Coastal Zone Act (CZA), which has not been significantly updated since its enactment almost a half century ago. The CZA, enacted in 1971, has enabled Delaw...
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2017-08-02
Signed by Governor
DEHB80PassThis Act replaces existing Chapter 83 of the Delaware Insurance Code and sets forth the permissible uses of credit information in rating personal insurance. This Act also prohibits insurance companies from increasing rates on current customers solely...
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2017-08-01
Signed by Governor
DEHB47PassThis bill removes the notary requirement for requests for absentee ballots. Delaware is the only state that requires a notary to authorize a voter's affidavit for an absentee ballot. In some cases, the potential voter may have to pay for the nota...
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2017-07-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB145PassABLE accounts are special savings accounts established for certain persons with disabilities. This bill clarifies the treatment of funds in an ABLE account upon the death of a designated beneficiary. Specifically it prohibits State agencies or instru...
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2017-07-28
Signed by Governor
DEHB35PassThis bill sets forth a framework for the licensing, regulation and inspection of business establishments that provide massage and bodywork services. This bill places oversight of any business offering massage services in the hands of the Board of Mas...
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2017-07-26
Signed by Governor
DESB44PassThis Bill clarifies that every prescriber holding a controlled substance registration must be registered with the Prescription Monitoring Program. Further, prescribers who receive a CSR (controlled substances registration) for the first time must reg...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB55PassThis Act provides greater clarity of language, condenses duplicative statutes and deletes statues that are irrelevant to daily operations of the Professional Licensing Sections regulation of private security, private investigative and armored car age...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB107PassThis bill requires the Division of Public Health and the Department of Education to collaborate with local school districts to find ways to help improve the indoor environment in schools. The bill also requires the Division of Public Health to establ...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB48PassUnder this Act, a pharmacist who dispenses narloxone under an established set of circumstances is not subject to disciplinary or other adverse action under any professional licensing statute or criminal liability, or liable for damages related to inj...
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2017-07-20
Signed by Governor
DESB45PassThis Bill adds 3,4-dichloro-N-[2-(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl]-N-methylbenzamide (U-47700) to Schedule I of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. U-47700, also known as Pink, is a synthetic opioid recently encountered by law enforcement and public heal...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB63PassSection 1 of this Act updates the Delaware Code relating to the Board of Nursing (Board) by eliminating conflicting definitions of an advanced practice registered nurse in the Code, correcting inaccurate cross-references, and eliminating references t...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB215PassThis bill eliminates the sunset provision on the at-store recycling program for plastic bags. The program established in 2009 included a sunset provision until 2014. In 2014, the General Assembly extended that sunset provision to 2017. This bill elim...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB103PassThis Act extends the Clean Air Act Title V Operating Permit Program annual fees for facilities in Delaware. This Act was developed through the Title V Operating Permit Program Advisory Committee. The existing statutory authorization for the fees suns...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB166PassThis bill changes the times when the sale of alcoholic liquor for off-premises consumption may occur on Sundays to be from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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2017-07-12
Signed by Governor
DEHJR6EngrossThis House Joint Resolution directs the Department of Education, with the assistance of the Delaware State Board of Education, to promulgate regulations that include specific guidelines to prohibit discrimination in school district employment practic...
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2017-07-12
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB242PassVapor products, commonly known as e-cigarettes or vape products, are increasing in popularity. This Act adds a definition of vapor products to Chapter 53, Title 30 (regarding Tobacco Product Tax), includes vapor products as a type of tobacco product,...
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB275PassThis Substitute is the Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriation Act.
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHJR10PassThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2018.
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
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