Delaware Representative Debra Heffernan [D]

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DEHB305PassThis Act amends the Fiscal Year 2023 Bond and Capital Improvements Act to (1) list the allocations of the School Construction Market Pressure Contingency Fund and clarify that funds cannot exceed the CN scope. Further, this Act amends Fiscal Year 202...
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2024-01-31
Signed by Governor
DESB197Engross
50%
This Act revises State procurement rules to require that beginning January 1, 2026, state agencies under Chapter 69 of Title 29 must purchase only native plants, including cultivars and hybrids of native plants, in the development of new landscaped a...
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2024-01-25
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESJR3Enroll
75%
This resolution directs all electric utilities in Delaware that offer net metering to solar customers to participate in a cost-benefit study and analysis of net metering in Delaware being undertaken by the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility to addre...
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2024-01-25
Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 4 ABSENT
DEHB285Engross
50%
This Act amends the Delaware Medical Marijuana Act by removing the requirement that a patient have a debilitating medical condition to qualify for a registry identification card, instead allowing health-care providers to make the determination of whe...
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2024-01-25
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DEHB325Intro
25%
This Bill is the Fiscal Year 2025 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2024-01-25
To House Capital Infrastructure Committee
DESB200Intro
25%
This bill provides important consumer protections for property insurance contracts by improving the reliability of mailed notifications of policy cancellation or renewal. Section 1 of this bill requires insurers to deliver any homeowners notices of c...
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2024-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business, Insurance & Technology) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
DESB202Engross
50%
For claims for line of duty death benefits for covered persons, which include police officers, firefighters, auxiliary and volunteer ambulance and rescue company members, paramedics, and others, submitted on July 1, 2023, and thereafter, this Act inc...
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2024-01-24
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB279Intro
25%
This Act allows school employees up to 5 days of bereavement leave under the same circumstances as permitted for state employees.
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2024-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 2 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
DESB20Intro
25%
The primary purpose of this Act is to remove the requirement that a public school district employee who donates leave to another employee must donate 2 days of leave for the other employee to receive 1 day of leave.
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2024-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 8 Favorable
DEHCR82Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution designates January 21-27, 2024 as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists' (CRNA) Week in the State of Delaware.
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2024-01-24
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB211Intro
25%
This Act directs the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association to adopt javelin as an approved event for all DIAA sponsored track and field competitions.
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2024-01-24
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB244Intro
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This Act directs phased in unit funding for every public high school in the state to have a full-time athletic trainer.
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2024-01-24
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB268Engross
50%
House Bill No. 303, with House Amendment No. 2, from the 151st General Assembly created an annual behavioral health well check and required carriers to provide coverage for this service.
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2024-01-23
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DESCR110Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution designates February 2024 as Career and Technical Education Month in the State of Delaware to urge all citizens to become familiar with the services and benefits offered by the career and technical education programs in thei...
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2024-01-23
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR79Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution hereby designates January 23, 2024 as Maternal Health Awareness Day in the State of Delaware.
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2024-01-23
Passed By Senate. Votes: 15 YES 6 NOT VOTING
DEHB333Intro
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This Act creates the Delaware Artificial Intelligence ("AI") Commission. This Commission shall be tasked with making recommendations to the General Assembly and Department of Technology and Information on AI utilization and safety within th...
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2024-01-18
To House Technology & Telecommunications Committee
DEHB263Intro
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This Act prohibits local education agencies and charter schools from prohibiting a student from participating in a school sponsored extracurricular activity on the basis the student has an outstanding debt for unpaid school meals.
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2024-01-17
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 5 Favorable, 10 On Its Merits
DEHB289Intro
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Section 1 of this Act increases the burial benefit for individuals eligible to receive a pension under the State Employees Pension Plan (Chapter 55 of Title 29 of the Delaware Code) from $7,000 to $8,000. The burial benefit has not been increased sin...
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2024-01-17
To House Administration Committee
DESB204Intro
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Before October 1, 2020, Delaware was 1 of only 3 states that did not offer some form of adult dental coverage through Medicaid. With the enactment of Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill 92 (150th General Assembly) (Chapter 187 of Volume 82 of the...
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2024-01-17
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB286Intro
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This Act prohibits discrimination in life insurance based on genetic characteristics, genetic information, or the result of any genetic test that is not in a medical record as a basis for an individual's medical diagnosis or the basis of a medica...
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2024-01-17
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DESB106Enroll
75%
This Act modernizes and expands the concept of maternal mental health by replacing the definition of maternal depression with the more encompassing definition of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. This Act contemplates treatment for any caregiver w...
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2024-01-11
Passed By House. Votes: 36 YES 1 NO 4 ABSENT
DEHCR80Enroll
75%
This concurrent resolution expresses the State of Delaware General Assemblys concern for the loss of life in the Israel-Hamas war and calls on the legislature and the citizens of Delaware to recognize our common humanity and the shared strength of ou...
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2024-01-09
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 3 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
DEHB278Intro
25%
This Act requires that a train or light engine used to move freight by railroad have a crew of at least 2 individuals. Violation of this statute subjects the railroad to a $500 fine for a first offense, and a $1,000 fine for a second or subsequent of...
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2024-01-09
To House Transportation Committee
DESB203Intro
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Senate Bill 67, from the first session of the 152nd General Assembly, updated the crime of official misconduct. Senate Bill 67 intended to change the penalty for official misconduct from a class A misdemeanor to a graded system, where the penalty is ...
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2024-01-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DESB2Engross
50%
This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 2. Like Senate Bill No. 2 this Act does all of the following:
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2024-01-04
Amendment HA 2 to SS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB198Intro
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This Act revises existing animal cruelty laws to include people who knowingly possess, own, buy, sell, transfer, or manufacture animal fighting paraphernalia with the intent to engage in or otherwise promote or facilitate such fighting as guilty of a...
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2024-01-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
DEHB274Intro
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Early, sustained exposure to peanut and egg proteins in the infant diet significantly reduces the risk that an infant will develop a peanut or egg allergy, saving lives and future health care costs. Following multiple clinical studies, the current gu...
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2024-01-04
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB282Intro
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This Act adds procedural requirements to meetings of the State Employee Benefits Committee (SEBC), revises the membership of the SEBC, and requires that the Secretary of the Department of Human Resources inform State employees and retired State emplo...
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2024-01-04
To House Administration Committee
DEHB281Intro
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This Act repeals the option of providing health care insurance to state pensioners under Medicare part C, known as a Medicare Advantage Plan.
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2024-01-04
To House Administration Committee
DEHB275Intro
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This Act updates the definition of "sexual orientation" throughout the Delaware Code by adding asexuality and pansexuality. Asexuality refers to individuals with little to no sexual attraction to other individuals, although asexual individu...
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2023-12-14
To House Administration Committee
DEHB270Intro
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This Act creates a civil penalty for any sale or display of ammunition that allows the ammunition to be accessible to a purchaser or transferee without the assistance of the vendor or an employee of the vendor. Ammunition in an enclosed display case,...
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2023-12-14
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB264Intro
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This Act makes the crime of patronizing a prostitute a class E felony rather than a misdemeanor where the person from whom prostitution is sought is a minor.
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2023-12-14
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB187PassThis Act expands the Video Lottery Intercept Program by requiring an operator of a video lottery facility to submit an individual's winnings from sports betting and table games to the Division of Child Support Services to satisfy delinquent child...
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2023-10-18
Signed by Governor
DEHB186PassThis Act makes changes to the requirements for placement on the sex offender registry of individuals who are adjudicated delinquent of certain offenses. First, it reduces the number of offenses for which placement on the sex offender registry is mand...
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2023-10-18
Signed by Governor
DESB6PassIn 1682 or 1683, the Sussex County Court, created by William Penn, created the land grant that is the subject of this Act (Warner Grant). As this Act describes, the Warner Grant consists of land in and adjacent to the City of Lewes largely consisting...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB185PassThis legislation prioritizes recruitment and retention of State employees by removing the 3-month waiting period for the state to pay its share of premium or subscription charges for health care coverage under § 5202 of Title 29 for benefit eligible...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB142PassThis bill precludes the so-called LGBTQ+ "panic" defense that seeks to partially or completely excuse or justify a defendant from full accountability for the commission of a crime on the grounds that the actual or perceived sexual orientati...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
DESB128PassThis Act establishes the crime of obstruction of justice. Nearly every other state has a statutory crime of obstruction of justice and this Act is modeled on laws that prohibit intentional obstruction of justice and interference with governmental fun...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB193PassIn 2016, the General Assembly passed HB 404, the Concussion Protection in Youth Athletic Activities Act (CPYAAA). This Act clarifies the requirements of CPYAAA and enables the Division of Public Health, in consultation with the State Council for Pers...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB151PassThis Act expressly adds the intentional restriction of another adults access to economic resources resulting in a loss of financial autonomy to the definition of abuse for protection from abuse proceedings. This Act also specifies that tangible prope...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
DESB67PassThis Act updates the crime of official misconduct to ensure appropriate accountability of public servants who abuse their positions of power and public trust. The statute establishes a grade in the penalty for the official misconduct to be commensura...
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2023-09-21
Signed by Governor
DESB43PassThis Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 43. Both this Act and SB 43 add additional State facilities and categories of establishments to § 787 of Title 11 which would be required to display public awareness signs about human trafficking. The add...
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2023-09-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB78PassThis Act updates the definition of a catalytic converter and limits the purchase or sale of a catalytic converter to a licensed automotive recycler or licensed scrap metal processor, and their respective employees and agents. The Act prohibits minors...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
DESB153PassThis Act makes changes to provisions related to behavioral health and the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to reflect current practices.
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
DESB8PassThis Act is the second substitute for Senate Bill No. 8. Like Senate Bill No. 8 and its first substitute, this Act protects patients from unfair debt collection practices for medical debt, including prohibiting large health care facilities from charg...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB154PassThis bill creates the Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act. The Act delineates a consumers personal data rights and provides that residents of this State will have the right to know what information is being collected about them, see the information, c...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB82PassThis Act requires the Department of Elections to biennially mail a notice to all registered voters informing the registrant of their polling place and containing the following additional information: a brief description of all available methods of vo...
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2023-09-11
Signed by Governor
DESB80PassSenate Bill No. 80 codifies the current practice in Delaware of not requiring proof of citizenship or a specific immigration status on an application for a professional license. By affirmatively providing eligibility for professional licenses regardl...
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2023-08-31
Signed by Governor
DESB108PassThis Act revises the State's Gold Alert Program to include missing children and increase dissemination of information to the public to better assist the State's search efforts.
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2023-08-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB227PassThis Act makes various amendments to the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act to improve compliance with its testing and reporting requirements. First, this Act requires physicians to take a training program every 2 years relating to the provision...
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2023-08-31
Signed by Governor
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