Delaware Representative Debra Heffernan [D]

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DEHB255EngrossThis 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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2017-06-22
To House Administration Committee
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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2017-06-22
To House Education Committee
DEHB247IntroThis bill sets forth revisions to the composition of the Council on Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities.
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2017-06-20
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB242IntroVapor 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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2017-06-15
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB233EngrossThis bill clarifies that the Division of Forensic Science can set reasonable fees in its regulations related to the issuance of any postmortem record, cremation permit, or statistics, which are services it currently provides at no cost. The collectio...
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2017-06-14
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DEHB223IntroThis bill places restrictions on the placement of clothing bins. The bill requires a person who places a clothing bin on a property to first obtain a permit from the Department of Health and Social Services before placing the bin.
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2017-06-13
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB112IntroThis Act creates the Delaware Student Entrepreneur Program Fund. The primary purposes of the Act are as follows: (1) To attract and retain high-skilled, entrepreneurs, including immigrants to the United States, that graduated from Delaware higher edu...
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2017-06-08
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DESB113IntroThis bill authorizes the creation of a Delaware Voluntary Property Assessed Clean Energy (D-PACE) program to establish a clean energy financing program for the installation of energy efficiency technologies and clean energy systems for qualifying com...
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2017-06-08
To Senate Finance Committee
DESCR26EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes June 2017 as LGBTQ Pride Month in the State of Delaware.
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2017-06-07
Introduced in Senate
DEHB80EnrollThis 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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2017-06-06
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB215EngrossThis 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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2017-06-06
To House Administration Committee
DESB107EngrossThis 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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2017-06-06
To Senate Education Committee
DESB105EnrollPersons 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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2017-06-06
[Hearing: Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm]
To Senate Transportation Committee
DESB103EngrossThis 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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2017-06-06
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DESB109EngrossIndividuals 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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2017-06-06
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB200EngrossThis 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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2017-06-01
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB204EngrossThis 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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2017-06-01
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB100IntroIndividuals 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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2017-06-01
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB85IntroAccording to data provided by the Delaware Department of Education (DOE), thousands of Delaware students receive out-of-school suspensions each year for minor infractions, such as being unprepared or late for class, dress code violations, and disresp...
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2017-05-22
To Senate Education Committee
DEHB190EngrossThis 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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2017-05-18
To House Natural Resources Committee
DEHB183EnrollThis 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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2017-05-16
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB182EnrollThis 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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2017-05-16
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB5IntroThis Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide for equal rights. This amendment would advance human dignity and equality for all under the Delaware Constitution, and would correct a constitutional shortcoming. It su...
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2017-05-16
To House Administration Committee
DEHB7IntroRecognizing that a criminal charge can have lasting collateral consequences for a juvenile on employment and education opportunities, this bill raises the age in which a juveniles information, such as their name and mug shot, may be released by the s...
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2017-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB9EngrossThis 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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2017-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB8EnrollThis 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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2017-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB6EnrollThis 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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2017-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB80IntroThis Act replicates and extends to electric and natural gas utilities the same authority that has previously been granted to water utilities. This authority allows for the implementation of an interim rate mechanism already in existence for water uti...
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2017-05-10
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DESB81IntroAccording to the National Conference of State Legislatures, on average, an incarcerated parent with a child support order has the potential to leave prison with nearly $20,000 in child support debt, having entered the system with around half that amo...
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2017-05-10
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB164EngrossThis 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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2017-05-09
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB2IntroThis Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution to provide for equal protection. This amendment would advance human dignity and equality for all under the Delaware Constitution, and would correct a constitutional shortcoming. I...
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2017-05-09
To House Administration Committee
DEHB166EngrossThis 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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2017-05-09
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESCR25EngrossThis resolution continues to raise awareness that the month of May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month in Delaware and celebrates new research predicting lower melanoma rates.
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2017-05-09
Introduced in Senate
DESB5PassThe United States Supreme Courts decisions in Roe v. Wade and subsequent cases established that access to abortion is a constitutional right and that states may not prohibit abortion prior to viability. As a result of these decisions, and the exercis...
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2017-05-04
was introduced and adopted in lieu of SB 5
DESB63EnrollSection 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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2017-04-27
To Senate Sunset Committee
DESB68EngrossThe 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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2017-04-27
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
DEHB149IntroThis Act creates the Complete Your Degree Grant Program. Under this program, state funds may be provided to help eligible students who have completed at least 30 credit hours return to school and complete an associate degree.
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2017-04-26
To House Education Committee
DESB65EngrossConversion 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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2017-04-26
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DESCR20EnrollThis Concurrent Resolution establishes a task force to study the issue of the local extinction of species in Delaware and recommend solutions to reverse the present course. The task force is required to deliver its report no later than December 1, 20...
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2017-04-26
Introduced in Senate
DEHCR21EngrossThis concurrent resolution designates April 26, 2017, as Engineering and Technology Education Day.
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2017-04-25
Introduced in House
DEHB150PassThis Act creates the Delaware African and Caribbean Affairs Commission.
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2017-04-25
To House Administration Committee
DEHB145IntroABLE 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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2017-04-25
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB134IntroThis 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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2017-04-13
To House Education Committee
DEHB140IntroThis non-punitive, public-health oriented bill seeks to codify certain sections of the federal law known as the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), as amended by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), that requires states ...
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2017-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB127EngrossThis 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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2017-04-06
To House Energy Committee
DESCR13EnrollThis Resolution recognizes April, 2017 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Delaware.
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2017-04-06
Introduced in Senate
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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2017-04-05
To House Revenue & Finance 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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2017-04-05
To House Administration Committee
DEHCR16EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes April 4, 2017, as "Equal Pay Day."
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2017-04-04
Introduced in House
DESB55EngrossThis 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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2017-04-04
To Senate Sunset Committee
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