Delaware Representative Debra Heffernan [D]

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DESB207EngrossThis Substitute Act does all of the following:
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2018-06-22
To House Natural Resources Committee
DESB243EngrossSince 1973, § 9605(b) of Title 9 of the Delaware Code (§ 9605) has prohibited the recordation of instruments that restrict the sale, gift, transfer, assignment, conveyance, ownership, lease, rental, use, or occupancy of real property to or by any p...
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2018-06-22
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DESB263EngrossThis Act amends the Delaware Governmental Accountability Act to make the annual budget process part of a performance management system of strategic planning, performance metrics and performance budgeting, dedicated to continuous process improvement t...
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2018-06-22
To House Appropriations Committee
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
DEHB442EngrossThis 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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2018-06-21
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DESB245EngrossBoth the Delaware Strategic Fund (Title 29, Chapter 87A, Subchapter II) and the Delaware Technical Innovation Fund (Title 29, Chapter 87A, Subchapter III) provide funding for Delaware businesses, including new businesses in growing technology-related...
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2018-06-21
To House Telecommunication Internet & Technology Committee
DEHB104IntroThe state is currently funding service providers at 75% of the market rate established in a 2014 study that was done by DHSS. This bill would mandate an increase in the rates paid to service providers according to the recommendations of the market st...
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2018-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 4 On Its Merits
DESCR67EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes June 2018 as National Scoliosis Awareness Month in the State of Delaware.
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2018-06-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB265IntroThis Act amends the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act (REPSA) to provide for a workable cost cap to protect Delmarva Power customers from sharp annual increases in their bills due to the cost of procuring renewable energy.
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2018-06-21
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DEHB3EnrollThis 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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2018-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 4 NO 1 ABSENT
DEHB356EngrossThis Act allows the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to lease historic structures on State public lands to individuals or corporate entities. The lessee would be required to renovate and maintain the structure up to the appli...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB360IntroAs poll from 2017 revealed that 31% of people in the United States have been sexually harassed in the workplace. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a comprehensive study of workplace harassment in the United States whi...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Labor) in House with 11 On Its Merits
DESB151EngrossBirth 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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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 2 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
DEHB374EnrollThis 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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2018-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB401EngrossCurrently 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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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DESB228EngrossThis 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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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 4 On Its Merits
DESB227EngrossThis Act promotes the use of primary care by doing the following:
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 2 Favorable, 11 On Its Merits
DEHB454IntroThis Act promotes diversity of housing in Delaware by acknowledging that not all residential units warrant the same Voluntary School Assessment. Currently, single family residential subdivision projects are subject to the same per unit Voluntary Scho...
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2018-06-20
Amendment HA 1 to HB 454 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB450IntroThere is a growing body of research regarding the detrimental effects to an individual and to society relating to the collateral consequences of arrests and criminal convictions. To name just a few, a criminal history is a significant barrier to obta...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits, 2 Unfavorable
DESB235EngrossThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriation Act.
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2018-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 1 NO 1 ABSENT
DESB246EngrossThis act provides greater flexibility for County and Municipal governments to enter into public-private partnerships for public lands. These agreements provide opportunities for the preservation of public land and limit the amount of government money...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DESJR5EngrossThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2018.
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2018-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
DESJR6EngrossThis Resolution provides the official revenue, refund, and unencumbered funds estimates for Fiscal Year 2019.
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2018-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
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
DESB11EngrossThis Act relates to police and fire pension funds created under Title 18 of the Delaware Code. The General Assembly created a special fund in the hopes of ensuring adequate pensions for affected police officers and firefighters, and their surviving s...
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2018-06-19
Amendment HA 1 to SB 11 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB380EnrollThis bill allows first-time home buyers to pay their portion of the realty transfer tax at the rate that was in effect prior to the increase that took effect on August 1, 2017. The credit is calculated as 0.5% of the first $400,000 in home value, wit...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB382EnrollThis Act has the effect of renaming the Delaware Department of Transportation Welcome Center on Interstate 95 at 530 JFK Memorial Highway, Newark, Delaware as the "Biden Welcome Center" in honor of the Biden family. This gesture is made bec...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB189IntroThe U.S. Department of Transportation has recently found Delaware to be non-compliant with enforcement of underground excavation violations. This jeopardizes federal funding for the Commissions pipeline safety program. Two principal reasons for this ...
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2018-06-19
Amendment SA 1 to SB 189 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB431IntroThis Act requires long-term care facilities to offer the influenza vaccine to all employees with direct contact with patients. It also requires the facility to keep a record of a signed statement from each employee that the vaccine has been offered.
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2018-06-19
Amendment HA 1 to HB 431 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESJR4IntroThis Joint Resolution recognizes the university of Delaware's center for environmental monitoring and analysis as the official repository of historical and real-time weather and climatological observations for the state of Delaware.
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2018-06-19
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DESB262IntroThis Act, named the Share the Care Act, permits a responsible caregiver to give permission to an individual employed by a home care agency selected by the responsible caregiver to administer medications to an adult individual who lacks decision-makin...
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2018-06-19
To Senate Sunset Committee
DESB260IntroSenate Bill No. 209, enacted by the 145th General Assembly, extended the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Act through June 2020. This Act extends the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Act through June 2030 and puts the provision regarding the effectiv...
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2018-06-19
To Senate Finance Committee
DESCR74EngrossThis resolution proclaims June 19, 2018 as Juneteenth Independence Day in Delaware and encourages the people of Delaware to reflect upon the significant roles and many contributions of African Americans and to celebrate this day with appropriate acti...
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2018-06-19
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB80PassThis 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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2018-06-14
Signed by Governor
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
DEHB310EngrossThe 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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2018-06-14
Laid On Table in Senate
DEHCR91EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution honors the Army Warrant Officer Corps for their 100th anniversary on July 9, 2018.
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2018-06-14
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
DESB7EngrossThis Act provides county and municipal police and firefighters with the same pension burial benefit that is provided to state employees effective July 1, 2016. This Act is named for Wilmington Firefighters Captain Christopher M. Leach, Lieutenant Jer...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Revenue & Finance) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DESB113EngrossThis 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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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Energy) in House with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DEHB346EngrossThis 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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2018-06-13
To Senate Education Committee
DESB168EngrossAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 42% of all face-to-face contact between individuals and law-enforcement officers occurred during a traffic stop.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 2 Favorable, 13 On Its Merits
DESB172EngrossThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-06-13
Amendment HA 1 to SB 172 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB169EngrossThis 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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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 11 On Its Merits
DESB212EngrossThis Act increases the maximum tax credit available for owner occupied historic property by $10,000.
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2018-06-13
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DESCR58EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution does all of the following:
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2018-06-13
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB456IntroThis Act amends Titles 14, 16, 17, 26, and 29 of the Delaware Code to prohibit the use of lead paints on outdoor structures such as bridges, water towers, playground equipment, highways, parking lots, and utility towers and poles, in order to protect...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 12 On Its Merits
DESB19IntroSome students from disadvantaged backgrounds arrive at school lacking the same vocabulary and word recognition skills of their peers, putting them at a disadvantage when developing literacy skills in primary grades. In analyzing this disparity, studi...
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2018-06-12
Amendment SA 1 to SB 19 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB110IntroThe Delaware Marijuana Control Act regulates and taxes marijuana in the same manner as alcohol. It allows adults over the age of 21 to legally possess and consume under 1 ounce of marijuana for personal use. It does not permit people to grow their ow...
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2018-06-12
Amendment HA 1 to HB 110 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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
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