Delaware Representative Debra Heffernan [D]

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DESB24PassThe intent of this Act is to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the environment and to raise awareness of the need to properly dispose of balloons. To that end, this Act imposes a civil penalty for the violation of intentionally releasing 5 o...
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB31PassThis bill repeals certain provisions in Title 11 relating to abortion including provisions which treat abortion differently than other medical procedures, and provisions which criminalize women and the sale of medical devices and medicines.
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB121PassThis Act removes the October 5, 2021 sunset provision in Chapter 196, Volume 81 of the Laws of Delaware so that the rule of the road for bicycles approaching or entering intersections with 2 or fewer lane roads, § 4196A (c) of Title 21 of the Delawa...
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB142PassThis Act promotes the expansion of licensure opportunities in Delaware while maintaining standards of competence and professionalism required for the protection of the citizens of Delaware. The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Survey...
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB149PassThis Act provides a senior discount for residents and non-residents 62 years of age and older, for a conservation access pass, and a life-time conservation access pass for Delaware residents, 65 years of age and older, consistent with current senior ...
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DESB2PassIn order to lower the cost of energy and accelerate the adoption of community-based solar photovoltaic systems in the State, this bill eliminates current barriers to such systems and sets up a regulatory process to be implemented by the Public Servic...
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB241PassThis Act permits an officer to refer a juvenile who is in possession of alcohol or marijuana to the Juvenile Civil Citation Program rather than issue an assessment for a monetary civil penalty. Pursuant to the Juvenile Civil Citation Program, a juven...
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB32PassThis Act provides all law-enforcement officers the authority to enforce the existing labeling requirements for dumpsters that are in a public road or parking lot.
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2021-09-15
Signed by Governor
DEHB173PassThis Act allows the parent or guardian of a military-connected student to preliminarily enroll the student by remote registration in a school district where the parent or guardian is in the active military of the United States or in full-time status ...
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2021-09-15
Signed by Governor
DESJR5PassThis Senate Joint Resolution creates a one-time, Toll Violation Amnesty Program (Amnesty Program) to provide a 3 month long opportunity for people to satisfy toll debt that is in collection from toll violations that occurred on I-95 and SR 1. The Amn...
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2021-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB25PassChiropractic care is a drugless system of health care. It is uniquely positioned as a treatment for back pain and chronic headaches, which a peer-reviewed medical journal has indicated are alarming drivers of opioid-related deaths. Other peer-reviewe...
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2021-09-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB194PassThis Act would revise the definition of Committee to include the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware in the body that determines the treatment and disposition of Native American unmarked burials and human skeletal remains. This Act would also add a new d...
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2021-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB181PassThis Act makes clear that the Town of Delmar, Delaware is a public employer for purposes of the Police Officers' and Firefighters' Employment Relations Act, Chapter 16 of Title 19 of the Delaware Code, and Chapter 16 of Title 19 applies to th...
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2021-09-07
Signed by Governor
DESJR4PassThis Senate Joint Resolution designates August 31, 2021 as "International Overdose Awareness Day" in the State of Delaware and directs the State flag to be lowered to half-staff at State facilities and encourages local governments, business...
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2021-08-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB100PassThis Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware elementary schools. The unit is at a ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades K-5 for a full-time school counselor, school social worker, or licensed clinical social worker. Add...
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2021-08-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB48PassThis Act establishes a Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program for new primary care providers to be administered by the Delaware Health Care Commission. Under the loan repayment program, the Health Care Commission may award education loan repayme...
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2021-08-10
Signed by Governor
DESB55PassThis Act creates emergency access to epinephrine that allows an institution of higher education to acquire and stock a supply of epinephrine autoinjectors if an employee or agent has completed a training program. This Act allows the individual who ha...
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2021-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB223PassThis Act clarifies that when a motor vehicle is subject to a possessory lien either through towing or because of failure to make payment to a garage owner for services rendered to the motor vehicle, the possessory lien does not extend to personal pro...
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2021-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB104PassThis Act moves the date by which the Department of Education shall submit its annual report to the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council from August 1 to October 15 of each year. Moving the date to October 15 will better accommodate the data collect...
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2021-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB133PassThis Act changes the current evaluation system for all teachers from the former Delaware Performance Appraisal System II evaluation to a new Delaware Teacher Growth and Support System. The goal of this new evaluation system is to build a culture of p...
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2021-08-04
Signed by Governor
DESB93PassThis Act provides protections for consumers in connection with contracts with automatic renewal provisions. Multiple states have enacted laws regulating the automatic renewals of contracts, often described as "evergreen" clauses. These stat...
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2021-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB190PassThis Act updates the domestic violence first offender diversion program to allow the following offenses to be eligible for the program: assault third, terroristic threatening, and criminal contempt of a domestic violence protective order or lethal vi...
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2021-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB227PassThis Act adds child abuse in the third degree to the list of enumerated criminal offenses for which, if convicted, one is by definition considered a perpetrator of domestic violence for purposes of this Child Protection From Domestic Violence Act. Th...
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2021-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB86PassThis Act provides increased funding for kindergarten through third grade students identified as eligible for basic special education services. Currently, basic special education is provided for students in fourth through twelfth grade who are identif...
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2021-07-30
Signed by Governor
DESB85PassThis bill allows the Public Guardian to collect fees for services in accordance with standards to be established by the Guardianship Commission and approved by the Court of Chancery.
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2021-07-30
Signed by Governor
DESB91PassThis Act leverages technological advances to allow Family Court the flexibility to permit litigants to publish through a legal notices website established by the Court.
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2021-07-30
Signed by Governor
DESB95PassThis bill will provide Delaware students with strong academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to volunteer public service to receive scholarship monies sufficient to cover the full cost of tuition at Delaware State University. The intent of...
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2021-07-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB228PassThis Act adds the Delaware Combined Campaign for Justice to the 21 charitable organizations listed on the Delaware personal income tax return to which Delaware tax payers may contribute, either through paying a portion of a refund owed, or an amount ...
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2021-07-30
Signed by Governor
DESB162PassThis Act is a result of the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services Task Force ("the Task Force"), which was created under Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 62 and extended by House Bill No. 345, both of the 150th General Assembly. T...
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2021-07-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB91PassThis Act amends Delawares Consumer Fraud Act (Subchapter II, Chapter 25, Title 6 of the Code), to give Delaware consumers and businesses the protection against unfair acts or practices in commerce that the General Assembly intended to give them when ...
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2021-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB200PassMany of the States waters do not meet water quality standards to support their designated uses, such as for drinking, swimming or supporting aquatic life. The Clean Water for Delaware Act establishes a framework for assessing needs and planning and i...
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2021-07-22
Signed by Governor
DEHB195PassThis Act requires certain police officers and some certain employees of the Department of Correction and Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families to wear a body worn camera and to use the body worn camera to record interactions ...
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2021-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB15PassThis bill provides for gradual increases in the Delaware minimum wage to $15 over a period of several years.
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2021-07-19
Signed by Governor
DESB56PassThis Act codifies the Opportunity Fund, an additional source of educational funding for Delaware public schools intended to support the increased needs of low income and English learner students, and establishes the parameters for how the funding is ...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB72PassThis Act clarifies that discrimination against any person because of religion is illegal under Chapter 45 of Title 6, the Delaware Equal Accommodations Act. Religion and religious beliefs were always intended to be protected under the Delaware Equal ...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB5PassThis Act creates an automatic voter registration system at the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and grants the State Election Commissioner the authority to implement automatic voter registration at other state agencies that already offer vot...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB94PassSenate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 243 (150th General Assembly) enacted § 10006A of Title 29, which allows an advisory body to hold a virtual meeting, if there is an anchor location that is open to the public, allows any public body to hold...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB201PassThis legislation updates the licensing requirements for gaming employees and vendors. In addition, it updates references in certain sections of the laws to reflect which law enforcement agencies are responsible for the duties as described in the Dela...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB222PassCurrently, blood lead level screening and testing rates are well below what the Division of Public Health would expect them to be based on the risk factors that determine when screening or testing is necessary.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB211Enroll

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This bill adds the Department of Correction, Bureau of Prisons and Bureau of Community Corrections' vehicles to the list of "authorized emergency vehicles" identified in Chapter 41 of Title 21 that are afforded certain privileges when r...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB161Enroll

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According to the Childrens Bureau within the Administration for Children & Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico have enacted infant safe haven laws that allow a parent to su...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB200PassThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2022 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB261Intro

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The ability of insured dependents and other insured members to receive confidential sensitive health care services without the knowledge of the insured policyholder is greatly impeded through traditional billing processes utilized by health insurers....
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2021-06-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB264Intro

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This Act permits a person who has been the victim of non-consensual sexual conduct or non-consensual sexual penetration to apply for a sexual violence protective order if the person has a reasonable fear, based on specific conduct occurring contempor...
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2021-06-30
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB28Enroll

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This bill increases the minimum amount of property damage that triggers the mandatory reporting of a vehicular collision to police from $500 to $2,000. This bill also increases the minimum amount of property damage requiring police agencies to invest...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB115Enroll

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United 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 the mid-twenties which makes juveniles especially prone to poor decis...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB82Enroll

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This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 82. Like Senate Bill 82, this Substitute does all of the following:
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB122Enroll

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This Act is called the Jamie Wolfe Employment Act in recognition of Jamie Wolfe, a powerful disability rights advocate who worked tirelessly on behalf of people with disabilities for equal rights and equal access to education, housing, competitive an...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB145Engross

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This Act will allow Delaware residents two new deductions from personal income tax. The first is a deduction from taxable income of up to $1,000 for contributions to an account in a Delaware-sponsored qualified tuition program, as that term is define...
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2021-06-29
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB120Enroll

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This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 120. Like Senate Bill No. 120, this Substitute continues recent efforts to strengthen the primary care system in this State by doing the following:
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 24 YES 16 NO 1 ABSENT
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