Delaware Senator Ernesto Lopez [R]

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DESB169PassThis Act adopts the Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act. This Act addresses an increasingly common form of abuse that can cause severe and often irreversible harm: the disclosure of private, sexually explicit ima...
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2020-09-23
Signed by Governor
DESB210PassThis Act amends the Charter of Lewes to give the City Council the authority to impose and collect a lodging tax.
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2020-08-06
Signed by Governor
DESB236PassThis Act amends the Charter of Dewey Beach to give the Town Commissioners the authority to impose and collect a lodging tax. The new lodging tax is distinct from the existing accommodations tax. A rental property may be subject to either the accommod...
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2020-08-06
Signed by Governor
DEHB348PassHouse Substitute No. 1 for House Bill No. 348 differs from HB 348 in the following ways:
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2020-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB263PassThis Act requires that individual, group, and State employee insurance plans cap the amount an individual must pay for insulin prescriptions at $100 a month and must include at least 1 formulation of insulin on the lowest tier of the drug formulary d...
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2020-07-16
Signed by Governor
DESB170PassThis Act creates a CBD-Rich card medical marijuana card to treat anxiety in adults. This Act also requires that a registry identification card state the type of card that is issued to clearly identify qualifying adult patients, qualifying pediatric p...
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2020-07-07
Signed by Governor
DESR44EngrossThis Senate Resolution pays tribute to Delaware's senior senator, Harris B. McDowell, III, upon his retirement from the Senate after some 44 years of exemplary service.
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2020-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESR32EngrossThis Senate Resolution pays tribute and extends a fond farewell to Secretary of the Senate Joy C. Bower upon her retirement after 32 years of distinguished service to the Senate.
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2020-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB194EnrollThis Act removes the requirement that applicants for a marriage license state their race as part of the application process. Delaware is one of a small number of states that currently requires this information. In October 2019, the United States Dist...
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2020-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB191EnrollSince the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, with Delaware ratifying it in 1901, at least 15 states have added a provision to their state constitution that prohibits the denial or abridgement of equal rights...
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2020-06-25
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB301PassThis Act repeals a provision in the State Employees Pension Plan that included participants in the Division for the Visually Impaireds (DVI) Business Enterprise Program (BEP) in the State pension plan. BEP participants are meant to be independent bli...
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2020-06-22
Signed by Governor
DESB217IntroThis Act limits the use of certain Class B firefighting foams (Class B foams) in Delaware. Class B foams are used to put out fires caused by flammable liquids like gasoline, oil, and jet fuel, and can be divided into 2 categories: those with PFAS che...
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2020-06-10
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DEHB340IntroDelawares Constitution does not currently require the Governor to inform the General Assembly in advance of issuing extensions to State of Emergency Orders or any executive order extending, amending, guiding or modifying a State of Emergency Order. I...
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2020-05-29
To House Administration Committee
DEHCR83IntroThis Resolution proclaims June 25th, 2020 as Korean War Remembrance Day.
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2020-05-29
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHCR82IntroThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the class of 2020s challenge faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Delaware
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2020-05-22
To House Education Committee
DESB96PassIn January of 2015, the Office of Civil Rights & Public Trust was created by the Attorney General to establish a centralized office within the Department of Justice for the investigation of matters concerning civil rights enforcement and the pros...
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2020-04-08
Signed by Governor
DESB184EngrossThis Act clarifies Delawares driving under the influence (DUI) law related to intensive inpatient or outpatient drug and alcohol treatment for felony DUI offenders. The current law has resulted in differing interpretations regarding treatment; specif...
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2020-03-27
Amendment HA 1 to SB 184 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB321IntroThis Act eliminates the state's portion of the realty transfer tax for closings for first time home buyers with a purchase price of $250,000 or less. The bill applies to a home buyer whose gross income is less than $45,000 or in the case of natur...
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2020-03-27
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB298IntroThis Act revises the appointment process for members of the Common Interest Community Advisory Council who are from the Real Property Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. Under this Act, these members are appointed by a government official ...
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2020-03-12
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)
DESB139PassIn an effort to ensure the safety and wellbeing of dogs, this legislation improves shelter and tether standards in hazardous weather conditions, including clarifying restrictions on outdoor housing and tethering for dogs during hazardous weather cond...
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2020-03-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB275PassThis bill permits the owner of a beer garden or food establishment to permit leashed dogs on licensed outdoor patios of food establishments and in beer gardens.
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2020-03-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB152PassIn 2014, the General Assembly created an ignition interlock device program under §§ 4177C and 4177G of Title 21 of the Delaware Code (IID program). The IID program provides individuals whose license or driving privileges have been revoked following...
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2020-02-25
Signed by Governor
DEHCR77EngrossThis Act creates the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding whether Delaware should become the point of contact to conduct background checks for firearms transfers.
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2020-01-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB112EngrossThe Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee approved a project to work with the Governor's Office throughout 2018 and 2019 to identify antiquated boards, commissions, and councils that need statutory updates or outright repeals. The Coun...
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2020-01-29
To House Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)
DEHB284IntroThis legislation allows the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs to employ the spouses of veterans and retains the stipulation that the Executive Director of the Commission must be a veteran.
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2020-01-29
Reported Out of Committee (Veterans Affairs) in House with 13 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DESB211IntroThe National League of Families POW/MIA flag is a symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoners, missing, or unaccounted for in all U.S. wars 36. U.S.C. § 902.
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2020-01-29
To Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
DESB165IntroThis Act recognizes the importance of sibling relationships to promote continuity and sustain family relationships for children in foster care by doing all of the following:
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2020-01-24
Stricken in Senate
DESB176IntroThis Act clarifies the circumstances in which it is appropriate to grant a person a driver education learners permit and what is required for a person to obtain a driver education learners permit.
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2020-01-22
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
DEHB200IntroMany 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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2020-01-22
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHCR67EngrossThis House Concurrent Resolution proclaims January 23, 2020, as "Maternal Health Awareness Day" in the State of Delaware.
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2020-01-21
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR66EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution requests that the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance study the extension of Medicaid coverage through the first year postpartum. Insurance coverage is a critical factor in determining women's access to a...
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2020-01-21
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB202IntroThis Act clarifies that a person with a special license plate or permit for persons with disabilities which limit or impair the ability to walk may park for an unlimited period where the length of time is otherwise limited and must be able to park in...
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2020-01-15
To Senate Transportation Committee
DEHB266IntroThis bill addresses an on-going problem relating to background checks for employees, volunteers, and contractors of child-serving entities. Currently, a person working a child-serving entity who obtains the required background check must undergo anot...
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2020-01-09
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DESB109PassThe Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee approved a project to work with the Governor's Office throughout 2018 and 2019 to identify antiquated boards, commissions, and councils that need statutory updates or outright repeals. The Comm...
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2019-11-06
Signed by Governor
DESB47PassThis Act simplifies Delawares drug code with a goal of providing more fairness in its application. This Act removes geographic-based enhancements that disproportionately impact those living in urban areas as opposed to suburban and rural areas. This ...
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2019-09-16
Signed by Governor
DESB24PassThis Substitute differs from Senate Bill No. 24 by requiring a patient to apply for a compassionate use medical marijuana card when a doctor recommends medical marijuana to a patient who does not have a qualifying debilitating medical condition. To a...
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2019-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB78PassThis Act requires that the health education programs presented by the Department of Education include instruction on what it means to "consent" in the context of a sexual encounter.
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2019-09-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB239PassThis Act prohibits a pelvic, rectal, or prostate examination by a health care practitioner or professional on an individual who is anesthetized or unconscious. This Act provides exceptions and they are if informed consent is provided, the examination...
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2019-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB15PassThis Act, modeled on similar laws in Virginia and Maryland, requires a health-care provider to provide notice to a patient at the time blood is drawn to perform a laboratory test for Lyme disease that explains the limitations of the test and instruct...
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2019-08-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB113PassThis bill clarifies that Delaware law enforcement may enter into agreements to provide mutual assistance to other jurisdictions.
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2019-08-20
Signed by Governor
DESB135PassThe Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee approved a project to work with the Governor's Office throughout 2018 and 2019 to identify antiquated boards, commissions, and councils that need statutory updates or outright repeals. The Gove...
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2019-08-20
Signed by Governor
DESB138PassThis Act is the result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committees review of the Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education (DACCTE), and does the following:
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2019-08-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB119PassThe bill expands the qualified agencies authorized to receive grants approved by the Water Infrastructure Advisory Council to include non-profit corporations, such as the Diamond State Sustainability Corporation (DSSC), approved by Public Service Com...
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2019-08-14
Signed by Governor
DESB113PassThis Act results from the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee's review of the Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act Fund (HSCA Fund). Section 1 of the Act, which will take effect on January 1, 2021, provides that the Fund's 15% cap on ...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB128PassThis Act extends the time period for which a member of the Delaware National Guard may receive funding for certain postsecondary education tuition and fees from 10 years after the date on which the member begins the first course for which funds are g...
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2019-08-10
Signed by Governor
DESB116PassThis Act expands the membership of the Primary Care Reform Collaborative and creates an Office of Value-Based Health Care Delivery in the Department of Insurance to reduce health care costs by increasing the availability of high quality, cost-efficie...
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2019-08-07
Signed by Governor
DESB166PassThis Act encourages school districts and charter schools to cooperate to ensure that State appropriations for school transportation are used efficiently by doing the following:
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2019-08-06
Signed by Governor
DEHB58PassThis act will increase the numbers of Delaware nursing students eligible for the nursing incentive program by allowing Delawareans pursuing nursing careers at non-profit hospitals located in Delaware to be eligible for the program.
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DEHB95PassThis Act expands the permitted uses of unclaimed electric cooperative capital credits to include investments in energy services for low income members and energy efficiency, renewable energy, battery storage, electrification and emerging energy techn...
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2019-07-31
Signed by Governor
DESB94PassSection 1 of this Act amends Section 903 of Title 13 of the Delaware Code. Substantively, this Act allows persons who are not married but who are cohabitating to jointly adopt a child that is not theirs. The Act also rewrites the statute so as to be ...
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2019-07-30
Signed by Governor
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