Delaware Senator Ernesto Lopez [R]

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DEHB294PassSection 1 of this Act transfers from the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to the Department of Health and Social Services the responsibility for establishing, administering, adopting rules and regulations, and setting fees for courses of in...
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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB365PassCurrently, the age for wait staff to serve alcohol to a patron is 19 years old. This Act lowers the age of persons permitted to serve alcohol from 19 to 18 years of age for all establishments licensed for the on-premises sale and consumption of alcoh...
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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB228PassThis 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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2018-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB191PassThe Public Service Commission conducts an annual review of the process by which Delmarva Power obtains electricity to deliver to its customers. With 100% of supply coming from market based auctions, there has been little need to continue the Integrat...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB229PassThis Act acknowledges that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has been collecting natural resource data for years without the consent of the respective property owners. From the date of this Act forward, the Department must...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
DESB234PassCurrently, the ability of the Department to take licensure action (i.e., suspension, revocation, limitation) is, in certain cases, contingent upon the public school employer first taking employment action (i.e., dismissal, termination). The Departmen...
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2018-07-11
Signed by Governor
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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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 1 NO 3 ABSENT
DEHB163EnrollCurrently there are 17 "check-boxes" on the Delaware personal income tax return where taxpayers may designate a portion of their refund or send additional money with their payment due to be credited as a charitable donation to various organ...
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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 NO
DESB172EnrollThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB200EnrollThis Act prohibits drilling for oil or natural gas in Delawares coastal zone and territorial waters and precludes DNREC from issuing any permits in connection with the development of offshore drilling infrastructure, whether proposed for Delaware ter...
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2018-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 1 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
DESB248IntroSection 5301(3) of Title 7 provides that it is the Department of States (Department) duty to protect and encourage the preservation of archaeological resources located on privately owned lands in this State.
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2018-07-01
Stricken in Senate
DESB267IntroSection 5301(3) of Title 7 provides that it is the Department of States (Department) duty to protect and encourage the preservation of archaeological resources located on privately owned lands in this State. This Act enables the Department to better ...
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2018-07-01
Stricken in Senate
DEHB3PassThis 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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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB146EnrollThe continued existence and dissemination of a juvenile criminal record hampers an individuals ability to become a successful and productive member of society. These criminal records are a hindrance to employment, education, housing, credit, and mili...
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB139PassThis Act requires that health insurance offered in this State provide coverage for fertility care services, including in vitro fertilization ("IVF") procedures, for individuals who suffer from a disease or condition that results in the inab...
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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB169EnrollThis 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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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB207EnrollThis Substitute Act does all of the following:
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2018-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 35 YES 3 NO 3 ABSENT
DESB232PassThis Act expands the total number of vice-chancellors on the Court of Chancery to 6 and makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.
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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB457PassThis bill provides for a residential electrician license. A residential electrician license allows for a person to conduct residential electrical work without having to be under the direct onsite supervision of a licensed master electrician, master e...
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2018-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESR27EngrossThis Resolution honors Secretary of the Senate Bernard J. Brady by declaring June 30 to be Bernard J. Brady Day in the Delaware State Senate. It further thanks him for his 39 years of unequalled service to the Delaware State Senate.
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESR28EngrossThis resolution recognizes June 30, 2018 as "Staff Appreciation Day" in the Delaware State Senate.
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2018-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB104EnrollThe 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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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB227EnrollThis Act promotes the use of primary care by doing the following:
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2018-06-28
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR76EngrossThis concurrent resolution recognizes the achievements and efforts of the staff of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, who worked to earn accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums for Delawares state museums and collec...
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2018-06-28
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB124IntroThis bill appoints the Secretary of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security as Chair of the DPAC and removes the President Pro Tem and the Speaker of the House from the Commission. This bill also makes technical corrections in conformance with...
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2018-06-27
Reported Out of Committee (Executive) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB335EnrollThis Act establishes the Delaware School Safety and Security Fund to allow certain eligible public schools to partially or fully fund projects intended to improve school facilities and training relating to safety or security. The Department of Educat...
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2018-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB346EnrollThis 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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2018-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB405PassThis bill is intended to facilitate the growth and expansion of Delaware licensed craft alcoholic liquor companies within the State by permitting them to ship product manufactured on their licensed premises to entities under common ownership and cont...
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2018-06-27
Signed by Governor
DESR24EngrossThis resolution recognizes the University of Delaware on its 275- year history.
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2018-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB456EnrollThis 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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2018-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB126EnrollThis Act provides school-based speech-language pathologists and audiologists who hold a current Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology, (CCC-SLP) or audiology (CCC-A), issued by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Associ...
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2018-06-26
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB386EnrollThis Act requires that individual, group, State employee, and public assistance insurance plans provide coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuro...
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2018-06-26
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB206EnrollFar too many Delawareans have been personally affected by addiction and substance use disorder and have experienced the tragedy of watching loved ones suffer from this chronic disease. Nearly 2,000 individuals in Delaware suffered a non-fatal overdos...
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2018-06-26
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB459IntroThis Act requires insurers to check if an individual owes child support arrears before making a payment to the individual and permits the Division of Child Support Services to attach a lien to an insurance payment awarded pursuant to a settlement or ...
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2018-06-21
Amendment HA 1 to HB 459 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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
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
DESB133IntroThis Act acknowledges that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has been collecting natural resource data for years without the consent of the respective property owners. This Act further prohibits the dissemination of natura...
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2018-06-14
Stricken in Senate
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
DESB249IntroThis 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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2018-06-13
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB460IntroThis Act is the first leg of a Constitutional Amendment reflecting the recommendations of the Advisory Panel to the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) on Potential Fiscal Controls and Budget Smoothing Mechanisms established as p...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 2 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
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
DEHB311PassThe Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners (Board) has worked several years to amend Chapter 39, Title 24 of the Delaware Code to update the statute governing social work licensure and practice in this State. The Boards work has included collaborati...
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2018-06-11
Signed by Governor
DEHB140PassThis 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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2018-06-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB399EnrollThis 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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2018-06-07
Enact w/o Sign by Governor
DEHB345PassThis bill increases the 1-time fee from $35 to $50 for Delawares environmental license plates in order to increase revenue to improve the capacity of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays and The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary to fulfill thei...
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2018-05-24
Signed by Governor
DEHB103PassThe Act amends Section 916 of Title 11 of the Code so that the statutory penalties for the crime of home improvement fraud increase as the amount of the loss to the victim increases, using the same scale applicable to Theft under Section 841 of Title...
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB301PassThis Act allows the various at-large members of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council to be appointed for 3-year terms and be eligible for reappointment. This change is requested by the Council.
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2018-05-09
Signed by Governor
DESCR59EngrossThis resolution proclaims May 2018 Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in Delaware.
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2018-05-09
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB203IntroThis Act increases the penalties for certain offenses involving deadly weapons as follows:
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2018-05-08
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB376IntroThis Act replaces House Bill No. 285 and, in so doing, removes provisions of House Bill No. 285 related to creating an order of relinquishment process for removing firearms or ammunition from an individual subject to a report from a mental health pro...
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2018-05-01
Amendment HA 1 to HB 376 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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