Delaware Representative John Viola [D]

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DESB90EnrollThis bill would allow for a student to participate in the Inspire Scholarship Program for eight continuous semesters instead of the current six. This would allow a student to use Inspire Scholarships for each of the semesters during a traditional col...
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2018-04-19
Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 3 ABSENT
DESCR50EngrossThis Resolution recognizes April 2018 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Delaware.
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2018-04-19
Passed In House by Voice Vote
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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2018-04-19
To House Administration Committee
DEHB377IntroThis bill permits a County government to impose and collect a lodging tax of no more than 3 percent on hotel, motel, and tourist home rooms located in the unincorporated areas of the County.
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2018-04-19
To House Administration Committee
DEHB174PassThis Act raises the first offense of purchasing or obtaining a firearm for someone not legally qualified to own, possess or purchase one from a Class F to a Class E Felony. This change is to deter such "straw purchases" by making jail time ...
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2018-04-18
Signed by Governor
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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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 3 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB287PassThis Substitute Bill makes the following changes to House Bill No. 287:
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2018-04-18
Signed by Governor
DEHB319IntroThis legislation creates a benchmark for determining when a treatment or service is no longer experimental or investigational. When Medicare determines that a treatment is safe for its population, commercial insurers in Delaware may no longer deny co...
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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DESB153EnrollThis Act creates the Delaware Native Species Commission ("Commission"), which is one of the recommendations of the Statewide Ecological Extinction Task Force, created by Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20 of the 149th General Assembly. The...
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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources) in House with 7 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DESB157IntroExpedited partner therapy (EPT) is the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease without clinical assessment of the partners. In August 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...
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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB351IntroIn December 2016, the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement issued final regulations titled "Flexibility, Efficiency, and Modernization in Child Support Enforcement Programs," 81 Fed. Reg. 93,492 (Dec. 20, 2016) (codified at 42 C.F.R ...
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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 10 On Its Merits
DEHB399EngrossThis 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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2018-04-18
To Senate Executive Committee
DESB166IntroThis Act requires that feminine hygiene products be provided free of charge to individuals in custody at facilities operated by the Department of Correction and facilities operated by the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families.
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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB361IntroThis Act removes § 617 Criminal Youth Gangs from the list of felonies designated as violent felonies and adds § 616 Gang Participation so that age is less of a factor in determining whether a violent felony was committed. In addition, this Act make...
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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB369IntroThis Bill expands the offense of falsifying business records by including the act of altering or modifying and creating false medical records. Currently, no specific statute exists to prevent a person from falsely creating, altering, or modifying a m...
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2018-04-18
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 2 Favorable, 8 On Its Merits
DESB169IntroThis Act modernizes the language of the crime of sexual relations in a detention facility and adds a prohibition on any sexual activity between law-enforcement personnel and persons in custody. The new statutes are different from the one being replac...
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm]
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB368IntroThis Act creates the Green Alert Program to aid in locating missing members of the armed forces, including veterans, who have a physical or mental health condition that is related to their service. This Act is modeled after Delawares existing Gold Al...
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2018-04-17
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHB380IntroThis 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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2018-04-17
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DEHB374IntroThis 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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2018-04-17
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm]
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB26EngrossThis Act creates a one-time $100 tax credit per unit for any business purchasing and placing an automatic external defibrillator in service in the State.
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2018-04-12
Amendment HA 1 to SB 26 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB85EngrossThis Act draws attention to the types of discipline used in schools by capturing data about out-of-school suspensions and publishing that data, in an effort to help schools identify areas where the data regarding out-of-school suspensions indicates t...
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2018-04-12
To House Education Committee
DEHB310IntroThe 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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2018-03-29
Amendment HA 1 to HB 310 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB326IntroThis Act creates the Delaware Advance Scholarship Program (Program). The goal of this Act is to encourage Delaware students with intellectual disabilities to pursue studies for a comprehensive certificate or degree at a Delaware institution of higher...
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2018-03-29
Amendment HA 2 to HB 326 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB330EngrossThis bill changes the age of a person to whom another person can sell, give or transfer a firearm or ammunition for a firearm from 18 to 21. However, this bill permits a person to sell, give or transfer a firearm or ammunition for a firearm to a pers...
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2018-03-29
Amendment SA 5 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB164IntroThis Act extends the amount of notice that an insurer must provide to a policyholder before cancelling an automobile policy for the nonpayment of a premium from 10 to 15 days.
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2018-03-29
Reported Out of Committee (Banking, Business & Insurance) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DESB151IntroBirth 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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2018-03-29
To Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee
DESB101EnrollEvery year, over 100 million animals are used as subjects of scientific and medical research, as well as for educational purposes. As recently as 2015, over 19,000 cats and over 61,000 dogs were used in research. In Delaware in 2015, 82 cats and 85 d...
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2018-03-28
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DEHB354IntroThis Act makes the Delaware equal accommodation law internally consistent, correctly organized, and aligned with the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").
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2018-03-27
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee
DESB165IntroThis Act permits private sector labor organizations and employers to enter into union security agreements to the full extent allowed under federal law.
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2018-03-22
To Senate Labor Committee
DEHR25IntroThis Resolution recognizes March 19th as Celebrating Women in Public Office Day in Delaware.
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2018-03-14
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB144IntroThis Bill implements certain recommendations adopted by the Lottery & Gaming Study Commission in 2015 and the Video Lottery Advisory Council in 2017, in recognition of significant changes in the regional gaming marketplace and the States desire t...
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2018-03-13
Amendment SA 1 to SB 144 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHR23IntroThis resolution recognizes the week of March 11-17, 2018, as Sunshine Week in Delaware.
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2018-03-13
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR31EnrollThis concurrent resolution establishes the Veterans Higher Education Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding veterans access to higher education in Delaware.
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2018-03-08
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB134EnrollThis 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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2018-03-06
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR44EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution does all of the following:
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2018-03-01
To House Administration 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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2018-03-01
Amendment HA 3 to SB 65 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB132PassThis bill corrects the duration of revocation to match § 4177C(d)(2) and will make it possible for all applicants who are required to participate in the Ignition Interlock Device program to be eligible to submit an application for an indigent plan. ...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB208PassThis Act renames the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection to the Division of Health Care Quality and strengthens the Division's ability to protect Delawareans receiving long term, acute, or outpatient health care. The new name better d...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB237PassThis bill creates a new vehicle license plate promoting and supporting Keep Delaware Beautiful. This new non-profit organization, affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, has a mission of undertaking initiatives that will beautify Delaware and reduce ...
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB247PassThis bill sets forth revisions to the composition of the Council on Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities.
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2018-02-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB286PassEnactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act amended the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) by mandating that special education teachers must have obtained full certification and may not be working under emergency certifications. The Del...
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2018-01-29
Signed by Governor
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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2018-01-25
Laid On Table in Senate
DEHR21IntroThis resolution creates the Permanent Rules of the House of Representatives replacing the Temporary Rules of the House of Representatives.
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2018-01-25
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB145IntroThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriation Act.
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2018-01-25
To Senate Finance Committee
DEHB325IntroThis Bill is the Fiscal Year 2019 Bond and Capital Improvements Act.
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2018-01-25
To House Capital Infrastructure Committee
DESB146IntroThe 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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2018-01-24
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
DEHB30IntroThis Act conforms Delawares deadlines for filing certain information returns to those established in the Internal Revenue Code. In an effort to combat identity theft and taxpayer fraud, federal filing dates were recently changed. For example, startin...
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2018-01-23
Stricken in House
DESB91IntroThis Act creates a requirement that lodging establishments with an appliance that emits carbon monoxide or an attached garage have working carbon monoxide detection devices in each dwelling or sleeping unit.
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2018-01-23
Amendment SA 1 to SB 91 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB127EngrossThis legislation corrects an inadvertent error in Delaware law that has permitted people younger than 18 years of age to vote in final-stage elections. People must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to vote in a final-stage election such as g...
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2018-01-17
[Hearing: Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm]
To House Administration Committee
DEHB260EngrossThis bill creates the Grant-In-Aid Committee. The Committee is a joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives. The purpose of the Committee is to review requests for grant-in-aid and to develop the grant-in-aid appropriations bill.
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2018-01-17
To Senate Finance Committee
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