Delaware Representative John Viola [D]

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DEHB135PassThis bill eliminates the "10-day hold" before registering a voter who is eligible to vote. This bill also allows the Department in lieu of the Board to remove voters who no longer reside in Delaware.
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2017-08-02
Signed by Governor
DEHB138PassThis bill replaces the National Change of Address process with another non-discriminatory process of cancelling the registrations of persons who are no longer permanent residents of Delaware. It also gives the Department of Elections, instead of the ...
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2017-08-02
Signed by Governor
DEHB137PassThis bill eliminates the conflict between Section 2047, which requires a voter to vote at the polling place where he or she currently resides, and Section 4941, which enables a voter to vote where he or she formerly resided.
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2017-08-02
Signed by Governor
DESB110PassThis Act removes the Colonel of the New Castle County Police Department from the Delaware Emergency Medical Services Oversight Council ("DEMSOC") and replaces the Colonel with the Chief of the New Castle County Emergency Medical Services. I...
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2017-08-02
Signed by Governor
DEHB35PassThis bill sets forth a framework for the licensing, regulation and inspection of business establishments that provide massage and bodywork services. This bill places oversight of any business offering massage services in the hands of the Board of Mas...
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2017-07-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB202PassThis Act addresses new requirements on fingerprinting and criminal history reports from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and allows the Thoroughbred Racing Commission to continue its long standing practice of obtaining fingerprints and criminal hi...
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2017-07-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB76PassThis Act extends the Office of Foreclosure Prevention and Automatic Residential Foreclosure Mediation Program an additional two years, from January 18, 2018 until January 18, 2020.
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB1PassIn every December in the years 2010 through 2015, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation enacted that year. While technic...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB215PassThis bill eliminates the sunset provision on the at-store recycling program for plastic bags. The program established in 2009 included a sunset provision until 2014. In 2014, the General Assembly extended that sunset provision to 2017. This bill elim...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB4PassIn January 2017, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections that they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation that was enacted by the 148th General Assembly in 2016. Whil...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB4PassThis legislation amends the Delaware Code to establish the Department of Human Resources by transferring various divisions and other organizational units from the Office of Management and Budget to the newly established Department of Human Resources....
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2017-07-16
Signed by Governor
DEHB132EngrossThis 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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2017-07-12
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
DEHB201PassThis Act clarifies that after a physician-patient relationship has been properly established in accordance with this section, subsequent communications and treatment may be conducted as the doctor and patient deem appropriate. As with all practice of...
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2017-07-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB247EngrossThis bill sets forth revisions to the composition of the Council on Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities.
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2017-07-12
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB241PassThis Act increases the States alcoholic beverage tax rates. The rate for beer increases by 2¢ per 12 ounce can. The rate for wine increases by approximately 3¢ per 5 ounce serving. The rate for spirits containing more than 25% ethyl alcohol...
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB279PassThis Act increases by 1% the rate of realty transfer tax to be received by the State.
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB175PassThis Act alters various fees assessed by the Delaware Secretary of State. The Act provides that most changes to the fees and taxes assessed will take effect on August 1, 2017; however increases to the maximum franchise tax and the late penalty for th...
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2017-07-02
Signed by Governor
DEHB178EnrollThe children of parents who divorce or were never married often share a surname with only one parent, which may lead to confusion or hardship when schools, doctors, or others fail to recognize the childs connection with the parent with whom the child...
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2017-07-02
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB173EnrollThis bill brings animal control laws up to date with the office of animal welfare authority. The bill updates the dangerous dog law to allow for more thorough investigation prior to civil filings, add provisions for dogs that repeatedly attack or thr...
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2017-07-01
HS 1 for HB 173 - Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB200EnrollThis bill sets a minimum reimbursement rate for home health care nursing services paid for by Medicaid-contracted organizations. The rate shall be at least equal to the rate set by the Division of Medicaid for equivalent services. Home care nurses an...
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2017-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 2 NO 2 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
DESB111EnrollThis bill establishes the Behavioral Health Consortium that will provide oversight and coordination of the States private and public bodies to address behavioral health issues in Delaware.
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2017-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB224EnrollCar theft was the primary impetus behind state codes prohibiting a motor vehicle owner to leave a car unattended with the keys in the ignition; a common habit to warm-up the vehicle during colder months. From 2013 to 2015, a total of 206 cars were st...
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2017-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB240IntroSections 1 and 7 of this Act update from $400 to $800 the threshold which triggers the penalty for insufficient payment of estimated tax. The current threshold has been in place since 2000. Because it has not been modified in almost 20-years, the pen...
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2017-07-01
Defeated By House. Votes: 24 YES 17 NO
DEHB180EnrollThis Act amends Chapter 12B of Title 6 to update Delaware's law regarding computer security breaches by doing the following:
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2017-07-01
HS 1 for HB 180 - Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 NO
DEHCR50EngrossThis resolution recognizes November 2017 as Native American Heritage Month in Delaware.
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2017-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHJR8EnrollThis Joint Resolution creates an Advisory Panel to the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) that is tasked with developing a report concerning the States historic budgeting practices, the need for reasonable restrictions on the us...
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2017-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB137PassThis Act provides for the expense of State government after June 30, 2017, on a temporary basis as appropriated under the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget and for granting authority to continue appropriation lines in the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, the Fiscal Ye...
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2017-07-01
Signed by Governor
DEHJR7EnrollHealth care spending in Delaware is higher than the national average and has historically outpaced the States economic and revenue growth, contributing to the States current structural deficit. To combat ever rising costs, this Joint Resolution autho...
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2017-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 13 YES 3 NO 1 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT
DESB35EnrollThis Act enacts the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact Act ("REPLICA"). With REPLICA, EMS personnel will be able to respond across state borders within the provision of their duties on a short t...
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2017-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 3 ABSENT
DESB59PassThis Act replaces the current multistate nurse licensure compact with an enhanced version. The enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact allows for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to have one multistate license, with the privilege to practice ...
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2017-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB146EnrollThis bill will remove the requirement for signatures to be in pen and ink when provided for driver license, identification card, or registration application processes. Removing this provision enables the Division of Motor Vehicles to develop more eff...
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2017-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB164EnrollThis bill dissolves the Human Trafficking Coordinating Council and reestablishes it as the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council. The bill establishes the members of the Council and the chair and vice-chair. The bill also requires that a...
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2017-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB97EnrollThis bill allows Delaware Department of Transportation authorized vehicles to be able to use the shoulder of the road when responding to emergencies. Department of Transportation staff must respond to emergencies along the road to assist police, fire...
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2017-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB102EnrollThis Act consolidates Delaware law related to child abuse and child sexual abuse training and detection, suicide prevention, bullying, criminal youth gang detection, and teen dating violence and sexual assault into one subchapter of Chapter 41, Title...
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2017-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 36 YES 5 ABSENT
DEHB226PassRecognizing a fundamental economic change toward businesses that require innovation, The Honorable John C. Carney, Governor of the State of Delaware, issued Executive Order One on January 18, 2017 creating a Working Group of business and government l...
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2017-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB208EngrossThis 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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2017-06-29
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DEHB260IntroThis 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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2017-06-29
Amendment HA 2 to HB 260 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB290IntroThis Act provides for the expense of State government after June 30, 2017, on a temporary basis as appropriated under the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget and for granting authority to continue appropriation lines in the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, the Fiscal Ye...
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2017-06-29
To House Administration Committee
DEHB259IntroIn 2006, Delaware enacted Jessicas Law, which requires first time offenders convicted of a specified sexual offense against a child under 14 years of age and individuals previously convicted of a Class A or B sexual offense in Title 11 and subsequent...
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2017-06-29
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 5 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
DEHB11PassThis Act removes the prohibition against receipt of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF also referred to by the name Aid for Families with Dependent Children or AFDC) funds by persons convicted of a drug felony, so long as that person is ot...
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2017-06-28
Signed by Governor
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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2017-06-28
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB127IntroThis 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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2017-06-28
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DESB112IntroThis Act creates the Delaware Student Entrepreneur Program Fund. The primary purposes of the Act are as follows: (1) To attract and retain high-skilled, entrepreneurs, including immigrants to the United States, that graduated from Delaware higher edu...
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2017-06-27
Amendment SA 2 to SB 112 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
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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2017-06-27
Laid On Table in Senate
DESCR31EngrossThis 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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2017-06-23
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
DEHCR45EngrossThis concurrent resolution recognizes and honors the young women of Delaware participating in the 2017 session of Delaware Girls State.
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2017-06-22
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 5 ABSENT
DEHB61EnrollThis bill will add 4 new check-off donation boxes on the Delaware personal income tax return whereby individuals may choose to donate a portion of their tax refund, or designate an amount in addition to the tax they owe that will be transferred by th...
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2017-06-21
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 2 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
DEHB219IntroThe 146th General Assembly gave the Department of Health and Social Services the authority to promulgate regulations and require accreditation for facilities that perform invasive medical procedures. The current terminology and definition of an invas...
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2017-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB237IntroThis 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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2017-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 8 On Its Merits
DEHB251IntroAdvance deposit wagering (ADW) has been the only growing segment of the pari-mutuel industry for more than a decade, is practiced nationwide especially in all of our surrounding states, and has been practiced by Delaware residents without authority o...
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2017-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Gaming & Parimutuels) in House with 5 On Its Merits
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