Delaware Representative Kendra Johnson [D]

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DEHB220PassThis Act adds coverage for Medication Assisted Treatment ("MAT") for drug and alcohol dependencies to the mental health parity laws for health insurance. This Act requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage for prescription medic...
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2019-08-13
Signed by Governor
DESB161PassThis Act allows law-enforcement officers to share an individual's identifying information with the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health ("DSAMH") if the officer suspects the individual is suffering from an overdose or a mental ...
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2019-08-13
Signed by Governor
DESB43PassThis Act modifies the impact of criminal history for applicants for licensure to the Board of Electrical Examiners (Board). Specifically, this Act:
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DEHB7PassThis Bill modifies the impact of criminal history on an applicants eligibility for licensure and thereby removes certain barriers to employment. It gives the Board the discretion to grant a waiver of a felony conviction for a crime committed against ...
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2019-08-12
Signed by Governor
DESB92PassDelaware is one of only 3 states that does not offer some form of adult dental coverage through Medicaid (alongside Tennessee and Alabama).
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2019-08-06
Signed by Governor
DESB177IntroThis amendment brings into conformity the provisions of Title 21 with those of Title 14 relating to the revocation of a students driving privileges when he or she is expelled from a public school. Prior amendments to Title 14, Section 4130 and Title ...
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2019-07-31
To Senate Transportation Committee
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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2019-07-31
Amendment SA 1 to SB 176 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB121PassThis Act makes necessary changes to Delawares election laws based on the States purchase of new voting devices and establishes auditing requirements for the voting devices. The new voting devices will function differently than the existing voting dev...
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2019-07-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB130PassThis bill expands upon the existing at-store recycling program regarding the use of single-use plastic bags. The existing requirements will continue, however stores subject to this program will now be limited from providing single-use plastic bags fo...
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2019-07-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB74PassThis bill enables a key component of the Take Care Delaware program, a partnership between law enforcement and schools to adopt a trauma-informed approach to children who have been identified at the scene of a traumatic event. The Take Care Delaware ...
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2019-07-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB139PassThis Act will enable New Castle County to collect delinquent sewer service charges under the procedures established by Chapter 87 of Title 9 for the collection of delinquent county taxes. Under the existing method for New Castle County established by...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB41PassThis Act establishes that the age of offense and not the age of arrest determines jurisdiction for a person facing charges. Currently, if a person commits a delinquent act before age 18 but is arrested after age 18, the offense is automatically heard...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB142PassThis Act prohibits a new adult entertainment establishment or adult-oriented retail establishment from operating in a building in which an adult entertainment establishment or adult-oriented retail establishment previously operated.
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DESB148PassThis Act creates the Redding Consortium for Educational Equity ("Consortium"), which replaces the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission ("WEIC"). The Consortium has multiple purposes. First, it will recommend policies and pr...
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB235PassThis Act will prohibit political subdivisions of this State from requiring real estate licensees to obtain an additional business license or pay taxes in order to list property for sellers or represent buyers for the purchase of real estate.
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2019-07-23
Signed by Governor
DEHB79PassThis bill requires the State food safety standards for restaurants to include a system for requiring healthy beverages to be offered as the default beverage with a combination childrens meal inclusive of a drink, sold together at a unit price. It doe...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB228PassThis Act allows Sussex County, by duly enacted ordinance, to impose a local lodging tax of no more than 3 percent of rent on rooms in a hotel, motel or tourist home located in the unincorporated areas of the County. Such funds may only be used in Sus...
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2019-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB37PassIn our modern society, a criminal record can limit a persons opportunities and the quality of life they can achieve for themselves and their families for years, and even decades, after that person has completed the terms of the criminal sentence impo...
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2019-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB78EnrollThis 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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2019-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB188PassCurrently, Family Court has jurisdiction over name changes for minors when considered in conjunction with establishing parentage, as well as adult name resumption related to divorce proceedings. Outside of that context, a name change must be filed in...
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2019-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB239EnrollThis 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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2019-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB258IntroThis bill allows the Department of Correction to implement prison nurseries, which would allow women inmates that give birth during their time incarcerated the option of raising their infant up to the age of 18 months. Studies have shown that prison ...
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2019-06-30
Reported Out of Committee (Corrections) in House with 5 On Its Merits
DESCR62EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution establishes a task force (Task Force) to study and make recommendations regarding the policies, rules, structure, and regulations of the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services ("Division"). The Division p...
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2019-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB259IntroThis bill would allow Delaware residents two new deductions from personal income tax. The first is a deduction from taxable income of up to $2,500 for contributions to a 529 College Savings Plan. The second is a deduction from taxable income of up to...
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2019-06-30
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DEHB172PassThis Act, the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), is an interstate compact designed to facilitate the practice of telepsychology and the temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across state boundaries. PSYPACT has becom...
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2019-06-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB185EngrossThis bill makes soccer the State Sport until June 30, 2020, then bicycling shall become the State Sport.
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2019-06-27
Reported Out of Committee (Elections, Govt. & Community Affairs) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
DEHCR52EngrossThis resolution urges the Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health to designate Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias as public health issues.
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2019-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR58EngrossThis Resolution honors the contributions of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion of the Women's Army Corps.
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2019-06-27
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR65EngrossThe Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) was established in 1970 by legislative enactment with a broad and crucial mandate: to supervise the health, well being, and life of Delaware citizens. In the decades since, the population of Delaware...
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2019-06-27
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR58IntroThis concurrent resolution encourages the Department of Education to establish RAVE security systems in all public and charter schools.
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2019-06-27
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR61EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution marks the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first known Africans in English North America at Point Comfort, Virginia in 1619. It addresses the history of American slavery which grew out of that event, ultimatel...
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2019-06-27
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR59EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution acknowledges June as LGBTQA+ Pride Month and recognizes the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall.
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2019-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 1 NOT VOTING 2 ABSENT
DEHB114PassThis Bill raises the time periods for public access to individual vital records from 72 years to 80 years after the date of birth, and from 40 years to 50 years after the date of death or marriage.
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2019-06-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB170IntroThis Act increases the age requirement for compulsory school attendance in Delaware from 16 to 18 years of age. The age increase is phased in over a 2-year period; accordingly, there is a 1-year interim period where the compulsory school attendance a...
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2019-06-26
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 1 Favorable, 9 On Its Merits
DEHB5PassThe stacking of sentences can, and has, in some cases, result in severe prison sentences without permitting the sentencing judge any discretion as to the offenders individual circumstances or the facts of the case. In order to provide such judicial d...
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2019-06-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB175IntroThis Act allows any qualified voter evidencing a desire to vote by mail in writing to the State Elections Commission to vote by mail in primary, general, and special federal elections. The State Elections Commission shall administer the program, crea...
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2019-06-20
To House Appropriations Committee
DEHB245IntroThis bill creates licensing for recovery housing, which is housing for individuals recovering from substance use disorders that provides a safe and supportive substance-free environment and that may include peer support and other recovery support ser...
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2019-06-20
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DESB163IntroThe Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) was established in 1970 by legislative enactment with a broad and crucial mandate: to supervise the health, wellbeing, and life of Delaware citizens. In the decades since, the population of Delaware ...
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2019-06-20
To Senate Elections, Government & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB75IntroThis Act clarifies that the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (DSCYF) has exclusive jurisdiction over a juvenile's care, custody, and control for any juvenile until at least their 18th birthday. Further, this Act stipu...
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2019-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DEHB76IntroThis Bill requires the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families ("DSCYF'') to have exclusive jurisdiction over all aspects of a childs care, custody and control when a child is convicted of a Superior Court offense. ...
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2019-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DESB123EngrossIt is an unfortunate reality that many offenders have difficulty re-entering society. Without the ability to provide for themselves and their families through gainful employment, 67.8% of released prisoners are rearrested within three years of releas...
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2019-06-19
Tabled in Committee
DEHB218IntroThis Act, the Art Therapist Reimbursement Act, expands consumers' access to mental health care by designating licensed professional art therapists as reimbursement-eligible under health insurance contracts in this State. By assuring parity and eq...
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2019-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DEHB233IntroThis Act expands the definition of prescription drug order to include electronic prescribing and makes Gabapentin a Schedule V controlled substance. Gabapentin is a prescription medication which is used to treat partial seizures and neuropathic pain....
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2019-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DEHCR51EngrossThis resolution recognizes June, 2019 as National Homeownership Month in Delaware.
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2019-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB105PassStep therapy protocols are a mechanism by which health insurance companies require patients to try one or more prescriptions drugs before coverage is provided for the actual drug prescribed by the patients health care provider. This Act creates a Ste...
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2019-06-18
Signed by Governor
DESCR49EngrossThis resolution proclaims June 19, 2019 as Juneteenth Independence Day in Delaware and encourages the people of Delaware to reflect upon the significant roles and many contributions of African Americans and to celebrate this day with appropriate acti...
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2019-06-18
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB238IntroThis Act allows for an optional mid-year unit count (the optional mid-year unit count) for reorganized school districts that experience enrollment growth during the school year but after the actual unit count has been certified. A reorganized school ...
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2019-06-18
To House Education Committee
DEHB240IntroIn 2009, New Hampshire was the first state to develop a statewide Gun Shop Project, reaching out to gun shops regarding the role they can play in suicide prevention. In the years since, at least 21 other states have implemented similar campaigns. Thi...
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2019-06-18
To House Health & Human Development 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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2019-06-18
To Senate Health & Social Services Committee
DEHB141PassNew daily persistent headache (NDPH) is a rare headache disorder characterized by daily and unremitting headaches that can last up to 3 days. Headache onset is abrupt and the throbbing, pressure-like pain is usually on both sides of the head. In orde...
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2019-06-13
Signed by Governor
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