Delaware Representative Melissa Minor-Brown [D]

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DESB68PassThis Act expands eligibility for the Department of Correction's Education Assistance Fund beyond correctional officers to employees who hold a position at paygrade 15 or below and meet the other existing requirements.
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB31PassThis bill repeals certain provisions in Title 11 relating to abortion including provisions which treat abortion differently than other medical procedures, and provisions which criminalize women and the sale of medical devices and medicines.
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB7PassThis Act makes permanent and temporary changes to the Adult Correction Healthcare Review Committee ("ACHRC") which is a committee that serves in an advisory capacity to the Governor, General Assembly and the Commissioner of the Department o...
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB226PassSubchapter III, Chapter 68, Title 16 of the Delaware Code (Subchapter III) was originally enacted in 1982. In 1996, President Clinton signed the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1791 (Bill Emerson Act). The Bill Emerson Act...
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2021-09-17
Signed by Governor
DESB25PassChiropractic care is a drugless system of health care. It is uniquely positioned as a treatment for back pain and chronic headaches, which a peer-reviewed medical journal has indicated are alarming drivers of opioid-related deaths. Other peer-reviewe...
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2021-09-10
Signed by Governor
DESB181PassThis Act makes clear that the Town of Delmar, Delaware is a public employer for purposes of the Police Officers' and Firefighters' Employment Relations Act, Chapter 16 of Title 19 of the Delaware Code, and Chapter 16 of Title 19 applies to th...
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2021-09-07
Signed by Governor
DEHB100PassThis Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware elementary schools. The unit is at a ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades K-5 for a full-time school counselor, school social worker, or licensed clinical social worker. Add...
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2021-08-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB48PassThis Act establishes a Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program for new primary care providers to be administered by the Delaware Health Care Commission. Under the loan repayment program, the Health Care Commission may award education loan repayme...
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2021-08-10
Signed by Governor
DESB55PassThis Act creates emergency access to epinephrine that allows an institution of higher education to acquire and stock a supply of epinephrine autoinjectors if an employee or agent has completed a training program. This Act allows the individual who ha...
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2021-08-10
Signed by Governor
DEHB21PassThis Act adopts the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact. The Compact benefits the public by improving continuity of care, increasing license portability for advanced practice registered nurses, and increasing access to APRN care. Under the Com...
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2021-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB133PassThis Act changes the current evaluation system for all teachers from the former Delaware Performance Appraisal System II evaluation to a new Delaware Teacher Growth and Support System. The goal of this new evaluation system is to build a culture of p...
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2021-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB141PassThis Act is a Companion Bill to House Bill No. 21. It aligns the Delaware Board of Nursing statute with the APRN Compact to advance APRN practice through elimination of barriers and improving access to care for Delawareans. The Act removes the requir...
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2021-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB86PassThis Act provides increased funding for kindergarten through third grade students identified as eligible for basic special education services. Currently, basic special education is provided for students in fourth through twelfth grade who are identif...
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2021-07-30
Signed by Governor
DESB145PassThis Act amends the Charter of the Municipal Service Commission of the City of New Castle by granting the City Council of New Castle the power to appoint two of the three Commissioners to serve on the Municipal Service Commission, with the incumbent ...
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2021-07-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB200PassMany 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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2021-07-22
Signed by Governor
DEHB195PassThis Act requires certain police officers and some certain employees of the Department of Correction and Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families to wear a body worn camera and to use the body worn camera to record interactions ...
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2021-07-21
Signed by Governor
DESB158PassThis bill expands prison-based jobs to provide work experience and job skill training and will assist offenders with reentry, while also maintaining Department of Correction (DOC) facilities. DOC has not been able to increase the number of offender j...
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2021-07-20
Signed by Governor
DESB15PassThis bill provides for gradual increases in the Delaware minimum wage to $15 over a period of several years.
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2021-07-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB94Intro

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The minimum wage for employees who receive tips or gratuities has not changed since 1983, when the overall state minimum wage was $3.35 per hour. Tipped wage workers at that time were paid a percentage 66.67% of the minimum wage, which was $2.23 pe...
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2021-06-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB175PassThis Act allows one excused absence per school year for students grades 6 through 12 to attend civic engagements such as visits to the United States Capitol, Legislative Hall, and sites of political and cultural significance, or participation in a ra...
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB215Enroll

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Confessions are powerful evidence of guilt. Therefore, this Act adopts the Uniform Law Commission's Uniform Electronic Recordation of Custodial Interrogations Act to promote truth-finding, promote efficiency, and protect constitutional values.
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2021-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB119Enroll

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This Act establishes Juneteenth as a State holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of the last enslaved African Americans in the United States. The Act adds Juneteenth as a legal holiday and reduces the number of floating holidays from 2 to...
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2021-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB222PassCurrently, blood lead level screening and testing rates are well below what the Division of Public Health would expect them to be based on the risk factors that determine when screening or testing is necessary.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB261Intro

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The ability of insured dependents and other insured members to receive confidential sensitive health care services without the knowledge of the insured policyholder is greatly impeded through traditional billing processes utilized by health insurers....
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2021-06-30
To House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee
DEHB264Intro

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This Act permits a person who has been the victim of non-consensual sexual conduct or non-consensual sexual penetration to apply for a sexual violence protective order if the person has a reasonable fear, based on specific conduct occurring contempor...
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2021-06-30
To House Judiciary Committee
DESB82Enroll

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This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 82. Like Senate Bill 82, this Substitute does all of the following:
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB98Enroll

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Section 1 of this Act addresses a condition of confinement issue that could adversely affect inmate rehabilitation efforts by eliminating solitary confinement imposed by the sentencing court.
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESB148Enroll

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This Act expands the Division of Civil Rights and Public Trusts responsibility to review deadly use of force incidents by law enforcement by adding review of cases involving serious physical injury. It also requires that if the Division issues a publ...
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 26 YES 15 NO
DEHB230Enroll

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Recent high-profile attacks on judges and their families are a constant reminder to those that choose public service that they may be doing so at the risk of their and their loved ones lives. The death of U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas son, D...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB166Enroll

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Delaware has been irreparably harmed by the opioid crisis. In 2018, 400 people died of an overdose in Delaware, and in 2019, 431 people died of an overdose. Settlements from opioid distributors, manufacturers, and pharmacies are expected to provide s...
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2021-06-29
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB243Enroll

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This bill prohibits law-enforcement agencies from releasing or publishing or causing to be released or published the name of any juvenile or any image depicting a juvenile, including displaying such image on any publicly maintained social media page ...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB240Enroll

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This Act creates the Korey Thompson Student Emergency Housing Assistance Fund for the benefit of housing insecure undergraduate students at any college or university in Delaware and appropriates $90,000 to the Fund for FY2022. DSHA is charged with ad...
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2021-06-29
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB61Intro

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This bill creates a special license plate for Combat Veterans.
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2021-06-25
Suspension of Rules in House
DESB101Engross

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This Act is a substitute for Senate Bill No. 101. Like Senate Bill No. 101, this Substitute creates a right to counsel for tenants in evictions and other landlord-tenant actions. Approximately 18,000 eviction cases are filed each year in the State of...
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2021-06-25
Amendment HA 1 to SS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB151Engross

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Acquiring a drivers license is an important part of young adults in foster care achieving normalcy and eventual independence. Yet, youth in long term foster care face numerous unique barriers in this endeavor. Not only are there logistical challenges...
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2021-06-25
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DESB6Enroll

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This Act creates the Delaware Large Capacity Magazine Prohibition Act of 2021. The Act includes clear definitions for the term large-capacity magazine, as an ammunition feeding device with a capacity to accept more than 17 rounds of ammunition. After...
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2021-06-24
Passed By House. Votes: 24 YES 16 NO 1 ABSENT
DESB109Enroll

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This Act requires that home health-care services for Medicaid long-term care services and support providers be reimbursed for services by Medicaid-contracted organizations at a rate equal to or more than the rate set by the Division of Medicaid and M...
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2021-06-24
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESB3Engross

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This Substitute amends Senate Bill No. 3 by doing the following:
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2021-06-23
Amendment HA 1 to SS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHCR34Intro

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This concurrent resolution establishes the Delaware Corrections Investigation Task Force to investigate and make findings and recommendations regarding the treatment of inmates and the quality of healthcare provided to inmates in this State's cor...
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2021-06-23
To House Corrections Committee
DEHB54Engross

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This Act establishes an optional mid-year unit count and associated funding provisions. School districts and charter schools that elect to participate in the optional mid-year unit count shall receive state financial support for each additional unit,...
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2021-06-22
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DEHB90Enroll

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This Act permits a candidate committee established by a candidate for public office to pay reasonable and necessary expenses for the care of a candidates child or children when care is necessary in connection with the candidates campaign activities. ...
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2021-06-22
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 NO
DEHB162Enroll

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The 18-month recidivism rate among juveniles released from Delawares Level 4 and Level 5 juvenile detention facilities is over 80%. This Act creates a fund to allow the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families to award competiti...
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2021-06-22
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB12Enroll

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The purpose of this act is to open up The Delaware Student Excellence Equals Degree Act (SEED Act) to adult Delaware residents, who are not recent high school graduates. Currently, about 56% of Delawareans age 25-64 lack a post-secondary degree. This...
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2021-06-22
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESCR58Engross

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This resolution recognizes July 2021 as Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month in Delaware
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2021-06-22
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESCR49Engross

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This resolution recognizes the month of June 2021 as Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month.
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2021-06-22
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB205Intro

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This Act establishes the Delaware Expanding Access for Retirement and Necessary Saving (EARNS) program to serve as a vehicle through which eligible employees may, on a voluntary basis, provide for additional retirement security through a State-facili...
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2021-06-21
Amendment HA 2 to HB 205 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB234Intro

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This Act requires the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance to take the necessary steps to expand Medicaid coverage to pregnant women from the current coverage of 60-days from the end of pregnancy under...
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2021-06-21
Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DESB154Engross

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This Act repeals the outdated requirement for the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families (DSCYF) to seek approval before mixing youth who have been adjudicated delinquent with youth who do not have a delinquency history in th...
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2021-06-18
To House Judiciary Committee
DEHB80Enroll

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This bill provides that for correction officers and specified peace officers, the amount of ordinary service or disability pension benefits given to state employees shall also include the following: (1) Before January 1, 2022, 2.45% of his or her fin...
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2021-06-17
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB198PassThis Act requires each school district and charter school to establish and implement a curriculum on Black History for students in grades K through 12. This Act incorporates contemporary events into discussions of Black History and the tools of exper...
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2021-06-17
Signed by Governor
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