Delaware Representative Michael Smith [R]

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DEHB276VetoAt least 36 states allow for the medical use of marijuana. However, federal firearm laws have not kept pace and currently prohibit an individual who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance from possessing or purchasing a firear...
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2022-10-27
Vetoed by Governor
DESB14PassThis bill provides a mechanism to grant pension increases to retired State Employees, retired Judges, and retired New State police. This bill dedicates a minimum of 2.33% of payroll to be deposited annually to the Post Retirement Fund. This bill also...
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB293PassHouse Bill No. 293 requires that meetings of public bodies that are open to the public must provide an opportunity for public comment. Meetings of a public body of the General Assembly are excluded from the requirement to provide an opportunity for p...
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB348PassThis Act provides nationally certified occupational therapists with a salary supplement for receiving national certification. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing language to the standards of the Delaware Drafting Manual.
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB337PassThis Act makes it easier to properly clear title to real property after a person dies if the person held real property jointly with the right of survivorship. With more frequency, a deceased person may die as a resident in a county that is different ...
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DESB267PassThe bill requires that third-party cost-sharing assistance utilized by patients is applied toward the enrollee's health insurance deductibles and any out-of-pocket limits. Additionally, the bill defines what constitutes a cost-sharing requirement...
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DESB269PassThis bill creates a special license plate for the Boy Scouts of America.
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB427PassHouse Bill 373, passed by the 151st General Assembly, clarified that persons 14 and 15 years of age can be employed in such places where alcoholic beverages are served, but cannot be involved in the sale or service of alcoholic beverages. Currently, ...
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2022-10-26
Signed by Governor
DEHB334PassThis bill permits health-care providers who are licensed in a state other than Delaware to deliver health-care services by telehealth and telemedicine only if a health-care provider-patient relationship has been established in accordance with § 6003...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB339PassThis Act provides protection to homeowners from sellers that may have misled buyers (or their settlement attorneys) regarding a criminal judgment that attached to real property. It prevents innocent owners from potentially becoming a second victim by...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB279PassThis Act establishes certification and continuing education requirements for central service technicians working in hospitals and freestanding surgical centers. Central service technicians are an important part of the healthcare team responsible for ...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB206PassThis bill requires criminal background checks for any current or prospective employee, contractor, and volunteer of the Division of Health and Social Services (DHSS) who visits children in their homes and in the community and has regular, direct acce...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB425PassThis bill makes needed changes to the Lyme Disease Oversight Board by adding 2 members including an infectious disease epidemiologist and a licensed veterinarian or entomology specialist.
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DESB308PassThis bill brings Delaware into conformity with national standards on fire safety dampers and smoke dampers. It requires all buildings of public accommodation and shared residential buildings to conform to standards that will ensure life-saving alarms...
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2022-10-21
Signed by Governor
DEHB61PassThis bill creates a special license plate for Combat Veterans.
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DESB209PassIn 2016, Title 2, Chapter 19 was enacted to address the growing use of ride share applications also known as a Transportation Network Companies (TNC), which transport passengers for compensation. In 2016, the General Assembly acknowledged the importa...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB336PassThis Act provides school-base physical therapists who have graduated from an accredited college or university with the highest level masters or doctorate degree, and who have achieved a passing score on the national physical therapy examination issue...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB338PassThis Act provides an automatic satisfaction of a mortgage 10 years after the maturity date as stated in the mortgage or any recorded extension of the mortgage or, in the absence of a stated maturity date, 40 years after the recording of the mortgage ...
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2022-10-14
Signed by Governor
DEHB463PassThis Act allows both of the following:
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2022-10-03
Signed by Governor
DESB270PassThis Act establishes an evaluation and assessment system created by the Department of Education to determine whether a school facility is in good repair to assure that school facilities are clean, safe, and functional for staff and students. This Act...
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2022-10-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB359PassThis Act adds victims of human trafficking to the Address Confidentiality Act. Under this program, certain crime victims are provided a substitute address by the Department of Justice so as to protect the participants actual address from public discl...
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2022-09-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB430PassThis Act creates a statewide Grow Your Own Educator Program to improve recruitment, retention, and diversity of educators in Delaware public schools. The Program establishes a competitive grant process to be administered by the Department of Educatio...
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2022-09-09
Signed by Governor
DEHB388PassThis act authorizes the application of funds from the Delaware School Safety and Security Fund, which is subject to available appropriations, for the retention of constables to be utilized by the LEAs.
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2022-09-09
Signed by Governor
DESB278PassThis substitute bill makes a technical correction to the bill.
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2022-09-08
Signed by Governor
DESJR6PassThis Senate Joint Resolution designates August 31, 2022, as "International Overdose Awareness Day" in the State of Delaware and directs the State flag to be lowered to half-staff at State facilities and encourages local governments, busines...
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2022-08-29
Signed by Governor
DESB290PassThis Act expands Erin's Law to require training and education on issues related to inappropriate relationships between adults and children, such as grooming.
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DESB291PassThis Act requires each school district and charter school to adopt a policy regarding appropriate relationships between school employees, contractors, coaches, and volunteers and students. The policy must include a provision establishing appropriate ...
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2022-08-19
Signed by Governor
DEHB254PassThis Act requires all public schools that serve pupils in grades 7-12 that issue pupil identification cards to have printed on the identification cards the telephone or text numbers for the National Suicide Prevention and National Domestic Violence H...
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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DESB247PassBy this Act, Delaware would join the Interstate Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact (OT Compact). The OT Compact is an interstate compact, or a formal agreement among states, to facilitate the interstate practice of occupational therapy.
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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DESB257PassThis Act is an interstate compact called the Multistate Professional Counselor Licensure Compact, and it facilitates the interstate practice of licensed professional counseling. The Counseling Compact allows a counselor who is licensed in their home ...
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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB398PassThis Act renames the Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council as the Delaware Anti-Trafficking Action Council (Council) for the purpose of providing a clearer description of the work that the Council performs. This Act also transfers the Co...
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2022-08-04
Signed by Governor
DEHB300PassThis Act establishes a mental health services unit for Delaware middle schools. The unit is phased in over 3 years, beginning in FY2023, to arrive at a final ratio of 250 full-time equivalent students grades 6-8 for a full-time school counselor, scho...
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2022-08-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB301PassA 2017 survey of Delaware high school students found that during the 12 months before the survey the following occurred:
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2022-08-03
Signed by Governor
DESB300PassThis Act updates the mandatory reporting requirements for Delaware physicians with anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. These changes are necessary to ensure that physicians are able to seek treatment without undue stigma or fear ...
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2022-07-29
Signed by Governor
DEHB350PassThis bill creates a special license plate for Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and Support in honor of Jason Staley.
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2022-07-27
Signed by Governor
DEHB234PassThis 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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2022-07-25
Signed by Governor
DEHB183PassThis Act creates a process for the Commissioner of Elections to determine if a candidate or an incumbent elected official for a State or county elected office are residents of the district or area they represent or seek to represent.
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2022-07-22
Signed by Governor
DESB188PassThis Act increases the $2,000 pension exclusion otherwise available for military pensioners under age 60 to $12,500, providing an incentive for military retirees under age 60 to locate in Delaware.
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2022-07-20
Signed by Governor
DEHB273PassThis Act updates the synthetic cannabinoids listed on Schedule I of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act by using broader language so that new synthetic cannabinoids created after the enactment of this Act fall within this definition without needing...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB324PassHouse Bill 214 enacted by the 148th General Assembly (80 Del. Laws c. 287) expanded the offense of Assault in the Second Degree to include the intentional assault of ambulance operators, rescue squad members, and nurses injured while performing work-...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB241Enroll
75%
This Act expands the Disabled Veterans School Tax Credit to include a deceased disabled veteran's surviving spouse. HB 214 with HA 1, passed by the 151st General Assembly, created the Disabled Veterans Property Tax Relief and Education Expense Fu...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB395Enroll
75%
This Act is the first leg of an amendment to the Delaware Constitution that would require legislators to remain domiciled in the districts they represent for the entirety of their term of office. Subsection (b) of this Act does not apply to sitting l...
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2022-06-30
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB100PassThis Act establishes a Public Education Compensation Committee for the purpose of reviewing Delaware's educator compensation structure and its ability to compete with regional school districts, Delaware's private business sector, and other go...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB292Enroll
75%
An opioid antagonist is a medication approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency reversal of a known or suspected opioid overdose. Currently, naloxone is the only FDA-approved opioid antagonist, however, the FDA is ...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB423PassFederal law permits states to require federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to conduct background checks through a state agency, or point of contact, instead of directly through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB478PassThis bill increases the annual earnings limit for pensioners in the State Employees Pension Plan who return to work in a non-pension creditable position to $40,000 for earnings received beginning in calendar year 2021.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
DESB334Enroll
75%
This Act allows restaurants that sell ice cream containing up to 10% alcohol by volume to sell such ice cream without the requirement that the customer also purchase at least $10 of other food. This substitute differs from the original bill by limiti...
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2022-06-30
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DESCR125Engross
50%
This concurrent resolution proclaims Friday, October 28, 2022 as National First Responders Day in the State of Delaware.
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2022-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESCR126Engross
50%
This Resolution commemorates the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX and recognizes the impact it has had on improving equality in educational institutions and the workplace, while committing to build upon its foundation to continue to expa...
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2022-06-30
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB152Engross
50%
In a case of first impression, the Superior Court ruled, contrary to "common knowledge" of Delaware Criminal laws, that criminal impersonation requires proof that a real person (a human being who has been born and is alive) has been imperso...
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2022-06-29
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
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